Sunday, February 25, 2007

Sunday, February 25 in the news.....

  • Electricity has been returned to a Sydney hospital and to the majority of homes that were affected by severe thunderstorms. The worst affected areas were the south-west Sydney suburbs of Narellan, Minto, Macquarie Fields and Camden. Some bogans in these areas remained unaffected as their caravans had generators.

  • Australia has asked the Indonesian Government to accept a boatload of Sri Lankan refugees who were found at sea this week. "Our position is very clear and it's this: we will determine who comes to Australia," Immigration Minister Kevin Andrews said today. He went on: "Besides, Sri Lankans are known to cheat at spin bowling and our position is very clear there too: we will determine what is or isn't a legal action."

  • A US airport has become the first to begin using the controversial new federal screening system that takes X-rays of passenger's bodies in an effort to find concealed explosives and other weapons. The X-rays can see through people's clothes and show the body's contours with blush-inducing clarity. There have already been two dozen security alerts in the first day, nothing that alarmed the federal government - all were related to 'visual terrorism'.