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May, 2018

Swaziland’s King Mswati III signs gazette to rename country to eSwatini

Sunday, May 20, 2018 On Thursday, the King of Swaziland, Mswati III, signed an official gazette to change the name of the country to eSwatini, which means “land of the Swazi” in the Swazi language. Per the gazette, a form of official government publication for important announcements, the absolute monarchy is to be referred to […]

British doctor killed while on honeymoon

Thursday, July 31, 2008 Catherine Mullany, a newly married British woman, and her husband, Ben Mullany, have been shot while on honeymoon in Antigua. Catherine died on the scene, while Ben is in a critical condition in Hospital. The families of the Mullanys have described themselves as “deeply shocked and devastated.” The incident occurred at […]

Bluetongue outbreak in Germany

Thursday, September 20, 2007 A highly dynamic Bluetongue (or catarrhal fever) infection of sheep herds is underway in Germany. From August 2006 till September 9, 2007, 1,833 farms had reported the presence of the infection. From Sept 9. till September 14, 2007, the number of farms reporting infections has grown to 5,686. The number of […]

Duct Cleaning Supply For Homeowners Means Less Indoor Air Pollution

Find Out More About: Renovating A Kitchen Best Kitchen Design By Amy Nutt Why is Duct Cleaning so Important? It is no hidden fact that our air is becoming more and more polluted. Cars, the burning of fossil fuels, cooking indoors, global warming, and pets can do their share in polluting the air we breathe. […]

Shuttle launch called off due to faulty fuel tank sensor

Wednesday, July 13, 2005 The U.S. space agency NASA called off the launch of Space shuttle Discovery today after a problem with a fuel sensor in the external tank used to detect fuel exhaustion. According to the agency-run NASA TV, the low-fuel sensor was either malfunctioning or damaged. The launch was already facing the threat […]

UK chancellor raises national insurance payments for self employed in new budget

Friday, March 10, 2017 UK chancellor Philip Hammond announced his 2017 budget on Wednesday, which included a £2 billion pledge to social care and a tax hike on the self-employed. It was accused of breaking Conservative Party manifesto promises. It was announced there will be a 2% increase in national insurance contributions for the self-employed, […]

John Reed on Orwell, God, self-destruction and the future of writing

Thursday, October 18, 2007 It can be difficult to be John Reed. Christopher Hitchens called him a “Bin Ladenist” and Cathy Young editorialized in The Boston Globe that he “blames the victims of terrorism” when he puts out a novel like Snowball’s Chance, a biting send-up of George Orwell‘s Animal Farm which he was inspired […]

‘Bloody Sunday Inquiry’ publishes report into British Army killing of activists in Northern Ireland

Thursday, June 17, 2010 File:Civil Rights Mural SMC May 2007.jpg On Tuesday, the “Bloody Sunday Inquiry” published its report into 1972 British Army killing of fourteen civil rights activists in Northern Ireland. The Saville Inquiry, a twelve-year-long public inquiry into the fatal shooting, published their 5,000-page report; stating, the deaths were “unjustified”. The events of […]

Wikinews Shorts: August 8, 2009

A compilation of brief news reports for Saturday, August 8, 2009. Contents 1 Leader of Pakistan Taliban may have been killed in drone attack 2 Hillary Clinton arrives in South Africa 3 Anniversary of Georgian War marked by mutual accusations 4 Police in the United Kingdom ordered to review policing of demonstrations 5 Son of missing […]

Wikinews interviews Australian wheelchair basketball coach Tom Kyle

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 Toronto , Canada —What experiences makes a coach of an international sports team? Wikinews interviewed Tom Kyle, the coach of the Australia women’s national wheelchair basketball team, known as the Gliders, in Toronto for the 2014 Women’s World Wheelchair Basketball Championship. ((Wikinews)) Tell us about yourself. First of all, where were […]

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