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Rescue underway for teen solo sailor

Saturday, June 12, 2010 A rescue operation is underway after sixteen-year-old American Abby Sunderland, attempting to sail around the world by herself, lost contact with her family while in the Indian Ocean. Sunderland, from Thousand Oaks, California, had originally hoped to become the youngest person to sail around the world nonstop by herself. She departed […]

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Bronx, New York church destroyed in suspicious blaze

Monday, March 8, 2010 Second-alarm flames engulfed a Bronx, New York church, St Nicholas of Tolentine, just before noon on Friday, forcing its pastor and seven worshippers into the streets. The blaze began in a confessional-converted-storage room near the vestibule of the church. “I rushed over and smoke was billowing out,” said Father Joseph Girone. […]

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US to deliver humanitarian aid to Georgia

Wednesday, August 13, 2008 George W. Bush, the President of the United States, has announced that his country will “begin a humanitarian mission to the people of Georgia, headed by the United States military.” Speaking at 11:10 EDT (15:10 UTC) today, Bush also said that “the United States of America stands with the democratically elected […]

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Pakistan frames law against ‘honour killing’

Sunday, October 9, 2016 On Thursday, Pakistan’s parliament announced a bill has been passed against the practice of honour killing. Per the legislation, those convicted of honour killing would be imprisoned for 25 years to life. In the practice of honour killing, men had the right to kill a female relative deemed to have brought […]

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Viktor Schreckengost dies at 101

Sunday, January 27, 2008 Viktor Schreckengost, the father of industrial design and creator of the Jazz Bowl, an iconic piece of Jazz Age art designed for Eleanor Roosevelt during his association with Cowan Pottery died yesterday. He was 101. Schreckengost was born on June 26, 1906 in Sebring, Ohio, United States. Schreckengost’s peers included the […]

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NYSE to merge with Archipelago; NASDAQ to buy Instinet

Sunday, April 24, 2005 New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) announced last Wednesday that it has agreed definitively to merge with Chicago-based Archipelago Exchange (ArcaEx) and form a new publicly traded, for-profit company known as NYSE Group. This announcement was followed two days later by NASDAQ®, which independently announced a definitive agreement to purchase Instinet Group. […]