29 migrants dead as boat capsizes off Egypt (AFP)

29 migrants dead as boat capsizes off Egypt (AFP)

AFPon September 21, 2016, 10:17 pm 10 drown, 150 rescued from capsized migrant boat off Egypt Cairo (AFP) – A boat carrying migrants capsized Wednesday off the coast of Egypt, killing at least 29 people and sparking an operation in which another 150 were rescued, officials said. Search and rescue teams were looking for more survivors following the tragedy which took place off the Mediterranean port city of Rosetta, two police officials said. It comes months after the EU’s border agency Frontex warned growing numbers of migrants bound for Europe…

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Canada continues domination over Team USA with win

Canada continues domination over Team USA with win

Team USA lost 4-2 to its northern neighbors in Toronto Tuesday, dashing medal hopes at the newly revamped World Cup of Hockey after just two games. The Americans took the lead early on with a Ryan McDonagh goal, but could only hold it for a minute and a half before Canada rocked back with two goals in just 14 seconds. The flurry, started by Matt Duchene and followed up by Corey Perry, sapped the life out of Team USA — which has also fallen to Canada in the previous two…

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Fears $2 million laser show could cause wallabies to miscarry

Fears $2 million laser show could cause wallabies to miscarry

Updated September 21, 2016 20:28:19 Photo: An artist’s impression of how the light show is likely to appear. (Supplied: NT Major Events Company ) A $2 million laser light show for tourists in Central Australia has caused a storm of controversy, after being criticised by environmentalists and local Aboriginal people. Parrtjima: A Festival In Light has been billed as Australia’s biggest light installation, using light and sound on a scale never seen before. The 10-day light festival is promoted as “a celebration of Central Australia’s rich Aboriginal culture” and involves…

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Wedding dress, onions stuck at sea amid freight carrier bankruptcy

Wedding dress, onions stuck at sea amid freight carrier bankruptcy

Updated September 21, 2016 21:37:21 A wedding dress, onions, air conditioners, sheets, frozen desserts, outdoor furniture and building materials are just some of the items adrift on cargo ships or stuck at international ports after a major freight company went bankrupt. The Hanjin Shipping Co applied for court receivership in South Korea three weeks ago and the impact from the multi-billion-dollar collapse of the world’s seventh-largest container carrier is now being felt in Australia. Importers and exporters have discovered their shipments are caught up in the debacle and no-one can…

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Ancient scrolls 'virtually' deciphered to reveal earliest Old Testament scripture

Ancient scrolls 'virtually' deciphered to reveal earliest Old Testament scripture

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