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The Northern Territory news Thu 13 May 2010



The Northern Territory news Thu 13 May 2010

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www.ntnews.com.au Northern Territory News, Thursday, May 13, 2010 11 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:13-GE:11 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K ATTENTION SMART_SPE11263 2010 Specsavers Optical Group. Prescription glasses (excludes sunglasses) purchased at an OPSM retail outlet in Australia that are found to be broken will be replaced with a pair of prescription glasses from Specsavers with frames of your choice up to a maximum price of $399. Replacement pair will include equivalent lens type (i.e. single vision, bi-focal, multi-focal) and coatings and will be made to the same prescription as the OPSM pair. Replacement is subject to the surrender of the OPSM pair and proof of OPSM purchase (i.e. must have an OPSM receipt). See www.specsavers.com.au for 2 year guarantee terms on Specsavers glasses. Offer cannot be exchanged for cash. Offer ends 27.05.10 *Carefully read the terms of the offer below. Proof of purchase will be required. ALL OPSM CU STOMERS: If your prescription glasses arent what you hoped for, dont stress were here to help. From Thursday 13th May to Thursday 27th May, take any broken OPSM glasses to your nearest Specsavers store and well give you a pair from our range for free*. At Specsavers, we offer over 1000 frames to choose from. Were so confi dent in the great quality of our products that we offer a 2 year guarantee. Were sure youll be happily surprised at how far your OPSM receipt will go at Specsavers, given our commitment to exceptional value. IF YOUR OPSM GLASSES HAPPEN TO BREAK, AND WERE NOT SAYING THEYRE GOING TO, WELL EXCHANGE THEM WITH A PAIR FROM SPECSAVERS WITH A 2 YEAR GUARANTEE, FOR FREE*. NOW OPEN IN: Hibiscus Shoppingtown: 8927 5139, Oasis Shopping Village: 8932 6188. www.specsavers.com.au WORLD Kids hacked to death BEIJING: Seven children were hacked to death and at least 20 others were wounded in an attack at a kindergarten in northern China yesterday, state media reported, citing local officials. The attack was the fifth violent assault on school children in less than two months, and comes despite a push to boost security in and around schools across the country. Punchline for cartoonist STOCKHOLM: Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks, who sparked controversy by drawing Prophet Mohammed with the body of a dog, was yesterday attacked while giving a lecture at a university, police said. The man was sat in the first row and suddenly he rushed at me. He punched me in the head and I lost my glasses, said Vilks (pictured), adding that he was a little bruised. Police said around 250 people were present at the time of the attack at the university of Uppsala, north of the Stockholm. Protest power cut BANGKOK: Thai authorities said yesterday they would cut power and water supplies to antigovernment Red Shirt protesters occupying a commercial district in the capital Bangkok. Colonel Sunsern Kaewkumnerd, spokesman for the government agency dealing with the twomonth old crisis, said non-protesters living in the area as well as embassies would be affected. House falls down hole SAINT-JUDE, Quebec: Four people, including two children, are missing after a sinkhole triggered by a landslide swallowed their house near Montreal. Officials said yesterday that the house partially collapsed on Monday night in Saint-Jude. Fire department spokesman Francois Gregoire says the landslide has left a gigantic crater and that the house was quite far from the river before the land gave way. French set to ban burqa PARIS: The French parliament yesterday unanimously adopted a resolution condemning the full-face Islamic veil as an affront to the nations values, setting the stage for a law banning it. The vote in the National Assembly put France on course to become the second European country after Belgium to declare the wearing of the burqa or the niqab illegal in public places. President Nicolas Sarkozys right-wing UMP party and the opposition Socialists made a rare show of unity in backing the non-binding resolution that declared the veil contrary to the values of the republic. Wedding party massacre CIUDAD JUAREZ: The bodies of a groom and two members of his wedding party were found in the back of a truck four days after they were snatched at gunpoint as they left the church in the violent border city of Ciudad Juarez, officials said yesterday. Investigators are searching for gunmen who opened fire on the just married couple and their guests, killing one person. The assailants then kidnapped the groom, his uncle and his brother, Chihuahua state prosecutors spokesman Arturo Sandoval said. Cameron takes control ByMICHAEL THURSTON in London DAVID Cameron finally took office as British Prime Minister yesterday, ending his Conservative partys 13 years in opposition and vowing to form a strong and stable coalition after inconclusive elections. The 43-year-old who becomes Britains youngest Prime Minister for two centuries, and with a pregnant wife was appointed after Gordon Brown admitted defeat following five days of political limbo. President Barack Obama called Cameron (pictured) within minutes of his appointment by Queen Elizabeth II, inviting him to visit the US in July. It was the first in a flurry of congratulatory phone calls from world leaders, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd. Speaking outside 10 Downing Street, the young Tory said he would form a full coalition government with the Liberal Democrats, who emerged as kingmakers from last weeks cliffhanger general election. I aim to form a proper and full coalition between the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats, he said, flanked by his wife Samantha. I believe that is the right way to provide this country with the strong, the stable, the good and decent government that I think we need so badly. Lib Dem head Nick Clegg was named Deputy Prime Minister, with his party agreeing yesterday to back the deal and form Britains first coalition government since World War II. We are going to form a new kind of government, Clegg told his lawmakers, adding he hoped it marked the start of the new politics I have always believed in. Brown announced he was quitting just an hour and a half b e f o r e C a m e r o n w a l k e d through the front door of No.10.