Doubt over opening of children’s hospital

Doubt over opening of children’s hospital

THE new Perth Children’s Hospital may not open this year, with construction woes continuing to plague the $1.2 billion facility and the health minister refusing to give a guarantee when questioned in parliament. Health Minister John Day told parliament on Tuesday he was “hopeful some activities” would begin before the end of the year, but could not promise the already-delayed hospital would open this year. The hospital was supposed to open last year but has been pushed back due to problems including asbestos in roof panels and now the discovery…

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Aussie star’s role is to dye for

Aussie star’s role is to dye for

BRUISED, battered and emotionally exhausted, actor Jenni Baird limped into her local salon last month and plonked down in a chair for her annual “cleansing”. Over the years, the process of stripping back her A Place To Call Home character Regina’s trademark dark locks at the end of filming each season to return to her own soft blonde hue has become a bit like shedding a skin. “This time around though, I rushed to dye my hair back,” Baird says. “It was so toxic, so incredibly painful this season. I…

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Late Saudi penalties catch Iraq napping in World Cup qualifier (AFP)

Late Saudi penalties catch Iraq napping in World Cup qualifier (AFP)

AFPon September 6, 2016, 9:31 pm Late Saudi penalties catch Iraq napping in World Cup qualifier Shah Alam (Malaysia) (AFP) – Nawaf Al Abed buried two penalties in the last nine minutes as Saudi Arabia came from a goal down to beat regional rivals Iraq 2-1 in World Cup qualifying on Tuesday. War-torn Iraq, playing their home fixture in Malaysia’s Shah Alam, struck early through Mohannad Abdul-Raheem and looked headed for victory as the clock ticked down. But on 81 minutes, after Saad Natiq brought down Hassan Muath in the…

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EU aviation groups want all drones to be registered

EU aviation groups want all drones to be registered

Image copyrightGetty Images Image caption The EU bodies want drone software to prevent them from flying in certain areas – a feature already implemented by some drone makersA string of aviation associations has called for all small drones in Europe to be registered. The ability to trace nuisance drones back to their owner or pilot would improve compliance with regulations, the groups said in a joint statement. Near-misses involving drones and aircraft are on the rise – 10 UK cases risked collision this year, according to the Civil Aviation Authority…

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More than 80 people ill after chemical attack

More than 80 people ill after chemical attack

The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also reported the attack, saying that medical sources accused regime warplanes of pounding the Sukkari neighborhood with barrel bombs “laden with poison gas.” Harrowing footage distributed by the Syrian Civil Defense — also known as the White Helmets — shows small children and other victims being rushed to the makeshift Basel Aslan hospital in the arms of rescuers, gasping desperately for air as they are given oxygen masks. The video also shows a boy being washed with a hose by rescuers after being…

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