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The Northern Territory news Wed 1 Feb 2017



The Northern Territory news Wed 1 Feb 2017

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According to the polygamists assistant, he had a premonition of death. A Rebels in deadly frigate attack known as the Houthis, gave a different version, claiming that the frigate was hit by a rocket they fired, starting a fire. They have broadcast a video clip showing a warship being hit and a fire on board, though the authenticity of the video could not be independently confirmed. The SPA report said a fire was quickly put out and the frigate continued its mission while warplanes and warships from a Saudi-led coalition pursued the Houthis gunboats. For two years the coalition has been fighting the Houthi rebels and forces loyal to a former Yemeni president, waging an air campaign aimed at restoring the recognised government of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi. Yemens civil war began the previous year, and the rebels still control much of the nations north. 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That is why I have been able to control 86. N I G E R A R G E N T I N A FLOATING TO A RECORD NEARLY 2000 people joined hands in a salty lake on Monday, setting a Guinness world record for the most people floating while linked. Experts from the Guinness Book of Records certified that 1941 people free-floated in a line simultaneously for 30 seconds in Lake Epecuen, southeast of Buenos Aires, local authorities said. The previous record was set in 2014 in Sun Moon Lake in Taiwan, when 650 people linked up using flotation aids. In Lake Epecuen, participants broke the record completely unaided since the waters high saltiness made floats unnecessary, organisers said. Troll on kill count Xenophobic Trump backer accused of mosque massacre THE man accused of a deadly attack on a Quebec City mosque was reportedly a Right-wing troll, anti-foreigner, and a supporter of US President Donald Trump. French-Canadian Alexandre Bissonnette, 27, an anthropology and political science student at Laval University, was charged with six counts of first-degree murder and five of attempted murder. The dead were all men aged 39 to 60. Seventeen others were injured, five of whom were fighting for life in hospital. A hospital spokeswoman said 12 other people had suffered minor injuries. Witnesses said there had been total carnage when shooting erupted in the mens section of the Islamic Cultural Centre. More than 50 people were in the mosque at the time. The masked killer screamed Allahu akbar, Arabic for God is great, as he opened fire, returning three times after reloading his gun. Investigators are looking at how the killer got his gun and whether he acted alone. Bissonnette was nabbed about 24km from the scene after reportedly calling police to say he was armed but ready to surrender. He was arrested alongside Mohamed el Khadir, who was later found to be a witness and released. According to The Globe and Mail, Bissonnette showed support for French nationalist leader Marine Le Pen when she visited last March, inspiring him to engage in extreme online activism. Vincent Boissoneault, a student in international relations at Laval University, grew up with Bissonnette. He said they frequently clashed on politics when Bis sonnette attacked refugees or expressed support for Ms Le Pen or Mr Trump. I can tell you he was certainly no Muslim convert, Mr Boissoneault said. I wrote him off as a xenophobe. I didnt even think of him as totally racist, but he was enthralled by a borderline racist nationalist movement, he said. Mr Trump called Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday to express his condolences and offer assistance. On Monday, the PM told Canadas House of Commons that the nation stood with its Muslim minority population. Canadians will not be intimidated. We will not meet violence with more violence. 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