August 4th

Mumbai officials demolish 39K shanties; 200K homeless

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Mumbai officials demolish 39K shanties; 200K homeless

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December 25, 2004 Officials in Mumbai, India, demolished over 6,000 shanties today in a push to eradicate the capital city’s slums. In total, 39,000 shanties have been flattened, displacing over 200,000 people, in the city’s biggest-ever demolition drive, which began in early December. When complete, over 2 million people are expected to be displaced. After […]

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Mumbai officials demolish 39K shanties; 200K homeless

August 4th

Florida man accused of threatening to bomb animal shelter

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Florida man accused of threatening to bomb animal shelter

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Saturday, April 28, 2012 A Florida man was arrested after he allegedly left multiple phone messages with a local animal shelter in Brooksville, threatening to blow them up. Peter Dalessandro, 52, surrendered himself to authorities around 11:00 p.m. (local time) on Wednesday. Dalessandro has been charged with multiple counts of threatening to place or discharge […]

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Florida man accused of threatening to bomb animal shelter

July 27th

Ingrid Newkirk, co-founder of PETA, on animal rights and the film about her life

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Ingrid Newkirk, co-founder of PETA, on animal rights and the film about her life

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007 Last night HBO premiered I Am An Animal: The Story of Ingrid Newkirk and PETA. Since its inception, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has made headlines and raised eyebrows. They are almost single-handedly responsible for the movement against animal testing and their efforts have raised the suffering animals […]

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Ingrid Newkirk, co-founder of PETA, on animal rights and the film about her life

July 27th

Eldest son of Khadr family denied bail; purchased weapons for Afghan militants

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Eldest son of Khadr family denied bail; purchased weapons for Afghan militants

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Thursday, August 21, 2008 Tuesday was a tumultuous day in the Khadr household as they desperately awaited to hear whether Abdullah, the Canadian family’s oldest son, would be released on bail after nearly four years of detention awaiting trial in the United States for helping Afghan militants procure weapons. “We couldn’t help but be a […]

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Eldest son of Khadr family denied bail; purchased weapons for Afghan militants

July 27th

Gastric bypass surgery performed by remote control

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Gastric bypass surgery performed by remote control

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Sunday, August 21, 2005 A robotic system at Stanford Medical Center was used to perform a laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery successfully with a theoretically similar rate of complications to that seen in standard operations. However, as there were only 10 people in the experimental group (and another 10 in the control group), this is not […]

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Gastric bypass surgery performed by remote control

July 6th

John Constable painting location mystery solved after 195 years

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John Constable painting location mystery solved after 195 years

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010 The mystery of the location of a viewpoint used by English painter John Constable has been solved, after nearly 200 years. The Stour Valley and Dedham Church was painted in Suffolk, England, between 1814 and 1815, but changes to the landscape meant that the spot he chose was not known, despite […]

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John Constable painting location mystery solved after 195 years

July 5th

Egypt protests: Army say they will not use force on demonstrators as Mubarak announces cabinet

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Egypt protests: Army say they will not use force on demonstrators as Mubarak announces cabinet

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011 The president of Egypt has suffered a “devastating blow” after the country’s army announced they would not use force against their own people, who continue to protest against the government tonight. The news came hours after six journalists who reported on the protests were released from custody. Hosni Mubarak yesterday announced […]

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Egypt protests: Army say they will not use force on demonstrators as Mubarak announces cabinet

July 5th

US General invokes right against self-incrimination in Abu Ghraib case

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US General invokes right against self-incrimination in Abu Ghraib case

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Thursday, January 12, 2006Maj. Gen. Geoffrey Miller, a top US commander who supervised the detention and interrogation of detainees at Guantanomo Bay and Abu Ghraib facilities declined to testify in a court-martial proceeding, by invoking his right to not implicate himself, the Washington Post reports. This is believed to be the first time that the […]

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US General invokes right against self-incrimination in Abu Ghraib case

July 5th

Viktor Schreckengost dies at 101

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Viktor Schreckengost dies at 101

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Sunday, January 27, 2008 Viktor Schreckengost, the father of industrial design and creator of the Jazz Bowl, an iconic piece of Jazz Age art designed for Eleanor Roosevelt during his association with Cowan Pottery died yesterday. He was 101. Schreckengost was born on June 26, 1906 in Sebring, Ohio, United States. Schreckengost’s peers included the […]

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Viktor Schreckengost dies at 101

July 5th

Wikinews interviews Jim Babka, chair of Libertarian organization Downsize DC

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Wikinews interviews Jim Babka, chair of Libertarian organization Downsize DC

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Thursday, April 3, 2008 A reporter from Wikinews recently interviewed Jim Babka, chair of Libertarian organization Downsize DC. The organization claims to have arranged for 22,158 people to send a message regarding the “American Freedom Agenda Act” proposed by Ron Paul, in addition to supporting many other laws. The full text of the interview can […]

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Wikinews interviews Jim Babka, chair of Libertarian organization Downsize DC