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Tuesday, 26 June 2012

World Breaking News

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12:34PM

Nora Ephron, writer-filmmaker, dies at 71

Nora Ephron, the essayist, author and filmmaker who challenged and thrived in the male-dominated worlds of movies and journalism and was loved, respected and feared for her wit, has died of leukaemia. She was 71.
12:22PM

Drug abuse kills tens of thousands: UN

Illegal drug abuse worldwide is stagnant but still kills about 200,000 people a year, the UN's drug-fighting agency says in a new report.
12:04PM

Megan Fox 'snapped with visible baby bump'

MEGAN Fox was snapped relaxing with husband, Brian Austin Green, looking very pregnant in a bikini top and flowing skirt, People Magazine reported.
11:58AM

UK dad critical after Lamborghini flips off highway

A MAN who hired a Lamborghini for his son's 21st birthday was critically injured when he spectacularly crashed the high-speed sports car in northwest England.
11:52AM

Tourist dies in horse-drawn carriage accident

A TOURIST has died in a horse-drawn carriage accident on a UK island where cars are banned.
11:51AM

World powers still split on Syria talks

Russia and the United States are locked in a high-stakes diplomatic stand-off over how to end Syria's bloody civil war, as hopes fade that crunch talks will be held later this week.
11:49AM

Google teaching computers to mimic brain

Google says it's dabbling with getting computers to simulate the learning process of the human brain as one of the unusual projects for researchers in its X Lab.
11:33AM

Life in prison for killer who 'wanted a better view'

A CANADIAN serial killer has been sentenced to life in prison for bludgeoning his two former wives to death with a rock, and killing his neighbour for her apartment with "a better view".
11:23AM

Putin 'at loss' after street naming

Russian President Vladimir Putin says he's "at a bit of a loss" that a street was named after him in Bethlehem, revered by Christians as the birthplace of Jesus.
11:23AM

Detained medics tortured, killed in Syria

Amnesty International says three medics have been tortured and killed in Syria a week after their arrest in the city of Aleppo in what it said was an "appalling disregard" for the profession.
11:00AM

German court rules religious circumcision an assault

CIRCUMCISING young boys on religious grounds amounts to grievous bodily harm, a German court ruled today, in a landmark decision that the Jewish community said trampled on parents' religious rights.
10:56AM

Jersey threatens UK split

The Channel Island of Jersey could consider independence from Britain due to a clampdown on its financial industry, a senior island minister has warned.
10:17AM

Suu Kyi holds no grudges against jailers

Burma's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi says she holds no grudges against the military regime that kept her under house arrest for 15 years and, instead, views it as a group she can work with as the country moves toward democracy.
10:17AM

Assad says Syria 'in a state of war'

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says his country is in state of war and has ordered his new cabinet to crush the anti-regime uprising as Turkey vowed to retaliate over the downing of one of its jets.
10:17AM

African Kony hunters need boots, food

An African force hunting Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebel leader Joseph Kony needs boots, uniforms and food, international envoys say.
10:17AM

Greek subway work unearths ancient road

Archaeologists in Greece's second-largest city have uncovered a 70-metre section of an ancient road built by the Romans that was the city's main travel artery nearly 2000 years ago.
10:15AM

Mexico doctors remove child's 15kg tumour

Mexican doctors say they have successfully removed a 15kg benign tumour from a two-year-old boy.
10:07AM

Emancipation Proclamation sells for $2m

A rare original copy of President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation ordering the freeing of slaves has sold at a New York auction for more than $US2 million.
10:07AM

150 natives occupy Amazon dam construction

More than 150 indigenous people are occupying one of the construction sites for the huge Belo Monte hydro-electric dam across the Xingu River in the Brazilian Amazon, a local spokesman said on Tuesday.
9:55AM

Few prosecuted over Haiti rapes: UN

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, June 26 AP - The prosecution of rape cases in Haiti remains bogged down, and justice is rarely served, the United Nations mission in the impoverished country says.
9:53AM

