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The Northern Territory news Wed 7 Oct 2015



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16 WORLD WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 7 2015 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 WWF has compiled a survey of wildlife discovered by scientists across Bhutan, northeast India, Nepal, north Myanmar and southern Tibet in a bid to raise awareness of threats facing the ecologically sensitive region. The species include what the WWF described as a blue-coloured walking snakehead fish, which can breathe air, survive on land for four days and slither 400m on wet ground. No gag, man beats grizzly PORTLAND: A bow hunter is recovering after he survived a grizzly bear mauling by remembering a tip from his gran. Chase Dellwo came face-toface with a male grizzly, which knocked him off his feet and bit his head. As it came at him again, he remembered an article that his gran had given him. It said large animals have bad gag reflexes, he said. So I shoved my right arm down his throat. The advice worked and the bear left. Girl slain in puppy spat CHICAGO: A simple childish spat over a puppy led an 11year-old boy to shoot and kill his eight-year-old neighbour in the US state of Tennessee, the girls grieving mother said. Latasha Dyer said her daughter was playing outside when the boy asked to see her puppy. Little McKayla said no and shortly after was shot in the chest. When we first moved to White Pine, the little boy was bullying McKayla, Ms Dyer said. He was making fun of her, calling her names, just being mean to her. I had to go the principal about him and he quit for a while and then all of a sudden yesterday he shot her. Ms Dyer was overcome with emotion as she spoke to the local television station from the front steps of a home in White Pine, Tennessee. I want her back in my arms, this is not fair. Hold and kiss your babies every night because youre never promised the next day with them, she said. I hope the little boy learned his lesson because he took my babys life and I cant get her back. Jefferson County Sheriff Bud McCoig said the boy had been charged with first degree murder. A judge ordered him held in a juvenile detention centre until the next hearing, which was set for October 28. Its a tragic incident weve had that an 11-year-old would take an eight-year-olds life, Sheriff said in a telephone interview. The small town near Knoxville is reeling, but the local school and churches have stepped up to help people come to grips with the shocking instance, he said. The boy was inside his home when he shot the girl with his fathers 12-gauge shotgun about 7.30pm on Saturday, Sheriff McCoig said. The gun was legally owned. Boy, 11, charged with fatal shooting of neighbour, 8 Marcos and Pacquiao in election tilts MANILA: Senator Ferdinand Bongbong Marcos Jr, the son of the Philippines late dictator, has announced his candidacy for vice-president, while boxing hero Manny Pacquiao will run for senator in the May elections. I have decided to put my political fortune in the hands of the Filipino people. I humbly ask them to judge whether or not I am worthy of their trust to be vice-president, Mr Marcos said. Mr Marcos, 58, did not mention his father, who ruled for 21 years during 1965-86, and was finally ousted through popular uprising. The late dictator was accused of massive corruption, human rights violations and political oppression. Mr Marcos Sr fled the country in 1986 and was given asylum in the US, where he died in 1989. The young Mr Marcos has served as vice-governor and governor of Ilocos Norte, as congressman and most recently as senator. Pacquiao, 36, is a two-term congressman representing the poor district of Sarangani in southern Philippines. Three men attack pastor DHAKA: Police in Bangladesh say a pastor has survived an attempt on his life by three men who came to his home pretending to want to learn about Christianity. Police say Luke Sarker, 52, suffered minor injuries on Monday when three men aged 25-30 attacked him with a knife at his home. The incident follows fatal attacks on two foreigners last week in Bangladesh, a predominantly Muslim country grappling with violence from hard-line Islamic groups. A Himalayan bompu litter frog and, inset, the blue snakehead fish Pictures: AFP PHOTO /SANJAY SONDHI/HENNING STRACK HANSEN/WWF NEW DELHI: A monkey that sneezes when it rains and a walking fish are among more than 200 species discovered in the fragile eastern Himalayas in recent years, according to conservation group WWF. Others include a freshwater dracula fish with fangs. The 211 new species discovered between 2009-2014 include 26 kinds of fish, 10 amphibians, 39 invertebrates, a reptile, bird and a mammal. Wild new species leap from the Himalayas Matt Moran Gala Business Dinners Book now www.obm.nt.gov.au OCT 22 DARWIN OCT 24 TENNANT Steven Bradbury