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The Northern Territory news Tue 20 Jul 2010



The Northern Territory news Tue 20 Jul 2010

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www.ntnews.com.au Tuesday, July 20, 2010. NT NEWS. 17 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:20-JGE: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 Clintonweddingnerves ISLAMABAD:USSecretaryofStateHillaryClintonsays daughterChelseas (pictured)approachingwedding ismakingnervouswrecksofboth herparents. Youshouldassumethat if (husband BillClinton)makes itdowntheaisle inonepieceitsgoingtobeamajor accomplishment,Clintonsaidwith a laugh. Slender loris caughtoncamera LONDON:Oneoftherarestprimates intheworld, whichwassoelusive itwasthoughttohavebecome extinct,hasbeencaughtoncameraforthefirsttime, researcherssay. TheHortonPlainsslender lorishadonlybeenseen fourtimessince1937andvanishedbetween1939and 2002.ResearchersfromtheZoologicalSocietyof Londons(ZSL)edgeofexistenceprogramsaidthey were thrilled tohavephotographedit. BinLadens trapped in Iran DUBAI:AsonofOsamabinLadenhassaidonAlArabiyatelevision20membersoftheal-Qaidachiefs familyarestrandedin Iranas Tehranis refusingtodiscusstheir fatewithSaudiArabia. OmarbinLaden,thefourthsonof Osama,saidthefamilymembers neededanotherthird-party countrywillingtoreceivethem. 50 die as express slams halted train Onlookers gather around the mangled wreckage of train coaches following a railway accident in Sainthia, some 200km from Kolkata, yesterday. An express train rammed into the back of a stationary passenger train By SAILENDRA SIL in Kolkata, India A SPEEDING express train rammed into the back of a stationary passenger train in eastern India yesterday, killing more than 50 people and trapping others in the wreckage, officials said. Thestandingtrainwaswaiting to leave a station in Birbhum district, about 200km north of the West Bengal state capital Kolkata, when the express slammed into its rear. The force of the impact lifted one wagon clear off the tracks and left it mounted on an overhead passenger bridge. Bodies and badly injured travellers were being pulled from the crumpled mass of steel by emergency services and members of a huge crowd of onlookers who had gathered around the site of the accident. The death toll has crossed 50. We are still struggling to pull out some bodies, police officer Humayun Kabir said. An estimated 120 people were injured in the collision, 40 seriously, police said. It was not immediately clear what caused the accident, which happened about 2am yesterday (0630 AEST). We still have doubts in our minds about who is behind this accident, Railways Minister Mamata Banerjee, who is from West Bengal, said to media before leaving for the accident site. She said 49 people were confirmed dead. Compensation of 500,000 rupees (about $A12,000) was being offered to the families of the dead and 100,000 rupees to the injured. I was fast asleep on the top berth when there was this huge crash like an explosion, one passenger told the Times Now news channel. I was flung from the berth, and then people started shouting and there was complete panic, he said. Most of the dead were in the rear unreserved carriages, which are usually tightly packed, Sunil Banerjee, a local rail traffic manager told Agence France-Presse. Relief trains have been rushed from Kolkata, he said. Birbhum District Magistrate Soumitra Mohan said two compartments were so badly compacted that rescue workers had to try to access them through the roof using a blow torch. The death toll could mount further as there are probably more bodies trapped inside the two coaches, Mohan said. Yesterdays crash came less than two months after a train collision blamed on Maoist saboteurs killed nearly 150 people in West Bengal. In that incident, a Mumbaibound high-speed passenger express from Kolkata crashed into the path of an oncoming freight train after track had been removed. Miners die in China BEIJING: Rescuers found two bodies in a flooded coal shaft in northwestern China and 11 miners remained trapped yesterday a reminder of the dangers of an industry that claimed the lives of 40 others in recent days. Separately, an explosion late on Sunday at a coal mine in northeastern Liaoning province killed four workers and injured 13 others, Xinhua said. On Saturday, 28 miners were killed in northern Shaanxi province. French cops hold rioters GRENOBLE: French police have arrested four men for attempted homicide following two nights of rioting in Grenoble that saw youths fire at police and torch scores of cars. The first riots erupted late on Friday after the funeral of a 27-year-old man, Karim Boudouda, who was shot dead by police on Thursday when he fired at them in a chase after he allegedly robbed a casino. A public prosecutor concluded police had fired in self-defence. Freezing Argentina BUENOS AIRES: Nine people have died from hypothermia during an especially cold snap that has blanketed Argentina with unusual snowfall in recent days, a non-governmental group said yesterday. Most deaths were of people living on the street in the capital Buenos Aires. The national meteorological service said frigid polar air has dumped temperatures as low as minus 14C in the central region, and around freezing in the usually balmy north. Dr Death thought he was a medical God LONDON: Letters written by serial killer Harold Shipman while he was in prison have been made public for the first time. Shipman murdered 215 of his patients using the drug Diamorphine over 20 years. But he claims no one saw him do anything in the letters, which were analysed in a BBC program last night. In one he says: No one saw me do anything. As for stealing morphine off the terminally ill, again no one saw me do it. In another he says: The police complain Im boring. No mistresses, home abroad, money in Swiss banks, Im normal. If that isboring, Iam. Psychologist David Holmes says Shipmans letters show he relished the attention of being Britains most prolific serial killer. Holmes told BBC Ones Inside Out North West program Shipman (pictured) thought he was a medical god. He said: He saw no one as being superior to him.In his own mind, in his own eyes, he was some sort of medical god. Shipman died in January 2004 after hanging himself in his cell at Wakefield Prison in West Yorkshire. Senior judge Dame Janet Smith, who led an investigation into the doctors killing spree, said she was disappointed key recommendations had not been achieved. Vanuatu represents AUCKLAND: Vanuatu is to send a representative to this weeks briefing of friends of Fiji, despite engineering the decision to axe a regional leaders summit that was slated for the same dates. Vanuatu Prime Minister Edward Natapei last week made the call to defer the summit of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) . But yesterday, Mr Natapei confirmed his nation would attend at the Engaging Fiji conference.. PNG PM challenged PORT MORESBY: Papua New Guineas leader Michael Somare is facing a party leadership challenge that he will not contest, his spokesman said, in a move which could see him pushed from power. Hes not putting up a particular person ... hell just support the party.