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InDaily : December 8th 2011
PARTNERS THURSDAY 8TH DECEMBER 2011 NATION&WORLD Donovan joins GNR in Rock Hall of Fame NEKESA MUMBI MOODY : AP NEW YORK - Welcome to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Guns N’ Roses. The seminal rock band of the late 1980s and early ‘90s, best known for hits like Welcome to the Jungle, Sweet Child O’ Mine and November Rain, leads the 2012 class of inductees announced on Wednesday. Also making the cut is the hip-hop trio Beastie Boys, rockers the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the late singer/songwriter Laura Nyro, Donovan and influential British rock group The Small Faces/The Faces, which included Rod Stewart and Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood. Nyro, who wrote such hits as the 5th Dimension’s Wedding Bell Blues and Blood Sweat & Tears’ When I Die, is the only female... Read more Dental decay curse BAD teeth are costing the Australian economy more than $1.3 billion in lost employment, an anti-poverty group says. The Brotherhood of St Laurence said End the Decay, a report about the cost of poor dental health, analysed data to estimate the disease burden of untreated dental conditions and the resulting economic cost. At least a million work days and at least 600,000 school days were lost each year because of poor... Read more Vic gap in terror laws A VICTORIAN parliamentary committee has been highly critical of Premier Ted Baillieu’s own department for failing to adequately protect against a terrorism attack. The committee said the failure of the Department of Premier and Cabinet meant it had not properly supported Premier Baillieu and potentially exposed him to significant public criticism. Read Reid Sexton’s report in The Age. Karzai blames Pakistan SARDAR AHMAD : AFP KABUL - Afghan President Hamid Karzai has blamed Pakistani extremists for an unprecedented attack on Shi’ite Muslims in Kabul that killed 55 people, demanding justice from the government in Islamabad. By pointing the finger at the Lashkar-i- Jhangvi militant group, Karzai threatens to ratchet up tensions with neighbouring Pakistan just days after Islamabad boycotted the Bonn conference on the future of Afghanistan. Read more Moti case collapses AUSTRALIA’S pursuit of Julian Moti has come to a shabby end in the High Court after eight bizarre years. The Fiji-born Australian lawyer has now averted trial on child sex charges because, said the court, his deportation from the Solomon Islands in 2007 was so bungled by Canberra that any trial would be an abuse of process. Read David Marr’s full account in The Sydney Morning Herald here. Julian Moti Elephant kills Australian woman A 25-year-old Australian woman has died after being mauled by a pygmy elephant in a remote wildlife park on Borneo island in Malaysia The woman, who has been identified as Sydney... Read more Ecclestone daughter blackmail LONDON - British police are investigating a suspected attempt to blackmail Tamara Ecclestone, the socialite and daughter of Formula One motor racing supremo Bernie Ecclestone. The 27-year-old is reported to have contacted police... Read more Microsoft nuclear reactor BEIJING - Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has confirmed he is in discussions with China to jointly develop a new and safer kind of nuclear reactor. “The idea is to be very low cost, very safe and generate very little waste,” said the billionaire during a talk at China’s Ministry of Science and Technology on Wednesday. Read more Pooper crock of gold TAIPEI - An innovative scheme to keep the streets of northern Taiwan clean has seen thousands of citizens dutifully collecting bags of dog poop in the hope of winning $A2000 in gold. More than 4000 residents of New Taipei City, which surrounds the capital, have signed up for the competition since Read more Ted Baillieu Guns N Roses at the 2010 Australian V8 Supercar Championship Series in Sydney. Photo: Mark Horsburgh/ AAP /Edge Photographics SPONSOR OF THE DAY INSIDE TODAY Any insider information? HOME PAGE NEWS NATION | WORLD BUSINESS SPORT VIEWS REVIEWS ISPY PROPERTY WEATHER
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