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Things I've Learned About Homegrown Terrorism by Tracking the Alt-Right

In 2015 I started reporting from Reclaim Australia rallies. That movement has now reached a tragic culmination in New Zealand.
Royce Kurmelovs
3.22.19
News

What You Need to Know About the Philippines' New President and His Promise to Kill Criminals

Rodrigo Duterte, who won this week's election, is sort of like Donald Trump if Donald Trump had long been accused of endorsing death squads.
Royce Kurmelovs
5.9.16
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The 'Modern' Miss World Competition Is Still Boring and Sexist

No matter how much Miss World adapts by stripping out the overt sexism, it cannot escape the fact that a beauty pageant in essence is an elaborate fuckability contest.
Royce Kurmelovs
4.18.16
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What We Learned About Australia in 2015

Mostly Australia lived up to its global reputation as the world's largest trailer park.
Royce Kurmelovs
12.30.15
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Life Lessons from a Cynical Pawnbroker

"Every now and then you need to tell people to fuck off."
Royce Kurmelovs
12.7.15
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Here's How a 22-Year-Old Yamatji Woman Died in Police Custody

I spent a week sitting in on a coronial inquest for Ms. Dhu, who went into a South Hedland cell and never came out.
Royce Kurmelovs
11.30.15
News

Perth's Anti-Islam Protest Was Really Weird

A Muslim woman named Rahila Haidary confronted the demonstrators in Western Australia about their beliefs and one of the leaders of the anti-Islam rally signed a woman's cleavage.
Royce Kurmelovs
11.23.15
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Cave Diving in the Nullarbor Is Like Floating in Space

How a rogue community of divers mapped thousands of water-filled caves in the Australian desert.
Royce Kurmelovs
11.18.15
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A Look at Indonesian President Joko Widodo's Efforts to Stamp Out Corruption

He went into office promising to modernize Indonesia. How has he fared in his first 15 months?
Royce Kurmelovs
11.13.15
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Perth is Sucking Up Its Groundwater and Sinking Into a Hole

Not as fast as Mexico City, but fast enough for people to be talking about it.
Royce Kurmelovs
11.4.15
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Meth Bugs Are Rare and Imaginary but They'll Make You Tear Your Skin Off

Anti-drug campaigns make meth bugs look like the benchmark for addiction, but the truth is that you don't need meth to see them, and some meth addicts never do.
Royce Kurmelovs
10.27.15
News

Liberal Senator Eric Abetz Called Justice Clarence Thomas a 'Negro'

This is the same guy who said there's a link between abortions and breast cancer.
Royce Kurmelovs
10.23.15
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