News archive from 30 March 2016, page 11

Cathy McGowan says poll shows she could lose seat to Sophie Mirabella

Cathy McGowan says poll shows she could lose seat to Sophie Mirabella

Cathy McGowan has warned the battle for the rural Victorian seat of Indi will be close, despite polling showing the independent MP holds a 10-point lead over her Liberal party rival, Sophie Mirabella. The polling, commissioned by the Australia...

 
Saudi government ‘wants to EXECUTE gay people who show their sexuality in public & online'

Saudi government ‘wants to EXECUTE gay people who show their sexuality in public & online'

The government in the Sunni Kingdom is reportedly demanding tougher punishments on those found guilty and claimed social media has caused a boom in homosexuality. According to Okaz newspaper, the last six months has seen 35 cases of homosexuality and...

 
WATCH: Appalling moment great-grandfather CRAWLS upstairs after council REFUSES stair lift

WATCH: Appalling moment great-grandfather CRAWLS upstairs after council REFUSES stair lift

Gordon Fraser, who has torsion dystonia, has already fallen down the stairs three times since moving in with his daughter Lucy in January. The 73-year-old previously lived with his wife but was forced move when she died at the start of the year. But...

 
UFC News: How Diaz beat McGregor, Liddell's warning to Jones, Fedor wants Werdum

UFC News: How Diaz beat McGregor, Liddell's warning to Jones, Fedor wants Werdum

Nate Diaz beat Conor McGregor because he landed a significant amount of damaging body shots, according to the American's boxing coach Richard Perez. “If you watch the fight – the first round, everybody said that McGregor took over but Nathan was...

Daily Star, 02:47 in Sport
 
British passenger posed for photo with EgyptAir 'hijacker'

British passenger posed for photo with EgyptAir 'hijacker'

Four Britons were on the plane when it was forced to divert to Cyprus due to a man wearing a fake suicide belt. The photograph, widely shared on Twitter, shows a man - named in reports as Ben Innes - with a broad smile, standing next to a man who has...

 
Canada: Marco Muzzo gets 10 years for killing three children while driving drunk

Canada: Marco Muzzo gets 10 years for killing three children while driving drunk

A judge has sentenced a member of one of Canada’s wealthiest families to 10 years in prison for killing three young children and their grandfather while driving drunk. Marco Muzzo, 29, pleaded guilty earlier this year to charges of impaired driving...

 
Brutal Islamic State fanatic beheads three Kurdish soldiers in the middle of busy street

Brutal Islamic State fanatic beheads three Kurdish soldiers in the middle of busy street

The six-minute footage, which was released today, shows a jihadi brutally executing three Peshmerga soldiers in the Iraqi street during the middle of the day.  Brandishing a knife, the bearded militant slits the throats of the men kneeled before him...

 
Myanmar set to swear in first elected civilian president

Myanmar set to swear in first elected civilian president

Myanmar's new president is due to be sworn in, the first elected civilian leader in more than 50 years. Htin Kyaw from the National League for Democracy (NLD) will take over from Thein Sein, who introduced wide-ranging reforms during his five years ....

BBC, 03:09 in World News
 
Tests find trees tolerant to olive tree killer pathogen

Tests find trees tolerant to olive tree killer pathogen

Tests suggests some varieties of olive trees appear to be resistant to an invasive pathogen posing a serious risk to Europe's olive industry. The findings came to light during a study into the host range of the bacteria, which reached Europe in 2013....

BBC, 03:09 in World News
 
Moody's forecasts U.S. adoption of self-driving cars 'several decades' away

Moody's forecasts U.S. adoption of self-driving cars 'several decades' away

WASHINGTON Near-universal adoption of self-driving cars in the United States is likely by around 2055 and poses a long-term threat to auto insurance companies, Moody's Investors Service said in a research report released Tuesday. The report forecasts...

 
USA prevail 4-0 over Guatemala in must-win World Cup qualifier

USA prevail 4-0 over Guatemala in must-win World Cup qualifier

The stakes couldn’t have been higher for Tuesday. If the US men lost to Guatemala again, they’d be on the brink of missing the 2018 World Cup and coach Jürgen Klinsmann’s job would surely be on the line. But for now, it appears all is forgiven – at...

Guardian, 03:22 in Sport
 

Indonesia pushes to unshackle victims of mental illness

SERANG, Indonesia Indonesian rice farmer Usman has kept his 19-year-old son chained in the family's tiny wooden hut for more than a month, reluctant to release the mentally disturbed boy for fear he might wander off and steal neighbours' livestock....

 

Nikkei edges down as dollar falls vs yen after Fed comment

* Oil stocks underperform after overnight oil prices' drop * Sun Corp soars after report FBI enlisted help of its subsidiary * Hitachi Transport soars on report it will tie up with Sagawa * U.S. jobs data eyed - traders By Ayai Tomisawa TOKYO, March...

 
Sherpa: Norbu Tenzing on the Everest 'circus' and the inevitability of another disaster

Sherpa: Norbu Tenzing on the Everest 'circus' and the inevitability of another disaster

It was a little before 7am on 18 April 2014 when Jennifer Peedom was woken up by the sounds of an avalanche. The Australian film-maker was in her tent on Base Camp at Mount Everest, on location with a camera crew to make a documentary exploring the...

 
Turnbull confirms state income tax plan and says it will fix 'core problem' of federation

Turnbull confirms state income tax plan and says it will fix 'core problem' of federation

Malcolm Turnbull has confirmed he is proposing to give the states a share of income tax – and in time the power to increase their tax take – in a major shake-up he says will end “the depressing blame game” and fix the “core problem” of the Australian...

 


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