Tag: Says

Macfarlane switch an internal matter, Turnbull says

Updated December 07, 2015 22:13:35 Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has sidestepped inquiries about Ian Macfarlane’s selection to switch to the National Celebration in his initial extended-kind interview since last week’s announcement. Liberal MPs lashed out at Mr Macfarlane following he revealed his intention to switch parties and accused him of showing “naked ambition” and “gaming…


Ex-US president Jimmy Carter says he is free of charge of cancer

Posted December 07, 2015 08:54:26 Former US president Jimmy Carter has told church parishioners in his native Georgia that he is free of charge of cancer. The 91-year-old Nobel peace laureate and international humanitarian lately had a tumour removed from his liver, only to find four melanoma spots on his brain. “My most recent MRI…


Assad says Britain’s Syria strikes ‘illegal’, will only encourage terror

Updated December 07, 2015 01:11:55 Syrian president Bashar Al-Assad has described British air strikes against Islamic State in Syria as “illegal” and says it will only result in “terrorism” to spread. British MPs voted on final week to join the US-led bombing campaign over Syria. In an interview with UK media, Mr Assad contrasted Britain’s…


New West Indies great in our midst, says Courtney Walsh

Posted December 06, 2015 07:55:36 The closest the West Indies have come to greatness on their Australian tour to date has been when they rub shoulders with their all-star support staff at training. But rapidly-bowling legend Courtney Walsh believes the Windies’ next cricketing fantastic is present in the present squad for the three-Test series with…


Perth ambulance ramping spike a ‘glitch’, Minister says

Posted December 04, 2015 21:28:36 Associated Story: Minister to blame for WA ambulance ramping increases: Opposition Associated Story: Ambulance ramping at WA hospitals has to cease: Minister West Australian Wellness Minister Kim Hames has dismissed a 45 per cent improve in ambulance ramping outside Perth’s hospitals as a “glitch”, saying his clamp down on the…


Erdogan says Turkey has ‘proof’ of Russian involvement in IS oil trade

Posted December 04, 2015 01:00:31 Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he had proof Russia was involved in illegal oil trade with the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria, countering “immoral” Russian allegations that his own loved ones was importing oil from the jihadists. The Russian defence ministry on Wednesday accused Mr Erdogan and his…


Decisive DRS selection against New Zealand was wrong, says ICC

Posted December 01, 2015 20:26:24 Photo: DRS got it incorrect … Nathan Lyon walked midway by way of his DRS review, only for it to be bizarrely overturned. (AAP: Dave Hunt) The International Cricket Council (ICC) has admitted third umpire Nigel Llong’s decisive selection in the day-evening Test was wrong. Llong ruled there was not…


Turkey will not apologise for downing Russian fighter jet, PM says

Posted December 01, 2015 00:58:33 Turkey will not apologise for downing a Russian fighter jet on the Syrian border, but Moscow need to reconsider retaliatory sanctions, Turkish prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu says. “Protection of our airspace, our border is not only a right but a duty for my government and no Turkish premier or president…


‘Overflow areas’ in all WA hospitals, Overall health Division says

Updated November 30, 2015 21:46:47 Individuals can be shunted into “overflow areas” at all Western Australian hospitals, the Health Department has confirmed, after an additional patient claimed to have been kept in a health club area at Fiona Stanley Hospital. The Well being Minister has been below fire after photographs emerged of an elderly patient…


Trump says Muslims worldwide ‘were going wild’ after 9/11 attacks

Posted November 29, 2015 14:19:11 Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has reframed his claim that he saw Muslims in New Jersey cheering the September 11 attacks by asserting the sentiment was shared worldwide. Important points Donald Trump does not repeat claim Muslims in New Jersey cheered September 11 attacks at rally in Florida Alternatively, Trump…