Archive for August, 2015

North Korea leader Kim Jong Un warns of war after exchange of fire with South Korea

August 21, 2015 12:27 pm
North Korea  leader Kim Jong Un warns of war after exchange of fire with South Korea

North Korea on Friday declared its frontline troops in a “a quasi-state of war” and warned of military operations a day after the rival Koreas exchanged fire across the world’s most heavily armed border. The North has made similar bombastic claims before and the huge numbers of soldiers and military […]

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UK’s Banksy’s dismal day out: Artist unveils Dismaland

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UK’s Banksy’s dismal day out: Artist unveils Dismaland

  A view of the entrance of Bansky’s ‘Dismaland’ exhibition. Photo / Getty Images A seaside “bemusement park” unveiled today by mysterious street artist Banksy has sparked controversy by featuring a Cinderella pumpkin crash sculpture which appears to echo Princess Diana’s death. The piece has been unveiled as part of […]

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NASA denies viral internet rumours that a giant asteroid will strike Earth

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NASA denies  viral internet rumours that a giant asteroid will strike Earth

  NASA has denied that an asteroid will strike Earth next month. Photo / Getty Images NASA has denied viral internet claims that an asteroid will strike Earth next month wreaking widespread devastation. It was rumoured that the cosmic strike would hit near Puerto Rico, destroying parts of the US […]

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US presidential candidate, ‘Deez Nuts’ polling 9 per cent in North Carolina

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US presidential candidate, ‘Deez Nuts’ polling 9 per cent in North Carolina

  United States presidential candidate Deez Nuts has polled 9 per cent. Photo / Supplied A United States presidential candidate by the name of Deez Nuts, polling 9 per cent in North Carolina, has been unmasked as a 15-year-old from Wallingford, Iowa. Deez Nuts – who filed a form with […]

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Ashley Madison : Unfaithful government staff details on hacked cheating website

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Ashley Madison : Unfaithful government staff details on hacked cheating website

  Some of the individuals included in the leaked files claimed they had been victims of identity fraud. One Melbourne man said his information had been stolen months ago. Photo / Supplied The personal information of hundreds of Australian Government employees, including from the departments of defence and foreign affairs, […]

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Large bomb explodes in the Shubra neighbourhood of Cairo, Egyptian security officials said

August 20, 2015 10:46 am
Large bomb explodes in the Shubra neighbourhood of Cairo, Egyptian security officials said

  A large bomb has exploded near a national security building in the Shubra neighborhood of Cairo. Photo: Silver Surfer/ Twitter A large bomb exploded early Thursday near a national security building in the Shubra neighbourhood of Cairo, Egyptian security officials said. There were no immediate reports of injuries or […]

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US incredible first women soldiers to complete grueling Army Ranger school

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US incredible first women soldiers to complete grueling Army Ranger school

 Two female soldiers will graduate from the Army’s grueling Ranger School on Friday, becoming the first women to ever complete what is considered one of the US military’s most difficult and premier courses to develop elite fighters and leaders, a senior Army official said. Two female soldiers will graduate from […]

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Millionaire property broker Alexander Boettcher, Sick crimes of real-life Christian Grey

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Millionaire property broker Alexander Boettcher, Sick crimes of real-life Christian Grey

  Alexander Boettcher, said to be obsessed with going to the gym, had a dark hold over his lover. Photo / Supplied A real-life “Christian Grey” seduced an intelligent and beautiful student with kinky sex and forced her to throw acid into the faces of her former lovers to “purify” […]

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Poland tale of a legendary Nazi ghost train carrying gold which allegedly disappeared without trace in the dying days of the Second World War has taken a new twist

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Poland tale of a legendary Nazi ghost train carrying gold which allegedly disappeared without trace in the dying days of the Second World War has taken a new twist

  As the Red Army advanced, Hitler’s troops are said to have packed gems and guns onto a train in an attempt to hide it from the Soviet soldiers. Photo / Getty Images The tale of a legendary Nazi ghost train carrying gold which allegedly disappeared without trace in the […]

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Russia’s President Vladimir Putin channels his inner Bond villain into Black Sea to explore an ancient shipwreck off Crimea

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Russia’s President Vladimir Putin channels his inner Bond villain into Black Sea to explore an ancient shipwreck off Crimea

Vladimir Putin dived to the bottom of the Black Sea to explore an ancient shipwreck off Crimea, in a stunt aimed at cementing his image as adventurer and control of the annexed territory. The Russian President’s 83m dive in a mini-submarine was the latest in a long line of adventurous […]

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Rape case points to sordid tradition at Elite US prep school

August 18, 2015 2:06 am
Rape case points to sordid tradition at Elite US prep school

  Exterior of St. Paul’s School in New Hampshire. Photo / Getty Images St Paul’s School boasts a glittering roster of alumni that includes senators, congressmen, a Nobel laureate and the current secretary of state. The elite prep school also allegedly has a sordid tradition of sexual conquest where graduating […]

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Chinese port of Tianjin death toll rises to 112, with 95 missing

August 16, 2015 3:24 pm
Chinese port of Tianjin death toll rises to 112, with 95 missing

  What remains of the area near the explosions. Photo / AP Authorities pulled more bodies from a massive blast site in the Chinese port of Tianjin, pushing the death toll to 112 on Sunday as teams scrambled to clear dangerous chemical contamination. Hundreds of people were injured and 85 […]

