Friday news picks

Posted on 14 October 2011

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A Labor Member of Parliament, Anna Bourke, has been getting death threats because she supports the carbon tax.

The Emerging Writers’ Festival is going to Brisbane this weekend and holding a spelling bee at Jam Jar in West End on Sunday evening.

The Australian Communications and Media Authority is finally making 13 and 1800 numbers free on mobiles.

The Pacific nation of Tuvalu, a cluster of eight islands with a population of 10,000, has almost completely run out of water.

More riots in Cairo.

Confusion about whether Indonesia’s economy is strong or not.

A Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to three women who have championed women’s rights around the world.

Desexing animals might make them depressed.

The land of opportunity delusion continues in America.

Gay pride parade in Rio De Janiero attracted 700,000 people.

PNG’s new Prime Minister Peter O’Neill visited Australia for the first time to attend the PNG-Australia Ministerial Forum.

Bull sharks have moved into a water hazard at Brisbane’s Carbrook Golf Course.

Greece’s recession is a health hazard for its residents, and not just because they’ve lost health benefits.

Crazy things are happening in world stock markets.

British supermarket giant Sainsbury’s launched a sustainability plan.

A ship spilled lots of oil into the ocean near New Zealand.

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