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Russia to Showcase Top-Notch Armored Vehicles at V-Day Parade
2015-04-25 Sputnik
Russia to Showcase Top-Notch Armored Vehicles at V-Day Parade
A flurry of all-new and upgraded tanks and armored vehicles will take part in the May 9 Victory Day military parade in Russia`s Far Eastern city of Blagoveshchensk, military officials said Thursday
USA PrivSec
US Tech Giants Oppose Bulk Surveillance in US Senate Bill
2015-04-25 Mathaba
US Tech Giants Oppose Bulk Surveillance in US Senate Bill
Reform Government Surveillance representative Jessica Herrera-Flanigan says that US technology companies oppose reauthorizing the provisions for bulk collection of phone calls and internet traffic in the Patriot Act as envisioned in a US Senate bill
Human Rights USA Asia Europe Africa Defense
US Should Make Public Number of Civilian Deaths Caused by Drone Strikes
2015-04-25 Mathaba
US Should Make Public Number of Civilian Deaths Caused by Drone Strikes
US Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Dianne Feinstein said that an annual report on the number of deaths, both combatant and civilian, from US airstrikes should be public
USA PrivSec
US Congress Wants to Extend NSA Spying Until 2020
2015-04-24 Sputnik
US Congress Wants to Extend NSA Spying Until 2020
A bill introduced on Tuesday aims to reauthorize the controversial surveillance portion of the US Patriot Act until 2020, in an effort to squash attempts at reforming the National Security Agency`s mass surveillance abilities
Europe
Liberland Set to Become New Hong Kong: Prosperous and Wealthy
2015-04-24 Sputnik
Liberland Set to Become New Hong Kong: Prosperous and Wealthy
Liberland, Europe`s tiniest, newest country, has no intention of joining the EU, NATO or any other political or military alliances, but eyes joining some free trade zone as a full-fledged member of the international community, Vít Jedlicka, the President of the state, shared his thoughts on the country`s future with Radio Sputnik
Euirope USA Africa Asia Human Rights Health
Million Dollar Heart: Wealthy Europeans to Blame for Organ Trafficking
2015-04-24 Sputnik
Million Dollar Heart: Wealthy Europeans to Blame for Organ Trafficking
The illegal trade and trafficking of human organs is being partly spurred on by wealthy Europeans who travel to other countries to receive illegally acquired organs, European MEPs have warned
Europe Women Law
Level of Sexual Crime Reaches Historic High in England, Wales
2015-04-24 Sputnik
Level of Sexual Crime Reaches Historic High in England, Wales
A number of criminal sexual offenses in England and Wales reached its highest registered level in 2014, UK`s Office for National Statistics (ONS) said in a report published Thursday
USA Europe Australia Entertainment
Brand: Capitalism`s Done a Good Job in Giving Us Tools for the Revolution
2015-04-24 Sputnik
Brand: Capitalism`s Done a Good Job in Giving Us Tools for the Revolution
Comedian and activist Russell Brand is launching his new exposé film about inequality and the financial crisis, The Emperor`s New Clothes. Sputnik went to the pre-launch screening with Brand fielding questions from the audience
Europe
Met Police Handling of London Jewels Heist Labeled `Utterly Incompetent`
2015-04-24 Sputnik
Met Police Handling of London Jewels Heist Labeled `Utterly Incompetent`
London`s Metropolitan Police have revealed the first images from inside the vault showing how the thieves, using a massive drill fought through the thick concrete to reach the jewels
Indonesia Asia Africa Europe Australia USA
Indonesian President Calls for Scrapping of Old World Order Created by US
2015-04-24 Mathaba
Indonesian President Calls for Scrapping of Old World Order Created by US
Indonesia`s President Joko Widodo urged for the creation of a new global economic order that he said would not rely on the world`s three main multilateral lending institutions
USA Law Defense
Ex-CIA Director Petraeus Gets Two Years Probation for Leaking State Secrets
2015-04-24 Sputnik
Ex-CIA Director Petraeus Gets Two Years Probation for Leaking State Secrets
The retired four-star general pleaded guilty to leaking classified material to his then-mistress Paula Bradwell, and has been ordered to pay a $100,000 fine on top of his probation term. Prosecutors had originally recommended a $40,000 fine
Asia WMD Defense
North Korea May Possess 20 Nuclear Warheads
2015-04-24 Sputnik
North Korea May Possess 20 Nuclear Warheads
According to the latest expert estimates, Pyongyang may have accumulated some 20 nuclear warheads with the capability of doubling its potential by 2016
Africa Europe USA Defense
NATO Expands in Horn of Africa Despite Torture Allegation
2015-04-24 Sputnik
NATO Expands in Horn of Africa Despite Torture Allegation
NATO has signed an agreement with the Republic of Djibouti to set up an office in the African nation, despite claims that Djibouti has been complicit in rendition and torture
Africa USA
US Civilians Abandoned in Yemen: Govt Said `How You Get Out Is Up to You`
2015-04-24 Sputnik
US Civilians Abandoned in Yemen: Govt Said `How You Get Out Is Up to You`
The American Embassy told its citizens who found themselves in the midst of the Yemeni turmoil to leave the war zone, but didn`t specify how to get out of the country, RT correspondent Murat Gadziev told Sputnik.
