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An international whaling meeting on Tuesday voted down a fresh bid by southern hemisphere nations to create an Atlantic sanctuary for the marine mammals. "The motion fails," said Simon Brockington of the IWC secretariat, after tallying the votes. It seeks the creation of a 20-million-square kilometre (eight-million-square-mile) sanctuary for whales.
Four people were killed at a theme park on Australia's popular Gold Coast Tuesday, police said, with witnesses describing how "everyone was screaming" after a raft apparently flipped on a malfunctioning water ride. The Dreamworld park, which has over 40 rides and attractions, said at least three people died, but police said four were dead. "I am able to confirm at this point that four adult persons have lost their lives as a result of the incident," Queensland Police spokesman Todd Reid told reporters on the Gold Coast, adding that the accident happened on the Thunder River Rapids ride.
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Militants wearing suicide vests stormed a Pakistani police academy in the southwestern city of Quetta overnight, killing at least 59 people, mostly police cadets and recruits, and waging a ferocious gunbattle with troops that lasted into early hours Tuesday.