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The Northern Territory news Tue 30 Jul 2013



The Northern Territory news Tue 30 Jul 2013

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www.ntnews.com.au Tuesday, July 30, 2013. NT NEWS. 11 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:30-JGE:11 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l WORLD Killer business deals BEIJING: A Chinese man is being held for allegedly stabbing five people to death over land and business disputes. Police apprehended Ding Jinhua, 38, in a noodle restaurant in Yuzhou in the central province of Henan on Saturday, the Henan Business Daily said yesterday. He went on a stabbing spree on Thursday, it quoted police as saying, killing three people and wounding two in a village over a land row. Ding later knifed to death a woman business competitor of his at a furniture market in Luohe and a taxi driver who tried to stop the killing, the paper said, before wounding another taxi driver and driving away in his vehicle. Aftershock strikes WELLINGTON: Residents in New Zealands capital have been reminded that large aftershocks are still a threat a week following a major earthquake, with a 5.4 magnitude tremor shaking the city overnight. The earthquake, which GeoNet classified as severe intensity, hit 20km east of Seddon yesterday. More than 1500 people said they felt the shake on the GeoNets website, with 32 registering it as strong. Its one of the largest aftershocks to hit the region since a 6.5 magnitude earthquake hit the Cook Strait on July 21, damaging about 30 Wellington buildings. About 25 people reported injuries after the tremor. Land feud escalates ISTANBUL: A gun battle that erupted between two families in southeastern Turkey over disputed land has left eight people dead, a report says. The rival families from the villages of Baskoy and Karatepe, in a Kurdish area near Diyarbakir, clashed on Saturday after the meal that breaks the dawn-to-dusk fast during the holy Muslim month of Ramadan. Turkish army commandos stepped in to prevent the vendetta from escalating, the Dogan news agency reported. Four wounded suspects were treated in hospitals under police surveillance. A similar feud in Mus left seven dead on July 17. 70 killed, Egypt on brink Ousted presidents supporters in firing line CAIRO: Deadly clashes have broken out during funerals of slain supporters of Egypts ousted Islamist president, as the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood urged his supporters to stand fast after more than 70 of them were killed in weekend violence. Setting the stage for more confrontation, the militaryinstalled interim President gave the Prime Minister the power to grant the military the right to arrest civilians in what Government officials said could be a prelude to a major crackdown on Mohamed Morsis supporters. The extent of the bloodshed has dashed hopes of reconciliation between the countrys two camps, sharply divided over the July 3 military coup that removed Egypts first freely-elected president after protests by millions of Egyptians demanding he quit. Islamists staunchly reject the new leadership and insist the only possible solution to the crisis is to reinstate Mr Morsi. Meanwhile, the interim leadership is pushing ahead with a fast-track transition plan to return to a democratically elected government by early next year. Egypts interior minister, who is in charge of the police, also pledged to deal decisively with any attempts to destabilise the country, a thinly veiled warning to Morsi supporters occupying two squares in Cairo in a stand-off with security forces. The international community, meanwhile, urged restraint. US Secretary of State John Kerry issued a strongly worded statement, saying he told Egyptian authorities it is essential they respect the right to peaceful protest. Mr Kerry has called on all sides to enter a meaningful political dialogue to help their country take a step back from the brink. The worst bout of violence since Mr Morsis ousting took place before dawn on Saturday when police and armed men in civilian clothes opened fire on his supporters as they sought to expand their sit-in camp by moving onto a nearby main boulevard. Authorities conceded that the vast majority of the 72 killed in Cairo were demonstrators. Some police were wounded in the clash. Morsis Brotherhood and its allies decried what they called a new massacre against their side. In July 8 clashes with army troops 50 Morsi supporters were killed. Rail crash driver on homicide charges MADRID: The driver of a train that hurtled off the rails in Spain has been charged with 79 counts of reckless homicide and released on bail. The judge ordered him to report to court every week and forbade him from leaving Spain for six months, the High Court of Galicia, which is leading the investigation, said in a statement. He has also been banned from driving trains for six months. Reports have suggested that the 52-year-old driver, Francisco Jose Garzon Amo, was travelling at more than double the speed limit for that stretch of the line when the crashed happened. The train came off the line near the pilgrimage city of Santiago de Compostela in northwest Spain. Police detained Mr Garzon Amo on Thursday, and on Sunday, a police car delivered him in handcuffs to the courthouse for the closed hearing. Just hours before the court hearing began, regional health officials said a woman critically injured in the crash had died in hospital, bringing the toll to 79. Flowers and candles were placed at the gates of the citys cathedral, a yearround destination for Catholic pilgrims, which hosted a memorial service for the victims yesterday. The president of the Spanish rail network administrator Adif, Gonzalo Ferre, said Mr Garzon had been warned to start slowing the train 4km before the accident happened. A man celebrates as he walks past burning police cars after clashes with police officers during protests in Phnom Penh against the Cambodian election result Cambodian opposition says poll result is in flames PHNOM PENH: Cambodias opposition has rejected the results of closely fought weekend elections and called for an investigation into serious irregularities, saying it was robbed of a victory over strongman premier Hun Sen. Invigorated by the recent return from exile of its leader Sam Rainsy, the newly united opposition made significant gains in Sundays polls, which independent monitors also criticised as flawed. Hun Sens Cambodian Peoples Party (CPP) announced late on Sunday it had taken an estimated 68 out of the 123 seats in the Lower House, against an increased 55 for the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP). The 60-year-old premier who has been in power for 28 years is regularly accused of ignoring human rights and muzzling political freedoms. The CPP had 90 seats in the previous parliament, so if confirmed the result would mark the loss of 22 seats, despite the exclusion of Mr Rainsy who was barred from running. The CNRP called for an urgent United Nations-backed investigation into allegations ranging from the removal of 1.25 million names from the voter lists to the addition of more than one million ghost names and about 200,000 duplicated names. We dont accept the election results . . . There are too many irregularities with far reaching implications, Mr Rainsy told a news conference yesterday. What we want is to render justice to the Cambodian peo ple so their will is not distorted or reversed as before. The CNRP said that overall the ruling party had won by only around 200,000 votes, so without the alleged irregularities the opposition would have finished first. The National Election Committee denied there were any irregularities but supporters still gathered at the opposition offices to protest.