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The Northern Territory news Sat 16 Jul 2011



The Northern Territory news Sat 16 Jul 2011

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22 NT NEWS. Saturday, July 16, 2011. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 1 6 -J U L -2 0 1 1 P A G E : 2 2 C O L O R : C M Y K m g 0 2 0 6 0 4 MPs to grill Murdochs News Corp chairman and chief executive Rupert Murdoch has agreed to testify to British MPs LONDON: Media mogul Rupert Murdoch and his son, James, yielded to intense pressure yesterday and agreed to testify to British MPs, as the phonehacking scandal widened to US shores with an FBI probe. In another dramatic day in the saga that killed off the News of the World tabloid and wrecked Mr Murdochs takeover bid for payTV giant BSkyB, the Murdochs reversed their earlier refusal to give evidence to a parliamentary committee on Tuesday. And US investigators were looking into claims News Corp employees may have targeted phone records of September 11 victims. The Murdochs backdown came five hours after Parliaments Media Select Committee formally summoned them to attend, having received letters from the pair saying they were unable to attend but giving no reasons. That left Rebekah Brooks, the chief executive of Mr Murdochs British newspaper arm and editor of the News of the World from 2000-03, to appear by herself. A spokeswoman later said the Murdochs would attend the committee. News Corp is the parent company of News Ltd, owner of the NT News. Do something that makes a difference VOLUNTEER TODAY! Carers NT are looking for everyday people to provide friendship and support to the frail aged, people with disabilities and their carers. Mums with young children are encouraged to apply and will find this opportunity both flexible and rewarding. Training provided. Bilingual Volunteers Needed If you can spare an hour or two a fortnight and would like to make a difference in another persons life, call us today! Discover why some of the richest people in the world are not millionaires, they are volunteers. -s.s. - Jobail Brcelona For more inf Contact Shar on: 8944 4888 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 Strangled toddler conviction BUSHNELL, Florida: A central Florida couple has been convicted in the death of a toddler strangled in her crib by a pet python. A jury found 21-year-oldmother Jaren Hare and her live-in boyfriend, 34-year-old Charles Jason Darnell, guilty on Thursday ofmanslaughter, third-degree murder and child neglect. They each face 35 years in prison. Both previously rejected plea agreements for 10 years in prison. Whale forumwalkout THE global forum chargedwith both protecting and overseeing the hunting of whales ended a four-day session on Thursdaywith awalkout by pro-whaling nations to block a vote on creating a new sanctuary. The 63rd annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC), in other words, ended true to form. You can only conclude that this commission . . . is genuinely dysfunctional, said Frederic Briand, head of Monacos delegation. Palins big screen debut LOS ANGELES: A documentary portraying the political story of Sarah Palin debuts on Friday in a handful of US theatres, as the right-wing conservative darling remains on the fence about whether shell enter the 2012 presidential race. The Undefeated, directed by Stephen Bannon, describes Palin through interviewswith her admirers and supporters, according tomedia sources that have seen the film. Guardian apology LONDON: The Guardian has apologised to The Sun after it made claims about the tabloid obtaining the medical records of Gordon Browns son. The newspaper had said The Sun accessed the Brown familys medical files without their knowledge to find that the former prime ministers son Fraser had cystic fibrosis. The information led the tabloid to publish an article in November 2006 revealing that the four-month-old had the condition, The Guardian said. However, The Sun, which is owned by Rupert Murdochs News International, denied the claim, insisting its source had been a member of the public. It said an unnamed man, whose child also suffered from cystic fi brosis, contacted its journalists with the information in the hope it would raise awareness about the condition. The newspaper said the individual had signed a legal affidavit confirming this. A spokesman for The Sun criticised The Guardian for running the story and praised its own journalists for using legitimate news gathering techniques. Apple payout over iPhone SEOUL: US technology giant Apple said it had made its first compensation payment in South Korea over an iPhone feature that can track the location of users. Apple Korea confirmed on Thursday it had paid one million won ($888.85) to Kim Hyung-suk, complying with a compensation order from a court in Changwon. Mr Kim, a 36-year-old lawyer, said the location recording infringed on his rights to privacy and freedom and caused him psychological stress. The court ordered Apple to pay Mr Kim the sum for violating his privacy. Health alert on gecko cure-all MANILA: The Philippines warned yesterday against using gecko lizards to treat AIDS and impotence, saying the folkloric practice in parts of Asia may put patients at risk. Environmental officials also have expressed alarm about the growing trade in the wallclimbing lizards in the Philippines, where a 300g gecko reportedly sells for at least 50,000 pesos ($1085). A health department statement said yesterday that the use of geckos as treatments has no scientific basis and could be dangerous because patients might not seek proper treatment for their diseases.

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