Joe Hockey agrees to lobby states to ditch tampon tax

Thursday, May 28, 2015 Australian treasurer Joe Hockey has agreed to reconsider the Goods and Services Tax (GST) on tampons and other hygiene products after being confronted about the issue on Q&A Monday night. Mr Hockey was responding to a question from student activist Subeta Vimalarajah. “I started a petition against taxing the sanitary products […]

Report urges Kenya to ban plastic bags

Wednesday, March 9, 2005File:Plastic bag stock sized.jpg They are cheap, useful, and very plentiful, and that is exactly the problem, according to researchers. A report issued on Feb. 23 by a cadre of environment and economics researchers suggested that Kenya should ban the common plastic bag that one gets at the checkout counter of grocery […]

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Click Here To Know More About: 5472 byAlma Abell Do you currently feel like you are spending more money every month then you are earning? If so, you’re not alone. Millions of Americans currently feel like their financial situation is slowly getting worse because of the increasing amount of bills they have to pay. Unfortunately, […]

British Gas to increase electricity, gas prices

Sunday, July 10, 2011 British-based utility company Centrica, which holds ownership of British Gas, has announced its intentions to increase the prices of domestic electricity and gas later this year. On August 18, 2011, the company plans to raise the costs of gas and electrical supplies by eighteen and sixteen per cent, respectively. According to […]

Suicide bomber strikes Afghanistan restaurant

Sunday, November 26, 2006 A suicide bomber has killed at least seven people in an attack on a restaurant situated in south-eastern Afghanistan. Twenty people are seriously injured in the attack. The attack took place in the Urgun district of Paktika province, which shares its border with that of Pakistan. Governor Mohammed Akram Akhpelwak said […]

US to sell precision-guided bombs to Saudi Arabia

Tuesday, January 15, 2008 The Bush administration officially notified Congress Monday of its intention to sell sophisticated precision-guided bombs to Saudi Arabia. The action, coinciding with President Bush’s visit to Saudi Arabia, is part of a broader U.S. effort to bolster Gulf allies in the face of a more assertive Iran. VOA’s David Gollust reports […]

Arroyo declares state of emergency due to coup attempt in Philippines

Friday, February 24, 2006 Filipino president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo declared a state of emergency Friday following reports from security forces on a foiled coup attempt. Arroyo’s emergency powers allow arrests without warrants and the extended detention of prisoners without charges. Brigadier General Danilo Lim, the commander of the 1st Scout Ranger Regiment, an elite military […]

Divers safe from pesticide from MV Princess of the Stars

Friday, June 27, 2008 Divers from the Philippine Coast Guard and Navy were given a clean bill of health from any effects from the toxic waters surrounding the sunken passenger ferry, MV Princess of the Stars off the coast of Romblon province. Fifty six diving personnel tasked to retrieve bodies of passengers trapped inside the […]