Asia Defense
Philippine Plane Fired On Over Disputed Islands in South China Sea
2015-04-24 Sputnik
Philippine Plane Fired On Over Disputed Islands in South China Sea
According to media reports, a Philippine plane was fired upon over a Chinese-controlled area of the disputed Spratly Island
USA Europe Australia Human Rights PrivSec Law
Snowden`s Lawyer: ``I Don't Hesitate to Say He`s a Hero``
2015-04-24 Sputnik
Snowden`s Lawyer: ``I Don't Hesitate to Say He`s a Hero``
Crowds gathered Thursday at the University of the District of Columbia law school for a lecture given by Ben Wizner, director of the American Civil Liberties Union`s Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project. Wizner also represents NSA contractor-turned-whistleblower Edward Snowden
Africa Europe USA Comment
How NATO Kills Africans in the Club Med
2015-04-24 Sputnik
How NATO Kills Africans in the Club Med
Humanitarian imperialism as applied to what the Pentagon loves to define as MENA (Middle East-Northern Africa) has led ``to the largest refugee disaster since the Second World War``
Australia USA Malaysia Indonesia Asia ICT Economy
TPP Free Trade Deal Undermines Internet Freedom - US Digital Rights
2015-04-24 Sputnik
TPP Free Trade Deal Undermines Internet Freedom - US Digital Rights
More than 2,354 websites and tech companies joined an ``emergency action`` on Thursday, calling on Internet users to urge their congressmen to oppose the agreement
USA Corp
WikiLeaks: Daniel Craig Paid $5M for Holding Sony Phone in James Bond Film
2015-04-24 Sputnik
WikiLeaks: Daniel Craig Paid $5M for Holding Sony Phone in James Bond Film
In addition to holding a license to kill, British super spy James Bond has had access to some pretty ingenious gadgets: a laser-shooting watch, ring camera, dagger umbrella, bagpipe flamethrower, $5 million cell phone
USA Isratine Europe Asia Africa Defense
US to Deliver F-35 Fighter Jets to Israel in 2016
2015-04-24 Sputnik
US to Deliver F-35 Fighter Jets to Israel in 2016
US Vice President Joe Biden announced that the US government will provide F-35 fighter jets to Israel next year to the country a strategic advantage over its rivals in the Middle East
Europe Economy
EU Launches Antitrust Case Against Russia`s Gazprom
2015-04-22 Mathaba
EU Launches Antitrust Case Against Russia`s Gazprom
USA Law Racism Video
Thousands March in Baltimore After Black Man`s Death in Police Custody
2015-04-22 Sputnik
Thousands March in Baltimore After Black Man`s Death in Police Custody
Protests broke out in Baltimore, Maryland on Tuesday night, over the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man, at the hands of white police officers
Europe Defense
France Sends Battle Tanks to Poland
2015-04-22 Sputnik
France Sends Battle Tanks to Poland
As NATO continues to beef up its presence in Eastern Europe, France has deployed a squad of Leclerc battle tanks into Poland for training exercises. It`s the latest example of the West accusing Russia of military aggression while it, in fact, takes steps toward establishing a stronger NATO
Australia Asia Environment WMD
Fukushima Radioactive Water Spills into Ocean After Outage Hits Pumps
2015-04-22 Sputnik
Fukushima Radioactive Water Spills into Ocean After Outage Hits Pumps
A power outage Tuesday shut down all eight water transfer pumps at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power station, causing radioactive water to again leak into the Pacific Ocean, Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) reported.
