April 2, 2014

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Earthquake Killing and Injuring Several Off North Chile Triggers Tsunami Alert. -

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

MH370: As Misinformation Grows, Malaysian Government Considering Action Against ‘Manufactured Reports’ -

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Parallel Universe Discovered and Confirmed With Science! War Imminent -

Monday, March 31, 2014

Japan’s Whaling Is Commercial and Not Scientific; International Court of Justice Rules -

Monday, March 31, 2014

What’s Behind the West and Their Anti-Russia Rhetoric Over Crimea? Oil, Power and Greed. -

Sunday, March 23, 2014

5 Dead After Small Plane Crashes in Australia -

Saturday, March 22, 2014

MH370: Maritime Authority Begins Searching Off of Perth After Satellite Shows ‘Debris-like’ Objects -

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Fred Phelps of Westboro Baptist Church Dead -

Monday, March 17, 2014

US Threatens Russia With "a Very Serious Series of Steps" -

Friday, March 14, 2014

The Search for MH370 Boeing 777 Continues as Satellite Imagery Discovers Potential Wreckage -

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Oscar Pistorius Vomits as Court Hears Detailed Autopsy of Shot Girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp -

Monday, March 10, 2014

Mysterious Disappearance of Malaysian Plane Becoming More Complicated -

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Lengthy and Agonising Search for Vanished Malaysian 777 Plane Continues. Long Oil Slick Discovered. -

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Russia, Crimea, Ukraine and the United States of America: Here’s What’s Going On. -

Friday, March 7, 2014

Schapelle Corby’s Parole May Be Revoked After “Profiting” From Conviction. -

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Conservatives Get Angry as Comedic Rock Band ‘GWAR’ Decapitate Tony Abbott Effigy -

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

[WORLD in PICTURES] the Extravagance of Viktor Yanukovych’s Mansion Shocks Ukraine -

Monday, February 24, 2014

44yo “Stone Baby” Discovered in Brazilian Elder -

Monday, February 17, 2014

Baby With One Heart, One Body but Two Faces With Brains Expected in Australia: Couple Already Has 7 Children and Receiving Welfare Benefits. -

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Bill Gates Involved in New Microsoft CEO’s Transition. -

Friday, February 7, 2014

Japan’s Whaling Is Commercial and Not Scientific; International Court of Justice Rules

whaling_in_the_faroe_islands (1)The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has governed that Japan’s whaling program is not for scientific purposes and has forbidden the granting of further permits. The ICJ’s ruling is final and cannot be appealed.

The finding by a 16-judge panel at the ICJ is in favour of Australia’s argument that Japan’s whaling program is carried out only for commercial purposes rather than scientific research.

Japan has been able to kill limitless numbers of whales in the Antarctic under the treaty, arguing that they do so for scientific purposes.

Peter Tomka of Slovakia, the presiding judge, stated:

"In light of the fact the Jarpa II [research program] has been going on since 2005, and has involved the killing of about 3,600 minke whales, the scientific output to date appears limited, Japan shall revoke any existent authorisation, permit or licence granted in relation to Jarpa II and refrain from granting any further permits in pursuance to the program."

Japan had argued it has complied with the moratorium despite a 2,000-year tradition of whale hunting, leaving coastal communities in what they described as "anguish" because they can no longer practice their ancestral traditions.

More than 10,000 whales have been killed since 1988 as a result of Japan’s programs.

Both Australia and Japan had said prior to the ruling that they would respect the court’s decision. Now is simply a matter of seeing if that still holds.

Download or Read the PDF Court Filing summary here.

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As founder and editor-in-chief, Cask J. Thomson has exhausted his life as a graphics designer, political activist, freedom of speech advocate, anti-censorship promoter and a published author of several computer science books and a graphic novel. As well as running the publishing company linked to WordMean, Cask has several aspirations as a musician, producer and journalist. Thomson was born in the United Kingdom and currently resides between Sydney, Australia and Alicante, Spain.