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Man dies right after 4WD rolls on SA highway

Posted December 14, 2015 09:24:44

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A man has died after his four-wheel drive left the Sturt Highway and rolled in South Australia’s Riverland.

Police mentioned the fatal crash happened just ahead of 4:30am about five kilometres east of Waikerie.

He was the only occupant of the automobile and died at the scene.

The Sturt Highway remains closed between Waikerie and Kingston On Murray for Main Crash investigators.

Topics: death, accidents, road, waikerie-5330, sa

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Former South Australian premier John Bannon dies aged 72

Posted December 13, 2015 18:08:17

Former South Australian premier John Bannon has died, aged 72, following fighting a extreme illness for many years.

The former Labor leader passed away surrounded by family members nowadays.

Mr Bannon led the Labor Party to Government at the 1982 election, where he became premier and treasurer.

He held the positions for nearly a decade, before resigning in 1992.

Current South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill paid tribute to Mr Bannon, saying he was a excellent friend and mentor.

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Conservationist Harry Butler dies of cancer at 85

Updated December 12, 2015 18:20:47

West Australian conservationist Harry Butler has died, aged 85.

The 1979 Australian of the Year died of cancer in a Perth hospital on Friday.

Dr Butler was presented with the Order of Australia in 2012, and was also added to the list of Australia’s Living Treasures that year.

He also played a significant part in the improvement of the Barrow Island oil and gas project, operating as an environmental consultant to Chevron.

Dr Butler’s son Trevor said he was nonetheless coming to terms with his father’s death.

“I’m still in shock even although he’s been ill, he’s a true fighter and has 3 occasions defied the doctors’ predictions,” Mr Butler mentioned.

“The cancer got him sooner or later but he told me final week when he was prepared to go he was just going to go and that is basically just what he did yesterday. So he went peacefully and speedily but had fairly a struggle prior to that.

I knew Harry personally. He was a excellent West Australian and a excellent educator to several of us about the significance of the atmosphere.

WA Premier Colin Barnett

“He had been ill for nearly two years but amazingly up till 3 months ago he was nevertheless messing around on the farm and driving a tractor and chopping wood.

Mr Butler stated his father was a “remarkable man by anyone’s standards”.

“The reality he was my dad created it unique for me but he was a exceptional man in a lot of, several techniques,” he mentioned.

“Element of us is relieved since he’s not in discomfort any more. Cancer is a shocking way to die and he’s going to be with the love of his life once again, that is his deceased wife Maggie.”

David Attenborough and Harry Butler Photo: Harry Butler presented David Attenborough with a framed photograph of a prethopalpus attenboroughi spider in 2012. (David Whitely)

Barnett pays tribute to ‘great West Australian’

West Australian Premier Colin Barnett said he extended his sympathies to Dr Harry Butler’s household on behalf of everybody in the state.

“Harry was an environmental pioneer whose dedication to conservation and nature was tireless,” Mr Barnett stated.

“There will be numerous men and women who’ll remember tuning in to his ABC show In the Wild and who will bear in mind him fondly.

“I knew Harry personally. He was a excellent West Australian and a wonderful educator to many of us about the significance of the atmosphere.”

Subjects: death, community-and-society, conservation, environment, perth-6000, wa, australia

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Man dies following stabbing in Sydney’s west

Posted December 07, 2015 06:29:37

A man who was stabbed to death in Sydney’s west yesterday had been involved in a fight with a group of men, police think.

Emergency solutions discovered the critically injured 35-year-old man in a suburban street in Fairfield East yesterday afternoon even though responding to reports of an assault.

“Initial investigations recommend an altercation took spot amongst a man and a group of males, just before the man was assaulted and stabbed,” a NSW Police statement mentioned.

“The 35-year-old man was treated at the scene by ambulance paramedics, before getting taken to hospital where he died about 6:00pm.

“A crime scene was established and examined by specialist police.

“Inquiries into the incident continue and no arrests have yet been created.”

Police are urging any individual with info to make contact with Crime Stoppers.