Australia Asia USA PrivSec
China Demands USA Stop Trying to Hack Chinese Consulate
2015-04-22 Sputnik
China Demands USA Stop Trying to Hack Chinese Consulate
The Chinese Foreign Ministry said Monday that they were ``seriously concerned`` by reports that New Zealand spies collaborated with the US National Security Agency to spy on Chinese diplomats
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Algerian Air Force Plane Crashes in Country`s South, Both Pilots Dead 2015-04-21
  An Algerian Air Force plane, involved in joint operations with Tunisia on controlling the border zones, crashed in Algerian south killing both pilots  
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Captain, Crew Member of Capsized Libyan Boat Arrested 2015-04-21
   
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China Builds Mother Ship for Deep-Submergence Vehicle 2015-04-21
  China laid the keel on Saturday of the mother vessel for an 11,000-meter manned submersible as part of the country`s deep-sea research program, local media reports said  
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Chinese Media: China-Russia Cooperation is Changing World Order 2015-04-21
  The Ukrainian crisis and Western sanctions accelerated the expansion of cooperation between Russia and China in the political, military and energy fields  
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New Zealand Plotted to Spy on China for US - NSA Documents 2015-04-21
   
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Kim Jong Un Urges North Korea Army to Increase Combat Readiness 2015-04-21
  North Korea`s Leader Kim Jong Un urged the DPRK Army to increase its combat readiness  
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Readiness Test: Kim Jong Un Inspects North Korean Armed Forces 2015-04-21
  Photo: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects Unit 1016 of KPA (Korean People`s Army) Air and Anti-Air Force. March 9, 2015.  
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Kim Jong Un`s Visit to Moscow on May 9 in Preparation Stage 2015-04-21
  The details of Kim Jong Un`s visit to Moscow for the May 9 Victory Parade are yet to be finalized with the North Korean side  
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The Sky is the Limit: Kim Jong Un Scales North Korea`s Highest Peak 2015-04-21
  The North Korean leader ascended the 2,750-meter (over 9,000 feet) mountain to mark the anniversary of the day when his father, Kim Jong-il, had received the second-highest military rank  
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Chinese President Is Due in Pakistan, Ready to Invest $46 Bln 2015-04-21
  China`s president is set to arrive in Pakistan on Monday for a two-day visit to launch a $46 billion project to build a China-Pakistan economic corridor, linking the two countries.
 
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Indian Navy Launches First Missile Destroyer of Own Design 2015-04-21
  According to the Indian Defense Ministry, the country`s Navy has launched its first guided-missile destroyer of Indian design and construction  
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Russia Reliable Partner, Does Not Dance After Somebody`s Pipe - Putin 2015-04-20
  Russia is a reliable partner because it ``does not dance after somebody else`s pipe`` and does not shift positions under the influence of circumstances, President Vladimir Putin said.  
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After 2012 Close Call, Giant Asteroid on Collision Course With Earth Again 2015-04-20
  Astronomers at the University of Texas fear an asteroid the size of the Statue of Liberty, that in 2012 came dangerously close to colliding with Earth, is once again on a path to crash into our planet - and what`s worse, scientists have no idea where it might fall. But don`t worry, it`s unlikely to hit you.  
