1. Dr. Samir Sridar has once again dropped from public view, as investigations into his background have revealed a rocky past. Five years ago, the doctor was suffering major problems from alcohol and drug abuse that cost him his marriage, and nearly cost him his job. Friends and family report that he has been clean for the past few years, but that the incident at the New Hope colony took a toll on him. “You can’t trust what Samir says when he’s like this,” said Dr. Meghan Bryer. “He’s clearly…

  2. Despite the recent Alliance victory in the tela’nal competition, the Systems Alliance has generally been faring poorly at the Biotic Games, with the Asari Republics dominating the competitions. So far, 26 Shi’Tala titles have been claimed for the asari, compared to twelve for the turians, eight for the salarians, three for the Illuminated Primacy, two for the krogan, and one for the Systems Alliance. Competitors from no other delegation have walked away with a Shi’Tala title. A review of…

  3. GBC News reporter Carl Shipley has conducted an interview with Dr. Samir Sridar. In the interview, conducted at the Afterlife Nightclub, on Omega, a clearly intoxicated Sridar repeated his claims that the official New Hope story is a cover up. “They invented a story about an alien-influenza hybrid,” Sridar said. “In reality, someone was playing with nanotech. It was a nanotech virus, programmed to kill any human who didn’t meet certain genetic standards. And as bad as it is with humans, it’s…

  4. A gunman killed three people and wounded two at the Intai’sei Capitol during the historic swearing-in ceremony for Councilor Korat Udorn. Udorn and Councilor Tseng-Chen Kuo were wounded; both were struck in the chest and are in critical condition. Among the dead are two unidentified Intai’sei Colonial Police officers, and Udorn’s oldest daughter, 13-year old Arasi Udorn. Witnesses say that the gunman took the officers by surprise, shooting them at a distance with an unregistered M5 Phalanx…

  5. Viktor Kohl narrowly won the tela’nal biotic martial arts competition, today, edging out asari competitor Renaya T’Malar in the final round. The victory is stunning, if only because few expected Kohl to make it to the final round, let alone that he would be capable of defeating T’Malar, a former asari commando. Kohl, the first human ever to win the title at the Biotic Games, has become an instant celebrity throughout the Alliance. “It’s an honor, but it’s also a little strange,” he said. “I’m…

  6. Partus Partel claimed the title of Shi’Tala in the thelac style biotic martial arts competition, winning a surprise upset over the asari in a sport they have traditionally dominated. The victory is yet another setback for the Systems Alliance, which saw a perceived strong competitor fall to defeat early in the completion. Instead, the Hierarchy athlete, a heavily decorated, former front line soldier, shot ahead in points early in the competition, and easily maintained his dominance over other…

  7. An extranet video posted by Dr. Samir Sridar has sparked rumors throughout the galaxy. In the video, Dr. Sridar claims that the deaths on New Hope were not caused by a mutated influenza virus, as is being publically reported. “The whole thing is a cover up,” Dr. Sridar said. “It wasn’t really a virus. It was something worse. Most of the officials claiming to be with Disease Control weren’t even doctors. They were Alliance Intelligence, or military. One was even a Spectre.” Dr. Sridar says he…

  8. Leala Theynaya claimed the title of Shi’Tala in the tal’nara competition today, winning for the Asari Republics one of the eight different kinds of biotic martial arts practiced at the Biotic Games. Theynaya easily defeated competetors from the Systems Alliance, the Salarian Union, and the Turian Heirarchy. In a surprise twist, Petalaz, the elcor competitor, proved to be Theynaya’s toughest challenge. Petalaz went head to head with Theynaya for twenty-two rounds, before giving in to…

  9. A doctor who worked with officials at the New Hope colony has been reported missing, today. Dr. Samir Sridar was with the Alliance Center for Disease Control team that studied the initial spread of the influenza outbreak there. Dr. Sridar returned to Arcturus Station recently, but has not reported to work in over a week. Friends and co-workers describe the doctor as on edge since his return, and are worried about his well-being. Authorities are requesting that anyone with knowledge of Dr….

  10. The Alliance fared poorly in the final round of the multi-terrain, biotic endurance competition. Dwight Franks managed to stay competitive through the swimming and running rounds, demonstrating an ability to maintain successive biotic lift fields while engaging in strenuous physical activities. The athlete fell considerably behind during the mountain climbing portion, however, and was quickly overtaken by asari, salarian, and turian competitors. Neleena T’Mesai went on to claim the title of…