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MONDAY JUNE 22 2015 WORLD 11 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA The 66 surfers rode a wave on their 590kg board for 12 seconds Picture: THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER/AP Record a wipe-out HUNTINGTON BEACH: Australia relinquished a world record as 66 surfers in California rode a board together. Surf champions and local heroes were among those who hung loose on a custom built, 42-foot board off Huntington Beach at the weekend. The Orange County Register reported the 66 surfers rode a wave for 12 seconds. They broke the record set in Queensland a decade ago when 47 surfers rode a wave for 10 seconds. Guinness World Records Michael Empric said a separate record for whether the 590kg board is the worlds largest will take a few days to determine. Hate website sinister clue COLUMBIA: A chilling website apparently created by Dylann Roof has emerged in which the accused Charleston church shooter rails against African Americans and appears in photographs with guns and burning the US flag. It came to light as a mournful vigil for the nine black worshippers killed at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church gave way to anger and protests in Charleston and the South Carolina state capital Columbia. The church, which is one of the nations most historic African-American places of worship, meanwhile reopened for worship, three days after a shocking bloodbath that has fuelled simmering racial tensions in the US and reignited impassioned calls for gun control laws. A rambling 2500-word manifesto on the website, laced with racist lingo and spelling errors, does not bear the 21year-old suspected white supremacists name. But its first-person style, its title Last Rhodesian and references to Charleston and apartheid South Africa suggested he was its author. There were also photos of Roof on the site. Roof (pictured), who went on the run after Wednesdays shooting, was caught a day later in neighbouring North Carolina and is in solitary confinement in jail charged with nine counts of murder. He faces the death penalty if convicted. The FBI said it was taking steps to verify the authenticity of the website. US President Barack Obama, who said after the Charleston shooting the US should closely examine its gun laws, recalled firearms death statistics on Twitter at the weekend. Here are the stats: Per population, we kill each other with guns at a rate 297x more than Japan, 49x more than France, 33x more than Israel, Obama tweeted. When Roof appeared via videolink in court he heard devout relatives of the dead express forgiveness. Booze deaths spike MUMBAI: Eight more people died in Mumbai from drinking tainted liquor, raising the death toll to 92 in the worst such incident in India in more than a decade, police said yesterday. The eight men died late on Saturday, three days after drinking the cheap liquor in Malvani, in Mumbais Malad suburb. About two dozen others were being treated in hospitals, including 10 in a critical condition. Shooting at party WASHINGTON: One person has been killed and nine people have been wounded after a shooting at a party on a basketball court in Detroit where several children were present. Police said one person was in a critical condition and that they were hunting for suspects.