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Recall — 500,000 Internet-controlled pacemakers over safety fears

Nearly 500,000 pacemakers have been recalled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) due to fears that their lax cybersecurity could be hacked to run the batteries down or even alter the patient’s heartbeat, resulting in death.

Major pharmaceutical companies announce big layoffs

We are only into the early days of 2016 but this hasn’t slowed the actions of companies doing anything to protect their share prices. Two big pharmaceutical companies have already announced plant closures and layoffs.

Australia's gaffe-prone Abbott in his own words

Sydney - Deposed Australian prime minister Tony Abbott's two years in power and four years as opposition leader were marked by numerous gaffes which provoked uproar.Here are a selection: "It's pretty obvious that, well, sometimes shit happens, doesn't it?

Australian prime minister Abbott praises new Charlie Hebdo issue

Australian prime minister Tony Abbott has praised Charlie Hebdo’s latest cartoon, lampooning the prophet Mohammed, noting he could revisit options to amend existing racial vilification laws should another “Bolt-type prosecution” emerge.

Aerial search for missing Indonesia jetliner suspended

Surabaya - Nighttime has forced Indonesia to suspend the search for a missing jetliner that disappeared from radar screens after encountering bad weather on a routine flight to Singapore.

PM promises jail for returning Australian jihadists

Sydney - Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Monday warned Australians fighting with extremists in the Middle East they face lengthy jail terms if they return home as the government tightens counter-terrorism laws.

Aerial search for missing plane over, Australia says

Canberra - An international aerial search involving more than a dozen planes looking for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was called off Monday but high-tech underwater search operations are being expanded, Australian officials leading the effort said Monday.

Op-Ed: A precedent is born — New way of raising taxes in Australia

Sydney - What is the purpose of government? Apparently it’s to pay for government, and government mistakes, past, present and future. The new logic for managing Australia’s self-inflicted deficit is to let the public pay for it.

Australian PM 'very confident' signals are from MH370

Sydney - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Friday he was "very confident" that signals detected in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 were from the aircraft's black box.

'Increasing hope' of solving MH370 mystery: Australian PM

Sydney - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott voiced increasing hope Sunday of discovering the fate of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 and the 239 people on board after unidentified debris was sighted in the search zone."It's still too early to be definite, but...

Australia PM sees 'increasing hope' of finding out MH370 fate

Sydney - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott voiced increasing hope Sunday of finding out what happened to Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 and the 239 people on board after unidentified debris was sighted in the search zone.

Op-Ed: UK's Ed Miliband Blackbusters boob upstages Abbott's racist tweet

London - The UK’s Labour Party leader, Ed Miliband, made a hilarious Freudian-type slip by typing ‘a’ instead of ‘o’ in a tweet about the death of Bob Holness just one day after he made MP Diane Abbott apologise over a remark some people felt was racist

Actor Roger Abbott dies at 64

Toronto - Actor, comedian, writer and producer Roger Abbott, known by many for his roles in the Royal Canadian Air Farce, died on Saturday at the age of 64.

Abbott recalls millions of diabetes testing strips

The FDA announced Abbott Laboratories have recalled 359 different lots of glucose test strips marketed under the brand names: Abbott’s Precision Xtra, Precision Xceed Pro, MediSense Optium, Optium, Optium EZ and ReliOn Ultima.

Op-Ed: Australian election 2010- Political puberty, with verbal acne?

Verbal acne seems to be the theme of the current Federal election. Zits of wisdom from all corners have been “entertaining” the Australian public. Both sides seem to have people who iron their feet to make sure they’re flat enough.

Op-Ed: Aussie Liberal leader lost in bush as mate finds ‘bush narcotic’

Opposition leader Tony Abbott found himself lost in the bush for nearly a day. According to Sydney’s Daily Telegraph, the person leading Abbott’s party went looking for a bush narcotic, leaving them stranded 350 km west of Alice Springs for a while.
 

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Protesters rally on September 26  2014  in Sydney opposing Australia's  plan to send asylum-see...
Protesters rally on September 26, 2014 in Sydney opposing Australia's plan to send asylum-seekers to Cambodia
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An artificial pacemaker (serial number 1723182) from St. Jude Medical  with electrode.
An artificial pacemaker (serial number 1723182) from St. Jude Medical, with electrode.
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FreeStyle Libre  a new glucose wearable;e tech device from Abbott.
FreeStyle Libre, a new glucose wearable;e tech device from Abbott.
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Australia s new prime minister  Tony Abbott  gets congratulated by the country s governor-general  Q...
Australia's new prime minister, Tony Abbott, gets congratulated by the country's governor-general, Quentin Bryce, after his swearing-in ceremony last year.
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