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Prime Minister David Cameron
urged people in all parts of the
United Kingdom to persuade their
Scottish friends and family to vote
against independence in September's
In an impassioned speech in
London, Cameron warned there
were "seven months to save the most
extraordinary country in history",
ahead of the September 18 vote which
threatens to break up the UK.
Only four million Scots can vote, but
the British leader reached out to the
59 million people in England, Wales
and Northern Ireland, which he said
would be "deeply diminished without
"Get on the phone, get together,
e-mail, tweet, speak, let the message
ring out ... We want you to stay,"
"You don't have a vote, but you do
have a voice. ose voting are our
friends, neighbours and family. You do
have an in uence."
Cameron, whose Conservative Party
has only one member of parliament
in Scotland, held up his own Scottish
roots, saying his surname stems from
the West Highlands.
" e name Cameron might mean
'crooked nose' but the clan motto is
'Let us unite' --- and that's exactly
what we in these islands have done,"
the prime minister said.
Polls show increasing support for
the Yes campaign, led by the Scottish
National Party (SNP) in power in
Edinburgh --- although the No vote
remains ahead --- and Cameron said
there could be "no complacency".
He delivered his speech at the site
of the London 2012 Olympic Games,
on the opening day of the Sochi
Winter Games, and highlighted how
all parts of the UK pulled together
behind 'Team GB' during the sporting
Citing also the global clout, the
economic bene ts and the shared
history and values of the UK "family",
Cameron said: "We come as a brand
--- a powerful brand."
E-mail, tweet, let's save UK: Cameron
New Zealand's ag-bearer Shane Dobbin leads his contingent during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.
Welcome to Sochi
A man-eating tiger on the prowl
in northern India has claimed its
ninth victim, defying hunters and
wildlife o cials who have been
trying to gun down the animal, an
o cial said yesterday.
Since December 29, the same
tiger is believed to have been on a
killing spree in a densely forested
area near Jim Corbett National
Park in the northern state of Uttar
Salil Shukla, an o cial in the
district of Bijnor, said the partly
eaten body of a young farmer had
" e victim was missing since
ursday and had gone into the
jungle to locate his cattle," he said.
" is is the ninth victim of the
While tiger-hunting has long
been illegal in India, the Uttar
Pradesh State government has
licensed six hunters to either
capture or kill the tigress who has
terrorised local villagers.
India is home to half the world's
dwindling tiger population which
now stands at about 3000. Attacks
are rare, but a loss of their natural
habitat has brought man and beast
into closer proximity.
Even conservationists say that
once a tiger has tasted human
esh more than once it is almost
impossible to rehabilitate it and
that killing the animal is the only
Some 200 tigers live in Jim
Corbett park, but locals say this is
the rst time they can remember
one of them attacking villagers.
Hunter Nawab Shafat Ali Khan
had warned that the tigress was
hungry and would strike again
soon. Anand Saini, whose brother
Devendra was the tiger's victim on
January 26, said everyone was living
"It is for the rst time ever that
we have become conscious of the
fact we have so many tigers close to
us in the forest," he said from his
home in Bijnor district.
" e children in the village are
now being asked not to venture
too far out, particularly early in the
morning or after sunset."
Devendra was dragged to his
death while erecting a fence around
his farm. His stomach and parts of
his thigh were missing while there
was a cluster of paw marks around
his body. --- AFP
claims ninth victim
With her bid for parole approved,
Schapelle Corby is spending what
is likely to be her last weekend in
an Indonesian jail cell.
Indonesia's justice minister
yesterday announced the
Australian's application for parole
had met all of the requirements.
However, there is still paperwork
that must be done before she can
walk out of Kerobokan prison and
into the view of the large media
pack that will be waiting.
e next possible day for her
release is Monday, Kerobokan
Prison boss Farid Junaedi said.
"Now I'm waiting for the letter,
without it, I can't release her," he
told reporters, referring to the
" e letter must not be faxed or
e-mailed. It has to be the original
letter with the original signature."
