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Doris Fenbow’s killer jailed for at least 15 years over 1988 murder

Updated December 11, 2015 11:21:46

A man has been sentenced to at least 15 years in prison for the murder of 66-year-old Doris Fenbow in Sydney’s south-east 27 years ago.

Much more to come.

Initial posted December 11, 2015 11:20:21

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At least 30 feared dead following oil nicely explosion in Caspian Sea

Posted December 06, 2015 07:21:10

Thirty oil workers are missing soon after the rig they had been functioning on in the Caspian Sea was engulfed by a fire, Azerbaijan’s state energy firm SOCAR says.

Another 32 had been rescued, the company mentioned on its internet site, listing the names of 62 workers caught up in the disaster.

The head of Azerbaijan’s Oil Workers’ Rights Protection Committee stated 32 workers had died.

The office of president Ilham Aliyev stated earlier that a single person had died in the blaze that broke out on Friday, with the rescue operation to retrieve the other staff hampered by a violent storm.

The storm had on damaged a gas line on the platform in the deep water Guneshli section of the Azeri-Chiraq-Guneshli offshore oil field, causing the fire, SOCAR stated in a statement.

Spectacular footage on Azeri television showed the platform engulfed in flames in the midst of a raging sea.

“In spite of undesirable weather situations, 32 folks could be saved,” Mr Aliyev stated. “According to preliminary info, a single person died. At this time, rescue operations continue.”

Azerbaijan’s state prosecutor’s workplace said the individual had died on Friday evening when the lifeboat he was in with 3 others was hit by heavy winds.

Employees had taken refuge in lifeboats that had been lowered to ten metres above the water, prosecutors added.

The oil rig’s stricken gas line had been damaged by winds of up to 144 kilometres an hour, the prosecution service stated.

A mostly Muslim country of 9 million wedged between Russia and Iran, Azerbaijan is a essential partner in projects to deliver Caspian Sea energy reserves to the West through pipelines to Turkey, bypassing Russia.

Around 60 percent of SOCAR’s oil production passes through the platform where the fire broke out, which means the company’s output will be temporarily hit.

The bulk of Azerbaijan’s oil is created elsewhere, however, including on fields operated by British oil main BP.

BP Azerbaijan was not offered for comment on whether adverse climate in the Caspian or the fire on SOCAR’s platform had impacted its production.

Fourteen workers had been killed in accidents on SOCAR’s oil and gas platforms in 2014.

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Topics: disasters-and-accidents, oil-and-gas, azerbaijan

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At least 16 dead in petrol bomb attack on Cairo restaurant: police

Posted December 04, 2015 23:26:14

External Link: Cairo petrol bomb attack video footage.

A petrol bomb hurled into a suburban Cairo restaurant has killed 16 folks and wounded two after a fierce blaze broke out, Egyptian safety officials mentioned.

The restaurant, which also operates as a nightclub, was situated in a basement, offering no escape route, the officials mentioned.

A thick cloud of smoke was noticed billowing from the fire-ravaged venue located in the north-western suburb of Agouza.

The victims were burned to death or died from smoke inhalation.

Police have launched a manhunt right after the perpetrator fled the scene.

A single of the officials mentioned the attacker was an employee who had been fired from the restaurant in the Agouza area in the centre of the Egyptian capital.

The interior ministry stated the petrol bomb was hurled after a dispute erupted between restaurant workers and other people.

Whilst Egypt is often hit by extremist violence, specifically targeting security forces, attacks on restaurants or nightclubs are rare.

Inspectors take a look at the burnt restaurant. Photo: A policeman, inspectors and onlookers gather at the entrance of the burnt Cairo restaurant in Agouza. (AFP: Mohamed El Shahed)

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Topics: arson, death, police, egypt

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Landslide in Myanmar Kills at Least 70

YANGON, Myanmar — A landslide near a jade mine in northern Myanmar killed up to 70 folks and left far more than 100 missing, most of them villagers sifting by way of a enormous mountain of tailings and waste, a neighborhood leader and businessman said Sunday.

The collapse occurred Saturday afternoon in Kachin state, mentioned Brang Seng, a jade businessman, describing rows of bodies pulled from the debris.

“There were more than 70,” he stated. “This is awfully bad.”

Much more than one hundred other individuals have been missing, mentioned Lamai Gum Ja, a community leader who also has interests in the mining business.

Myanmar only not too long ago started moving from a half-century of dictatorship to democracy. Hpakant, the epicenter of the country’s jade boom, remains desperately poor, with bumpy dirt roads and continual electrical energy blackouts.

The area bordering China is residence to some of the world’s highest high quality jade, bringing in billions of dollars a year, though researchers say most of that cash goes to individuals and businesses tied to Myanmar’s former military rulers.

Informal miners danger and often lose their lives digging by way of scraps of the giant mines.

“Massive businesses, a lot of of them owned by households of former generals, army organizations, cronies and drug lords are creating tens or hundreds of millions of dollars a year through their plunder of Hpakant,” mentioned Mike Davis of Global Witness, a group that investigates the misuse of revenue from all-natural resources.

He said that “scores of men and women at a time are buried alive in landslides.”

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Suicide Attack Kills at Least 10 in Cameroon

YAOUNDÉ, Cameroon — Four civilians have been killed in northern Cameroon on Saturday in a suicide bomb assault by militants suspected of belonging Boko Haram. Three female attackers and one particular man blew themselves up in the attack, safety officials mentioned.

The attack on the village of Nigue was the latest of numerous Boko Haram has mounted in Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria this year. The attacks are turning the border region close to Lake Chad into a war zone, the United Nations refugee agency mentioned final month.

“The 1st kamikaze detonated his bomb in the property of the traditional chief of Leymarie,” stated a senior Cameroonian military official who declined to be identified. “Five individuals died, which includes the bomber.”

“Several minutes later, three female bombers exploded their bombs close to the initial web site but they didn’t kill any individual else due to the fact they acted as well quickly,” the official mentioned, adding that about a dozen folks were also wounded.

Boko Haram has waged a six-year campaign for an Islamist state in northeastern Nigeria. Neighboring countries joined an offensive against the group this year and the conflict spilled across their borders.

Boko Haram employed Cameroon’s Far North to stockpile supplies and recruits until the government cracked down final year.

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