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Why did Pope Benedict XVI resign?

By Mark Dowd, BBC Benedict XVI shocked the world in February when he became the first pope to resign in almost 600 years. But attention shifted quickly to the succession, and the election of the new Pope, Francis. Amid the … Continue reading

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Why the US locks up prisoners for life

By Kate Dailey Last week, an English court handed a whole-life sentence to Dale Cregan for murdering four people, including two policewomen. That penalty means he will never be eligible for release, and it puts him in rare company, making him … Continue reading

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Why child abuse is so acute in the US

Why is the problem of violence against children so much more acute in the US than anywhere else in the industrialised world, asks Michael Petit, President of Every Child Matters. Over the past 10 years, more than 20,000 American children … Continue reading

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Ex-Pope Benedict returns to Vatican

He was flown by helicopter from the Castel Gandolfo papal summer residence to live permanently in Vatican City. Greeted by Pope Francis as he arrived, he was driven the short distance to his new accommodation. Benedict, 86, was last seen in … Continue reading

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NZ sexism row: EMA boss Alasdair Thompson sacked

Alasdair Thompson deserved to be fired for his comments. They were sexist (by his own admission), crude, and disrespectful. Women have many obstacles in the workplace and to attribute a woman’s lack of performance on natural processes is beyond belief. … Continue reading

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Lasers could replace spark plugs in car engines

Anything that will allow us to get a few more MPG’s out of our cars, right? Now why couldn’t we think of that? BBC News – Lasers could replace spark plugs in car engines.

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Q&A: Why food prices and fuel costs are going up

Interesting article on why food and fuel prices are going up from a global perspective. BBC News – Q&A: Why food prices and fuel costs are going up.

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