Videla denies Argentine baby thefts

Former Argentine dictator Jorge Rafael Videla has denied his government stole babies from women who were detained and then executed during the country's 1976-1983 dictatorship.
9:53AM

US testing free rapid AIDS testing

US health officials have set up a $US1.2 million pilot program that will offer free rapid HIV tests at pharmacies and in-store clinics in 24 cities and rural communities.
9:53AM

Teenage pregnancy deaths a global scandal

British charity Save the Children says it's a global scandal that 50,000 teenagers die each year due to pregnancy and childbirth complications.
9:50AM

Police stations attacked in Nigeria

Gunmen with explosives have attacked two police stations in the northern Nigerian city of Kano, a target of Islamist group Boko Haram, killing at least four people.
8:43AM

Court dismisses claim on Marcos assets

New York courts have dismissed the claim by victims of Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos for more than $US35 million from a US brokerage account, citing the competing claim by the Philippine government upheld by its own highest court.
8:29AM

Machinery deployed to Canada mall collapse

Canadian authorities have sent heavy machinery to a collapsed Ontario shopping mall in the hope of digging out a possible survivor trapped for three days in the rubble.
7:54AM

Queen prays in N Ireland

THE Queen has prayed with Catholic and Protestant leaders from across Northern Ireland as this long-divided land demonstrated its rising faith in a shared future - and braced for a peacemaking milestone that has been a quarter-century in the making.
7:44AM

Man 'ate dog while high on synthetic pot'

A TEXAS man is facing animal cruelty charges after police said he ate a dog while high on synthetic marijuana.
7:14AM

Voice runners-up secure record deals

SARAH De Bono, Darren Percival and Rachael Leahcar will release their singles on Friday.
6:30AM

'Suspicious' blast kills toddler

A SUSPECTED gas explosion has reduced a house to smoking rubble, killed a 2-year-old boy and left a man seriously burned in northwest England overnight, police and rescue workers said.
6:16AM

Jews arrested for Holocaust museum vandalism

ISRAELI police arrested three Jewish men suspected of spraying graffiti thanking Hitler for the Holocaust at Jerusalem's Yad Vashem Holocaust museum earlier this month, a spokesman said today.
5:50AM

Tunisia consul's home bombed

UNKNOWN assailants have thrown a homemade bomb at the home of the Tunisian consul in the Libyan capital, causing some damage but no casualties, officials and witnesses said.
5:41AM

Sting targets online financial fraud

DOZENS of people in four continents have been arrested in an elaborate sting targeting a black market for online financial fraud, federal officials in New York said.
4:56AM

German court bans religious circumcision

CIRCUMCISIONS of young boys on religious grounds should be considered as grievous bodily harm, a German court has said, in a landmark ruling that clears up a grey area for doctors.
4:53AM

Greek government hit by fresh resignation

A SECOND Greek Cabinet member has resigned in two days, the latest casualty for the financially struggling country's new conservative-led government.
4:50AM

Egypt court rules against military

AN Egyptian court has suspended a government decision allowing military police and intelligence to arrest civilians, a setback for the country's military rulers after the decree drew an outcry from opponents who accused them of trying to impose martial law.
4:47AM

Spice Girls unite to launch musical

THE Spice Girls gave fans what they want - what they really, really want - reuniting onstage to announce the details of a musical based on their songs.
4:44AM

Forty-two Malawians suffocate in truck

FORTY-TWO immigrants from Malawi have been found dead in a truck in central Tanzania, having perished from asphyxiation, Deputy Interior Minister Pereira Silima said.
1:26AM

Rapper 50 Cent hospitalised after car crash

A MACK truck rear-ended rapper 50 Cent's car, sending him to the hospital with possible neck and back injuries.
12:55AM

Turkey dubs Syria clear threat; will retaliate

TURKEY branded its former ally Syria "a clear and imminent threat" today as Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan vented his fury.
11:44PM

Bid to reform UK's upper house

Britain's government says it is making a new attempt to drastically overhaul Britain's 700-year-old upper chamber of Parliament, the House of Lords.
10:43PM

