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The Northern Territory news Tue 2 Apr 2013



The Northern Territory news Tue 2 Apr 2013

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www.ntnews.com.au Tuesday, April 2, 2013. NT NEWS. 11 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:2-APGE:11 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K ntnews.com.aul l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l 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 Barkingmad, ormaybe not CONNECTICUT: Police had to improvise during a standoff to coax two suspects out of a house by literally barking like dogs. NewHaven Police Department said the twomen had led officers on a car chase through the city before theywere tracked down to a suburban house. As officers surrounded the house, negotiators threatened to unleash the canine units, but the dogswerent available. So they had officers pretend to bark like dogs and it worked. Monkeywomanwrites a book YORKSHIRE: It is an amazing tale: how a housewife from Yorkshire, England, spent five years as a young child being raised bymonkeys in the Colombian jungle. Yet experts have found no evidence that Marina Chapmans story is a fantasy. In a riveting new book, Mrs Chapman reveals how a colony of capuchins taught her how to survive after shewas abandoned in the rainforest by kidnappers who botched her abduction. Love does conquer all TEXAS: Amanwho underwent a full face transplant married a severe burns victim at the same church where he suffered his horrific injuries five years ago. DallasWienswas disfigured beyond recognition in an industrial accident. His newwife, Jamie Nash, 29, nearly died in a car crash. The couple, whomet in a hospital support group, finally exchanged vowswith each other. Dallas told his wife: I am blessed beyond measure that you have chosenme. Miscarriage is just a right-royal mess Coach builder and monarchist Jim Frecklington poses with the carriage Britannia, built with the intention of it being a gift to the Queen from Australia LONDON: This gift may be fit for a Queen, but a jewelencrusted carriage enroute to London may well be marked return to sender as Buckingham Palace is declining to take delivery. For almost a decade Sydney man Jim Frecklington has been building the coach in what was first planned to be an 80th birthday present for Queen Elizabeth II, then a Diamond Jubilee gift and now a gift for her Coronation to be celebrated in June. But while the carriage is reportedly finally on a ship to England, just where it goes when it arrives on the docks is anyones guess with the palace confirming they are not consignees. Monarchist Frecklington had wanted the carriage, which cost more than $1.5 million to build, to have been a gift to the Queen from the people of Australia via the Federal Government. The then prime minister John Howard contributed $250,000 towards its construction, but then just where the coach was and its status as a gift became clouded for years until last week when the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust which administered the warehouse where the Britannia coach has been stored for four years confirmed it was enroute to the UK. A spokeswoman for the palace yesterday said they were aware of the carriages existence, but it had nothing to do with the royal family and where it was headed was anyones guess. The Australian Carriage Britannia is not an official coach and has not been commissioned by the Royal Household, a spokeswoman said. This is a private initiative that has been undertaken and financed by Mr Frecklington. We therefore cannot give you an official response to the current status or progress of the coach as it is entirely a matter for Mr Frecklington. Mr Frecklington has declined to comment on the part-taxpayer funded coach, saying there is a confidentiality agreement. The delays in presenting the carriage said to be decorated with diamonds and sapphires and include 100 pieces of historically significant materials such as timber from Henry VIIIs flagship the Mary Rose and gold from Admiral Nelsons crown was due to finance and confusion of ownership. The Federal Government confirmed it had not even seen the coach and did not know where it was. Killer 95-car crash VIRGINIA: US local police say three people have been killed and more than 20 are injured after a 95-vehicle pileup on an interstate highway near the VirginiaNorth Carolina border. The Virginia Department of Transportation says traffic was backed up 13km on the mountainous road. State police say a series of wrecks began about 1.15pm on Sunday in the southbound lanes in the area of Fancy Gap Mountain in southwest Virginia. There was heavy fog at the time. Police say the vehicles were caught in 17 separate crashes. Speed was a factor. Sex slur may stick LONDON: A showbiz friend of the high-profile Australian entertainer arrested last week in England on suspicion of sex offences fears his mates life may have been ruined even if hes never charged. The 83-year-old Australian celebrity was questioned on Thursday by a British police task force set up following the Jimmy Savile sex abuse scandal. He was released on police bail and has gone into hiding. It appears theres a witch-hunt going on looking at the number of highprofile celebrities arrested, the friend told UK newspaper, The Sunday Mirror. ICE COOLSOCEAN AMSTERDAM: Global warming has led to more sea ice near Antarctica a situation that scientists say could help keep the region cool amid rising temperatures. A Dutch study says that unlike in the Arctic region, sea ice around Antarctica has expanded at a significant rate since 1985. Published online in Nature Geoscience, the article suggests cool freshwater from melt beneath the Antarctic ice shelves has insulated offshore sea ice from the warming ocean beneath. Richard Bintanja of the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute and colleagues say the Antarctic sea ice expands during southern hemisphere autumn and winter in response to this cool surface layer that freezes easily. BIRD FLU EVOLVES SHANGHAI: Shanghai is stepping up monitoring at local hospitals after a new strain of bird flu killed two people last month in Chinas commercial hub, state media say. The Chinese Government said over the weekend that two men, one aged 87 and the other 27, had died after being infected with H7N9 avian influenza a sub-type not previously transmitted to humans. A 35-year-old woman in the province of Anhui, near Shanghai, was also in critical condition after developing the disease in March, the National Health and Family Planning Commission said. Authorities were unsure how theywere infected. NUKETESTDISGUISE SEOUL: North Korea likely took meticulous steps to conceal any residue from its February nuclear weapon test, fuelling suspicions that it is using a new bomb design with highly enriched uranium at its core. Citing unnamed US officials and weapons experts, The Washington Post newspaper said on yesterday the effects of the February 12 explosion were remarkably well contained, with few radioactive traces escaping into the atmosphere. The US Government anticipated the nuclear test, North Koreas third, and monitored it closely for clues about the composition of the bomb, the report said. Call for China to act SEOUL: Australian diplomats could be made available to China to advise on North Korea and its hostilities towards the South and the US. Julia Gillard and Foreign Minister Bob Carr will press the North Korean issue with China during high-level meetings this week. The pair will call on Beijing, an ally and neighbour of North Korea, to enforce sanctions against the secretive state and stop goods from going into Pyongyang. They will also urge China to talk with North Korean leaders to lower the tension being exerted by the state.

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