Topics: assault, murder-and-manslaughter, fairfield-east-2165, sydney-2000

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Man dies at Stereosonic from suspected drug overdose


Posted December 05, 2015 20:03:14

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A man has died from a suspected drug overdose at the Stereosonic music festival in Adelaide this afternoon.

The man was treated by paramedics and taken to the Royal Adelaide Hospital about 5:00pm but later died.

Police mentioned the initial investigation indicated the man had taken an illicit drug and had a quantity of pills in his possession.

Another man is in a crucial situation in hospital right after suffering a health-related episode.

Police think he also consumed an illicit substance.

The death comes a week after a 25-year-old lady died at the Sydney Stereosonic festival of a suspected overdose.

Subjects: dance-music, drugs-and-substance-abuse, adelaide-5000, australia

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Woman dies, another in coma after Stereosonic music festival

Posted November 29, 2015 06:27:27

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A woman has died and yet another is in an induced coma in hospital following going to an electronic music festival in Sydney, exactly where almost 70 others have been charged with drug offences.

Police said a 25-year-old was taken from the Stereosonic music festival to Concord Hospital where she later died. The exact circumstances of her death are not but recognized.

A 22-year-old is in a crucial situation in Westmead Hospital.

An additional 69 individuals have been charged with the supply and possession of drugs although 23 others had been issued with cannabis cautions.

Officers mentioned they had warned individuals at the festival about the dangers of drug use.

Police stated the quantity of arrests was alarming and that they were disappointed with the behaviour of numerous of the 50,000 men and women who have been at the occasion at Sydney Olympic Park.

Police said they had mounted a major operation in a bid to ensure the festival was a protected and secure event.


Topics: drugs-and-substance-abuse, neighborhood-and-society, sydney-2000

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Teenage boy dies of Ebola in Liberia

Health workers leave after they took a blood specimen from a child to test for the Ebola virus in a area were a 17-year old boy died from the virus on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia, Tuesday, June 30, 2015Image copyright AP
Image caption Liberia had been declared totally free of Ebola in September

A 15-year-old boy has died of Ebola in Liberia significantly less than three months right after the nation was declared free of the virus, officials have told the BBC.

He tested good final week and died late on Monday at a therapy centre near the capital, Monrovia, Francis Kateh, the chief medical officer, stated.

His father and brother are becoming treated for Ebola at the centre.

Liberia has observed much more than 10,000 Ebola circumstances and far more than 4,000 deaths considering that the West Africa outbreak started in 2013.

The World Wellness Organization (WHO) has twice declared Liberia to be Ebola-cost-free, as soon as in Could and once more in September.

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The teenage boy’s mother and two other siblings have also been admitted to the remedy centre to be monitored, wellness ministry spokesman Sorbor George said.

He told the BBC that eight healthcare workers “who are at higher risk simply because they came in direct contact with the boy” were also below surveillance.

The BBC’s Jonathan Paye-Layleh in Monrovia says practically 160 men and women are now getting monitored because the new cases had been confirmed last week.

Radio and television stations have resumed broadcasting Ebola awareness messages, he says.

Civil society groups have also stepped up a campaign to get volunteers to be vaccinated against the disease in a joint US-Liberia Ebola trial, our reporter says.

On Monday, Liberia stated the US had agreed to send two professionals to the nation to aid investigate the sequence of the outbreaks.

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Liberia recorded its first Ebola case in March final year and analysts believe the most current instances are a critical set-back for the nation.

Sierra Leone was declared free of Ebola on 7 November.

A lot more than 11,000 men and women have died of the illness considering that December 2013, the vast majority of them in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.

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One of last northern white rhinos dies

Northern white rhino named Nola receives a veterinary exam, Dec 2014Image copyright Reuters
Image caption Nola underwent surgery on 13 November but her well being deteriorated

One particular of the world’s final four remaining northern white rhinos has died in a zoo in the United States.

The condition of Nola, a 41-year-old female, had deteriorated soon after surgery and she was place down on Sunday.