Koreas suffer worst drought in a century

KOHYON-RI, North Korea, June 26 AP - North Korea has dispatched soldiers to pour buckets of water on parched fields as the worst dry spell in a century grips the Korean Peninsula.
10:38PM

Turkey tells Syria the rules have changed

Turkey's prime minister has threatened that the "rules of engagement" with Syria have changed.
10:21PM

14 soldiers jailed for Serbia war crimes

A Serb war crimes court has sentenced 14 former Serbian soldiers to between four and 20 years in prison for the killing of 70 Croatian villagers in 1991.
9:45PM

Land mines kill 73 Yemen civilians

Landmines planted by al-Qaeda militants before they fled from key strongholds in Yemen have killed 73 civilians over the past week, officials say.

12:34PM

Nora Ephron, writer-filmmaker, dies at 71

Nora Ephron, the essayist, author and filmmaker who challenged and thrived in the male-dominated worlds of movies and journalism and was loved, respected and feared for her wit, has died of leukaemia. She was 71.
12:22PM

Drug abuse kills tens of thousands: UN

Illegal drug abuse worldwide is stagnant but still kills about 200,000 people a year, the UN's drug-fighting agency says in a new report.
12:04PM

Megan Fox 'snapped with visible baby bump'

MEGAN Fox was snapped relaxing with husband, Brian Austin Green, looking very pregnant in a bikini top and flowing skirt, People Magazine reported.
11:58AM

UK dad critical after Lamborghini flips off highway

A MAN who hired a Lamborghini for his son's 21st birthday was critically injured when he spectacularly crashed the high-speed sports car in northwest England.
11:52AM

Tourist dies in horse-drawn carriage accident

A TOURIST has died in a horse-drawn carriage accident on a UK island where cars are banned.
11:51AM

World powers still split on Syria talks

Russia and the United States are locked in a high-stakes diplomatic stand-off over how to end Syria's bloody civil war, as hopes fade that crunch talks will be held later this week.
11:49AM

Google teaching computers to mimic brain

Google says it's dabbling with getting computers to simulate the learning process of the human brain as one of the unusual projects for researchers in its X Lab.
11:33AM

Life in prison for killer who 'wanted a better view'

A CANADIAN serial killer has been sentenced to life in prison for bludgeoning his two former wives to death with a rock, and killing his neighbour for her apartment with "a better view".
11:23AM

Putin 'at loss' after street naming

Russian President Vladimir Putin says he's "at a bit of a loss" that a street was named after him in Bethlehem, revered by Christians as the birthplace of Jesus.
11:23AM

Detained medics tortured, killed in Syria

Amnesty International says three medics have been tortured and killed in Syria a week after their arrest in the city of Aleppo in what it said was an "appalling disregard" for the profession.
11:00AM

German court rules religious circumcision an assault

CIRCUMCISING young boys on religious grounds amounts to grievous bodily harm, a German court ruled today, in a landmark decision that the Jewish community said trampled on parents' religious rights.
10:56AM

Jersey threatens UK split

The Channel Island of Jersey could consider independence from Britain due to a clampdown on its financial industry, a senior island minister has warned.
10:17AM

Suu Kyi holds no grudges against jailers

Burma's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi says she holds no grudges against the military regime that kept her under house arrest for 15 years and, instead, views it as a group she can work with as the country moves toward democracy.
10:17AM

Assad says Syria 'in a state of war'

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says his country is in state of war and has ordered his new cabinet to crush the anti-regime uprising as Turkey vowed to retaliate over the downing of one of its jets.
10:17AM

African Kony hunters need boots, food

An African force hunting Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebel leader Joseph Kony needs boots, uniforms and food, international envoys say.
10:17AM

Greek subway work unearths ancient road

Archaeologists in Greece's second-largest city have uncovered a 70-metre section of an ancient road built by the Romans that was the city's main travel artery nearly 2000 years ago.
10:15AM

