Justice for Nusrat - Teenager in Bangladesh burned alive for reporting sexual harassment to police

Protesters took to the streets last week in Bangladesh's capital to demand justice for a 19-year-old woman who died after being set on fire for refusing to drop sexual harassment charges against her Islamic school's principal, the ABC has reported.

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Is autism in females being overlooked?

Current figures are suggesting a huge gender disparity in the prevalence of autism with some studies even placing the rate of autism at 16:1 with the far higher rate presenting itself in males.

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“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being with an independent will.”

Today is the birthday anniversary of English novelist Charlotte Bronte, most famous for her novel Jane Eyre – one of the finest pieces of literature of the Victorian era.

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Israeli researchers print 3D heart using patient’s own cells in world first

Israeli researchers have printed a 3D heart using a patient’s own cells, something they say could be used to patch diseased hearts, and eventually, full transplants. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in Australia.

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Madonna to perform at Eurovision 2019

Yes, it’s kitsch and bold and brassy, but you can stop pretending that you don't secretly watch it! No one can doubt that it's been fun to watch for the past 63 years, and this 64th Eurovision Song Contest in Israel is proving to be a doozy as Madonna has been confirmed to be performing two songs. Look out for Aussie Kate Miller-Heidke representing Australia as well.

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Why do atrocities in Africa rarely make news headlines?

Atrocities that occur in Africa rarely make news headlines, but last week, another slaughter was occurring in Nigeria, as the extremist sect Boko Haram (BHT) killed scores of people in the predominantly Christian village of Michika.

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Rwanda marks 25 years since genocide - The ongoing battle against historical amnesia

The sheer scale of the massacre that took place in Rwanda was enormous. And now, Rwandans will mourn for 100 days, the time it took in 1994 for about a tenth of the country, 800,000 people, to be massacred.

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Ellen DeGeneres Urges Boycott of the Sultan of Brunei's Hotels and a list of countries where homosexuality is still illegal and punishable by death

Ellen DeGeneres has joined Elton John and George Clooney and other voices, famous or otherwise, in calling for a boycott of all the hotels and properties in the Dorchester Collection, which is owned by the Sultan of Brunei, given his country’s implementation today of a new set of Sharia laws that will see, among others, the penalty of death by stoning for gay people and adulterers.

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Brunei’s new law set to execute gay people by stoning

Elton John and George Clooney are boycotting any hotels owned by Brunei amid a huge global backlash against the country's implementation of new laws to stone people to death for homosexuality and adultery under Sharia law. 

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Technology turning air into water – it’s life saving stuff

We’re familiar with turning water into wine, but how about air into water? And with a drought-stricken country like ours, it sounds like a dream, except it’s not. It’s just advanced technology.

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