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The Northern Territory news Wed 5 Sep 2012



The Northern Territory news Wed 5 Sep 2012

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18 NT NEWS. Wednesday, September 5, 2012. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 5 -S E P -2 0 1 2 P A G E : 1 8 C O L O R : C M Y K C S 1 4 8 5 9 7 8 0 On page 12 of the Target & page 6 of the Target Country Its All About Colour For Kids catalogues on sale 06/09/2012 we have advertised: Dora flower sandals $17 We wish to advise that due to a quality issue, these sandals has been withdrawn from sale. Please see our staff for assistance. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Targets Sale Ends Wednesday 12th September 2012. CUSTOMER SPECIAL NOTICE 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 Burgerweighs nearly a ton MINNESOTA: A US casino has cooked up aworldrecord bacon cheeseburger thats threemetres in diameter andweighs 914kg. The behemoth burger was served up on Sunday at the Black Bear Casino Resort in Minnesota. Guinness Records representative Philip Robertson verified the record for theworlds biggest burger. He called the feat a result of remarkable teamwork and said the burger actually tastes really good. GreenMile actor dies US: Actor Michael Clarke Duncan, most noted for his performance in the 1999 movie GreenMile, is dead at 54, his fiance says. The hulking, prolific character actor, pictured, who appeared in box office hits such as Armageddon, Planet of the Apes and Kung Fu Panda, died yesterday at CedarsSinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where hewas being treated for a heart attack. Drummer stabbed 24 times SANTODOMINGO: Police in the Dominican Republic say the drummer of a heavymetal group based in Argentina has been stabbed to death by a group of men outside a bar where theywere performing in the capital. Police say Jose Carlos Hernandez, 23, was stabbedmore than two dozen times. One of themen was caught with a knife used in the attack and told police that theymistakenly thought Hernandezwas accused of raping awoman amonth ago. Playful Harry points the finger at cheeky youngster Prince Harry talks with six-year-old Alex Logan at the WellChild awards ceremony in London this week Picture: LEWIS WHYLD/AFP By TONY JONES UK: Prince Harry resorted to a little finger wagging to persuade one cheeky little boy not to bring up the subject of his naked romp in a Las Vegas hotel. Six-year-old Alex Logan appeared poised to broach the topic of the royals pictures when the two met at an awards ceremony in London celebrating seriously ill youngsters and the doctors and nurses who care for them. When Alex was interviewed on television news earlier on Monday, he was asked what he would say to the royal and replied: Im glad youve got your clothes on Prince Harry. But the prince left the little boy in no doubt that the incident was off limits, crouching down to the lads level and telling him not to talk about it as he shook his finger at him and smiled. Harrys appearance at the WellChild awards ceremony was his first since the images of his naked hotel romp first appeared on the web. But he looked relaxed, joking and laughing with the youngsters there, including Alex, who is in remission from acute leukaemia 67RUSTLERSKILLED MADAGASCAR: Villagers attacked by cattle rustlers have turned on the alleged thieves and killed 67 of them, according to Madagascars police chief. General Bruno Razafindrakoto said about 100 cattle thieves on Friday attacked three villages near FortDapuhin, which is more than 1000km from Antananarivo, the capital of this Indian Ocean island. SMOKINGBAN BEIRUT: A smoking ban in all closed public spaces, including coffee shops, restaurants and bars, has gone into force in Lebanon under legislation that promises hefty fines. Smokers caught lighting up in a closed public space face a $88 penalty, while restaurant or cafe owners who turn a blind eye to offenders could be fined anything from $900 to $2700. ELECTIONNAZI SLUR NORTH CAROLINA: The head of Californias Democratic Party has drawn criticism from across the political spectrum, after he compared Republicans to the notorious Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels. On the fringes of the Democratic convention, state Democratic Party chairman John Burton castigated Republicans for lying. They lie and they dont care if people think they lie . . . Joseph Goebbels its the big lie, you keep repeating it, he said. Killer clash TANZANIA: A journalist has been killed in a confrontation with Tanzanian police who were clashing with rallying supporters of the countrys biggest opposition party, the Media Institute of Southern Africa said. It quotes witnesses who said TV reporter Daudi Mwangosi demanding to know why police had arrested a fellow journalist. In the ensuing confrontation, Mr Mwangosi was surrounded by police. Then a blast was heard and Mr Mwangosi was seen lying on the ground. Dozens bombed SYRIA: A deadly car bomb has torn through a Damascus suburb while Syrian warplanes pounded Aleppo province, killing dozens of people, as the opposition pleaded for intervention. The violence came as the head of the Red Cross travelled to Damascus on a humanitarian mission and CIA chief David Petraeus visited Turkey for talks expected to focus on the Syrian crisis. Among those killed in the latest bloodshed was an entire family including seven children when a government air raid hit their home in the heart of Aleppo, witnesses told an AFP correspondent in Syrias biggest city. A fighter jet also struck in nearby Al-Bab, killing at least 18 people, with more unaccounted for beneath the rubble of flattened homes, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Doctors said that nine people died. The Observatory also reported that a car bomb ripped through the mainly Christian and Druze suburb of Jaramana on Monday, killing at least five people. Assange link to website attacks STOCKHOLM: Swedish Government websites have been jammed by hackers, with some supporters of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange claiming responsibility on Twitter. The websites of the Swedish Government, its armed forces and the Swedish Institute were among those experiencing problems. Niklas Englund, head of digital media at the Swedish Armed Forces, said it was unclear who was behind the so called denial-of-service attacks, in which websites are overwhelmed with bogus traffic. But he noted an unidentified group urging Sweden to take its hands off Assange had claimed responsibility on Twitter. Assange has been sheltering at Ecuadors embassy in London since June 19 in an effort to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he is wanted for questioning over sex assault allegations. Search for boat boys mum By KARLIS SALNA in Jakarta A 10-YEAR-OLD survivor of last weeks asylum-seeker boat disaster off the Indonesian coast has been placed in the care of the Afghanistan embassy in Jakarta as efforts to find his mother continue. Omed was the only child to have survived the tragedy which cost the lives of about 100 people when the boat they were taking to Australia sank in the Sunda Strait. His father, along with an uncle and a cousin, disap peared and are believed to be among those who drowned. He has been given some hope of being reunited with family after another uncle in Canada contacted officials. Indonesian authorities had erroneously stated on Monday that the boys uncle lived in the UK, but Afghan officials said yesterday he was living in Canada. Efforts to find the boys mother who is believed to be still in Afghanistan have so far proved fruitless. A spokeswoman for the Afghan embassy in Jakarta said yesterday the search for Omeds mother would continue, but expressed concern that she may never be found. Although Omed was first taken to the office of the Director-General of Immigration after Indonesian officials declared he was a speci al case, he was later handed over to Afghan officials. The spokeswoman confirmed he was in the care of the Afghanistan embassy. His uncle, who spoke to the boy on the phone at the weekend, is now travelling to Jakarta from Canada.