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Cleveland, Ohio clinic performs US’s first face transplant

Thursday, December 18, 2008 A team of eight transplant surgeons in Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, USA, led by reconstructive surgeon Dr. Maria Siemionow, age 58, have successfully performed the first almost total face transplant in the US, and the fourth globally, on a woman so horribly disfigured due to trauma, that cost her an eye. […]

Wikinews interviews Australian wheelchair basketball player Tina McKenzie

Friday, January 3, 2014 Preston, Victoria, Australia —On Saturday, Wikinews interviewed Tina McKenzie, a former member of the Australia women’s national wheelchair basketball team, known as the Gliders. McKenzie, a silver and bronze Paralympic medalist in wheelchair basketball, retired from the game after the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London. Wikinews caught up with her in […]

New Zealand policeman caught speeding discharged

Wednesday, January 24, 2007 New Zealand policeman, Sergeant Gregory Arthur Smith was captured on a speed camera over the limit by 65 kilometres per hour (km/h). He has now been discharged without conviction in Invercargill District Court today (UTC+13). Sergeant Smith, 42-years-old, was initially charged with dangerous driving. After being found not guilty of dangerous […]

Wikinews’ overview of the year 2008

Wednesday, December 31, 2008 Also try the 2008 World News Quiz of the year. What would you tell your grandchildren about 2008 if they asked you about it in, let’s say, 20 years’ time? If the answer to a quiz question was 2008, what would the question be? The year that markets collapsed, or perhaps […]

Let An Expert Plumber Improve The Home Or Eliminate Plumbing Failures

Find Out More About: Load Racks Australia Load Racks byadmin For most home and property owners, the primary areas of concern regarding possible failures are those things that can damage the structure. Consider the case of a leaking pipe. These problems can occur in the most unusual places, and this often makes it difficult to […]

Pfizer and Microsoft team up against Viagra spam

Sunday, February 13, 2005 New York –”Buy cheap Viagra through us – no prescription required!” Anyone with an active email account will recognize lines like this one. According to some reports, unsolicited advertisements (spam) for Viagra and similar drugs account for one in four spam messages. BACKGROUND Spamming remains one of the biggest problems facing […]

Irish priest seized by gunmen in the Philippines

Monday, October 12, 2009 Father Michael Sinnott, an elderly priest from Ireland, has been seized by gunmen on Mindanao Island in the Philippines. He was taken from his residence on Sunday at gunpoint. The gunmen fled in a minivan, and later boarded a boat. Father Sinnott, who was a priest for the Missionaries of St […]

German footballer Mesut Özil announces retirement from international football over ‘racism’

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 On Sunday, German footballer Mesut Özil announced retiring from international football via his official Twitter handle. The 29-year-old gave racism as the reason for his retirement. Özil and his international teammate ?lkay Gündo?an, who are of Turkish origin, met the Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdo?an in London in May. The two […]

Gunman commits suicide at University of Texas

Tuesday, September 28, 2010 A man wearing a ski mask and carrying an assault rifle apparently killed himself in the library of the University of Texas in Austin, Texas earlier today. The university was placed under lockdown and all classes were canceled as a result of the incident. Nobody else was hurt, but police are […]

US Department of Housing and Urban Development to provide housing for Katrina refugees

Friday, September 2, 2005 The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will make many of their marketable housing properties in the southeastern United States and elsewhere available to hurricane refugees. HUD Secretary Alphonso Jackson said that an “overwhelming” response from government and private officials would make housing available as soon as the […]

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