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to reach its shores following a series of deadly shipwrecks. A total of 3427 were picked up by the Italian Coast Guard. Charges over rape CANBERRA: Two workers at a Cambodian resort have been charged with raping an Australian tourist after allegedly finding her drunk and asleep on a beach. The pair allegedly took the 22-year-old woman back to their room at the Waikiki Beach Club in Sihanoukville, the Cambodian Daily reported. silence over their role in the Bali Nines arrest. AFP commissioner Andrew Colvin (pictured) will face the media today to discuss their work on the investigation. More saved at sea ROME: More than 3400 migrants were rescued at sea at the weekend, mainly off Libya, as Europe seeks ways to deal with the flood of people trying Call for donations BRISBANE: Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has asked people to donate to those whose homes were flooded last week in the states southeast. Those hit hardest are now eligible for a payment of $180 a person or $900 a family after the state government activated an immediate hardship allowance. Federal police talk CANBERRA: The Australian Federal Police will break their 10 NATION/WORLD MONDAY MAY 4 2015 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 Nepal forced to ban big aid jets struck, he said. The past week has seen a steady procession of big jets trying to fly in goods and relief workers, as well as a swarm of journalists, but the small airport has parking slots for only nine jets and only one runway. There have been reports of cracks on the runway and other problems at the only international airport in Nepal and the only one capable of handling jetliners. The UN says the quake affected 8.1 million people more than a quarter of Nepals 28 million population. The government said yesterday the quake had killed 7040 people. Kathmandu have complained about not seeing any rescue workers or international aid and about a lack of temporary shelters, with many sleeping in the open because of fears of aftershocks bringing down their damaged homes. Birendra Shrestha, the manager of Tribhuwan International Airport, located on the outskirts of Kathmandu, said bigger planes were banned because the runway was deteriorating. The runway was built to handle only medium-size jetliners and not the large military and cargo planes that have been flying to the airport since the magnitude-7.8 earthquake KATHMANDU: Despite dire need by millions, earthquakehit Nepal was yesterday forced to close its only international airport to big planes flying in relief supplies and aid workers because the only runway cant handle the strain of large aircraft landing there. Medium and small planes will still be allowed to land, officials said. It is only the latest complication in global efforts to aid people suffering in the wake of the April 25 quake, the impoverished countrys biggest and most destructive in eight decades. People in Nepal both in remote villages and the capital, Oratilwe Hlongwane is still learning to put together words but that hasnt stopped him becoming a DJ Picture: AP Tiny tot in tune with spin skills JOHANNESBURG: At first it seems like a fluke a 2-yearold playing with the knobs and buttons of a sophisticated music system. Yet, the tiny boy is in control of the big beat of the bass-heavy house music. He is South Africas youngest disc jockey, DJ AJ. At a shopping mall appearance, a crowd gathers around as he bops his head to the beat, his large headphones slipping off. Oratilwe Hlongwane is still learning to put together words but can select and play music from a laptop and has become a viral phenomenon on South Africas social media. His mother Refiloe Marumo credits his fathers decision to buy an iPad for his then unborn son. Glen Hlongwane planned to download educational apps to speed up his childs education. Hlongwane, a gymnastics coach and aspiring DJ, also downloaded a disc jockeying app for himself. At about a year old, DJ AJ learned how to manipulate the gadget. And he soon began to fiddle with his fathers DJ app. The parents were blown away when their son repeated what he had learned on the app on actual DJ equipment. I can see a future Bill Gates here, Mr Hlongwane said. bunnings.com.au Not all services and products featured are available in all stores, but products may be ordered. 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