Tuesday, January 16, 2007

January 16 in the news.....

  • Hindus in Europe are joining forces to oppose German calls for a law across the European Union banning the display of Nazi symbols, saying the swastika symbolizes peace and not hate. Hindus will next attempt to defend the display of Pro-USA posters throughout the North West Frontier province of Pakistan because it symbolizes liberty over oppression.

  • British backpackers drink twice as much in Australia as they do at home, a new survey has found. The survey was conducted recently, after England lost The Ashes and went back to being perennial losers at sporting contests against Aussies.

  • Bushfires in Victoria's northeast today burnt a major power transmission line, cutting power supplies across the state. The Tatong fire, near Benalla, damaged the power line that links Victoria and New South Wales, which caused blackouts in 200,000 Victorian homes and threw Melbourne's public transport system and road network into chaos. South Australians pitched in by offering to laugh.