He could only say the letter would
"She can go on Monday, if we
receive the letter on Monday
e convicted drug tra cker, now
aged 36, will serve out her parole
in the Kuta home of her sister
Mercedes Corby and her husband,
Under the conditions of her
parole, she must not commit crime
and must report to authorities until
March 24, 2017.
Corby was arrested in 2004 for
smuggling 4.2kgs of cannabis into
Schapelle Corby's parole approved
A coronial inquest is being
held to investigate what might
have happened to Ian Shardlow,
an experienced sailor who
mysteriously disappeared o the
coast of Western Australia almost
18 months ago.
e 76-year-old man who took
his yacht out o the coast of
Busselton, in the State's South
West, in August 2012.
Mr Shardlow departed the Port
Geographe Marina alone, shortly
In his opening address to the
court, counsel assisting the coroner
Sergeant Lyle Housiaux said
Mr Shardlow failed to return as
indicated on his trip plan.
"A search had been conducted
and Two Up was found later that
night," Mr Housiaux said.
" e sails were down and the
yacht was under power. ere was
no person on board.
"A forensic examination of the
vessel revealed blood in su cient
quantities and the police could
not exclude that Mr Shardlow had
either taken his own life or met
with some other violent injury or
death," Mr Housiaux said.
But police could not identify any
traditional signs to indicate suicide,
e coroner will hand down his
ndings at a later date.
Mystery of the blood-soaked yacht
Footprints left by ancient humans
800,000 years ago have been found in
Britain, the earliest evidence of such
markings outside Africa, scientists say.
Researchers discovered the footprints,
which were left by both adults and
children, in ancient estuary mud at
Happisburgh in Norfolk, eastern
e only older footprints found so far
are at Laetoli in Tanzania, at about 3.5
million years old, and at Ileret and Koobi
Fora in Kenya at about 1.5 million years,
" is is an extraordinarily rare
discovery," Nick Ashton of the British
Museum, who led the research team,
which also involved the National History
Museum and Queen Mary University
e researchers found the prints at low
tide when waves washed away much of
the beach sand to expose the silt below.
"At rst we weren't sure what we were
seeing but as we removed any remaining
beach sand and sponged o the seawater,
it was clear that the hollows resembled
prints, perhaps human footprints, and
that we needed to record the surface as
quickly as possible before the sea eroded
it away," Ashton said.
e group of early humans that left the
footprints appeared to have consisted
of at least one male and several smaller
e footprints were dated at 800,000
years old partly on the basis of the site's
geological position beneath glacial
deposits, but also because the fossils
there come from now-extinct types of
mammoth and horse and early forms of
vole that were alive at that time.
Footprints found in UK are 800,000 years old
e death of an ailing woman student at
a Saudi university has stirred controversy
on social media after an ambulance was
denied access under the conser vative
Muslim kingdom's segregation laws.
Amna Bawazeer, 24, died of a heart
attack in the compound of the social
sciences faculty of Riyadh's King Saud
Local media said medics in an
ambulance were denied access because
they were not accompanied by a
"mahram", a legal guardian or male
member of her family.
But the university's administration
hit back in a statement to stress that
the student had su ered from a heart
condition from the age of four.
She had died of a heart attack which
proved fatal, despite the best e orts of
the faculty's own in rmary to save her
In 2002, 15 young girls died in a school
re in the holy city of Mecca after
religious police blocked their evacuation
because they were not dressed in keeping
with Islamic codes. --- AFP
Saudi woman dies after ambulance delay
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1. Who represented four different political parties during his 27 years as an MP from 1984
2. Which word can be a bird, a lifting device or an attempt to gain a better view?
3. Name the song that starts: I got chills, they're multiplying / and I'm losing control.
4. Cross country running and shooting are two of the events in a modern pentathlon:
give two of the other three.
5. Elizabeth McCombs was New Zealand's first female MP. When was she elected:
1919, 1933 or 1949?
6. The Maritime Alps run along the border between which two countries?
7. What type of foodstuff is Monterey Jack?
8. New Zealand experiences a pertussis epidemic every three to five years.
What is more common name for pertussis?
9. What is the name of the butler in The Addams Family?
10. What is 150km long and has Clyde at one end and Middlemarch at the other?
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