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Lyon lose at home; drop out of Champions League

Tuesday, March 6, 2007 Olympique Lyonnais 0(2) 2(4) AS Roma Match Stats Attendance 41000 Goalscorers for Olympique Lyonnais None Goalscorers for AS Roma Totti (22), Mancini (44) Bookings (Olympique Lyonnais) Tiago, Cris, Kallstrom, Fred (Yellow (4)) Bookings (AS Roma) Perrotta, Pizarro (Yellow (2)) A full crowd showed up at the Stade de Gerland in Lyon […]

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Turkey mourns flotilla dead

Friday, June 4, 2010 Funerals and prayers for nine activists, who died in Israel’s Gaza flotilla raid, were held in Istanbul on Thursday. Tens of thousands attended the funeral of the nine Turkish nationals, including one teen of dual U.S.-Turkish citizenship. The coffins were draped in Turkish and Palestinian flags. There was widespread anger from […]

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India: Maharashtra plastic ban comes into force

Monday, June 25, 2018 On Saturday, the plastic ban in the Indian state of Maharashtra came into force. In an attempt to minimise pollution, the state government has introduced a ban on single-use plastics. The leader of the Yuya Sena political party, Aaditya Thackeray, said on Twitter, “The ban on single use disposable plastic cups, […]

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Former French president Jacques Chirac to stand trial on embezzlement charges

Saturday, October 31, 2009 A French magistrate has ordered former President Jacques Chirac to stand trial on embezzlement charges dating back to the 1990s, when he was mayor of Paris. The order is unprecedented, and follows several other trials targeting former high-level politicians. Chirac did not respond directly to news he has been ordered to […]

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Gastric bypass surgery performed by remote control

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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Oral Roberts University accountant claims he was ordered to “cook the books”

Wednesday, November 21, 2007 A former accountant for Oral Roberts University (ORU) has filed a lawsuit against ORU and its Board of Regents claiming he was told by Richard Roberts and his wife Lindsay to “cook the books”, hiding financial wrongdoing from authorities and the public. Trent Huddleston, the accountant, has filed suit against the […]

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Toyota poised to recall 270,000 Prius vehicles

Friday, February 5, 2010 Japan’s Nikkei newspaper reported that Toyota is poised to recall 270 thousand gas-and-electric Prius vehicles (model ZVW30) sold in the US and Japan between May and December 2009, due to a flaw in the car’s anti-lock braking system. Takayuki Fujimoto, a transport ministry official, said the government has yet to receive […]

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CanadaVOTES: NDP candidate Michael McMahon running in Prince Edward—Hastings

Friday, September 26, 2008 On October 14, 2008, Canadians will be heading to the polls for the federal election. New Democratic Party candidate Michael McMahon is standing for election in the riding of Prince Edward—Hastings. McMahon moved to Windsor in 1951, getting a degree in education, teaching locally and in Papua New Guinea. He served […]