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A terrorist attack is not necessarily news

A terrorist attack is not necessarily news
By Eleani Purcell. On 21 September a group of gunmen attacked the upscale Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya. 72 people were killed and 200 were wounded. Between 10 and 15 individuals associated with the Islamist extremist group Al Shabaab...

Moscow’s Syria coverage: Insightful or idiotic

Moscow's Syria coverage: Insightful or idiotic
President Assad and Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov Photo: REUTERS/SANA By Kristian Lewis I think that RT’s (Russia’s international 24/7 news service) takes on the conflict are generally absurd as they rarely attempt to...

When (white) people go missing.

When (white) people go missing.
Try to objectively picture this scenario: you unroll your Sunday paper to find the giant capital headline ‘MISSING’, and underneath, the picture of an overweight, mid-40’s, unshaven, middle-eastern man. How do you...

Mitt is mean but Barack is bad

By Nick Dundon “I participated in a lot of hi-jinks and pranks during high school, and some might have gone too far. And, for that, I apologise.” That is the response of Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney, to...