Nola had been a common attraction at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park since 1989.

The remaining three northern white rhinos – all elderly – are kept closely guarded at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya.

Surrogacy programme

Nola underwent surgery on 13 November to drain a hip abscess. Nonetheless, her wellness deteriorated a week ago and worsened once more over the weekend and it was decided she must be put down.

The northern white rhino population was devastated by poachers searching for their prized horns, and was declared extinct in the wild in 2008.

San Diego zoo has recently brought in six southern white rhinos, hoping to use them as surrogate mothers for northern white rhino embryos.

Media captionThe future of the world’s white rhino population could depend on pricey IVF remedy, according to Richard Vigne from Kenya’s Ol Pejeta Conservancy

There are about 20,000 southern white rhinos in the globe, but research are nonetheless taking spot to establish whether or not the subspecies are genetically similar enough for the surrogacy to function.

Zoo researchers say that, if successful, the programme could see a northern white rhino calf born inside ten to 15 years.

Nevertheless, Richard Vigne, who runs the Ol Pejeta conservancy in Kenya where the remaining 3 rhinos live, told the BBC the chances of becoming capable to recover the species have been “quite remote”.

“This species has been on the brink of extinction for an awfully long period of time. Sad though it is, the demise of Lola really tends to make no material difference to the most likely future of the species,” he said.

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Kim Young-sam, Former President of South Korea, Dies at 87


Kim Young-sam waving in the course of a parade on Feb. 25, 1993, in Seoul, soon after getting sworn in as South Korea’s 14th president. Credit Yonhap/European Pressphoto Agency

SEOUL, South Korea â?? Kim Young-sam, the former president of South Korea who replaced the final of the countryâ??s military leaders, purged politicized generals and introduced a landmark reform aimed at transparency in financial transactions, died on Sunday. He was 87.

Mr. Kim, who was president from 1993 to 1998, died of septicemia and heart failure, stated Oh Byung-hee, the chief of Seoul National University Hospital, where Mr. Kim was admitted with a fever on Friday. He had been treated for a series of strokes and pneumonia in current years.

Mr. Kim, an outspoken critic of military dictators from the 1960s by means of the 1980s, was a single of the â??three Kimsâ? â?? the other folks were former President Kim Dae-jung and former Prime Minister Kim Jong-pil â?? who played major roles, often relying on regional help from their home provinces, in the course of South Koreaâ??s turbulent transition from dictatorship to democracy.

Mr. Kim was born in 1927, a son of a wealthy anchovy fisherman on Geoje Island, off the southeast coast of South Korea, throughout a time when all of the Korean Peninsula was a Japanese colony. He was elected to Parliament at age 26 and created a following as an opposition leader famed for his daring criticism of Park Chung-hee, who seized power in a coup in 1961 and tortured and imprisoned dissidents prior to his assassination in 1979.


Kim Young-sam dragged off by plainclothes policemen in Seoul in 1986. Mr. Kim was an outspoken critic of military dictators from the 1960s via the 1980s. Credit Heesoon Yim/Agence France-Presse â?? Getty Pictures

Mr. Park had Mr. Kim expelled from Parliament for criticizing his dictatorship in the course of an interview with The New York Times in 1979. Mr. Kimâ??s colleagues resigned from Parliament in protest, and massive antigovernment demonstrations broke out in Mr. Kimâ??s political residence ground in the southeast. Mr. Park was assassinated by his spy chief later that year.

Mr. Kimâ??s travails continued when Mr. Park was replaced by Chun Doo-hwan, an army main general who engineered a coup to fill the power vacuum left by his patronâ??s death. Mr. Kim was barred from politics and put under property arrest. He once staged a 23-day hunger strike.

â??Dawn will come even if the rooster is strangled,â? he when said, a saying that became a catchphrase for Koreansâ?? yearning for democracy.

Mr. Kim was as effectively recognized for a lifetime rivalry with Kim Dae-jung, a fellow opposition leader from the southwest Jeolla area. They both ran for president in 1987 in South Koreaâ??s 1st democratic election and split the opposition vote, permitting Mr. Chunâ??s handpicked successor, Roh Tae-woo, another former army basic, to win.