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Iran Rolls Out New Programmable Drone 2015-04-20
  Iran unveiled a new home-made programmable drone as part of its Army day celebrations on Saturday, local media reported  
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India to Become First Country to Use Weaponized Drones for Crowd Control 2015-04-20
  Police in Lucknow, the capital city of Uttar Pradesh, India, will use drones armed with pepper spray to disperse unruly mobs  
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Explosion Rocks Moroccan Embassy in Libya 2015-04-20
   
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Libya Plans to Revive Some Gaddafi-Era Contracts With Russia 2015-04-20
  Libyan Muppet Prime Minister Abdullah Thinni said that government is planning to implement a number of contracts signed between the Jamahiriya and Russia. Photo: Muammar Qadhafi  
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More Than 300 Arrested in South Africa Over Attacks on Foreigners 2015-04-20
  Almost three weeks of ongoing anti-migrant violence in South Africa have killed at least six people. The most recent attack took place on Saturday in the city of Johannesburg, with small armed groups attacking several local shops owned by foreigners.  
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Israeli Military Networks Penetrated by Hackers 2015-04-20
  Hackers managed to breach the computer networks of the Israeli military sending out emails to numerous military addresses that claimed to show breaking military news.  
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Russia: Unfreezing Ties With Iran 2015-04-20
   
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China Shocks US With Unbelievable Progress of Airstrip in South China Sea 2015-04-20
  New satellite imagery shows the extent of China`s construction of artificial islands in the South China Sea. Fiery Cross Reef could soon serve as a military-grade runway in the middle of the ocean. And despite its own military presence in the region, US officials are in panic. Photo: Progress of construction on Fiery Cross Reef  
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US Army Commander Confirms NATO ``Not Interested in a Fair Fight`` 2015-04-20
  Konstantin Kosachev, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the State Duma, the lower house of Russia`s parliament, says comments made by the commander of the US army in Europe, Lieutenant General Frederick `Ben` Hodges, in a recent interview, is an admission that NATO would never have an equal relationship with Russia  
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Canadian Journalist Calls on PM Harper to `Get Out of Ukraine` 2015-04-20
  In a piece published Sunday in Canada`s La Presse, renowned journalist Lysiane Gagnon argues that Canada has no business in sending troops to assist Kiev`s military machine, noting that it`s time for the Harper government to ``get out of Ukraine.``  
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Second Shipment of S-400 Missile Systems Arrives in Russia`s Far East 2015-04-20
  According to Russian Pacific Fleet`s press service, second of five deliveries of S-400 (SA-21 Growler) missile defense systems has arrived to Russia`s Kamchatka Peninsula.  
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China Angry About Delay in Reforms on Its IMF Clout 2015-04-20
  China`s Central Bank Governor Zhou Xiaochuan has expressed dissatisfaction regarding foot-dragging regarding the implementation of a 2010 reform package to boost Beijing`s say in the International Monetary Fund.  
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Hungary, Greece, Cyprus to Restart Food Trade With Russia Ignoring US-EU Sanctions 2015-04-20
  Hungary, Greece and Cyprus may soon be allowed to export fruit and vegetables to the Russian market, according to a report in the newspaper Rossiyskaya Gazeta  
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Cuba: Che`s Disgust At Raul Castro 2015-04-20
  Che Guevara would be turning in his grave at Cuba abandoning its world famous solidarity  
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Empire and Colonialism: Rich Men in London Still Deciding Africa`s Future 2015-03-24
  UK aid money is being used to carve up Africa in the interests of big business  
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Czechs told not to throw tomatoes, eggs at US military convoy 2015-03-24
  US military are vulnerable to eggs and tomatoes: anyone attacking them with such ammunition may face up to 3 years in jail  
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Snowden: Canada is Hacking on a Global Scale 2015-03-24
  Documents show Communication Security Establishment boasts vast array of cyber warfare capabilities, works hand-in-hand with NSA  
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France bans use of cash for more than €1000 ($1060) 2015-03-24
   
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Australia Silently Stopped Testing of Food Imports 2015-03-18
  Australia has ceased all testing of food imports from Japan, other Asian countries food also contaminated, ongoing leakages from Fukushima nuclear plant  
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TV: Radioactive cover-up at Fukushima 2015-03-17
  Experts believe other sources of contamination flowing into ocean -- Emergency hearing with plant officials -- Japan decided long ago there was no need to monitor the water with high-level radioactive materials (VIDEO)  
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US Gov`t: Radioactive material from reactors is 2 billion times more toxic than industrial poisons 2015-03-16
  Harm caused by nuclear disaster `greater than for any work of man` other than atomic bomb -- Top Expert: Radiation `like explosions going off in cell, blows hole in DNA` (VIDEO)  
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Britain on the brink of a food crisis caused by a shortage of 45,000 drivers which could lead to empty shelves this summer 2015-03-16
  Shoppers could be faced with empty shelves without urgent action to recruit an army of lorry drivers, it was warned today.  
