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The Northern Territory news Mon 14 Dec 2009



The Northern Territory news Mon 14 Dec 2009

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

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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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www.ntnews.com.au Northern Territory News, Monday, December 14, 2009 13 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:14-DGE:13 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K e r2 5 0 1 0 4 WORLD briefs ... LOS ANGELES: Hollywood film legend Elizabeth Taylor has missed the opening of her Beverly Hills jewellery boutique because she is sick with flu. Taylor, 77, had been expected at the opening of Luxury Jewels. BEIJING: The half-brother of US President Barack Obama has been made an image ambassador for booming city Shenzhen. Mark Obama Ndesandjo was named image ambassador by the Shenzhen Youth League for his volunteer work teaching piano to orphans there. LONDON: London 2012 Olympics chief Sebastian Coe ruled out returning to frontline politics if the Conservative Party wins the British general election due within six months. The centre-right, main Opposition party is on course to win the election but Coe, chairman of the London organising committee of the Olympic Games, said he had no desire to return. The 53-year-old won the 1500m gold in the 1980 Moscow and 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. Gibraltar tops World ROCK THE HOUSE: Miss Gibraltar was crowned Miss World yesterday British beauty crowned J O H A N N E S B U R G : M i s s Gibraltar Kaiane Aldorino has been crowned Miss World 2009, outshining 111 other hopefuls at a glittering ceremony in South Africa yesterday. Thank you South Africa, this is the most wonderful moment of my life, said a tearful Aldorino, a 22-year-old human resources clerk. Confetti rained down on the stage as the beauty from the tiny British territory of fewer than 30,000 people accepted the crown in Midrand, north of Johannesburg. Mexicos Perla Beltran came second, with South African entry Tatum Keshwar taking third place. African drums, gumboot dancers, choirs and a local pop band performed during the pageant, which was broadcast to an estim ated one billion viewers around the world. The build up to this event has been phenomenal, the girls have had a time of their lives in South Africa, said Chinese television presenter Angela Chow, who hosted the show. Among the disappointed contestants was Miss England, a soldier dubbed Combat Barbie by the British media. Lance Corporal Katrina Hodge, a 22-year-old who has served in Iraq, was granted leave from the military for the one-month tour of South Africa, where before the live broadcast the contestants competed in sports, a talent showcase, and swimsuit. Also losing out was Miss Indonesia, Kerenina Sunny Halim, who had ties to an American religious cult. Arrest over torture death KATHMANDU: An army major accused of torturing a 15-year-old girl to death in 2004 during Nepals Maoist civil war has been arrested, officials said. Major Niranjan Basnet was detained by military police at Kathmandu airport on Saturday after the United Nations report edly expelled him from a peacekeeping mission in Chad over the charges. A civil court has charged Basnet with murdering Maina Sunuwar in 2004 in army cus tody. A tribunal said she suffered electrocution and drowning dur ing interrogation. Gillette cuts Woods BOSTON: Gillette said yesterday it was limiting golfer Tiger Woods role in its marketing programs to give him the privacy he needs to work on family relationships after disclosures of his infidelity. The Massachusetts-based body grooming company said it supports Woods decision to take an indefinite break from professional golf. On his website at the weekend, Woods admitted to infidelity and said he was taking a break to focus on his family.

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