Heavy snow fall disrupts UK transportation and communications

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Heavy snow fall disrupts UK transportation and communications

Monday, February 2, 2009 The heaviest snow to fall for 6 years has caused transport problems in some parts of the United Kingdom, especially in London, where it was the heaviest snow for 18 years. It was caused by cold air travelling westwards towards the British Isles from Poland and Russia. As showers moved across […]

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Super high speed internet launched in New Zealand

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Super high speed internet launched in New Zealand

Friday, September 1, 2006 The Prime Minister of New Zealand, Helen Clark, yesterday unveiled Kiwi Advanced Research and Education Network (KAREN). It is super high speed Internet that is capable of transmitting data with speeds of up to ten gigabits per second, 10,000 times faster than the current speed of broadband (1Mbps), and 200,000 times […]

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2008 Leisure Taiwan launched in Taipei World Trade Center

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2008 Leisure Taiwan launched in Taipei World Trade Center

Saturday, July 19, 2008 This year’s Leisure Taiwan trade show (a.k.a Taiwan Sport Recreation and Leisure Show) started yesterday, with 131 companies participating including sports media companies such as ESPN and VideoLand Television, businesses selling sports equipment and fitness clubs. There were also a variety of sports being played in the arena built for the […]

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Bangkok hit with further New Year bomb blasts

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Bangkok hit with further New Year bomb blasts
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Feb 21

Monday, January 1, 2007 More bombs went off just after midnight (0500 GMT) on New Year’s Day in Bangkok, injuring eight people near a shopping mall where hours before a New Year’s Eve countdown was cancelled due to a string of six bombings earlier in the evening. The first bomb exploded at a seafood restaurant […]

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Wikinews wanders the Referendum-year Edinburgh Festival Fringe

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Wikinews wanders the Referendum-year Edinburgh Festival Fringe
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Feb 21

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 With many venues reporting sell-out shows, the 68th year of the Edinburgh Festival attracted visitors from around the globe. Wikinews’ Brian McNeil roamed the city for the four weeks of the event, capturing the colour, spectacle, and comedy, in photos. The image gallery below may take some time to load on […]

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U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments on constitutionality of lethal injection

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U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments on constitutionality of lethal injection
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Feb 20

Monday, January 7, 2008 The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing arguments on the constitutionality of the use of lethal injection as a method for the imposition of the death penalty in the United States. Two men, Ralph Baze and Thomas Clyde Bowling Jr., who were convicted of murder in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and sentenced […]

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Copiapó, Chile mining accident: in depth

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Copiapó, Chile mining accident: in depth
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Feb 20

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 The rescue of the Chilean miners trapped in the San José Mine in Copiapó, codenamed Operación San Lorenzo (San Lorenzo Operation), began on Tuesday night, at around 20:00 local time (23:00 UTC). Florencio Ávalos was the first miner to be rescued, at 00:12 local time (03:12 UTC) on Wednesday. He was […]

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Bucharest to host its first ever CowParade

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Bucharest to host its first ever CowParade
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Feb 20

Wednesday, January 19, 2005 Bucharest, the capital of Romania, will become the first southeastern European city to host CowParade. Between June 1 and the end of August this year, the city will be flooded by herds of decorated cow sculptures, exhibited at well-known landmarks, such as The Palace of the Parliament, Europe’s largest building, as […]

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Category:May 17, 2010

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Category:May 17, 2010
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Feb 20

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Asbestos controversy aboard Scientology ship Freewinds

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Asbestos controversy aboard Scientology ship Freewinds
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Feb 20

Friday, May 16, 2008 Controversy has arisen over the reported presence of blue asbestos on the MV Freewinds, a cruise ship owned by the Church of Scientology. According to the Saint Martin newspaper The Daily Herald and the shipping news journal Lloyd’s List, the Freewinds was sealed in April and local public health officials on […]

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