Archive for September, 2015

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

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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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