Archive for October, 2015

Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton faces off Libya critics

October 24, 2015 2:06 pm
Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton faces off Libya critics

 Hillary Clinton. Photo / AP Hillary Clinton stood her ground through a gruelling 11 hours of questioning over the 2012 Benghazi attacks, parrying Republican blows at a high-stakes congressional hearing that could impact on her bid for the White House. Partisan fireworks exploded repeatedly between Republican and Democrat members of […]

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US Authorities seize illegal lethal injection drugs

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US  Authorities seize illegal lethal injection drugs

 Authorities seized orders of sodium thiopental. Photo / Getty Federal authorities in the United States have confiscated shipments of a lethal-injection chemical that Arizona and Texas tried to bring in from abroad, saying such imports are illegal – a move that compounds the nation’s severe shortage of execution drugs. The […]

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Joe Biden won’t run as US President, a boost for Hillary Clinton

October 22, 2015 7:43 am
Joe Biden won’t run as US President, a boost for Hillary Clinton

 U.S. Vice President Joe Biden announces that he will not seek the presidency during a statement with U.S. President Barack Obama in the Rose Garden of the White House. Photo / Getty Images Vice President Joe Biden said he won’t be a candidate in the 2016 White House campaign, solidifying […]

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Charity Oxfam NZ ready to assist Philippines

October 19, 2015 1:46 pm
Charity Oxfam NZ ready to assist Philippines

Charity Oxfam NZ is ready to send “rapid assessment teams” to storm battered regions of the Philippines if international help is required. Typhoon Koppu has struck northern regions of the country, displacing thousands and leaving at least two people dead, according to international media reports. Oxfam last night confirmed it […]

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Fatal shooting at Florida Zombie-themed festival

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Fatal shooting at Florida Zombie-themed festival

 The suspect is still believed to be at large. Photo / Supplied One person is dead and at least four others are wounded after a shooting at a zombie-themed street festival in Florida. The suspect is still believed to be at large with Fort Myers police confirming on Twitter an […]

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Royals especially Prince William take two paths over China

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Royals especially Prince William take two paths over China

Prince William will pull off a major coup tomorrow when he records a television programme to be seen by 100 million Chinese people. The Duke of Cambridge will speak to his biggest ever audience in a programme for Chinese state television highlighting the threat to endangered species posed by the […]

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Leaked memo shows Tony Blair supported sending troops to Iraq one year before action

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Leaked memo shows Tony Blair supported sending troops to Iraq one year before action

 George W Bush drives Tony Blair at his ranch in 2002. Photo / Getty Images Former Prime Minister Tony Blair supported military operations in Iraq about a year before the British Parliament approved such action, according to a 2002 memo written by then-US Secretary of State Colin Powell. The memo […]

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South Africa, Horn of Africa a way out of poverty

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South Africa, Horn of Africa a way out of poverty

Poachers who are seen in the West as a threat to wildlife regarded as Robin Hoods in their own communities. The rhinoceros is one of the main attractions at South Africa’s national parks. Photo / Jim Eagles The well-heeled tourists filing through the modest airport at Hoedspruit – Afrikaans for […]

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Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman hurt as he evades capture

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Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman hurt as he evades capture

The fugitive drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was wounded during a failed operation to recapture him in northwestern Mexico, according to local authorities. Guzman escaped in July from a maximum-security prison near Mexico City by crawling through a hole in his shower and has been on the run since. […]

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Dissection display not your normal day at the zoo with the kids

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Dissection display not your normal day at the zoo with the kids

 The smell seems to be the hardest thing to take for the children at Odense Zoo. Photo / AP My 3-year-old daughter is transfixed by a bandage tied around the lion’s rear shin, there to hide the spot where the zoo has cut away a strip of fur from the […]

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Thousands flee as powerful Typhoon Koppu tears through the Philippines

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Thousands flee as powerful Typhoon Koppu tears through the Philippines

  A mother shelters with her son from the wind and rain brought on by Typhoon Koppu. Photo / Getty Powerful Typhoon Koppu ripped off roofs, tore down trees and unleashed landslides and floods, forcing thousands to flee as it pummelled the northern Philippines. No casualties were reported on Sunday […]

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Tony Blair committed to Iraq War a year before invasion, secret memos reveal

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Tony Blair committed to Iraq War a year before invasion, secret memos reveal

  Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair pledged his support for the US invasion of Iraq. Photo / NZPA Former British prime minister Tony Blair was committed to joining the United States in the Iraq war a year before the 2003 invasion, documents obtained by a UK newspaper suggests. The […]

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Kangaroo escapes, hops through New York

October 18, 2015 8:30 am
Kangaroo escapes, hops through New York

 Buster the kangaroo hopping through a Staten Island carpark. Picture / Youtube A pet kangaroo named Buster caused a brief stir on Saturday morning when it got loose in a New York City neighborhood. Witnesses first spotted the runaway marsupial in the parking lot of a Staten Island auto repair […]

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Police farewell ‘gentle’ colleague

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Police farewell ‘gentle’ colleague

  A funeral procession for Curtis Cheng, who was gunned down in front of police headquarters in Parramatta. Photo / AAP More than 1500 people yesterday farewelled a gentle man whose death at the hands of a 15-year-old terrorist outside Parramatta police headquarters has shaken the New South Wales Police […]

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Knife attacks met with deadly Israeli fire

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Knife attacks met with deadly Israeli fire

 The body of a Palestinian man covered at the site of a stabbing in Jerusalem, Israel. Photo / Getty Images Israeli police and a civilian shot and killed three Palestinians on Saturday who they said were attacking them with kitchen knives, as a wave of Palestinian assaults continued, answered by […]

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Supported by Russia, Syrian regime forces edges towards rebels

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Supported by Russia, Syrian regime forces edges towards rebels

 Syrian regime soldiers walk down a road in eastern Aleppo. Photo / Getty Images Syrian regime forces have edged forward in the northern province of Aleppo with air cover from Russian warplanes, but face fierce resistance from rebel forces in the country’s centre. Since Moscow began its air campaign in […]

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Robot probe to the moon planned in five years

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Robot probe to the moon planned in five years

A mission to land a robot probe on an unexplored part of the moon is expected to be approved by the European Space Agency (ESA) next year, says a BBC report. The Russian-led mission, a joint venture with the ESA, is one of a series to eventually send astronauts back […]

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Big Ben clock could grind to a halt

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Big Ben clock could grind to a halt

 The clock face of Big Ben. Photo / Getty Images Big Ben, the British Parliament’s iconic clock, is so dilapidated it could grind to a halt altogether unless drastic repairs are carried out. A report presented to Britain’s cross-party Commons Finance Committee has set out a 29.2 million pound plan […]

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Man in Thailand texts wife to break up after lotto win

October 17, 2015 11:07 am
Man in Thailand texts wife to break up after lotto win

 The couple won NZ$1.24 million in the lottery. Photo / Getty Images A Thai woman is suing the father of her son for child support after he said he wanted to break up with her in a text message a few weeks after winning NZ$1.24 million in a lottery. Saowanee […]

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German mayoral candidate of Cologne stabbed while campaigning

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German mayoral candidate of Cologne stabbed while campaigning

  Candidate Henriette Reker. Photo / Facebook A candidate to be mayor of Cologne was wounded in a stabbing as she campaigned on Saturday, a day before an election in the western German city. Candidate Henriette Reker was wounded along with a member of her campaign team, aide Frederik Schorn […]

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