Firefighters rescue nearly a dozen animals in Buffalo, New York house fire

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Firefighters rescue nearly a dozen animals in Buffalo, New York house fire

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Friday, June 22, 2007 Buffalo, New York —A three alarm fire at a house owned by John and Evelyn Bencinich, two of the initiators of a lawsuit filed against the Elmwood Village Hotel proposal in Buffalo, required firefighters to rescue eight cats and two dogs in Buffalo, New York today. At about 8:30 (eastern time) […]

New fossils from 10 million year old ape found in Ethiopia

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New fossils from 10 million year old ape found in Ethiopia

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Thursday, August 23, 2007 Researchers say that new, ten million-year-old fossils found in Ethiopia, prove that the theory that humans may have evolved from a species of great apes eight million years ago, may not be true, but that humans may have split from apes as long as 10.5 million years ago. At least nine […]

Final US manufacturer ceases production of lethal injection drug; executions delayed

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Final US manufacturer ceases production of lethal injection drug; executions delayed

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011 The sole United States manufacturer of a key component of lethal injections announced Friday that it will cease production of the drug, contributing to shortages and delaying executions. Sodium thiopental, the first of a three drug cocktail used in 34 states to render the prisoner to be executed unconscious, was manufactured […]

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

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

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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. […]

Formula 1: Alonso in lead in tomorrow’s British Grand Prix

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Formula 1: Alonso in lead in tomorrow’s British Grand Prix

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Saturday, July 9, 2005 Fernando Alonso has secured himself the pole at the British Grand Prix in Silverstone, UK. His main rival, Kimi Raikkonen, starts number 12 because of a penalty. Fernando Alonso, Renault, from Spain had the best lap-time, only 19.905 seconds. Kimi Raikkonen, McLaren, came in second 0.027 seconds after Alonso and Jenson […]

BHP halts operations after mine death in Western Australia

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BHP halts operations after mine death in Western Australia

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Sunday, February 5, 2006 A BHP Billiton nickel mine at Leinster, 645Km northeast of Perth, Western Australia has halted operations after the death of a mine worker. WA Police say Mark Quinn, 32, an employee of mining contractor MacMahon’s, working about 900 metres underground, was killed in an explosion. The cause of the explosion is […]

A portrait of Scotland: Gallery reopens after £17.6 million renovation

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A portrait of Scotland: Gallery reopens after £17.6 million renovation

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Thursday, December 1, 2011 Today saw Edinburgh’s Scottish National Portrait Gallery reopen following a two-and-a-half-year, £17.6m (US$27.4m) refurbishment. Conversion of office and storage areas sees 60% more space available for displays, and the world’s first purpose-built portrait space is redefining what a portrait gallery should contain; amongst the displays are photographs of the Scottish landscape—portraits […]

“Woofstock” dog festival in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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“Woofstock” dog festival in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Tuesday, June 12, 2007 North America’s largest outdoor dog festival came back to Toronto last weekend for its fifth year. It ran from the 9th of June to the 10th of June at Toronto’s historical St. Lawrence Market. A Wikinews reporter was there on Sunday to report on some of the events that happened on […]

Gallery seeks Control themed mail art for exhibit

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Gallery seeks Control themed mail art for exhibit

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Saturday, November 26, 2005 Canadian community art group Visual Arts Brampton is looking for entries for its international entry mail art exhibit “Control”. The exhibit’s entry information discusses the theme of the show: “Are you a control-freak, or more happy-go-lucky? What do you think of corporations’ control on the media and governments? Is your life […]

U.S. develops parks above highways

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U.S. develops parks above highways

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Tuesday, February 20, 2007 In big cities, finding land for new parks is less of an expedition than an all-out land-rights battle with property owners. But some cities across the U.S. have found a slightly easier way to add to their greenspace. By utilizing the state’s air rights to the space above freeways that run […]