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Ecuador declares state of emergency amid volcano fears

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Ecuador declares state of emergency amid volcano fears

 The Cotopaxi volcano spewing out ash and vapor. Photo / AP The president of Ecuador has imposed a state of emergency in the country over concern that the volcano Cotopaxi might erupt. President Rafael Correa on Saturday said it was important to prepare by mobilising the necessary financial means and […]

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Indonesian Trigana Air ATR 42 turboprop plane missing with 54 passengers

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Indonesian  Trigana Air ATR 42 turboprop plane missing with 54 passengers

  An ATR 42 turboprop plane is missing. Photo / Trigana Air Service An Indonesian plane carrying 54 people lost contact with air traffic control last night during a flight in the rugged province of Papua. The Trigana Air ATR 42 turboprop plane lost contact just before 3pm (6pm NZT) […]

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Greece Debt Crisis : Fists fly as tension boils over in troubled Greece

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Greece Debt Crisis : Fists fly as tension boils over in troubled Greece

 Syrian refugees arrive at a beach on the Greek island of Kos after crossing a part of the Aegean sea from Turkey to Greece in a dinghy on August 15, 2015 in Kos, Greece. Photo / Getty Images The Greek island of Kos was the scene of further unrest on […]

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Hillary Rodham Clinton hopefuls take to the state fair

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Hillary Rodham Clinton hopefuls take to the state fair

  Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton eats a pork chop on a stick and carries a lemonade while greeting fairgoers at the Iowa State Fair on August 15, 2015. Photo / Getty Images As Hillary Rodham Clinton walked among the booths selling funnel cakes and corn dogs at the Iowa […]

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Donald Trump to report for jury duty Republican presidential

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Donald Trump to report for jury duty Republican presidential

  Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Photo / AP Even trash-talking billionaire candidate Donald Trump, who has upended the US Republican presidential campaign with one controversial comment after another, cannot escape jury duty. The bombastic real estate magnate and leading 2016 Republican presidential contender will carry out his civic duty […]

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Firefighters winning against wind-stoked California blazes

August 14, 2015 8:53 pm
Firefighters winning against wind-stoked California blazes

  Firefighter Chris Schwegler is one of 2000 who stood against huge blazes in Lake and Napa Counties north of San Francisco. Some evacuees had just returned home after earlier fires. Photo / AP Firefighters have made significant progress against a wind-stoked blaze in Northern California that has forced evacuations. […]

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Isis accused of chemical attack on a Kurdish militia

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Isis accused of chemical attack on a Kurdish militia

German troops involved in a coalition training mission in Iraq have reported that Isis (Islamic State) fighters have used chemical weapons on a Kurdish militia. Specialists take samples after Kurdish fighters tell of suffering burns and breathing difficulties. The German commanders, who have been mentoring the Kurds on Isis’ front […]

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Turkish crackdown sparks Greek crisis

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Turkish crackdown sparks Greek crisis

  Syrian refugees sleep in a railroad track near the train station of Idomeni, northern Greece, before moving north through the Balkans, hoping to gain asylum in areas such as Germany, the Netherlands or Scandinavia. Photo / AP Turkish efforts to stop traffickers from sending large “ghost ships” crammed with […]

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Pensioner in London comes to rescue of scantily-clad young lady on the Tube

August 12, 2015 9:57 am
Pensioner in London comes to rescue of scantily-clad young lady on the Tube

A pensioner came to the rescue of a young woman on the tube. Photo / File A pensioner who came to the rescue of a young woman that was abused on the London Underground for her choice of dress has become an internet hero. The unnamed elderly woman was travelling […]

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Melbourne mother accused of murdering three of her children

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Melbourne mother accused of murdering three of her children

 Akon Guode at the funeral of her children Bol, Hanger and Madit. Photo / Getty Images A Melbourne mother accused of murdering three of her children is devastated by what has happened, a court has been told. Murder charges follow Aussie lake tragedy where three of woman’s children died. Police […]

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Elusive and mysterious rare night parrot caught in Outback Australia

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Elusive and mysterious rare night parrot caught in Outback Australia

 The Night Parrot (Pezoporus occidentalis) is one of the most elusive and mysterious birds in the world. Photo / Rachel Barr For more than a century, it has been known as the “holy grail” of birdwatching – a mysterious tiny species seen by only a handful of people since it […]

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Colombian Nobel Literature laureate Garcia Marquez’s ashes to be held in his native Colombia

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Colombian Nobel Literature laureate Garcia Marquez’s ashes to be held in his native Colombia

  Colombian Nobel Literature laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez in 2014. AP photo / Eduardo Verdugo The cremated remains of Nobel Prize-winning novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez are making their return journey home to Colombia and starting in December will be exhibited in the Caribbean city of Cartagena where he began his […]

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Pakistan massive child abuse, blackmail inquiry ordered

August 11, 2015 11:18 am
Pakistan massive child abuse, blackmail inquiry ordered

  Members of a Pakistani civil society hold a demonstration against a child abuse scandal . Photo / AP A Pakistani province has announced a judicial inquiry into a massive child abuse and extortion scandal allegedly involving hundreds of victims. At least 280 children were filmed being sexually abused by […]

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