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AUSTRALIAN GETS 13.5 YEARS FOR “COLLAR BOMB” PLOT

AUSTRALIAN GETS 13.5 YEARS FOR “COLLAR BOMB” PLOT

An Australian banker was found guilty for chaining a fake bomb to a teenager as part of extortion plot and was sentenced to 13 years and six months in prison on Tuesday. 18-year-old Madeleine Pulver was home alone in an upper class Sydney suburb when Paul Douglas Peters broke in wearing a ski mask and

SACRED ROCK CARVINGS STOLEN

Thieves have stolen rock carvings dating back thousands of years originating from the sacred American Indian site in California’s Sierra Nevada region. At least four petroglyphs that were half a meter wide and positioned over four meters above the ground were hacked from lava cliffs in the Eastern Sierra, the Los Angeles Times reported Sunday.

BLAST AT GAZA MEDIA CENTRE

A central media centre in Gaza was heavily shaken by a blast on Monday resulting in one death. The media centre is used by local and international media. Health officials said several others were wounded in the attack, which is the second strike on the building in two days. Thick black smoke was seen rising

SOUTH AFRICAN UN TROOPS SHOT IN DRC

Two South African troops representing the United Nationals peacekeeping voyage in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been wounded while caught in crossfire between the army and rebel militia, officials said. A spokesperson for the UN force told media that the two were wounded early on Monday in the restive eastern province of North Kivu

WORLD RECORD SET FOR BIGGEST FIREWORKS DISPLAY

Kuwait set the record for the largest fireworks display last night costing a staggering $15 million in celebration for their golden jubilee anniversary of its constitution. The spectacle earned the wealthy country a place in the Guinness Book of World Records. The night’s sky was sprinkled with a vast array of colours above the nations

PALESTINE REPORT IDF KILLS 13 YEAR OLD BOY

Israeli Defense Forces killed a 13-year-old Palestinian boy during clashes between the army and Gaza based terrorist groups on Thursday, Palestinian medical officials said. The incident occurred during a routine operation along the border fence of central Gaza when the army discovered explosive devices and defusing them. The soldiers then opened fire into a nearby field where

GUATEMALA QUAKE KILLS DOZENS

At least 48 people have been killed and 20 are missing after a 7.4 magnitude earthquake struck off Guatemala’s Pacific coast. This was the largest earthquake the country has seen since infamous the 1976, 7.5 magnitude quake which left 25,000 people dead, the director of Guatemala’s Seismological Institute Eddy Sanchez said. There have repeatedly been

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