World Briefs: Dreamworld to reopen on Dec 10 after tragedy

Dreamworld to reopen on Dec 10 after tragedy

SYDNEY • Australia's Dreamworld theme park, where four people were killed on a ride in October, will reopen on Dec 10, operator Ardent Leisure Group said yesterday.

The park and its neighbour WhiteWater World, also owned by Ardent, have been closed since an accident on the Thunder River Rapids ride on Oct 25. "The closure of both Dreamworld and WhiteWater World throughout the month of November 2016 will result in no significant revenue being recorded for that month," Ardent said in a statement to the Australian Securities Exchange. The parks earned A$7.6 million (S$8.1 million) in the same period last year.


'Suspect Islamist' found in German intelligence

BERLIN • A German working in intelligence has been exposed as a "suspect Islamist", Germany's domestic security agency has said.

"The Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV) has managed to expose a suspected Islamist among its associates," the agency said in a statement.

The 51-year-old German, who was arrested for sharing "sensitive" information online, is believed to have been planning to bomb the BfV headquarters in Cologne, according to German press.


Kuwait's Emir reappoints PM

KUWAIT • Kuwait's Emir reappointed Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber al-Mubarak al-Sabah yesterday, the state news agency Kuna said, days after a parliamentary election seen as a rejection of austerity measures brought on by low oil prices.

Opposition candidates are estimated to have won about 20 out of 50 seats in the Kuwaiti election on Saturday in which most members of Parliament were replaced.


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