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Nepal earthquake victims face ‘crush syndrome’ and ‘compartment syndrome’


Perth : After rescue workers are finally able to reach the victims of the Nepal earthquake and address their injuries, health care workers will be watching carefully for two conditions that crop up later: “crush syndrome” and “compartment syndrome.” The related problems, which are life- and limb-threatening, result from hours of compression of arm and leg muscles by rubble in ...

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Sam Smith cancels Australian tour and Logies 2015 appearance


Melbourne : Quadruple Grammy winner Sam Smith, one of the big global music success stories of the past year, has cancelled the remainder of his Australian tour on doctor’s orders. Tour promoter Frontier issued a statement on Tuesday afternoon saying Smith had been forced to cancel the remaining dates of the tour, including the Logies this Sunday. “I am deeply, deeply ...

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Bali nine families make final desperate pleas after saying goodbye to Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran


In heartbreaking scenes played out live on television, the families of Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan last night begged Indonesian President Joko Widodo to spare the lives of their loved ones, following their final goodbyes.With the Bali nine ringleaders due to face the firing squad about midnight (3am AEST time), Sukumaran’s sister Brintha wailed with grief, begging for her brother’s ...

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House, parked cars hit by police car allegedly driven by handcuffed man


Sydney: A man handcuffed and in the back of a marked police car has allegedly been able to clamber over to the driver’s seat for an unsuccessful attempt at freedom.Instead, the suspect will be refused bail to appear in Maitland Local Court on Monday after allegedly crashing into two parked cars before ripping out the awning of an Ashtonfield house ...

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Man dies after falling from Darling Point apartment building


Sydney : A man has died after falling from the 12th floor of a building in Sydney’s east on Monday morning.Emergency services were called to an apartment building on Darling Point Road, near New South Head Road, at 11.18am. “Initial investigations have led police to believe the man fell from the building,” a police spokeswoman said. The man had not ...

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