Mexico doctors remove child's 15kg tumour

Mexican doctors say they have successfully removed a 15kg benign tumour from a two-year-old boy.
10:07AM

Emancipation Proclamation sells for $2m

A rare original copy of President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation ordering the freeing of slaves has sold at a New York auction for more than $US2 million.
10:07AM

150 natives occupy Amazon dam construction

More than 150 indigenous people are occupying one of the construction sites for the huge Belo Monte hydro-electric dam across the Xingu River in the Brazilian Amazon, a local spokesman said on Tuesday.
9:55AM

Few prosecuted over Haiti rapes: UN

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, June 26 AP - The prosecution of rape cases in Haiti remains bogged down, and justice is rarely served, the United Nations mission in the impoverished country says.
9:53AM

Videla denies Argentine baby thefts

Former Argentine dictator Jorge Rafael Videla has denied his government stole babies from women who were detained and then executed during the country's 1976-1983 dictatorship.
9:53AM

US testing free rapid AIDS testing

US health officials have set up a $US1.2 million pilot program that will offer free rapid HIV tests at pharmacies and in-store clinics in 24 cities and rural communities.
9:53AM

Teenage pregnancy deaths a global scandal

British charity Save the Children says it's a global scandal that 50,000 teenagers die each year due to pregnancy and childbirth complications.
9:50AM

Police stations attacked in Nigeria

Gunmen with explosives have attacked two police stations in the northern Nigerian city of Kano, a target of Islamist group Boko Haram, killing at least four people.
8:43AM

Court dismisses claim on Marcos assets

New York courts have dismissed the claim by victims of Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos for more than $US35 million from a US brokerage account, citing the competing claim by the Philippine government upheld by its own highest court.
8:29AM

Machinery deployed to Canada mall collapse

Canadian authorities have sent heavy machinery to a collapsed Ontario shopping mall in the hope of digging out a possible survivor trapped for three days in the rubble.
7:54AM

Queen prays in N Ireland

THE Queen has prayed with Catholic and Protestant leaders from across Northern Ireland as this long-divided land demonstrated its rising faith in a shared future - and braced for a peacemaking milestone that has been a quarter-century in the making.
7:44AM

Man 'ate dog while high on synthetic pot'

A TEXAS man is facing animal cruelty charges after police said he ate a dog while high on synthetic marijuana.
7:14AM

Voice runners-up secure record deals

SARAH De Bono, Darren Percival and Rachael Leahcar will release their singles on Friday.
6:30AM

'Suspicious' blast kills toddler

A SUSPECTED gas explosion has reduced a house to smoking rubble, killed a 2-year-old boy and left a man seriously burned in northwest England overnight, police and rescue workers said.
6:16AM

Jews arrested for Holocaust museum vandalism

ISRAELI police arrested three Jewish men suspected of spraying graffiti thanking Hitler for the Holocaust at Jerusalem's Yad Vashem Holocaust museum earlier this month, a spokesman said today.
5:50AM

Tunisia consul's home bombed

UNKNOWN assailants have thrown a homemade bomb at the home of the Tunisian consul in the Libyan capital, causing some damage but no casualties, officials and witnesses said.
5:41AM

Sting targets online financial fraud

DOZENS of people in four continents have been arrested in an elaborate sting targeting a black market for online financial fraud, federal officials in New York said.
4:56AM

German court bans religious circumcision

CIRCUMCISIONS of young boys on religious grounds should be considered as grievous bodily harm, a German court has said, in a landmark ruling that clears up a grey area for doctors.
4:53AM

Greek government hit by fresh resignation

A SECOND Greek Cabinet member has resigned in two days, the latest casualty for the financially struggling country's new conservative-led government.
4:50AM

Egypt court rules against military

AN Egyptian court has suspended a government decision allowing military police and intelligence to arrest civilians, a setback for the country's military rulers after the decree drew an outcry from opponents who accused them of trying to impose martial law.
4:47AM

Spice Girls unite to launch musical

THE Spice Girls gave fans what they want - what they really, really want - reuniting onstage to announce the details of a musical based on their songs.
4:44AM

