21 Dec

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective



UK pays out millions to Iraqi torture victims

Ministry of Defence has spent $22.7m settling claims from 205 Iraqis who alleged abuse by British troops.

Last Modified: 21 Dec 2012 15:42 GMT

Global countdown to ‘end of the world’

People across the world prepare for what they believe will be a Mayan apocalypse, while others throw doomsday parties.
Last Modified: 21 Dec 2012 14:24 GMT


Guns in US are like religion

By Patty Culhane


US massacre triggers weapons surrender

21 Dec 2012 11:02 GMT
Many residents of Camden, one of the most violent American cities, handed over their guns after Newtown school rampage.

Julian Assange promises over a million WikiLeaks releases in 2013

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange makes a balcony appearance on Thursday at the Ecuadorean embassy in London where he is holed up to avoid extradition to Sweden over alleged sexual offences. Assange promises to release over a million more documents in the coming year that will affect ‘every country in the world’

Around 5,000 people gather at Stonehenge on Friday for a party marking the winter solstice and the end of the 5,124-year cycle of the Mayan calendar. Spiritualists come to experience the atmosphere, with sounds of drums, singing and meditation

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