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The Northern Territory news Tue 25 Oct 2011



The Northern Territory news Tue 25 Oct 2011

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www.ntnews.com.au Tuesday, October 25, 2011. NT NEWS. 15 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:25-OGE:15 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K CYCLONE SEASON IS COMING! Minimum order 20 copies @ $1.20 SURVIVAL GUIDE 2011-2012 THE A COMMUNITY SERVICE INFORMATION BOOKLET BY: Help your clients, staff and family prepare. Order your copies of the 2011/2012 Cyclone Survival Guide today. Contact 8944 9903 or email mccormickj@ntnews.com.au for more information. Cyclone Guide - Only Available in the NT News on Thursday, October 27. 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 Two jailed over data leaks BEIJING: China says two officials have been jailed for leaking economic data to securities brokerages, and four people whowork in the financial industry are being investigated. The National Administration for Protection of State Secrets yesterday said the officials shared classified data numerous times, though it gave no details about the information or the impact. The officials worked in the National Bureau of Statistics and the Peoples Bank of China. Newpump for Rena clean-up WELLINGTON: New Zealand salvage experts hope to use a new, larger pump to continue removing oil from the stricken container ship Rena. Maritime New Zealand salvage unit manager Bruce Anderson said about 337 tonnes of oil had been as pumped from one of the vessels port-side tanks. Divers have confirmed the submerged starboard tank, with 320 tonnes of oil, is still intact. About 350 of Renas 1700 tonnes of oil have leaked into the ocean. Quake toll rises Rescuers try to save people trapped under a collapsed building in Tabanli village, near the Turkish city of Van There is serious human andmaterial loss ANKARA, Turkey: An earthquake of 7.2 magnitude has killed 217 people and injured 1090 in eastern Turkey, the interior minister says. A hundred people died in Van city and 117 in the Ercis district of Van province, said Interior Minister Idris Naim Sahin yesterday, adding that 1090 were injured. The quake that struck Van on Sunday, a large eastern city populated mainly by Kurds, was Turkeys strongest in years. Fears are running high that the toll might increase further, as many people were trapped under collapsed buildings. The US Geological Survey initially measured the quake at 7.3 magnitude but later downgraded it to 7.2. Earthquake-prone Turkey lies atop several fault lines. In 1999, two strong quakes in the heavily populated and industrialised regions of northwest Turkey left some 20,000 dead. And a powerful earthquake in the town of Caldiran in Van province killed 3840 people in 1976. Ercis, a district of about 100,000 people in eastern Turkey, felt the brunt of the damage. Officials said many buildings had collapsed in Ercis and Van. At least 50 people were taken to hospital in Van and nearly a thousand people in Ercis. Many buildings alongside a major street in Ercis were collapsed, said an AFP photographer at the quake scene, who added that the power was out throughout the district. People are using lanterns, he said. Television footage showed panicked residents using shovels and other digging tools trying to rescue people trapped under collapsed buildings in Ercis and Van. Search and rescue teams were using electrical generator lights to help the search for trapped victims as the night fell. Most people are expected to spend the nights outdoors, with the temperature expected to dip to 3C. The quake was also felt across the brder in Iran. Scots push for independence LONDON: The Scottish National Party (SNP) has unveiled its unprecedented campaign to win independence from Britain. Campaign chief Angus Robertson told the partys conference in Inverness, north Scotland, the party would work as hard as possible to ensure victory in a forthcoming referendum for a sovereign independent Scotland. Robertson promised to convince voters from all political backgrounds that a yes vote in the referendum, due near the end of the five-year Parliament, would be the best move for Scotland. Brazilian cheats skim $36.5b RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazilian officials have skimmed at least $36.54 billion from the Government coffers in just eight years of corruption cases from 2003-2010, the daily O Globo reports. Citing federal documents of the office in charge of trying to recover the funds, the report said only $819.00 million could be recovered. But the figures pale in comparison to another es timate news magazine Veja on Saturday cited the Sao Paulo chamber of industries as saying more than $387.69 billion is thought to have been stolen from the Government in 10 years. Baker denies killing Zahra CHARLOTTE, North Carolina: The American woman who pleaded guilty last month to killing Australian girl Zahra Baker now insists in a jail interview that shes innocent and was an unwilling participant in covering up the 10-year-olds death. The Charlotte Observer reported on Sunday that 43-year-old Elisa Baker portrayed herself as a loving stepmother who was only following her lawyers advice in pleading guilty. I pled guilty, but Im not guilty, she told reporters in a 30-minute interview at the Mecklenburg County jail. She said Zahra was the light of my eyes. Baker was sentenced to 15 to 18 years in prison for second-degree murder after pleading guilty on September 15. Her lawyer, Scott Reilly, said he advised his client to take the deal because the evidence against her was so strong. Baker told reporters she returned from running an errand on September 24, 2010, to find Zahra dead in her bed. She went on to blame her husband for all that happened next. Carla takes her babe home PARIS: Carla Bruni-Sarkozy has headed homewith her newborn girl Giulia, the first baby born to a sitting French president. BruniSarkozy left a Paris clinic on Sunday after giving birth on Wednesday. President Nicolas Sarkozy said they felt a profound happiness over the birth.

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