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Senator Ted Kennedy dies at age 77

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 United States Senator Ted Kennedy, a Democrat from Massachusetts died just before midnight on August 25, 2009, at his home in Hyannis Port at age 77. He was the brother of American President John F. Kennedy and U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy. On May 20, 2008, Kennedy was diagnosed with a […]

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Pakistani Punjab police website hacked

Sunday, July 11, 2010 An official website belonging to the Punjab Police of Pakistan was hacked on Friday, a private TV channel reported. The hackers left a message on the homepage in which they asked the Pakistani government to “stop proxy war against India.” The messages of the chief minister and provincial inspector general were […]

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Kansas library discusses Wikipedia

Tuesday, February 5, 2008 This article mentions the Wikimedia Foundation, one of its projects, or people related to it. Wikinews is a project of the Wikimedia Foundation. A diverse group of approximately 25 people gathered at the Johnson County Library on Monday to participate in reference librarian Scott Vieira’s class, Wikiwhatia? Wikipedia. Scott opened the […]

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First plane arrival for more than 10 years to renewed airport in Grozny, Russia

Thursday, October 5, 2006 Grozny, a city of the Chechen Republic, Russia, celebrated the arrival and the later departure of the first passenger aircraft, a Tu-134A-5, for more than 10 years. The renovated Severny (Northern) Airport opened prior to the 30th birthday of the Republican Prime Minister Ramzan Kadyrov, son of the former PM Akhmad […]

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BBC to cut Electric Proms for financial reasons

Wednesday, February 2, 2011 File:Bbcr2electricpromslogo.jpg The BBC have announced they are to axe annual music festival Electric Proms from their schedule for financial reasons. The festival first took place in October 2006. The 2011 event will not go ahead, with last year’s festival being the last. Bob Shennan, controller of BBC Radio 2, said he […]

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British National Fingerprint Database begins without parliamentary consultation

Sunday, April 17, 2005Starting in 2006, HM passport service of Britain will begin use of biometric chips in the issuance of passports. Essential to this scheme is the creation of a central database for passport holders that contains fingerprint and biometric data. This database, along with fingerprinting facilities, will be shared by the controversial Identity […]

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Scientists report chemotherapy cocktail may cause adult women to grow new egg cells

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 Chemotherapy is usually associated with a collection of side effects ranging from digestive problems to hair loss, but a study published this week in Human Reproduction demonstrated that female cancer patients may find they have something in common with much younger women in one specific area — their ovaries. Scientists from […]

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Euro reaches new lows

Friday, July 15, 2011 On Tuesday, the Euro fell to a new record low in relation to the Swiss Franc, and to multi-month lows against the U.S. Dollar and Japanese yen; all considered by investors to be safe currencies during times of economic turmoil. The Wall Street Journal reported earlier that recent comments from the […]