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Durst was released in 2003 after admitting he had dismembered a neighbor for `self-defense` 2015-03-16
  Superstar of documentary on unsolved crimes, Robert Durst was arrested celebrity of documentary on unsolved crimes  
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Californians disgusted by stinky black tap water; officials tell them to drink it anyway 2015-03-16
  That`s right; the water coming out of their faucets is indeed black -- not gray, not cloudy -- but black. Inky, opaque black water that the water company says is okay to drink.  
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Vatican endorses military force against ISIS `genocide` 2015-03-16
  The Vatican`s line on ISIS has taken a new turn, as its ambassador in Geneva suggested that if a political settlement is impossible, military force should be used against the jihadists. He also said the form of intervention should be defined by the UN.  
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Report: Fukushima fallout detected in U.S. fish 2015-03-16
  Experts say over 35,000 baby sea lions could be dead -- Hundreds of times more pups than usual at rescue center -- Doctor: `Definitely indicates ocean not normal... Really, we should be worried`  
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Gov`t: U.S. West Coast phenomenon is unprecedented in scale 2015-03-15
  Experts say over 35,000 baby sea lions could be dead -- Hundreds of times more pups than usual at rescue center -- Doctor: ``Definitely indicates ocean not normal... Really, we should be worried``  
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UCLA Researchers: Fukushima not only affecting local area but also worldwide 2015-03-15
  Gov`t Expert: Immediately the Iodine-131 plume moved eastward reaching US West Coast then covering entire northern hemisphere. Significant concern on the safety of the population and environment worldwide.  
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Fukushima had meltdown, melt-through & melt-out within days of quake 2015-03-15
  US Gov`t: Analysis says containment vessel fails after fuel melts through barrier -- Experts: Corium may have melted out to reactor building, prepare for radiation doses over 200,000,000 microsieverts/hour  
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TV: Officials lying, many more kids getting cancer after Fukushima 2015-03-14
  Report: over 1,200 deaths from illness caused by prolonged exposure -- Radiation by school 100 times normal  
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Japan TV: Radiation Levels Surge at Fukushima 2015-03-14
  Another major leak -- Massive leak of highly contaminated water -- Hundreds of tons breached barriers  
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Extremely contaminated water continues to flow directly into ocean at Fukushima 2015-03-14
  4 years after the nuclear disaster Fukushima nuclear reactors are still spewing radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean  
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The First People 2014-12-21
  Kenitra - `Why should we be so arrogant as to assume that we`re the first homo-sapiens to walk the earth?` (J.J. Abrams et al., 2010)  
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The Anatomy Of Australian Media Crime 2014-12-18
  Media crime in Australia is starkly illustrated through focus on the Schapelle Corby case.  
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The `Shape-Shifting Sheik` and the `Sydney Siege` 2014-12-18
  Suspect had multiple aliases, granted political asylum by Australian government, interviewed by Australian media, spent years as fake pro-Western ``Shiaa cleric`` condemning Iran and Syria before recently ``converting`` to Sunni ``Islam`` and supporting ISIS.  
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Sheikh Haron Monis: I am no longer Rafezi! 2014-12-18
  An investigation by an Iranian news website reveals more about the Sydney hostage taker. Australia contiues to give psychopaths visitors and residence visas while denying genuine short visits to Australian citizens.  
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Australia supported the Iranian-fugitive-turned-Sydney-hostage taker 2014-12-18
  Western media hype the Islamophobia scenario. The man of Iranian origin behind the deadly hostage taking in Sydney, Australia was a fraudster, wanted at home. Australian Federal Police failed to respond to Interpol request for his extradition and then rushed the siege killing 3 persons, was on bail implicated in 40-plus sexual assault cases and accessory to murder of his ex-wife.  
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