Forty-two Malawians suffocate in truck

FORTY-TWO immigrants from Malawi have been found dead in a truck in central Tanzania, having perished from asphyxiation, Deputy Interior Minister Pereira Silima said.
1:26AM

Rapper 50 Cent hospitalised after car crash

A MACK truck rear-ended rapper 50 Cent's car, sending him to the hospital with possible neck and back injuries.
12:55AM

Turkey dubs Syria clear threat; will retaliate

TURKEY branded its former ally Syria "a clear and imminent threat" today as Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan vented his fury.
11:44PM

Bid to reform UK's upper house

Britain's government says it is making a new attempt to drastically overhaul Britain's 700-year-old upper chamber of Parliament, the House of Lords.
10:43PM

Koreas suffer worst drought in a century

KOHYON-RI, North Korea, June 26 AP - North Korea has dispatched soldiers to pour buckets of water on parched fields as the worst dry spell in a century grips the Korean Peninsula.
10:38PM

Turkey tells Syria the rules have changed

Turkey's prime minister has threatened that the "rules of engagement" with Syria have changed.
10:21PM

14 soldiers jailed for Serbia war crimes

A Serb war crimes court has sentenced 14 former Serbian soldiers to between four and 20 years in prison for the killing of 70 Croatian villagers in 1991.
9:45PM

Land mines kill 73 Yemen civilians

Landmines planted by al-Qaeda militants before they fled from key strongholds in Yemen have killed 73 civilians over the past week, officials say.
9:39PM

Thai pair re-enact killing Australian

Two Thai men have faced the wrath of an angry mob while showing police how they killed an Australian travel agent.
9:13PM

Queen arrives in Northern Ireland

Queen Elizabeth II has begun a two-day trip to Northern Ireland.
7:38PM

Missing forced-abortion dad phones home

The husband of a Chinese woman whose forced abortion caused an uproar has phoned home after going missing, but his family say they are facing daily harassment.
7:04PM

Is it a crime to cook one's own genitals?

POLICE investigating whether a man who cooked his own severed genitals and served them to five paying diners committed a crime.
6:55PM

Zoo director held over 'drowning of wallaby'

A US zoo director in Virginia was held on an animal cruelty charge over the death of a wallaby at the park earlier this year.
6:34PM

Syrian rebels and army clash in Damascus

Rebel forces are fighting the Syrian army in the suburbs of Damascus, a monitoring group says.
4:52PM

'Fed up' mum throws young sons to their deaths

RUSSIAN mother "decided to get rid" of her kids, aged four and seven, from her 15th-floor apartment. She threw them off.
4:42PM

Israel starts evacuating West Bank outpost

Israel has started evacuating Jewish settlers from an unauthorised West Bank outpost, following a court order to dismantle the enclave.
4:36PM

AirAsia to change Bangkok airport

AirAsia is planning to move its Bangkok operations to the city's second biggest airport, Don Mueang, by October 1, the airline says.
4:10PM

Ten dead and seven injured in Nepal crash

Ten people have been killed and seven injured in a road accident in western Nepal.
4:05PM

NZ quake volunteers overwhelmed system

Civil defence authorities had difficulty organising volunteers after the Christchurch earthquake because there were so many of them, the government says.
3:31PM

China's Hu praises astronauts

Chinese President Hu Jintao has told three astronauts aboard a space capsule they have pushed forward China's space program, after they carried out the country's first manual docking.
3:30PM

SKorea to suspend Iranian oil imports

South Korea says it will be forced to halt imports of Iranian oil from July because of European Union sanctions aimed at pressuring Tehran to abandon its suspected nuclear weapons program.
3:10PM

UK police use App to snare rioters

British police have loaded almost 3,000 images onto a smartphone App and invited the public to help them identify people suspected of taking part in last year's London riots.
3:04PM

Staff at SKorea news agency end strike

Hundreds of journalists at South Korea's leading news agency have ended a three-month strike called to demand fair reporting, free of political pressure.

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