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The Northern Territory news Fri 14 Jun 2013



The Northern Territory news Fri 14 Jun 2013

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18 NT NEWS. Friday, June 14, 2013. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 1 4 -J U N -2 0 1 3 P A G E : 1 8 C O L O R : C M Y K 8981 6365 , ! . 1 0 2 7 8 4 5Casuarina Shopping Village CASUARINA Tel: 8945 6911 L Healthcard holders L Children under 16 Same dedicated family care Same thorough support package Your local doctor in the heart of Casuarina New billing practices Casuarina clinic only Bulk billing now available for: L Aged pensioners L Veteran affairs gold card holders 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 Blood-thirstymumdowns litres LONDON: Amother of two has revealed she drinks peoples blood vampire style sometimes guzzling nearly two litres amonth. Julia Caples, 45, has been sucking the blood of willing donors for more than 30 years, The Sun reported. Shemeets fellow vampire enthusiasts at a local occult and oddities storewhere she cuts themwith a pagan-style knife before lapping up their blood. She believes it keeps her young and vigorous. Alien photo proves rubbery BEIJING: A Chineseman has posted photos of himself posing next to an alien he claims to have trapped after it crash landed. The pictures of theman standing next to the rather crude-looking extraterrestrial sparked a frenzy of speculation on social networking sites across China. However, the claimswere quickly brought back to Earth. Police said the rather unconvincing figurewas not another life form but high-quality rubber. Dirty rat swimming in toilet LONDON: A couple admitted theywere terrified of entering their bathroom after spotting a rat in the toilet. Margaret, 59, and KeithWoods, 67, of Sutton, now flush their toilet first and run the taps before going to the toilet, after the rodent apparently began swimming up the u-bend. The couple filmed the rat which they have named Roland poking its face up into the bowl, but ThamesWater investigators have done a search of the pipeswithout success. Oldest man ever, 116, dies KYOTO: The worlds oldest person and the oldest man ever to have lived has died in Japan at 116. Jiroemon Kimura, who was born in April 1897, died in hospital on Wednesday, reports the Kyodo News. Mr Kimura, from Kyoto Prefecture, was named by Guinness World Records as the worlds oldest living person in December 2012. He broke another record that month when he became the oldest man ever verified to have lived. The oldest person ever was French woman Jeanne Calment, who died in 1997 at 122. Mr Kimura, a former postal worker, had seven children, 14 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and 14 great-great-grandchildren. Wife not included in sale LONDON: Its the most extraordinary ad for a very ordinary car. A British man, with an obvious sense of humour, has posted hisMercedes E320 Cdi on eBay using pictures of his full-figured wife draped over the bonnet. And to demonstrate the boot space, hes posted photos of people in it including the wife. The tongue-in-cheek ad, from eBay user camibanks, starts: If you are looking for an immaculate, wellmaintained example of a Mercedes e320 CDI . . . you have come to the wrong place . . . is working, though. Since the ad was posted on June 11, its attracted 54 bids (at time of writing) and the price has soared to 155,100 ($A255,903). Down with saggy pants Resort bans US prison trend WILDWOOD: Hindsight will soon be punishable by a $25 fine. The Jersey Shore resort of Wildwood passed a law on Wednesday night banning overly saggy pants on the boardwalk, prompted by numerous complaints from visitors about having to see peoples rear ends hanging out in public. Subsequent violations of the law, which could take effect as early as July 2, could result in fines as high as $200 and 40 hours of community service. Civil libertarians say the law is unconstitutional and predict it will be overturned if challenged. But Mayor Ernest Troiano Jr said the issue was simple. This is just adding a little bit of decency to our town, he said. Its amazing and this is a pun how far decency has fallen through the cracks. Wildwood is a resort town near the southernmost tip of New Jersey. It is famous for its doo-wop 50s musical culture, its neon art-deco motels and ridiculously wide beaches that are free a rarity in New Jersey, which forces most other beachgoers to pay for the privilege. The law passed unanim ously and no one spoke against it. Several residents strongly supported the law. Its long overdue, Mary Erceg said. There has to be some common standard of decency. It offends all of us. Known as sagging, the trend originated in the US prison system, where inmates are not allowed to wear belts. PARKPROPOSAL ANKARA: Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he will consider holding a referendum on plans to redevelop an Istanbul park that have sparked nationwide protests. The gesture came as thousands gathered in the citys Taksim Square for a 13th evening of demonstrations. CIADEPUTYRETIRES WASHINGTON: CIA deputy director Michael Morell, who defended harsh interrogation techniques and was involved in the fallout after the US consulate in Libya was attacked, has announced his retirement. Mr Morell was last January passed over as director in favour of White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan. PLANTSHUTDOWN OKUMA: Damaged vehicles, twisted metal and other debris remain strewn about Japans crippled nuclear power plant. Pipes and hoses cover the ground, part of a makeshift system to pump water into the damaged reactors to keep them from overheating. Plant chief Takeshi Takahashi said workers had cleaned up much of the debris in their work areas, but the priorities were keeping the plant stable and working towards shutting it down a process that operator Tokyo Electric Power Co estimateswill take 40 years. BANKREASSESSES WASHINGTON: The World Bank has lowered its growth estimate for the global economy in 2013, but says the expansion appears better balanced than just before the 2008 financial crisis. The global economy was expected to grow at an annual rate of 2.2 per cent this year, led by a 5.1 per cent surge in developing countries, down from a January estimate of 2.4 per cent. Selma the tortoise comes to the attention of a stray cat while on her daily walk near Taksim Square, in Istanbul, Turkey. Taksim Square, which was at the centre of anti-government demonstrations, was cleared by riot police using tear gas and water cannons on Wednesday Picture: VADIM GHIRDA