Archive for July, 2016

FAA rejected advice before Heart of Texas Hot Air Balloon Rides crashes

July 31, 2016 11:30 pm
FAA rejected advice before Heart of Texas Hot Air Balloon Rides crashes

Warning about potential high-fatality accidents, safety investigators recommended two years ago that the US Federal Aviation Administration impose greater oversight on commercial hot air balloon operators. The FAA rejected those recommendations. Yesterday a hot air balloon carrying 16 people caught on fire and crashed in central Texas, and it appeared […]

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Redneck Olympics hold their blanking Summer Games

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Redneck Olympics hold their blanking Summer Games

Spectators cheer as a pickup truck splashes through mud at an event formerly called the Redneck Olympics. Photo / AP There were no world-class athletes or top-notch sporting venues, but there was cold beer, barbecue and a muddy tug-of-war at the event formerly known as the Redneck Olympics. The event, […]

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British Prime Minister Theresa May promises to step-up slavery fight in UK

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British Prime Minister Theresa May promises to step-up slavery fight in UK

British Prime Minister Theresa May (AFP photo) UK Prime Minister Theresa May has raised the government’s budget to fight modern slavery, saying thousands of people have fallen victim to the issue in Britain. “This government is determined to build a Great Britain that works for everyone and will not tolerate […]

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Hillary Clinton insists Russia hacked Democrats

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Hillary Clinton insists Russia hacked Democrats

US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton looks on during a campaign rally in Youngstown, Pennsylvania, on July 30, 2016. (AFP photo) US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has doubled down on the claim that Russia was behind the recent hacking attack against the Democratic National Committee (DNC). “We know that […]

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77 passengers and crew flee ferry in France after ‘explosion’

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77 passengers and crew flee ferry in France after ‘explosion’

The incident took place on a Corsica ferry. Photo / AP A ferry has been evacuated at a French port after an explosion was heard as passengers were boarding. The incident has taken place in Joliette, in Marseille, this morning on the 9am service to Sardinia. Reports in France say […]

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New Zealand man arrested after Pokemon Go player hit and killed

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New Zealand man arrested after Pokemon Go player hit and killed

The Sydney woman was dragged more than 70 metres after being mowed down at the intersection of King and Victoria streets in West Melbourne early on Saturday. Photo / Channel 7 / Supplied A New Zealand man has been arrested and charged after a 22-year-old woman was killed when she […]

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Bahraini dissident dies ‘after torture’ in regime custody

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Bahraini dissident dies ‘after torture’ in regime custody

Late Bahraini political dissident Hassan Hayki (file photo) A political dissident in Bahrain has reportedly died as a result of injuries sustained under torture while in regime custody. Hassan Hayki passed away at the Salmaniya Medical Complex in the capital, Manama, on Sunday morning. Hayki’s family attributed his death to […]

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Riot-scarred Baltimore : Freddie Gray’s death

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Riot-scarred Baltimore : Freddie Gray’s death

Baltimore police walk near a mural depicting Freddie Gray after prosecutors dropped remaining charges against the three Baltimore police officers who were still awaiting trial. Photo / AP The ending that many people here had both expected and dreaded came Wednesday, when prosecutors announced in court that they had given […]

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Anti-government protests continue in Armenia amid standoff at police building

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Anti-government protests continue in Armenia amid standoff at police building

Protesters block a street leading to a police station seized by gunmen in Yerevan early on July 31, 2016. (Photo by AFP) A standoff between gunmen and police in Armenia continues into its 14th day, as thousands of anti-government protesters take to the streets once again to support the gunmen. […]

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Russian President Vladimir Putin visits Slovenia amid tensions with EU, NATO

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Russian President Vladimir Putin visits Slovenia amid tensions with EU, NATO

Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and Slovenian President Borut Pahor speak during their meeting in Ljubljana, Slovenia, July 30, 2016. (Photo by Reuters) Russian President Vladimir Putin has traveled to Slovenia, a member of the European Union (EU) and NATO, amid tensions between Moscow and the two blocs. Putin traveled […]

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Turkey sacked nearly 1,400 military personnel over botched putsch

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Turkey sacked nearly 1,400 military personnel over botched putsch

This photo taken on July 29, 2016, shows Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L) standing in front of guards during his visit to the Police Special Operation Department’s Headquarters in Ankara. ©AFP Turkey sacked nearly 1,400 military personnel suspected of having links with US-based opposition cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom Ankara […]

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has more material on Hillary Clinton

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has more material on Hillary Clinton

People attend a video conference of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at the International Center for Advanced Communication Studies for Latin America (CIESPAL) auditorium in Quito on June 23, 2016. (AFP) WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has said that his group has more information about US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s campaign […]

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Houthis in Yemen surprised by UN-proposed peace agreement

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Houthis in Yemen surprised by UN-proposed peace agreement

A session of talks on the Yemeni conflict in Kuwait City, Kuwait on July 17, 2016 ©AFP The Houthi movement has expressed surprise at a new UN peace proposal on the conflict in Yemen, saying the United Nations has altered the terms of a draft agreement worked out in Kuwait. On Saturday, UN Yemen envoy Ismail […]

