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The Northern Territory news Mon 6 Aug 2012



The Northern Territory news Mon 6 Aug 2012

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12 NT NEWS. Monday, August 6, 2012. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 6 -A U G -2 0 1 2 P A G E : 1 2 C O L O R : C M Y K *A SURCHARGE APPLIES FOR ALL 3D SESSIONS. PHONE 8931 2555 www.cmaxcinema.com.au 1 0 1 0 2 3 1 Step Up 4 Miami Heat [PG] Mon 11.40am & 7.15pm 3D Step Up 4 Miami Heat [PG] Mon 5.20pm 3D Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter (MA) Mon 12.50, 4.30 & 9.15pm Dark Knight Rises (M) Mon 9.50am, 1.30, 6.30 & 9.25pm Snow White & The Huntsman (M) Mon 10am & 4.35pm Magic Mike [MA]15+ Mon 12noon, 2.10, 4.25, 6.40 & 9pm Ted [MA]15+ Mon 12.20, 2.30, 7.10 & 9.15pm Amazing Spiderman (M) Mon 2.45pm Ice Age [PG] Mon 10.10am Brave (PG) Mon 9.50am Underlined = Cinema with Crying Room NZ mourns Afghan toll These soldiers have paid the highest price WELLINGTON: Tributes are flowing for two New Zealand soldiers killed in Afghanistans Bamyan province. Six wounded NZ soldiers, three of whom are in a serious condition, are being treated in military hospitals. Chief of Defence Force Lieutenant General Rhys Jones told a briefing in Auckland yesterday that one of the soldiers killed on Saturday was in an armoured vehicle hit by a rocket, while the other was shot by a rifle or a machine gun. One died immediately and the other died in a helicopter while being evacuated. Prime Minister John Key led tributes to the soldiers. Its with enormous sadness that I acknowledge that these soldiers have paid the highest price, he said. This brings the total number of New Zealand soldiers who have lost their lives in Afghanistan to seven. He said three of the wounded soldiers were seriously injured, but in a stable condition, and three others suffered moderate injuries. The New Zealand Provincial Reconstruction Team had gone to the aid of local security forces fighting suspected insurgents near a village south of Do Abe on Saturday evening. The insurgents moved into a building and the New Zealanders were asked to fire on the building and secure the area. They were attacked as they were moving to secure the high ground. The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) wont name the dead and wounded for 24 hours to give their families time to grieve. Australia and the US have offered assistance and its ho ped the bodies will be returned home next week. Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman offered his condolences to the families. The work the NZDF undertake in this region is dangerous, he said. Labour leader David Shearer said it was a tragedy, particularly as the New Zealand operation in Afghanistan was winding down: These guys are doing their duty for the country. They have done a great job and our hearts are with the families. 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 It took about six seconds for the 14-storey Radio Network building to come down yesterday Picture: GETTY IMAGES Christchurch quake building gone in six seconds WELLINGTON: Three, two, one . . . the quakedamaged 14-storey Radio Network building in Christchurch disappeared in a cloud of demolition dust yesterday morning. It took about six seconds for the building to come down after a series of deafening explosions. Queenstown boy Jayden Halliwell detonated the 63kg of explosives. He was nominated for the honour by the Child Cancer Foundation after eight demolition companies bid $NZ26,000 ($A20,290) on Trade Me for the right. The successful implosion, the first-ever in New Zealand, was watched by hundreds from behind a public exclusion barrier and was also streamed live online. SUICIDEDEATHS ADEN: A suicide attack at a town in south Yemen recently recaptured by the army from al-Qaida forces has killed 20 people and wounded another 20. In a separate incident in the east of the country, a suspected US drone strike killed five al-Qaida members late Saturday. OIL DISPUTEOVER ADDIS ABABA: Sudan and South Sudan have reached an agreement to end a drawn-out oil dispute that led to dire economic consequences and prompted fears of war. The chief mediator in peace talks, ex-South African prime minister Thabo Mbeki, announced the breakthrough at a meeting of the African Union Peace and Security Council in the Ethiopian capital. GUILTYPLEA WASHINGTON: Jared Lee Loughner is set to plead guilty in the shooting attack that severely wounded the now former Democrat representative Gabrielle Giffords, according to informed sources. Mental health officials believe he is now competent to understand the charges against him in the assault. The much publicised attack killed six people and injured 13 in Tucson. BOA-BANANA LONDON: A British mum who found a boa constrictor in her bathroom initially thought the reptile was a mouldy banana. Thai men face murder trial BANGKOK: Two Thai men charged with the murder and robbery of Australian woman Michelle Smith will face a provincial court today. Ms Smith, 60, from Joondulup in Perth, died on June 20 during an attempted robbery on the Thai resort island of Phuket. Facing the Phuket provincial court is Surasak Suwannachot, 26, who is a accused of stabbing Smith in the chest during the attack as a group of Australian travel agents, on a familiarisation trip to Thailand, were returning to their resort. Surasak then rode off on a motorbike with accomplice Surin Toptong, 37, leaving Ms Smith fatally wounded. Ms Smith s travelling companion, Tammee Lynn, 42, also injured in the attack, desperately tried to save Ms Smith, a mother of three. Ms Lynn has not been called to provide evidence. Gunmen kidnap 47 pilgrims BEIRUT: Gunmen have snatched 47 Iranian pilgrims just outside Damascus in a brazen attack which reveals the growing instability at the centre of Syrian President Bashar Assads power. The weekend abduction came as Syrian troops moved to crush one of the last rebel dominated neighbourhoods in the capital, shelling the area heavily. No group immediately claimed responsibility, although Iranian state media blamed the rebels fighting the Assad regime. The pilgrims were on a bus taking them from the suburb of Sayeda Zeinab, about 15km south of Damascus, to the airport to return home when they were kidnapped, Iranian state news IRNA reports. Mainly Shiite Iran is a close ally of the beleaguered Syrian government, which is dominated by the Alawite sect, an offshoot of Shiism. Heat on as climate change hotter than ever James Hansen WASHINGTON: Human-driven climate change is to blame for a series of increasingly hot summers and the situation is already worse than was expected just two decades ago, a top NASA scientist says. James Hansen, who directs the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, wrote in the Washington Post at the weekend that even his grim predictions of a warming future, that were delivered before the US Senate in 1988, were too weak. My projections about increasing global temperature have been proved true, Hansen wrote. But I failed to fully ex plore how quickly that average rise would drive an increase in extreme weather. He and his colleagues have published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences an analysis of the past six decades of global temperature, revealing an increase. The peer-reviewed study shows that global temperature has been steadily rising due to a warming climate, about 0.8C in the past century, and that extreme events are more frequent. The study echoes the findings of international research released last month that climbing greenhouse gas emissions boosted the odds of severe droughts, floods and heatwaves in 2011.