North Korea to seek extradition of 'assassination' plot suspects

North Korea to seek extradition of 'assassination' plot suspects

Updated May 11, 2017 23:23:20 Pyongyang will seek the extradition of anyone involved in an alleged CIA-backed plot to kill leader Kim Jong-un with a biochemical poison, a top North Korean foreign ministry official has said. Han Song-ryol, the country’s vice foreign minister, called a meeting of foreign diplomats in Pyongyang to outline the Government’s allegation that the CIA and South Korea’s intelligence agency bribed and coerced a North Korean man into joining in the assassination plot. North Korean officials have not yet given full names of any foreign or…

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Russian gets suspended jail sentence for playing Pokemon Go in church

Russian gets suspended jail sentence for playing Pokemon Go in church

Updated May 12, 2017 00:23:07 Photo: Ruslan Sokolovsky posted a video to YouTube showing him playing the game inside a church. (YouTube: Sokolovsky!) A man has been found guilty of inciting religious hatred after playing interactive smartphone game Pokemon Go inside a Russian Orthodox church. Blogger Ruslan Sokolovsky, 22, posted a video on YouTube last year, using strong language to mock Christianity and likening Jesus Christ to a Pokemon character. In the video — which has been viewed more than 1.9 million times — Sokolovsky said he had decided to…

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Native Title Act changes stuck amid stand-off between major parties

Native Title Act changes stuck amid stand-off between major parties

Posted May 11, 2017 19:45:36 Native Title Act changes the Government declared urgent in February will not pass Parliament until at least mid-June, amid a stand-off between the major parties. Key points: Coalition moved to amend native title laws after major deal with WA Government and traditional owners scuttled in court Federal Court ruling threw hundreds of agreements around the country into doubt Coalition proposed legislation that would allow ILUAs to be registered with consent from most claimants The Coalition moved to amend the law months ago after a court…

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Parents charged with hindering police investigation into 5yo son's shooting

Parents charged with hindering police investigation into 5yo son's shooting

Updated May 12, 2017 08:57:55 Video: The crime scene at Lurnea where the 5yo boy was shot (ABC News) Related Story: Boy, 5, shot at Sydney home, police say Both parents of a five-year-old boy who was shot in the hip in Sydney’s west last week have now been charged for allegedly hindering the police investigation. NSW Police said the boy was shot while playing with his sister at their home in Lurnea on May 1. The boy was taken to Liverpool Hospital before being transferred to Westmead Children’s Hospital…

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