Saturday, February 01, 2014

A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera - Say Something

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Amanda Knox | Meredith Kercher

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  • Amanda Knox
  • Amanda Marie Knox is an American woman who, in 2009, was convicted of the murder of Meredith Kercher in Perugia, Umbria, Italy. She served four years of a 26-year sentence before the murder conviction was overturned on October 3, 2011. Wikipedia
  • BornJuly 9, 1987 (age 26), Seattle, Washington, United States
  • Height1.63 m

  • British student Meredith Kercher, on February 6, 2009 in Perugia, Italy. Source: Supplied


  • AMANDA Knox says she is frightened by the "unjust'' verdict of an Italian court that has convicted her for a second time for the murder of a British student in 2007.
    In the latest dramatic twist in the high-profile case, the court in Florence sentenced the former American student to 28 years and six months in prison.
    After 12 hours of deliberations, the court also found Knox's former Italian boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito guilty for killing Meredith Kercher in the university town of Perugia and sentenced him to 25 years.
    "The court...determines a sentence of 28 years and six months for Amanda Knox,'' said the presiding judge, Alessandro Nencini.
    Knox was following the proceedings from her hometown of Seattle in the United States, where she has lived since a previous acquittal in 2011.
  • Read more @http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/italian-court-upholds-amanda-knox-murder-conviction/story-e6frg6so-1226814557371
  • Amanda Knox guilty again: The murder of "Meredith Kercher"

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    AMANDA Knox and her former Italian boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito have been found guilty for the second time of killing their British flatmate in Italy in 2007.
    Meredith Kercher, 21, was found in a pool of blood after being brutally stabbed in the villa she rented with Knox, while they studied in the Italian university town of Perugia.
    In 2009, the former couple of Knox and Sollecito were first convicted of the gruesome murder. Prosecutors said at the time the murder was the result of a sex-game gone horribly wrong.http://www.news.com.au/world/amanda-knox-guilty-again-the-murder-of-meredith-kercher/story-fndir2ev-1226814824543

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

    Britain to give 'most vulnerable' "Syrian refugees" temporary residence

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    Britain has announced it will give temporary residence to hundreds of vulnerable Syrian refugees, targeting those most traumatised by the three-year civil war.
    Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg says refuge will be provided for female victims of sexual violence, the disabled, the elderly and torture victims.
    Though there is no set quota, his office says the overall number is likely to be in the hundreds.



    Britain will work with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) on a case-by-case basis to identify those most in need.
    "I am pleased to be able to announce today that the UK will be providing refuge to some of the most vulnerable Syrian refugees," Mr Clegg said in a statement.
    Read more @http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-01-29/britain-to-take-in-vulnerable-syrian-refugees/5224810

    The city of "Homs" has been the scene of vicious fighting.

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    Damaged buildings line a street in the besieged area of Homs


    An Australian activist with first-hand experience of the horrors of the Syrian civil war is warning fellow Australians against travelling to the country, whatever their motivations.
    Brisbane man Yehya El-Kholed, who recently returned from his third trip in two years to the war-torn country, has close family ties in Syria and Lebanon, and supports the overthrow of the regime of Bashar al-Assad.
    But relentless bloodshed, daily air raids on civilian areas around Aleppo and, most significantly, the descent into chaos and infighting by anti-Assad forces, have left him disillusioned.
    "My advice to Australians is do not go to Syria ... because you're going to get killed," he said.
    "They're killing Westerners. Free Syrian Army will kill them thinking they're ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant), and ISIS will kill them thinking they're Free Syrian Army.
    Read More : http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-01-29/warning-that-australians-will-die-if-they-join-syrian-civil-war/5225912

    Woman came under the bus in Sydney | Woman trapped under bus on Clarence Street

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    Woman fighting for life after being dragged by bus in Sydney CBD
    A WOMAN has had emergency surgery after being pinned under a bus for two hours in Sydney's city centre.
    Emergency services described the extraction of the woman from underneath a city bus on Wednesday as one of the most delicate rescues in almost 40 years.

    The woman was struck by the bus and became trapped in its axles at the intersection of Clarence Street and Erskine Street just before 4pm (AEDT).
    She spent two hours pinned under the vehicle before a rescue team could free her.
    She was rushed to the Royal North Shore Hospital.
    Read more @ http://www.ntnews.com.au/news/national/woman-trapped-under-bus-in-sydney/story-fnjbnvyj-1226813215968

    She was finally retrieved from under the bus at around 5.50pm, and is believed to have been taken to Royal North Shore Hospital.
    Witnesses said they saw the woman - believed to be in her 30s and 40s - trapped, and tried to help her until emergency services arrived.




     Police talk to a man, believed to be the bus driver, who was sitting down close by while emergency services tried to free the person. Source: News Limited 

    Read More @ http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/woman-fighting-for-life-after-being-dragged-by-bus-in-sydney-cbd/story-fni0cx4q-1226813189611
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