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Sunday, December 11, 2016

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Power of attorney giving greedy kids 'a licence to steal' from elders

A national register of enduring powers of attorney should be established to prevent children from using the document as a 'licence to steal' from their elderly parents, according to the Australian Law Reform Commission.



Death toll rises after tanker train explodes in Bulgaria

At least five people are killed and 25 injured after a tanker train carrying propane-butane derails and explodes in north-eastern Bulgaria, demolishing around 20 buildings.



Jets stun Glory 2-1 in Perth in A-League

Perth Glory's 10-game unbeaten run at home comes to an end after they suffer a shock 2-1 loss to Newcastle at nib Stadium.



After impeachment of South Korean President, anti-Park rallies resume

Protesters demanding South Korean President Park Geun-hye step down march for a seventh straight weekend, a day after Parliament overwhelmingly voted to impeach her and put the fate of her presidency in the hands of a nine-judge court.



Trump blasts 'rediculous' reports he'll produce Apprentice while president

Donald Trump tweets an angry denial that he will work on his reality television show The Apprentice during his presidency, saying the CNN reports are "rediculous" - a spelling error he later corrects.



Colombia's President accepts Nobel Prize as 'gift from heaven'

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos accepts the Nobel Peace Prize, saying it gives a boost to the "impossible dream" of ending his country's half-century-long civil war.



Berisha hat-trick downs wasteful Wanderers

Western Sydney go down 3-0 to Melbourne Victory in their A-League clash, undone by their wastefulness and Albanian marksman Besart Berisha.



Solomon Islands scrambles to reach quake-hit areas

Disaster officials plan to send emergency supplies to areas in the Solomon Islands affected by today's magnitude-7.0 aftershock, the second powerful tremor to strike the region in as many days.



Syrian army rushes forces to historic Palmyra in IS battle

The Syrian army sends reinforcements to Palmyra, as Islamic State fighters advance to its outskirts in some of the heaviest fighting since the group lost the historic city earlier this year.



Vehicles flipped, power cut after forklift rampage on Thevenard Island

A man on Thevenard Island off WA's north-coast leaves a trail of destruction after allegedly using a forklift to damage vehicles and the island's electricity supply.