In 1990, Mr. Kim merged his celebration with Mr. Rohâ??s military-backed governing celebration in a move widely condemned as a betrayal of pro-democracy forces. The merger was a political marriage of convenience: Mr. Roh wanted a parliamentary majority, and Mr. Kim, who distrusted Kim Dae-jung as significantly as he detested the military dictators, believed that he would never ever win the presidency as lengthy as the other Mr. Kim competed with him for the opposition vote.

When in the governing party, whose leading hierarchy integrated a lot of former generals, Mr. Kim and his followers, vastly outnumbered by rival factions but all seasoned veterans in party politics, rapidly expanded their ranks and dominated the celebration.

Mr. Kim beat Kim Dae-jung in the 1992 election to become the initial civilian leader in South Korea in much more than 3 decades.

Although he won the election with the support of the military-backed party, Mr. Kim did not overlook his roots. He purged a clique of politically ambitious army officers who went by the name Hanahoe, which roughly meant â??an association of one-for-all, all-for-one particular.â? Bound by their regional prejudices and sponsored by the military dictators, the members of the group were so potent they blackmailed â?? and even beat up â?? members of Parliament. The officers had been forced to retire.

Mr. Kimâ??s military purge culminated in the arrest and conviction of Mr. Chun and Mr. Roh on mutiny and corruption charges for their roles in the 1979 coup and a bloody crackdown on a pro-democracy uprising in the following year, as effectively as for collecting hundreds of millions of dollars every in bribes from businessmen. (Mr. Kim later pardoned them and released them from prison.)

Mr. Kim also barred South Koreans from owning bank accounts below pseudonyms. That adjust is regarded one particular of the most essential landmarks in South Koreaâ??s lengthy-operating campaign against corruption bank accounts below borrowed names had been extensively employed by politicians and businessmen to hide slush funds.

But Mr. Kimâ??s time in workplace was also marked by missed possibilities.

In his memoir, Mr. Kim said he persuaded President Bill Clinton to cancel the United Statesâ?? plan to bomb North Koreaâ??s nuclear facilities in 1994 for fear of war.

â??Looking back,â? Mr. Kim stated in an interview in 2009, â??I consider the North Koreans believe they can say whatever they want simply because no matter what they do, the Americans will by no means attack them.â?

The 1994 nuclear crisis was defused when former President Jimmy Carter met with the North Korean leader at the time, Kim Il-sung, in Pyongyang, the Northâ??s capital, and brokered what would have been the first summit meeting between the leaders of the two Koreas. But Kim Il-sung died of heart failure in July 1994, two weeks before the meeting was scheduled to take location. â?Fate played a trick on me,â? Mr. Kim said. â??If I had met Kim Il-sung, I would have changed the nationâ??s history.â?

The achievement that had eluded him â?? becoming the 1st South Korean leader to hold a summit meeting with the North â?? went to his rival and successor, Kim Dae-jung. In 2000, Kim Dae-jung flew to Pyongyang and met with Kim Jong-il, Kim Il-sungâ??s son and successor. That year, Kim Dae-jung was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

By the time Kim Young-sam ended his 5-year term in early 1998, he was a sad, disgraced lame duck.

In 1997, South Koreaâ??s proud economy swallowed the humiliation of a $ 58 billion bailout from the International Monetary Fund during the Asian financial crisis. Mr. Kim was criticized for failing to stop the crisis by overhauling the countryâ??s effective household-run conglomerates, which had expanded on reckless borrowing and with cozy ties to the government.

With thousands of men and women losing their jobs, Mr. Kim stopped jogging in the early morning, a daily routine that he had never ever missed until then.

Mr. Kimâ??s reputation was additional tarnished with the arrest of a son on corruption charges. His governing party was so unpopular that South Koreans have been ready to hand over energy to the opposition for the first time, as they did with the election of Kim Dae-jung in late 1997.