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The Northern Territory news Thu 27 Oct 2011

Details:

Title

The Northern Territory news Thu 27 Oct 2011

Other title

NT news

Collection

The Northern Territory news; NewspaperNT

Date

2011-10-27

Description

This publication contains may contain links to external sites. These external sites may no longer be active.

Language

English

Subject

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

Publisher name

Nationwide News Pty. Limited

Place of publication

Darwin

Use

Copyright. Made available by the publisher under licence.

Copyright owner

Nationwide News Pty. Limited

License

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

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/235447

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/645787

Page content

www.ntnews.com.au Thursday, October 27, 2011. NT NEWS. 17 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:27-OGE:17 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 Wall St protest raided OAKLAND, California: In darkness early on Tuesday, hundreds of police swept into Oaklands Occupy Wall Street protest, firing tear gas and beanbag rounds before clearing out a miniature tent city that demonstrators had hoped would stir a mass movement. In less than an hour, the two-week-old camping ground was in ruins. Scattered across the area were overturned tents, pillows, sleeping bags, food wrappers and water bottles. Signs decrying corporations and police hung from lampposts or lay on the ground. Protesters had stayed awake, waiting for the expected raid. Officers closed in about 5am, arresting 85, mostly on suspicion of unlawful assembly and illegal camping, police said. Later on Tuesday, hundreds of marching protesters were met by police officers in riot gear and small skirmishes broke out. Its really tense . . . I dont think they are going to back down and neither are demonstrators, an organiser, Cat Brooks, said. Were on the move, for now. City officials had originally been supportive of the event, but later warned protesters were breaking the law and couldnt stay overnight. They cited concerns about rats, fire hazards and acts of violence. Killer whales slaves Killer whale Tilikum watches as SeaWorld Orlando trainers take a break during a training session at the theme parks Shamu Stadium in Florida SAN DIEGO: A US federal court is being asked to grant constitutional rights to five killer whales who perform at marine parks. The unprecedented action is likely to stoke an ongoing, intense debate at Americas law schools over expansion of animal rights. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is ac cusing the SeaWorld parks of keeping five star performer whales in conditions that violate the constitutional ban on slavery. SeaWorld depicted the suit as baseless. The chances of the suit succeeding are slim, say legal experts not involved in the case. Any judge who sticks to the original intent of the authors of the amendment is unlikely to find they wanted to protect animals. The suit PETA says it will file in the US District Court in San Diego hinges on the fact the 13th Amendment, while prohibiting slavery and involuntary servitude, does not specify only humans as victims. US female soldier killed AFGHANISTAN: A female US soldier has died on the frontlines in southern Afghanistan, becoming the first casualty in what the US Army says is a new and vital attempt to gain the trust of Afghan women. US Army 1st Lieutenant Ashley White died in a bomb explosion while working with special operations teams. She was brought in because she could do things that would be awkward or impossible for her male teammates, such as frisking burqa-clad women. Ship sinks in Persian Gulf DUBAI, UAE: Authorities in the United Arab Emirates say that a ship, which was carrying diesel fuel, has sunk off the countrys Persian Gulf coast. State news agency WAM reported that the White Whale was carrying 450 tonnes of diesel when it sank 20km off the coast of Umm al-Quwain emirate. The crew was rescued. The UAEs Environment Minister said officials were examining the site. It was not known if fuel was leaking from the vessel.