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Sunday Territorian 24 Aug 2014



Sunday Territorian 24 Aug 2014


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SUNDAY AUGUST 24 2014 WORLD 13 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA Militants execute spies for Israel GAZA militants gunned down 18 alleged spies for Israel in an apparent attempt to plug security breaches and deter others, a day after Israel killed three top Hamas military commanders in an airstrike likely guided by collaborators. In one incident, masked gunmen lined up seven men, their heads covered by bags, along a wall outside a Gaza City mosque and shot them to death in front of hundreds of people, witnesses said. A note pinned on the wall said they leaked information about the location of tunnels, homes of fighters and rockets that were later struck by Israel. Meantime, Hamas has signed a pledge to back any Palestinian bid to join the International Criminal Court. Such a step could expose Israel as well as Hamas to war crimes investigations. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has debated for months whether to join the court, a step that would transform his relations with Israel from tense to openly hostile. Ebola cases on rise as families hide relatives THE number of deaths from Ebola has risen to 1427 in West Africa, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. It said 2615 suspected or confirmed cases had been reported in the region. Between August 19 and 20, 142 new suspected and confirmed Ebola cases as well as 77 deaths were reported from Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone, according to the WHO. The magnitude of the Ebola outbreak has been underestimated because families hide infected relatives who wish to die in their homes. US cop charged over spate of sexual assaults AN OKLAHOMA City police officer arrested on charges of serial sexual assault preyed on women in the rundown neighbourhoods he was assigned to patrol picking some up off the street, pulling others over at traffic stops and in one case taking a woman to a nearby school, according to an affidavit released Friday. Former star football player Daniel Ken Holtzclaw, 27, allegedly raped one woman and either fondled others or forced them to expose themselves, investigators said. He allegedly made others perform sex acts. 70 killed in mosque attack SHIITE militiamen have gunned down 70 people in an apparent revenge attack at an Iraqi Sunni mosque, as Washington declares the beheading of an American journalist a terrorist attack. The shooting in Diyala province will increase anger among Iraqs Sunni Arab minority with the Shiite-led government, undermining an antimilitant drive that requires Sunni co-operation to succeed. And the White House state ment on the beheading of journalist James Foley raises the stakes in its confrontation with Islamic State (IS), which it is targeting with air strikes. Army and Police officers said the attack on the Musab bin Omair Mosque came after Shiite militiamen were killed in clashes, while other sources said it followed a roadside bomb near one of their patrols. Doctors and the officers put the toll from the attack, in which worshippers were sprayed with machinegun fire, at 70 dead and 20 wounded. Two officers had earlier blamed IS for the attack, but the preponderance of accounts point to Shiite militiamen. The government turned to militiamen to bolster its flagging forces during the IS of fensive, sparking a resurgence of groups involved in brutal sectarian killings. Ibrahim Aziz Ali, whose 25year-old nephew was among those killed, said he and other residents heard gunfire and rushed to the mosque, where they were fired on by snipers. Ali said residents clashed with the militiamen who withdrew when the army arrived. We found a massacre at the mosque, he said. Ali said he hoped for justice from the courts, but if it is not forthcoming, we will take our right by our hands. Iraqi premier designate Haidar al-Abadi issued a statement calling for unity and condemning the killings. In Washington, deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes said the beheading of Foley, which was carried out by IS and shown in a video, represents a terrorist attack against our country. Rhodes also raised the possibility of a broader American military campaign that targets an Islamic extremist groups bases in Syria, saying the US would take whatever action was necessary to protect national security. Were not going to be restricted by borders, he said. Journalists beheading declared an act of terrorism Grandmother of three Irene Keel started swimming aged 50 due to a back problem Picture: PATRIA JANNIDES Even Keel to cross channel BRISBANE grandmother Irene Keel hopes to nab three records with just one swim by crossing the English Channel in the coming days. The 73-year-olds main aim is to become the oldest person ever to swim from England to France. Its a big thing, I actually will have three records, Keel said from Dover where shes waiting for the best conditions to tackle the 34km marathon to Cap Gris Nez. I will be the oldest person, the oldest woman and the oldest Australian. Three titles for the price of one swim I think thats pretty good. The Australian wants to swim on a neap, rather than a spring, tide. Its a waiting game and you have to have patience, she said. Im here in England until September 5 so hopefully somewhere in that time, on a neap tide, I will have a nice day. The grandmother of three, who started swimming aged 50 due to a back problem, has previously swum the Channel three times with relay teams. Cops YouTube boast A POLICE officer in Missouri has been suspended after he used Facebook to lash out at protesters condemning the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer. A second officer in the state was taken off the beat pending an internal review over a YouTube video in which he boasted about being a Jesus-loving killer. Killer denied parole JOHN Lennons killer was denied release from prison in his eighth appearance before a parole board, correction officials said. Mark David Chapman shot the ex-Beatle four times on December 8, 1980. He was sentenced in 1981 to 20 years to life in prison after pleading guilty to seconddegree murder. Convey draws ire THE West has rebuked Russia for sending scores of trucks from a controversial aid convoy to east Ukraines rebelheld Lugansk in a move Kiev decried as an invasion. 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