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The Northern Territory news Fri 12 Jul 2013



The Northern Territory news Fri 12 Jul 2013

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20 NT NEWS. Friday, July 12, 2013. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 1 2 -J U L -2 0 1 3 P A G E : 2 0 C O L O R : C M Y K 1049839V1 WORLD 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 ntnews.com.au The wreckage of the train that derailed and exploded into a ball of flames in Lac-Megantic, Quebec Picture: AFP Company boss puts engineer in firing line for disaster LAC-MEGANTIC: A Canadian rail disaster that probably killed as many as 50 people was likely the result of an engineers failure to set the brakes on an unmanned train owned by a US railway company, officials say. Twenty people are dead and 30 remain unaccounted for with little hope of being found alive following the explosive train crash, Quebec provincial police inspector Michel Forget said. The freight train carrying oil crashed on Saturday after rolling down a hill from a nearby town and flying off a curve in the track, sparking an inferno that tore through part of Lac-Megantic, a town of 6000 located east of Montreal near the US border. Adequate hand brakes were not set on this train. It was the engineers responsibility to set them, Edward Burkhardt, chairman of the Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway, said at the scene. Mr Burkhardt had pre viously blamed firefighters in Nantes for the disaster, saying they unwittingly unlocked the trains air brakes when they shut down the main locomotives engines to douse a small unrelated fire hours before the disaster. Rounding up Brotherhood CAIRO: Egypt has issued a warrant for the arrest of the Muslim Brotherhoods supreme leader Mohammed Badie in connection with deadly violence in Cairo, stoking Islamist anger over the armys ouster of president Mohamed Morsi. Mr Badie and other senior Brotherhood leaders are wanted on suspicion of incit ing Mondays deadly violence outside the Republican Guard headquarters where Morsi supporters were demanding his reinstatement, judicial sources said. Mr Morsi is being held in a safe place, for his safety, foreign ministry spokesman Badr Abdelatty said, adding: He is not charged with anything up till now. The Islamist presidents overthrow by the military last week, after nationwide protests demanding his resignation, has plunged Egypt into a vortex of violence. In the restive Sinai peninsula, gunmen opened fire on the car of a senior military commander, leading to clashes between security forces and terrorist elements that left one girl dead, the army said. It is the latest in a string of attacks in Sinai targeting the army and the police in recent days with the aim of sowing chaos and harming the stability and national security of Egypt, the army said. In Cairo, more than 50 people died in Mondays violence, mostly Morsi supporters. The Brotherhood says troops and police massacred its activists as they were performing dawn prayers, with women and children among the dead. The army said it was responding to an attack by armed terrorists. Thousands of Morsi supporters joined those camped out at the Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque in Cairos Nasr City for a prayer in honour of those who died, and vowed to carry on protesting until Mr Morsi is reinstated. We are gathering here for Morsi. I voted for him and I want to know where he is, said protester Mohammed, 47. According to the health ministry, 53 people died and 480 were wounded in Mondays clashes. TYPHOONCOMING TAIPEI: Taiwan is evacuating more than 2000 tourists as the island braces for supertyphoon Soulik with authorities warning of fierce winds and torrential rains. The typhoon, packing gusts of up to 227km/h, could narrowly skip or make landfall in the north of the island sometime between late Friday and Saturday morning, Taiwans Central Weather Bureau said. ROBINHOODD-DAY CHEYENNE: Corey Donaldson, the Australian self-help author who portrayed himself as a modern-day Robin Hood who robbed a US bank to give to the poor, faces a maximum 20-year prison term when he is sentenced today inWyoming. A nine-woman, three-man jury in the US District Court in Cheyenne took just 50 minutes on May 2 to convict the confident Donaldson of using intimidation to rob a Jackson Hole bank of $US140,000. WIMBELDONRAPE LONDON: London police are investigating claims a woman was raped in the overnight queue for the Wimbledon mens tennis final. Dozens of tents were set up in Wimbledon Park as hundreds of tennis fans waited to buy tickets to see Andy Murray on Centre Court last Sunday. Scotland Yard said a 30-year-oldmanwas arrested and bailed over the alleged attack on a 34-year-old.

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