Navy helping New Orleans pets

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Navy helping New Orleans pets

Saturday, September 17, 2005 The Spanish word “tortuga” means “turtle.” But in the wake of the New Orleans disaster, the USS Tortuga is helping other animals. For nearly two weeks now, sailors from Tortuga’s repair division have devoted much of their time during this disaster relief operation to ensure the health and comfort of displaced […]

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Somali pirates release Greek-owned ship

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Somali pirates release Greek-owned ship

Friday, December 11, 2009 Somali pirates released a Greek-owned cargo ship and its 24 Ukrainian crew members earlier today, after seven months in captivity. The director of Greek shipping firm Alloceans Shipping, Spyros Minas, announced that pirates freed the Ariana, after the company paid a ransom. The released sailors were in good health, Minas noted. […]

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CPSC, ATF warn of dangers of fireworks over US Independence Day celebrations

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CPSC, ATF warn of dangers of fireworks over US Independence Day celebrations

Sunday, July 4, 2010 Last week, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) held a press conference on the National Mall in Washington, DC, warning consumers of the dangers of fireworks, and advising them of safe handling. They were joined by representatives from the the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF); Federal Emergency Management Agency […]

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News briefs:January 04, 2008

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News briefs:January 04, 2008
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Jul 27

Contents 1 Wikinews News Brief January 04, 2008 23:35 UTC 1.1 Introduction 1.2 Israeli troops kill 9 in Gaza 1.3 Georgian President faces election challenge 1.4 US unemployment hits two-year high 1.5 Israel plans crackdown on West Bank settlement outposts 1.6 Transaven Airlines plane carrying 14 people crashes off Venezuelan coast 1.7 Sportswriter Milt Dunnell […]

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American Samoa received eight minutes warning before 2009 tsunami

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American Samoa received eight minutes warning before 2009 tsunami
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Friday, September 24, 2010 People in American Samoa were given only eight minutes warning that a tsunami, which killed 32 people in the unincorporated territory, resulting from the 2009 Samoa earthquake, was approaching. A report published by the United States Congress admits that the warning was issued sixteen minutes after the 8.0 magnitude earthquake struck […]

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NASA plans for future moon missions

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NASA plans for future moon missions
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Jul 27

Monday, September 19, 2005 NASA has announced plans for sending humans back to the Moon, as a first step to Mars. A 2018 lunar mission is proposed, where a crew of four would remain on the Moon for as long as a week. A minimum of two lunar missions a year is planned, with astronauts […]

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News briefs:July 26, 2010

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News briefs:July 26, 2010
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Jul 25

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Greenspan’s testimony suggests “more of the same”

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Greenspan’s testimony suggests “more of the same”
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Jul 05

Thursday, February 17, 2005 Alan Greenspan, Chairman of the Federal Reserve has suggested that there will be more of the same in coming months from the Fed. In his speech during testimony before the U.S. Senate Banking Committee on Wednesday, Mr. Greenspan noted that the economic fundamentals of the U.S. appeared to be stable. On […]

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Iraq, Syria, Iran form friendly relations

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Iraq, Syria, Iran form friendly relations
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Jul 05

Tuesday, November 21, 2006 24 years ago Iraq and Syria severed diplomatic relations because Syria accused Iraq of giving support to the Muslim Brotherhood who were causing disorder in Syria. Now, as an outcome of meetings between Walid Moallem the Syrian Foreign Minister, the Iraqi President Jalal Talabani and Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, relations will […]

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Indian Supreme Court verdict: AMU to remain a minority institution

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Indian Supreme Court verdict: AMU to remain a minority institution
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Monday, April 24, 2006 The Supreme Court of India has said that the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) will remain a minority institution and that its character will not change, but refused to stay, till the pendency of the matter, the Allahabad High Court’s verdict striking down the 50% quota for students belonging to the minority […]

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