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Category:Iain Macdonald (Wikinewsie)/Aviation

Aviation articles by Wikinewsie Iain Macdonald. Power firm helicopter strikes cables, crashes near Fairfield, California Germany bans Mahan Air of Iran, citing ‘security’ Lion Air disaster: Crashed jet’s voice recorder recovered from Java Sea Iranian cargo plane crashes into Karaj houses Police warn new drone owners to obey law after disruption at UK’s Gatwick Airport […]

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Icelandic Internet bank suspends UK accounts

Tuesday, October 7, 2008 The Icelandic internet bank, Icesave, has suspended all 300,000 of its UK customer accounts, leaving account holders in the United Kingdom unable to withdraw or deposit any funds. A message on its website posted this morning states: “We are not currently processing any deposits or any withdrawal requests through our Icesave […]

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Indian Premier Manmohan Singh undergoes heart bypass; Pranab Mukherjee takes charge

Sunday, January 25, 2009 Prime Minister Manmohan Singh received a successful coronary artery bypass surgery and was recuperating well in the state-run All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Sunday. Dr. Manmohan Singh is the 17th and current Prime Minister of the Republic of India. He also serves as the Union Minister for Finance, succeeding […]

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Seven bushfires near Perth, Western Australia

Sunday, February 4, 2007 Fourteen houses have been destroyed and another 3 damaged by a bush fire burning in Jarrah forests and farmland near the historical timber town of Dwellingup 70km south east of Perth, Western Australia. The fire has also destroyed approximately 100 power poles, leading to a loss of telecommunication services to the […]

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Criminal appeals denied for American Evangelists

Saturday, January 3, 2009 Kent Hovind‘s Appeal for his and his wife, Jo’s, felony convictions was recently denied by Eleventh Circuit Court. The court found that the Hovinds’ appeal was “without merit.” Kent and Jo were convicted of 58 and 44 tax-related felonies respectively, obstruction and intimidation of federal officers, willful failure to collect and […]

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Egyptian treasures found in ancient tomb

Friday, March 13, 2009 A team of archaeologists excavating an Ancient Egyptian tomb have discovered golden jewelry in a recently-discovered lower chamber at the Valley of the Kings burial site in Luxor, Egypt. Two golden rings and five golden earrings were found in the tomb of Djehuty, an 18th-dynasty official of Queen Hatshepsut, and were […]

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Zimbabwe Air Marshal shot

Wednesday, December 17, 2008 The chief of the Zimbabwe Air Force has been shot in the arm in an apparent assassination attempt. Air Marshal Perence Shiri, 53, is recovering in a local hospital. Officials blame the incident on terrorists and political opponents. They also say that the assailant was trained in Botswana. “The attack on […]

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UK Wikinews Shorts: July 8, 2013

A compilation of brief news reports for Monday, July 8, 2013. Retrieved from “https://en.wikinews.org/w/index.php?title=UK_Wikinews_Shorts:_July_8,_2013&oldid=1981592”

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Bush EPA nominee abandons insecticide-on-children study after Senate hearing

Saturday, April 9, 2005 Following a Senate hearing in which the Bush administration’s nominee for EPA administrator, Stephen Johnson, stoutly defended his plan to pay parents to document the effects on infants of insecticide use in the home, he reversed course and stopped the program. Among the original requirements for the 60 families requested to […]

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GSK rejects three Unilever bids to buy consumer healthcare arm, says unit was “fundamentally undervalued”

Sunday, January 16, 2022 United Kingdom-based pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) confirmed January 15 it had rejected three “unsolicited, conditional and non-binding proposals” by Unilever to acquire its Consumer Healthcare division, including one bid of GBP50 billion in value made on December 20, believing Unilever “fundamentally undervalued” the business and its potential. News that Unilever attempted […]