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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