WWII veteran who escaped from Camp 57 celebrates 100th birthday

WWII veteran who escaped from Camp 57 celebrates 100th birthday

Updated December 09, 2017 23:06:36 Photo: WWII veteran Bill Rudd was clearing mines during the first Battle of Alamein. (Supplied) World War II veteran Bill Rudd OAM has spent decades uncovering and recording the accounts of former Australian prisoners of war for a simple reason — to set the record straight. Key points: Bill Rudd was taken to Camp 57 in 1942, during World War II He escaped from the camp and trekked to Switzerland He has spent decades documenting Australian Prisoner of War stories Mr Rudd, who celebrated his…

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North Korea blames US for ‘nuclear blackmail’ as tensions rise between the two nations

North Korea blames US for ‘nuclear blackmail’ as tensions rise between the two nations

IN a controversial move, North Korea has blamed America’s “nuclear blackmail” for soaring tensions over its weapons program. The claim was made during rare meetings with senior United Nationals official Jeffrey Feltman, who has just been in Pyongyang on a five-day visit. His trip — the first by a UN diplomat of his rank since 2010 — saw him meet Foreign Minister Ri Yong-Ho and vice foreign minister Pak Myong-Kuk as well as medical facilities supported by the UN, the North’s state news agency KCNA said. Camera IconU.N. Undersecretary General…

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Does the Nobel Peace Prize achieve anything?

Does the Nobel Peace Prize achieve anything?

Updated December 09, 2017 08:50:18 Video: Anti-nuke campaign group wins 2017 Nobel Peace Prize (ABC News) Related Story: Anti-nuke group founded in Australia wins 2017 Nobel Peace Prize It has been dubbed an “ambassador boycott”, a Nobel Peace Prize ceremony snub. When an Australian-born movement to ban nuclear weapons receives the world’s most prestigious award this weekend, Russia will be the only declared nuclear power with a top diplomat present. Israel is sending an ambassador, though it does not confirm or deny it has nuclear warheads, while the US, the…

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From Sam to Simmons: Grandstand Radio's 2017 year in review

From Sam to Simmons: Grandstand Radio's 2017 year in review

By Grandstand’s Aaron Bryans Updated December 09, 2017 23:05:22 ABC Grandstand is celebrating a historic sporting year, combining audio highlights, interviews and expert discussion to re-visit 2017’s unforgettable moments and timeless memories. In the first half of Grandstand’s review of 2017 we recap on the stunning year enjoyed by the Matildas and Sam Kerr, the Melbourne Storm’s third NRL premiership, Winx’s spring racing dominance, Ben Simmons’ meteoric rise in the NBA and many other major sporting moments. Matildas Photo: Sam Kerr enjoyed a break-out year on the international stage with…

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The 'Godfather of Coral' who's still diving at 72

The 'Godfather of Coral' who's still diving at 72

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