Archive for September, 2015

Superpowers strive to gain upper hand : Obama and Putin exchange barbs, before discussing how to combat Isis

September 30, 2015 7:07 pm
Superpowers strive to gain upper hand : Obama and Putin exchange barbs, before discussing how to combat Isis

President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin laid out sharply competing visions yesterday about how to tackle the ongoing conflicts in Syria and elsewhere in the Middle East, with each blaming the other for the region’s turmoil even as they signalled a willingness to address it together. In speeches […]

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Chaos in trail of killer super typhoon Dujuan

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Chaos in trail of killer super typhoon Dujuan

Super typhoon Dujuan has killed two people and left more than 300 injured in Taiwan, authorities say after it swept across the island before making landfall in eastern China. More than half a million people were without electricity in Taiwan as the storm left a trail of destruction in the […]

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Drunken British tourists strip off for Roman bath in famous Italian fountain

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Drunken  British tourists strip off for Roman bath in famous Italian fountain

  Victoria Nall, left, and Claire Neale were among the six tourists caught cavorting in the fountain. Photos / Facebook Six drunken British tourists were fined and are facing obscenity charges after they were caught cavorting naked in a historic fountain in Rome. The visitors, architects and environmentalists who were […]

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Health in Japan: A new book suggests Western parents can learn a thing or two from Asian nation on raising healthy children

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Health in Japan: A new book suggests Western parents can learn a thing or two from Asian nation on raising healthy children

  Japan may be a rising force in rugby but it is an established leader in healthy living. Picture / AP They may be renowned for sushi and sumo wrestlers – and, more recently, for their brilliance at rugby – but the Japanese should be celebrated for a lesser-known phenomenon: […]

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Australian protection from sharks to be trialled

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Australian protection from sharks to be trialled

  There have been 13 shark attacks in NSW so far this year, up from three last year, and one surfer has been killed. Photo / Getty Images Australian beachgoers should not expect new shark protection measures to be in place this summer, but New South Wales Primary Industries Minister […]

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Australian Nicola Scott Drawing superheroes such as Superman or Spider-Man for the big two, DC and Marvel, is a dream for most comic artists

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Australian Nicola Scott Drawing superheroes such as Superman or Spider-Man for the big two, DC and Marvel, is a dream for most comic artists

  Nicola Scott is a comic book artist from Sydney, Australia. Photo / Getty images Drawing superheroes such as Superman or Spider-Man for the big two, DC and Marvel, is a dream for most comic artists, and Australian Nicola Scott made that dream real. Scott spent a decade drawing the […]

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Taliban insurgents control key northern city of Afghanistan

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Taliban insurgents control key northern city of Afghanistan

  Taliban fighters freed from prison walk through Kunduz. Picture / AP Taliban insurgents have seized control of key facilities across a major city in northern Afghanistan, driving back stunned security forces in a multi-pronged attack that also sent Afghan officials and United Nations personnel fleeing for safety. Collapse of […]

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Polish army checks site of alleged tunnel with Nazi train

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Polish army checks site of alleged tunnel with Nazi train

  During the war, Walbrzych was still part of Germany. Called Waldenburg, it was in an area where Adolf Hitler was building a system of secret underground tunnels. The Polish military on Monday deployed chemical, radiation and explosives experts to a site in southwestern Poland where a Nazi train allegedly […]

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Spider-Man dream by 6 -year-old with cancer- Mable Tooke, aka SpiderMable

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Spider-Man dream by 6 -year-old with cancer- Mable Tooke, aka SpiderMable

  Mable Tooke, aka SpiderMable, along with Spiderman zip line to save Black Cat in Edmonton Alberta. Photo / Jason Franson / The Canadian Press via AP A 6-year-old girl with cancer is making headlines in Canada by living her superhero dream for a day as SpiderMable thanks to a […]

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US military turn to some unsavory partners to help find warlord Joseph Kony

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US military turn to some unsavory partners to help find warlord Joseph Kony

  The US military is stepping up its effort to track down African warlord Joseph Kony. Photo / Getty Images United States Special Operations forces have opened a new front in their hunt for the African warlord Joseph Kony, moving closer to his suspected hideout in a lawless enclave straddling […]

