Archive for November, 2015

Cash big voice in US climate debate

November 24, 2015 6:49 pm
Cash big voice in US climate debate

Study highlights link between corporate funds and voices stirring doubt over human role in warming planet.   Destruction after Typhoon Haiyan. Photo / AP Climate change has long been a highly polarising topic in the United States, with Americans lining up on opposite sides depending on their politics and worldview. Now […]

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Paris terror attacks: Suicide vest found raises possible link to suspect

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Paris terror attacks: Suicide vest found raises possible link to suspect

 Police officers enforcing a curfew in a Paris town last week. Photo / Getty Images A street cleaner in a Paris suburb found an explosive vest similar to those used in the Paris attacks near the place where a suspect’s mobile phone had been found, raising the possibility that he […]

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Turkey shot down Russian warplane near Syria border for violation of Turkish airspace

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Turkey shot down Russian warplane near Syria border for violation of Turkish airspace

 A Russian warplane goes down in Syria’s northwestern Turkmen town of Bayirbucak near Turkeys border. Photo / Getty Images Turkey shot down a Russian warplane Tuesday, claiming it had violated Turkish airspace and ignored repeated warnings. Russia denied that the plane crossed the Syrian border into Turkish skies. “We are […]

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Maria Ivleva – The 15-year-old girl who was sitting on top of the bomb that brought down Russian jet over Egypt

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Maria Ivleva – The 15-year-old girl who was sitting on top of the bomb that brought down Russian jet over Egypt

  Maria Ivleva would have been killed instantly by the huge explosion just inches beneath her. Photo: https://vk.com/ivlevamasha • Plane went down over the Sinai on October 31 in disaster killing 224 people • Forensic tests have now revealed bomb was stuffed under seat 30A or 31A• Maria Ivleva, 15, […]

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Crew rescued after ferry capsizes in Fiji

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Crew rescued after ferry capsizes in Fiji

  The incident at Suva Harbour. Photo: VFRfijiincident / Twitter A number of crew members have reportedly been rescued from a large ferry which has capsized in Fiji. The 41-year-old inter-island MV Suilven, formerly under a New Zealand flag with Strait Shipping, is believed to have got into trouble at […]

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US issues global travel alert due to ‘increased terrorist threats’

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US issues global travel alert due to ‘increased terrorist threats’

 The United States issued a worldwide travel alert. Photo / iStock The United States issued a worldwide travel alert today warning American citizens of “increased terrorist threats” in the wake of the Paris attacks. A massive manhunt is underway in France and Belgium for Belgian-born Salah Abdeslam, suspected of playing […]

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Australian senator to New Zealand : ‘join us’

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Australian senator to New Zealand : ‘join us’

  Labour Party leader Andrew Little is currently in Canberra lobbying for better treatment of New Zealand residents in Australia. Photo / Supplied Most Australians would support hardworking Kiwis becoming citizens – and if New Zealand wants closer ties it should become his country’s seventh and eighth state, an Australian […]

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Donald Trump hits out at Associated Press

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Donald Trump hits out at Associated Press

Donald Trump’s relationship with the media is becoming rather complicated. If media don’t report favourably on him, he attacks. Megyn Fox of Fox News the first high profile victim. After the first GOP debate in which Fox asked Trump a few difficult questions, he said “she was bleeding from her […]

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Brussels on edge as Belgian security forces hunt Isis (Islamic State) militants

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Brussels on edge as Belgian security forces hunt Isis (Islamic State) militants

Belgian security forces were last night still hunting down suspected Isis (Islamic State) militants after making more than a dozen arrests in a series of raids yesterday, with sweeping security measures set to stay in place in the capital as the major suspect from the Paris attacks remained at large. […]

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RSA condemns vandals’ attack on Anzac graves in London

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RSA condemns vandals’ attack on Anzac graves in London

  The graffiti on Anzac soldiers’ headstones at a churchyard in London moved a councillor to tears when she discovered it. The RSA has condemned the desecration of Anzac war graves in London as a “wanton act of vandalism”. “Such an act is appalling and can never be justified in […]

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