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Sunday Territorian 18 May 2014



Sunday Territorian 18 May 2014


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SUNDAY MAY 18 2014 WORLD 13 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA Laos plane crash kills its leading politicians AT least 20 people, including politicians, are dead after a Laos air force plane crashed in the north of the country. The dead include the countrys defence minister and other senior officials, Thailands Foreign Ministry said. The plane took off from the capital, Vientiane, about 8am yesterday and crashed in the northeastern province of Xiangkhoung, 470km away. The aircraft was carrying Defence Minister Douangchay Phichit, who is also a deputy prime minister, and several other high-ranking officials, including the governor of Vientiane, the capital, Thai Foreign Ministry spokesman Sek Wannamethee said. The plane was heading to an official ceremony for the Ministry of Defence. The official Lao news agency KPL said late yesterday authorities were trying to rescue any survivors. The agency said the accident involved an Antonov AN-74TK-300 plane operated by the Laos air force. The victims included three members of the ruling Communist Partys central committee. Three people reportedly survived the crash. Along with the defence minister, also killed were Public Security Minister Thongban Saengaphon, Vientiane Mayor Soukan Mahalat and party propaganda chief Chuang Sombounkhan. Laos has had 30 fatal air accidents since the 1950s, according to the Aviation Safety Network. In October last year a civilian plane operated by Laos Airlines plunged into the Mekong River in bad weather killing all 49 people on board. The landlocked country of about seven million people has an authoritarian one-party government and is one of Asias poorest nations. Three people reportedly survived the crash Nairobi hit by blasts TEN people have been killed and more than 70 wounded in two bomb attacks at a busy market in Nairobi, the latest in a wave of unrest blamed on Kenyas Islamist militants. The twin bombings came as hundreds of British tourists were being evacuated from beach resorts near the port city of Mombasa after Britains Foreign Office and other nations issued new travel warnings. Death exaggerated A NORTH Korean singer said to be leader Kim Jong-Uns exgirlfriend and rumoured to have been executed last year, has appeared on TV, apparently alive and well. Pyongyangs state TV showed Hyon Song-Wol, the head of a band known as Moranbong, delivering a speech at an art workers rally on Friday. She expressed gratitude for Kims leadership and pledged to work harder to stoke up the flame for art and creative work. Modi basks in glory THOUSANDS of flag-waving supporters mobbed Indian prime minister-elect Narendra Modi as he made a triumphant entrance in New Delhi yesterday after securing a historic victory for his Hindu nationalist party. The 63-year-old flew into Delhis main airport from his home state of Gujarat to bask in the glory of a landslide for the Bharatiya Janata Party and begin organising his cabinet. The controversial politician is tainted by allowing anti-Muslim riots on his watch as chief minister in Gujarat. Unrest in Vietnam VIETNAMESE civil society groups have called for renewed demonstrations against China in several cities today after Beijings deployment of an oil rig in contested South China Sea waters triggered the worst anti-China unrest in decades. But Vietnamese authorities warned they would resolutely prevent any further outbursts on the streets. Papa-ratski frocker CATE Blanchett was a shocked bystander as a man climbed under the dress of fellow actor America Ferrera on the Cannes red carpet. The pair had arrived for the world premiere of How To Train Your Dragon 2 and were posing for a photo when the ugly incident occurred. Festival security had to drag the man away after he rushed the red carpet wearing a suit and tie, jumped behind former Ugly Betty star Ferrera and slipped under her dress. Ferrera was unhurt but clearly shaken up while Blanchett and Dragon co-stars Jay Baruchel, Kit Harington and Djimon Hounsou, all posing for the photo, were left shocked. Several reports said it was Ukrainian journalist Vitalii Sediuk, a serial prankster. Looks of shock and horror as Cate Blanchett (left) and America Ferrera realise that someone is under Ms Ferreras frock (inset) at the the How To Train Your Dragon 2 premiere in Cannes Picture: GETTY IMAGES Commencing 14 May, 2014 All new applicants to the NT Pensioner and Carer Concession Scheme will need to provide evidence that they hold a valid Commonwealth Department of Human Services or Veteran Affairs concession card to be eligible for NT Government concessions. Exclusions apply to certain categories of Commonwealth concessions. There will be no changes for existing members of the scheme. The changes to the scheme will ensure the future sustainability of one of Australias most generous pensioner and carer concession schemes to help those who need it most. For more information, call 1800 777 704 (cost of a local call) or visit www.nt.gov.au/health Changes to membership eligibility www.nt.gov.au/health 700L Inflatable Outdoor Spa 1.8 x 7m. 1500W heater, 600W air blower. 3220065 Electrical Product Safety Recall PRODUCT DESCRIPTION SPA - OUTDOOR - MSPA LITE INFLATABLE SILVER CLOUD B-110 Product code IN 3220065 (Price: $499) IDENTIFYING FEATURES This recall only affects product sold from September 2013. WHAT ARE THE DEFECTS? During operation of the pump control box, ineffective insulation of the internal water heating element may allow electrical current to transfer to the control box, water or wet parts. WHAT IS THE HAZARD? Electric shock may occur when in contact with the control box, water or wet parts WHERE THE PRODUCT WAS SOLD Nationally TRADERS WHO SOLD THIS PRODUCT Bunnings Warehouse SUPPLIER Bunnings Group Limited SUPPLIERS WEBSITE http://www.bunnings.com.au WHAT SHOULD CONSUMERS DO? Immediately discontinue use of the product and return it to the nearest Bunnings store for a full refund of the purchase price. CONTACT DETAILS: For further information please refer to the Bunnings website at www.bunnings.com.au or contact the Bunnings Customer Relations Team on 1800 811 436. Bunnings apologises to its customers for any inconvenience caused BWAR8123