A BRIT fugitive who fled Australia on a jet ski while armed with a crossbow has been arrested after speeding 90 miles to Papua New Guinea. The 57-year-old, who is wanted in Western Australia, set off from Cape York, northern Queensland on Monday. Locals who saw him carrying supplies and fuel for the journey alerted Cape York police. Once they tracked him, officers from three different agencies teamed up and grouped on just one border force vessel in what became a high speed chase. Queensland police officer Jock O'Keeffe told The Guardian: "He gave it a red-hot go." The Australian Federal Police, Australian Border Force and Queensland Police caught up with him on the eastern side of the island. Saibai Island, which was his target destination, lies two and a half miles south of Papua New Guinea. Officials have said he was armed with the crossbow throughout his journey, but he did not have the weapon on him upon arrest. It has also been reported that the fuel he had carried was enough for … [Read more...] about Brit fugitive, 57, armed with crossbow arrested fleeing Australia on a JET SKI after speeding 90 miles to Papua New Guinea to dodge drug charges
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During their first royal tour as as newlyweds, Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, greeted well-wishers outside Australia's Sydney Opera House. But one elderly woman in a wheelchair stood out to the prince. Her name is Daphne Dunne, and the 98-year-old has actually met Prince Harry twice before. Dunne and the prince first met during his 2015 trip to Sydney, The Associated Press reports. Three years ago, Prince Harry noticed Dunne while greeting fans outside the Sydney Opera House. He noticed a Victoria Cross medal around Dunne's neck and walked up to the elderly woman to sign the honor for her. A Victoria Cross is one of the highest awards the in British honors system. Dunne says the medal was awarded to her first husband, Albert Crowne, after he died in Papua New Guinea in 1945 during World War II. Prince Harry and Dunne met again last year, during a day of events to mark the official launch of the Invictus Games Sydney 2018. This time, Dunne got to meet the … [Read more...] about Prince Harry reunites with 98-year-old Australian fan and introduces her to Meghan Markle
By Stephen Wright Published 1:25 pm PDT, Tuesday, September 25, 2018 Polish national Jakub Skrzypski (left) is charged with treason for allegedly assisting Papuan independence fighters. Polish national Jakub Skrzypski (left) is charged with treason for allegedly assisting Papuan independence fighters. Photo: Associated Press Photo: Associated Press Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Polish national Jakub Skrzypski (left) is charged with treason for allegedly assisting Papuan independence fighters. Polish national Jakub Skrzypski (left) is charged with treason for allegedly assisting Papuan independence fighters. Photo: Associated Press Polish globe-trotter blunders into Indonesia-Papua conflict 1 / 1 Back to Gallery … [Read more...] about Polish globe-trotter blunders into Indonesia-Papua conflict
IREX Community Solutions Program: IREX is currently accepting applications for the 2019–2020 Community Solutions Program (CSP). The deadline to apply is October 31, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. EDT. The Community Solutions Program (CSP) is a year-long professional development program for people who are working to improve their communities by addressing issues related to the environment, tolerance and conflict resolution, transparency and accountability, and women and gender. For 2019–2020, up to 80 community activists will be selected to participate in the program, which includes: Four-month Fellowship in the United States: Community Solutions fellows are matched to host organizations throughout the U.S. where they complete a four-month, hands-on professional experience. Community Leadership Institute: Community Solutions fellows participate in the Community Leadership Institute, a leadership training program designed to strengthen their … [Read more...] about IREX Community Solutions Program
MADELEINE McCann's disappearance remains one of the world's most notorious missing person cases. Three-year-old Maddie vanished from a holiday apartment in the Praia da Luz area of Portugal in 2007 while on holiday with her family. There have been more than 8,000 potential sightings of the Brit three-year-old since her disappearance. How many 'sightings' of Madeleine McCann have there been? Potential sightings of the British three-year old followed up by British cops total 8,685 across 101 countries and territories, a Freedom of Information request by The Sun showed in October 2016. A list of sightings from each of the 101 countries - nearly all of which have been labelled NFA or No Further Action. Most serious were the alleged sightings in the hours and days following Madeleine's disappearance. On the night she was taken police received two separate potential sightings from members of the public -- however one was fully ruled out as being a holidaymaker … [Read more...] about How many Madeleine McCann ‘sightings’ have there been around the world and where were they?