Johnson & Johnson accused of failing to warn patients at higher risk from vaginal mesh


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Company allegedly knew devices posed added risk for patients with compromised immune systems The pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson allegedly failed to warn women that its vaginal mesh devices posed a particular risk for patients with compromised immune systems, despite it being “well known” before they were first sold in Australia. The federal court is currently […]

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US attacks Moscow over suspected Syria chemical attack: ‘Pictures of dead children mean nothing to countries like Russia’


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The US has launched a scathing attack on Russia’s role in propping up the Syrian government of Bashar al-Assad with the country’s ambassador to the United Nations saying Washington “will respond” to a suspected chemical attack in Syria, regardless of whether the UN acts or not. As Russia claimed first there was no evidence of a chemical attack in the Damascus suburb of Douma and then said […]

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The 150-year-old story of Sri Lankan tea-making


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Almost 5% of the population of Sri Lanka work in the billion-dollar tea industry, picking leaves on the mountain slopes and processing the tea in plantation factories. The cultivation and selling of black tea has shaped the lives of generations of Sri Lankans since 1867. Documentary photographer Schmoo Theune visited plantations in the country to […]

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…Releases More Names of Alleged Treasury Looters, Says List Not Arbitrary


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The Federal Government yesterday reacted to calls to withdraw the alleged looters’ list because of its arbitrariness by releasing a new list of alleged looters of the treasury and clarifying that the list of alleged looters which it released earlier was based on verifiable facts, including the amount involved, the date the amount in question […]

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Insight: Civil rights 50 years after Martin Luther King.


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HAVE YOUR SAY US lawyer James Wilson was still a child when he sat near an open field in the heart of the Alabama Black Belt and watched an effigy burn on a fiery cross. “The Ku Klux Klan used to meet by the river down from our house in Montgomery,” he says in a […]

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MAB’s open letter to President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews


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Following the Israeli massacre of 15 unarmed Palestinians in the Gaza Strip on 30 March, Dr Anas Altikriti wrote the following to the President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, Mr Jonathan Arkush: March 31st, 2018 Dear Mr Arkush, Firstly, allow me to wish you and the entire Jewish community chag kasher v’somayach, […]

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U.S., South Korea kick off annual joint military exercises after month-long delay


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Military– South Korea and the United States kicked off their annual joint military exercises on Sunday after they were delayed by about a month for the Winter Olympics and to help create conditions for a resumption of talks between North and South Korea. The Foal Eagle field exercise, which usually involves combined ground, air, naval […]

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Chinese scientists claim new radar can track mosquito’s flight from a mile away


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The device uses the latest military technology to measure the wing-flapping speed of individual insects, according to one of the researchers involved in the government project. It is thought the equipment could be used to track migrating mosquitos and warn people at risk from diseases like malaria and zika.   It follows the news last year that China was making a powerful radar […]

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Florida mum’s car rolls back into swimming pool with husband and daughter inside


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The woman was preparing to head out on a shopping trip with her family when she realised she had left her grocery money indoors. A new meaning was brought to the term “carpool” when a mother let her blue motor reverse into a swimming pool with her husband and daughter still inside. The woman was […]

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Japan ex-MOF official Sagawa – no instructions from PM to alter land sale documents


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TOKYO (QUICKTELLNEWS) – Former Japanese finance ministry official Nobuhisa Sagawa said on Tuesday that there were no instructions from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, his wife, Finance Minister Taro Aso or their top aides to alter documents about a murky land deal at the heart of a suspected cronyism scandal.   Former Japanese tax agency chief […]

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