Archive for July, 2015

Top Gear stars drive $380m TV deal : Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond

July 31, 2015 11:00 pm
Top Gear stars drive $380m TV deal : Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond

  Presenters Richard Hammond (left), Jeremy Clarkson and James May are back in business with Amazon. Photo / Supplied Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond have signed a reported 160 million ($379.3 million) deal with Amazon to launch a rival to Top Gear, saying they looked forward to working […]

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Malaysia Airlines flight MH370: Investigators evacuated from Reunion Island

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Malaysia Airlines flight MH370: Investigators evacuated from Reunion Island

  A piece of aeroplane debris known as a flaperon from a Boeing 777 found washed up on the shore of the island of Saint-Andre in La Reunion. Investigators examining a piece of debris suspected to belong to missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 have been forced to flee the site, […]

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Gable Tostee could face conflicting bail conditions when released from prison

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Gable Tostee could face conflicting bail conditions when released from prison

  Gable Tostee could face conflicting bail conditions when he is released from prison. Photo / Supplied Accused murderer Gable Tostee could face conflicting bail conditions when he is released from prison. Tostee is set to be released on Saturday after serving a 10-month sentence for leading police on a […]

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Air passenger suing for a back injury ’caused by sitting next to obese man’

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Air passenger suing for a back injury ’caused by sitting next to obese man’

James Andres Bassos said that during an Etihad Airways flight from Sydney to Dubai, he was forced to contort his body for long periods because of the “grossly overweight” person in the next seat. He told a court in Brisbane, Australia, that the man was spilling into his seat, coughing […]

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UK cop’s shocking Kiwi holiday Facebook photo – children in New Zealand holding an assault rifle and a Glock pistol.

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UK cop’s shocking Kiwi holiday Facebook photo – children  in New Zealand holding an assault rifle and a Glock pistol.

  The photo Blair McMaster posted to his Facebook page. It was taken while on he was on holiday in New Zealand. Photo / Facebook An award-winning police officer from the UK has been criticised after he posted on Facebook a photograph of children in New Zealand holding an assault […]

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Afghan Taliban death threat to peace – Mullah Muhammad Omar

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Afghan Taliban death threat to peace –  Mullah Muhammad Omar

  A wanted release put out on Muhammad Omar by Rewards for Justice. Photo / Supplied Confirmation of the death of Mullah Muhammad Omar, the reclusive cleric who founded the Afghan Taliban, is likely to complicate the pursuit for peace in the country. Omar died in Pakistan in April 2013, […]

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‘Light, security and joy’ at UN will have to wait for another day

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‘Light, security and joy’ at UN will have to wait for another day

  Murray McCully’s Security Council chairing yesterday was pre-scripted. Photo / UN From the outside, the Security Council looks like a shed out the back of the United Nations. It presumably has spectacular views of the East River but the windows are permanently covered in heavy drapes and a big […]

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Projects shelved as oil slumps

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Projects shelved as oil slumps

 The plunge in oil prices has seen the deferral of 46 big oil and gas projects. Photo / Bloomberg The world’s big energy groups have shelved US$200 billion ($298 billion) of spending on new projects in an urgent round of cost-cutting to protect dividends as the oil price slumps for […]

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Ultra-Orthodox Jew has stabbed six Gay Pride marchers in Jerusalem

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Ultra-Orthodox Jew has stabbed six Gay Pride marchers in Jerusalem

Israel – An ultra-Orthodox Jew has stabbed six Gay Pride marchers in Jerusalem, in a repeat of a 2005 attack for which he served 10 years behind bars, police and medics said. Yishai Shlissel was released from jail three weeks ago after having served his sentence for the attack a […]

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New Zealand credited for focusing on small island states at UN debate

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New Zealand credited for focusing on small island states at UN debate

  Murray McCully talks to reporters before the debate, with NZ’s permanent representative to the UN, Gerard van Bohemen, and Nicola Garvey, deputy spokesperson in the UN Mission. Photo / Audrey Young Over 70 countries joined a New Zealand-sponsored debate at the Security Council early today (NZ time) on peace […]

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Surfer in Australia bitten by shark

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Surfer in Australia bitten by shark

A man is in a serious condition after being bitten by a shark in northern NSW, Australia during an early morning surf. Emergency services were called to Main Beach at Evans Head at around 6.15am on Friday, to find the man with wounds to his legs and hands. The man, […]

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Panicked 911 caller told by a dispatcher to “deal with it yourself”

July 30, 2015 2:13 am
Panicked 911 caller told by a dispatcher to “deal with it yourself”

    Jaydon Chavez-Silver was shot and killed in June. Photo / Facebook  A teenager who called police but was told by a dispatcher to “deal with it yourself” before being hung up on said she was panicked about a friend being shot but stayed as calm as possible. Seventeen-year-old […]

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MH370: Widow of Kiwi passenger says ‘We’ve had so many red herrings’

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MH370: Widow of Kiwi passenger says ‘We’ve had so many red herrings’

• Wreckage found on island in Indian Ocean could be from MH370• Officials say debris in photos looks like it belongs to Boeing 777• An aviation lawyer said Boeing engineers should be able to identify the wreckage within 24 hours• NZ aviation expert says the most important thing to do […]

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Donald Trump goes on the attack with Scott Walker as his latest target

July 26, 2015 4:22 am
Donald Trump goes on the attack with Scott Walker as his latest target

  Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Photo / AP First Donald Trump questioned whether Sen. John McCain was truly a war hero. Then he revealed to a South Carolina crowd the personal phone number of Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (S.C.), one of his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination. On […]

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7 Newly-released photographs of Bush and Cheney after 9/11 attacks

July 25, 2015 11:32 pm
7 Newly-released photographs of Bush and Cheney after 9/11 attacks

 President George W Bush stands with his hands in his pockets as vice-president Dick Cheney and Secretary of State Condaleeza Rice have a discussion in one of the newly-released photos. Photo / US National Archives Newly-released photographs taken in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks by then vice-president Dick Cheney’s […]

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