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Law enforcement authorities in Brazil arrests Bosnian man wanted for war crimes

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Law enforcement authorities in Brazil arrests Bosnian man wanted for war crimes

Bosnian Muslims pray near body caskets of their relatives, laid out at a cemetery in the village of Potocari, near the Bosnian town of Srebrenica, July 11, 2016. (Photo by AFP) Law enforcement authorities in Brazil have arrested a fugitive Bosnian man wanted for war crimes in Bosnia and Herzegovina. […]

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British Prime Minister Theresa May delays China-France nuclear plant at Hinkley Point

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British Prime Minister Theresa May delays China-France nuclear plant at Hinkley Point

French President François Hollande (R) speaks next to British Prime Minister Theresa May during a joint press conference on July 21, 2016 at the Elysee Presidential Palace in Paris. (AFP photo) British Prime Minister Theresa May has personally intervened to delay the construction of a controversial nuclear power plant at […]

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Donald Trump as president to be the voice of the American people

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Donald Trump as president to be the voice of the American people

Donald Trump has promised not only to be the voice of the American people, but also to take decisive, immediate action. As president, he has said he would move fast to destroy the Islamic State, scrap bad trade deals, build that wall, “stop the gangs and the violence,” and “stop […]

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Quezon City jail : Inside the Philippines most notorious prison where 3,600 inmates live in a space built for 800

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Quezon City jail : Inside the Philippines most notorious prison where 3,600 inmates live in a space built for 800

Inside the Philippines most notorious prison where 3,600 inmates live in a space built for 800. Inmates rest in their sleeping quarters inside the Quezon City jail at night in Manila. Photo / Getty Images Eye-opening images reveal the daily life of 3,800 inmates serving time behind the crowded walls […]

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Rapped and bullied : Audrie & Daisy exposes what really happened to the teens

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Rapped and bullied : Audrie & Daisy exposes what really happened to the teens

Daisy Coleman almost gave up. Photo / Facebook Two girls living on opposite sides of the United States were raped the same year. Both were blamed, both suffered from relentless abuse when they were the victims. Both attempted suicide. One failed, the other didn’t. A new documentary, Audrie & Daisy, exposes […]

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‘Multiple’ victims in an “active shooter” incident in Austin, Texas

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‘Multiple’ victims in an “active shooter” incident in Austin, Texas

At least one person is dead and multiple people injured from an “active shooter” incident in Austin, Texas, police say. “Active shooter incident downtown, multiple victims. Stay away from downtown,” Austin police said in a message on Twitter on Sunday. Police stated that there were “separate shootings in the same […]

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US, Israel drones gather data for Syria militants: Iran official

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US, Israel drones gather data for Syria militants: Iran official

Hossein Sheikholeslam, an advisor to Iran’s foreign minister, speaks with Tasnim news agency on July 31, 2016. Washington and the Tel Aviv regime supply the Takfiri militants in Syria with intelligence obtained from the drones they fly over Syria, an Iranian official says. “The US and Israel have a direct […]

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New Zealand passports among ‘The Doctor’s’ master forgeries

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New Zealand passports among ‘The Doctor’s’ master forgeries

Police swiftly raided an unassuming address in the Bangkok suburbs where they found The Doctor. File photo / iStock For a few thousand dollars “The Doctor” opened doors to the world, supplying pristine fake passports to gangsters and rebels, refugees and migrant workers – all from an unassuming, scruffy house […]

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Reckless woman robs bank to go back to prison

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Reckless woman robs bank to go back to prison

Linda Thompson couldn’t find room at a homeless shelter so robbed a bank. Photo / AP A woman who was recently released from prison in Oregon robbed a bank in Wyoming only to throw the cash up in the air outside the building and sit down to wait for police, […]

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New Zealand judge Dame Lowell Goddard confused by UK laws

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New Zealand judge Dame Lowell Goddard confused by UK laws

NZ judge Dame Lowell Goddard. File photo / NZME. The New Zealand judge heading the UK’s historical child abuse inquiry has shocked barristers by admitting that she is confused by English law. Dame Justice Goddard is set to earn around £5million (NZ$9.17m) as chairwoman of the inquiry after being appointed […]

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Air strike kill babies in maternity hospital in Syria’s Idlib province

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Air strike kill babies in maternity hospital in Syria’s Idlib province

A pregnant woman’s legs were severed when the maternity hospital was bombed. Photo / Save the Children At least two people have been killed and several, including babies, were injured in an air strike on a maternity hospital in Syria’s Idlib province. Save the Children, which supports the hospital, said […]

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The mind-boggling life of Becky Sharrock, one of the few people in the world who remembers everything

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The mind-boggling life of Becky Sharrock, one of the few people in the world who remembers everything

Becky Sharrock, featured on Channel 9’s 60 Minutes who has a condition that means she can remember every detail of her life going back to when she was a baby. Photo / Supplied Becky Sharrock’s unique ability can be particularly frustrating for her mum. The 26-year-old will sometimes come home […]

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