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The Northern Territory news Fri 4 Jan 2013

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Title

The Northern Territory news Fri 4 Jan 2013

Other title

NT news

Collection

The Northern Territory news; NewspaperNT

Date

2013-01-04

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Language

English

Subject

Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin

Publisher name

Nationwide News Pty. Limited

Place of publication

Darwin

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application/pdf

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Copyright. Made available by the publisher under licence.

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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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https://www.legislation.gov.au/Series/C1968A00063

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/243817

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/599709

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18 NT NEWS. Friday, January 4, 2013. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 4 -J A N -2 0 1 3 P A G E : 1 8 C O L O R : C M Y K 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 l ntnews.com.au Syrian raid kills family Journalist James Foley in Aleppo, Syria, in November, before he was kidnapped by an unknown group six weeks ago, according to witnesses BEIRUT: An air raid on a town partly held by rebels on the outskirts of Damascus has killed at least 12 members of the same family, most of them children, a watchdog group says. Regime warplanes bombed the town of Moadamiyet alSham, southwest of the capital, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Elsewhere, fierce fighting in the northwest of the country raged yesterday as rebels attacked regime troops around the crucial Wadi Deif air base, one of the last regime bastions in northwestern Syria, the Britishbased Observatory said. An Australian citizen fighting alongside rebels was among those killed. The man, identified as Abu al-Walid al-Australi, was killed . . . in a rebel assault on Wadi Deif, Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman said. Islamist group Al-Nusra Front led the offensive against Wadi Deif, rebels said. Outside Damascus, warplanes attacked the towns of Shebaa and Deir Assafir, where 11 children were killed in November when cluster bombs were dropped on a playground, according to Human Rights Watch. The deadly strikes came as forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad shelled rebels in Harasta and Douma, insurgent strongholds to the northeast of the capital, and in Daraya to the southwest. Meanwhile, a freelance American reporter who con tributed videos to Agence France-Presse (AFP) was kidnapped in Syria six weeks ago and has been missing since, his family said. US journalist James Foley, 39, an experienced war reporter who has covered other conflicts, was seized by armed men in the northern province of Idlib on November 22. Foley, who last supplied AFP with video material the day before he disappeared, was picked up in the town of Taftanaz by four men who later released his driver and translator, witnesses said. No group has claimed responsibility for the abduction, in a country that has been racked by bitter civil war since the start of an up rising by rebels opposing President Assads regime nearly two years ago. Foleys family, which had earlier asked media groups not to report the abduction in the hope that a low profile would assist in efforts to free him, broke their silence yesterday to reveal his plight. We want Jim to come safely home, or at least we need to speak with him to know hes OK, said John Foley, father of the missing reporter. Malalas father gets UK role LONDON: The father of a teenage Pakistani activist shot in the head by Taliban for advocating girls education has been given a diplomatic post in the UK. Malala Yousufzai has been recovering at a hos pital in Birmingham after she was shot in October. Pakistans High Commissioner to Britain, Wajid Shamsul Hasan, said Ziauddin Yousufzai has been appointed Pakistans education attache in Birmingham. Tourist death murder charge BANGKOK: Police have arrested a Thai man over the death of a British tourist shot during new years celebrations at one of the nations most popular islands. The suspect, 26, is alleged to have opened fire during an argument with a group of men at a bar at the southern resort of Koh Phangan, killing holidaymaker Stephen Ashton, who was on the beach. The suspect has been charged with murder. Obama urges disaster relief WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama has urged the US Congress to approve emergency relief for victims of superstorm Sandy, as Republicans savaged their house leader for playing politics with disaster aid. The Senate has already approved a $60 billion aid package put forward by the White House to help northeast states in the wake of the October storm, which destroyed tens of thousands of homes and businesses.