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US Justice Department to withdraw Stevens charges

Wednesday, April 1, 2009 The United Stated Department of Justice has asked for corruption charges against former Alaska Senator Ted Stevens to be dropped because evidence was withheld from the defense team by the original prosecutors. The Justice Department has stated that they will not retry Stevens. In a statement, US Attorney General Eric Holder […]

Man charged with attempted murder in £40 million London jewel heist

Sunday, September 6, 2009 24-year-old Aman Kassaye, of no fixed abode, is to face a charge of attempted murder for his alleged role in an armed robbery that netted £40 million ($65 million) worth of jewelry from a London store. Kassaye is the seventh man to be charged, and is also facing prosecution for conspiracy […]

News briefs:July 16, 2010

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Author Amy Scobee recounts abuse as Scientology executive

Monday, October 11, 2010 Wikinews interviewed author Amy Scobee about her book Scientology – Abuse at the Top, and asked her about her experiences working as an executive within the organization. Scobee joined the organization at age 14, and worked at Scientology’s international management headquarters for several years before leaving in 2005. She served as […]

Copenhagen climate conference ends with “meaningful agreement”

Saturday, December 19, 2009 President of the United States Barack Obama has announced that wealthy and developing nations have reached what he called a “meaningful agreement” at the UN Climate Change Conference. The announcement came in the final hours of two weeks of tough negotiations, but fell far short of what some had hoped for. […]

Controversial melatonin supplements confirmed as sleep aid

Tuesday, March 1, 2005 Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA —An analysis of melatonin studies has upheld the controversial supplement’s effectiveness as a sleep aid. The analysis, which included 17 peer-reviewed scientific papers, was aimed at determining whether supplements of the hormone can improve sleep among insomniacs, older adults and others. “A meta-analysis essentially tells ‘yes’ or ‘no’—that […]

Category:June 9, 2010

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Parajet Skycar expedition takes off from London to Timbuktu

Tuesday, January 20, 2009 Two explorers have set off from Knightsbridge, London Wednesday morning (0900 GMT) in a propeller-powered dune buggy heading for the Sahara. Giles Cardozo, age 29, from Dorset, with chief pilot and expedition leader Neil Laughton, age 45, an ex-SAS officer, will fly and drive the amazing two-seater vehicle more than 6,000-km […]

Mayor declares weather emergency in New York City

Thursday, January 13, 2011 On Tuesday, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg announced a weather emergency in New York City, New York. The announcement was issued as a preemptive measure in preparation for an expected 6-12 inches of snow Wednesday, although the Metropolitan Transportation Authority claims to be ready for 14 inches. Bloomberg explained the meaning of […]

Holocaust survivor publicly forgives 93-year-old Auschwitz guard during his trial

Thursday, April 30, 2015 On Friday, Eva Mozes Kor, a 81-year-old Auschwitz concentration camp survivor, publicly forgave and embraced 93-year-old former SS guard Oskar Gröning, who is currently on trial in Germany as an accessory to 300,000 murders of Jews at Auschwitz. Kor, who was among many Jews medically experimented on at Auschwitz, has thanked […]

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