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The Northern Territory news Wed 20 Jun 2012



The Northern Territory news Wed 20 Jun 2012

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www.ntnews.com.au Wednesday, June 20, 2012. NT NEWS. 19 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:20-JGE:19 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K For more ways to make your EOFY EASY, visit your nearest Australia Post retail outlet. Offers end Sunday 8 July 2012. Available at participating Australia Post retail outlets. Phone 13 POST (13 7678). *10% saving is based on purchasing 10 or more 10 packs. 5% saving is based on purchasing 1-9 10 packs. Within the Express Post network. Conditions apply. Service conditions available at auspost.com.au. All prices are GST inclusive and are recommended. While stocks last. The Australia Post trademarks and their associated device marks are trademarks (registered or otherwise) of the Australian Postal Corporation. All rights reserved. 10% off when you buy 100 5% off when you buy 10* Guaranteed next business day delivery Also available online at shop.auspost.com.au Save time and money when you Buy, Pack and Post all in one place. Buy in bulk and save! Tax time, are you ready? 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The lawsuit, filed yesterday, names Heritage Auctions as a defendant. Company cofounder Jim Halperin would not comment because he said he hadnt seen the lawsuit yet. Experts determined that the skeleton was discovered in the Gobi Desert between 1995 and 2005. WARTRIALDELAYED AMSTERDAM: Judges have ordered a new indefinite delay in the war crimes trial of former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic. Responding for a second time to defence complaints about prosecutors failure to disclose all evidence, judges at the UN Yugoslav Tribunal in The Hague say the trial will not resume on June 25. Mladic faces charges including genocide for allegedly overseeing the massacre of at least 8000 Muslim men and boys at Srebrenica, Bosnia in 1995. He denies wrongdoing. His trial began on May 16, but judges then granted the defence an extra month to prepare for evidence. They said in a decision yesterday that the trial is now on pause until further notice. SOLDIERKILLED KABUL: Three men in Afghan police uniforms have killed a soldier with the NATO coalition, in the latest so-called green-on-blue attack. The three attackers fled after the killing yesterday, NATOs International Security Assistance Force said in a statement. The death takes the toll this year in green-on-blue attacks in which Afghan forces turn their weapons against their Western allies to 23, in 17 such incidents. A source in southern Kandahar province said two NATO soldiers were killed when police opened fire on them. Psycho flies back to face kill charge Police escort Luka Rocco Magnotta after arriving at Montreal yesterday. Picture: AFP PHOTO/Service de Police de la Ville de Montreal MONTREAL: Porn actor Luka Rocco Magnotta, dubbed the Canadian Psycho, has landed in Montreal after being extradited from Germany where he was arrested. He was flown home on board a Canadian military aircraft. Magnotta is accused of slaying and dismembering a Chinese student in Montreal last month before fleeing to Europe. A police convoy left Mirabel airport, the citys second air hub which does not usually handle passenger traffic, shortly after 8.30am yesterday (Darwin time). Police spokesman Ian Lafreniere did not say where Magnotta would be held. Magnotta was accompanied back to Canada by the six Montreal police officers leading the inquiry into the killing and dismemberment of student Lin Jun. Canada had called for Magnottas extradition after he was arrested in a cybercafe in Berlin on June 4 after being on the run for 10 days. Officials say Toronto-born Magnotta will face charges of first-degree murder, committing indignities to a body, publishing and mailing obscene material and criminally harassing Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and other MPs. Indo landslide kills four AMBON: A landslide triggered by torrential rain in eastern Indonesia has killed at least four people and buried seven others. Richard Louhenapessy, a mayor in Malukus provincial capital, Ambon, said five houses were buried when mud gushed down from surrounding hills just after midnight yesterday in Soya village in the province. He said four bodies were found early yesterday, including that of a four-year-old boy. Two people were brought to a hospital with injuries. Rescuers are still searching for seven people who were buried beneath tonnes of mud and rocks. Dont blame Coca-Cola NEW YORK: Coca-Colas chief executive insists his company is not responsible for the rise in US obesity, despite New York Mayor Michael Bloombergs recent moves to limit the consumption of sugary drinks. This is an important, complicated societal issue that we all have to work together to provide a solution, Muhtar Kent told the Wall Street Journal in an interview. Thats why we are working with government, business and civil society to have active lifestyle programs in every country we operate in by 2015. Mr Bloomberg said limiting drinks was needed to confront the obesity epidemic in the US. Screen slavers at risk LONDON: Workers are putting their mental and physical health at risk by continuing to work after they leave the office, a British report warns. A study by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy showed people do more than two extra hours of work every day while commuting and after arriving home. The so-called screen slaving is blamed on work pressures, although some say working at home at night helps to ease their stress levels. A study of more than 2000 office workers found most spent more than six hours at a computer screen during the day, before turning on their smartphones or other devices on the way home.