Left-wing EU parliament candidates debate in Cardiff

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 Cardiff, Wales —Labour, Plaid Cymru, and No2EU candidates for the Wales seats in the European Parliament met at Cardiff‘s Sandringham Hotel last night for the second of two pre-election hustings debates hosted by Cardiff Trades Union Congress. Cardiff TUC president Katrine Williams moderated as Derek Vaughan of the Labour Party, Jill […]

Over 60 illegal miners die in South African mine fire

Wednesday, June 3, 2009 Over 60 miners were killed in an abandoned gold mine shaft near Welkom, in the Free State province of South Africa, after a fire broke out inside the mine. 36 bodies from the Harmony Gold mining company Eland mine shaft were brought up earlier on the weekend from depths up to […]

Augusten Burroughs on addiction, writing, his family and his new book

Friday, October 12, 2007 I had an unofficial phone call from Gay Talese last Tuesday. He had just flown back from Colombia and he was cranky. “I’m happy to do an interview with you,” he said, “but what the hell could you ask me that’s not already out there? Have you even bothered to look?!” […]

John Constable painting location mystery solved after 195 years

Tuesday, January 26, 2010 The mystery of the location of a viewpoint used by English painter John Constable has been solved, after nearly 200 years. The Stour Valley and Dedham Church was painted in Suffolk, England, between 1814 and 1815, but changes to the landscape meant that the spot he chose was not known, despite […]

The Benefits Of Professional Paper Shredding In Irvine

Click Here To Know More About: Chinese Generator Parts For Sale Buggy Spare Parts byAlma Abell Paper Shredding in Irvine offers a convenient and secure method of destroying paperwork and documents without actually destroying the paper. This means that the shredded documents can be removed and taken to recycling facilities. For businesses and firms, using […]

Governor of Illinois arrested on suspicion of corruption

Tuesday, December 9, 2008 The Democratic governor of Illinois in the United States, Rod Blagojevich, 51, along with his chief of staff John Harris, 46, were arrested Tuesday morning by the FBI on federal corruption charges. The Chicago Tribune reports that federal agents raided Blagojevich’s home this morning and took him into federal custody. The […]

Ethics debate surrounds surgery to stunt disabled girl’s growth

Friday, January 5, 2007 An ethical controversy has surged in the United States and elsewhere around nine-year-old Ashley X (her family name has not been released). The disabled girl was operated upon at the request of her parents, to prevent her from growing, menstruating and developing breasts. The parents, who wish to remain anonymous, explain […]

U.S., Mexico and U.K. top medalists at RoboGames 2009

Wednesday, June 24, 2009 The 6th annual RoboGames, a robot competition that takes place in the United States, was held this month with 403 robots from 18 different parts of the globe competing in the categories of combat, sumo, robo-one/androids, open, hockey, art bots and junior league. This year’s medals went to the United States, […]

UK Chancellor of the Exchequer makes 2005 Budget speech

Wednesday, March 16, 2005 The United Kingdom Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Right Honourable Gordon Brown PC MP, in a speech to the British House of Commons today presented his ninth Budget, what is very likely to be his last Budget before the next UK General Election. This opened the parliamentary debate on the 2005 […]

Plane crashes into office block in Austin, Texas/suicide note

This is the online suicide letter authored by Andrew Stack, the man believed to be responsible for flying a light aircraft into a building in Austin, Texas. It was originally posted at Stack’s site, http://embeddedart.com/. The hosting company, T35, took the site offline per an FBI request. The note is reproduced here in its entirety. […]

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