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Scott Morrison in 2016
Scott Morrison
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Disasters and accidents
  • Five foreign tourists, four of whom were Canadians, are killed when their Piper PA-32 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean near Honduras shortly after taking off from Roatán island. (Reuters via MSN.com)

Health and environment
  • Dengue fever
    • The Cook Islands secretary of health, Josephine Herman, says that the country is holding and containing the latest outbreak of Dengue, which has killed 22 people and infected another 28. (Radio New Zealand)

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Armed conflicts and attacks
  • Militants kill at least 17 Niger Armed Forces troops in an ambush near the Malian border. Another 11 soldiers are missing; six others have been evacuated to a hospital. No group has claimed responsibility. (BBC) (Reuters)

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  • A 7.5 MMS quake rattles New Ireland, Papua New Guinea. Police Sergeant Frank Kilaur says that the quake was "very, very violent" but no immediate reports of major damages or casualties have been reported. A tsunami alert is issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. The tsunami threat has now largely passed. (Pacific Tsunami Warning Center) (Radio New Zealand) (Daily Express)

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Law and crime
  • Former New York congressman Anthony Weiner is released from a halfway house in the Bronx, completing his 21-month federal prison sentence for illicit online contact with a 15-year-old girl. (Los Angeles Times) (New York Post)
  • French anaesthesiologist Frédéric Péchier, previously investigated in the poisoning of seven patients at private clinics in Besançon, France, is being held over suspicions that he poisoned a further 17 - 50. Mr. Péchier has denied all charges, and is scheduled for a hearing later this week.(CNA) (BBC) (The Daily Telegraph)

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