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Australian firm launches ‘anti-shark’ wetsuits

An Australian research firm Thursday launched what is being touted as the world’s first anti-shark wetsuit, using new discoveries about the predators’ eyesight to stave off or evade an attack. Working in conjunction with the University of Western Australia’s (UWA) Oceans Institute, entrepreneurs Hamish Jolly and Craig Anderson have developed…

Judge tells Bradley Manning she won’t dismiss charges of ‘aiding the enemy’ in leaks trial

Defense team ‘extraordinarily disappointed’ after Col Denise Lind declines to throw out charges against WikiLeaks source The judge presiding over the court martial of the WikiLeaks source Bradley Manning has declined to throw out the main charge against him – that he knowingly “aided the enemy” by leaking state secrets…

Indian forces shoot six Kashmir protesters dead

Indian paramilitary forces Thursday shot dead six people protesting at an incident involving the troops at an Islamic school in Kashmir, police said. Border Security Force (BSF) troops fired on demonstrators who had gathered outside their headquarters in the district of Gool, two officers said on condition of anonymity. “It…

Malaysian sex bloggers charged with sedition after posting pork photo for Ramadan greeting

A Malaysian couple known for a sexually explicit blog were charged Thursday with sedition after they caused outrage by posting a Ramadan greeting on Facebook which showed them eating pork. Alvin Tan, 25, and Vivian Lee, 24, pleaded not guilty to publishing or distributing a “seditious publication” and two other…

Naked Georgia man arrested for shaking penis at women

Police in Athens, Georgia arrested 29-year-old Clifford Eric Atkinson Tuesday night after several women in an apartment complex called reporting an intruder who was acting erratically. According to the Athens Banner-Herald, Atkinson was “running around and shaking his penis” at women in the complex. Athens-Clarke County Police told the Banner-Herald…

Federal Reserve chief Ben Bernanke tells Congress: You’re making weak economy worse

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Wednesday that the US economy needs more help from the fiscal policies that Congress controls, not just from the Fed’s own stimulus efforts. He said that the economy faces “strong headwinds created by federal…  …

Collision of exceedingly rare neutron stars is now thought to be the source of the universe’s gold

Brides and grooms have stars not only in their eyes, but also in their wedding bands, scientists have found.;  …

Rules of English spelling ‘revealed’ by British linguist

You are forgiven, dear reader, if your initial reaction to the headline is, There are rules? Ah, but there are – not quite like the rules of bridge or football or the United States Senate, but generalizations to help you place a word and its background…  …

Ex-Goldman Sachs director Rajat Gupta fined $13.9 million for insider trading

A federal judge Wednesday ordered former Goldman Sachs board member Rajat Gupta to pay a $13.9 million penalty related to insider trading, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced. Under the order, signed by US Judge Jed Rakoff, Gupta is also barred from acting as an officer or director of a…

Pakistan’s Taliban accuses 16-year-old rights activist Malala of smear campaign

A senior Pakistani Taliban commander has written to Malala Yousafzai, the teenage education activist shot by militants, accusing her of “smearing” them and of promoting “satanic” values, while urging her to return home. Gunmen from the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) shot Malala, now 16, in the head in her home town…

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