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Baby without skull suffers online abuse

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Baby without skull suffers online abuse

  Strangers commented on Facebook telling the Buells their decision to keep their son was “selfish”. Photo / Facebook First time parents Brittany and Brandon Buell were told by doctors their unborn child had a rare brain condition and should be aborted. The Florida couple refused the advice and while […]

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Canterbury property developer admits attacking family and killing puppy

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Canterbury property developer admits attacking family and killing puppy

A Canterbury property developer has today admitted attacking an innocent family out for a riverside stroll and killing their young puppy. Andrew George McDaniel, 51, launched the bizarre road rage attack near Eyre River, 20 minutes north of Christchurch, about 5.45pm on March 23. McDaniel was driving a Nissan 4WD […]

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Ronnie Pickering: ‘you wot, mate?’

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Ronnie Pickering announcing his title. Photo / YouTube Ronnie Pickering: ‘you wot, mate?’ Ronnie Pickering needs no introduction, his self-assured and strangely prophesizing fame has him firmly planted in the “worst driver caught on camera” canon for this spat in northern England. If you haven’t heard of Ronnie Pickering, get […]

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Victim’s family and friends in Manukau make emotional plea to attackers

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Victim’s family and  friends  in Manukau make emotional plea to attackers

  Papa Li’i Seiuli Johnny Siaosi and Melissa Ansin are joined by family as they talk about George Siaosi and appeal for information. Photo / Greg Bowker The family and friends of a man seriously injured in a king hit attack in Manukau on the weekend have made an emotional […]

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Kiwi model Bailey Scarlett claims drink spiking at Justin Bieber party

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Kiwi model Bailey Scarlett claims drink spiking at Justin Bieber party

 Bailey Scarlett will reportedly tell her story to an Australian current affairs show. A Kiwi model who claims her drink was spiked at a party hosted by Justin Bieber will tell her side of the story to an Australian current affairs show. The Nine Network TV show said 18-year-old Bailey […]

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Success at university no job guarantee – ‘No evidence’ uni success correlates with later achievement

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Success at university no job guarantee – ‘No evidence’ uni success correlates with later achievement

 Is getting a degree really worth it in the long run? File photo / NZ Herald Businesses may be placing less importance on university degrees than in previous years but employees with tertiary education still earn more on average than those that don’t, according to research by recruitment company absoluteIT. […]

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Drugs charges:Auckland lawyer Marc Cropper pleaded guilty to three charges of possessing the class-A drug

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Drugs charges:Auckland lawyer Marc Cropper pleaded guilty to three charges of possessing the class-A drug

An experienced Auckland lawyer awaiting sentencing on methamphetamine charges can now be named. Marc Cropper, 41, pleaded guilty to three charges of possessing the class-A drug at the start of the month after the Crown dropped a more serious count of possession for supply. The ex-senior associate at Simpson Grierson […]

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Rapper Nas awarded Harvard’s W.E.B DuBois Medal

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Rapper Nas awarded Harvard’s W.E.B DuBois Medal

 Nas performs his classic debut album Illmatic with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Photo / Getty. Rapper Nasir “Nas” Jones, former boxing champion Muhammad Ali and U.S Attorney General Eric Holder have been award Harvard’s W.E.B DuBois Medal this year. Muhammed Ali, battling Parkinson’s […]

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Dan Carter set to be richest man in rugby

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Dan Carter set to be richest man in rugby

  New Zealand All Blacks 1st-five Daniel Carter during a press conference at the team hotel, Cardiff, in preparation for the Pool C match between New Zealand and Georgia. Photo / Brett Phibbs. If Dan Carter fails to finally play a meaningful role in a World Cup over the next […]

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Nepal plan to ban from Mount Everest disabled, elderly and novice climbers

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Nepal plan to ban from Mount Everest disabled, elderly and novice climbers

  The proposal would also ban disabled and elderly climbers. Photo / Getty. Novice climbers could be banned from attempting to climb Mount Everest, under Nepalese plans to confront safety and overcrowding concerns. The proposals, which would also involve banning disabled and elderly climbers from the mountain, come after 18 […]

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