Nine firefighters killed in South Carolina blaze

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Nine firefighters killed in South Carolina blaze

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Wednesday, June 20, 2007 Nine firefighters were killed on Monday while battling a massive fire at a furniture warehouse in Charleston, South Carolina. Firefighters were called to the scene of a massive blaze at the Sofa Super Store in Charleston, S.C. at around 6:30 p.m. EST. At around 7 p.m., nine firefighters were sent inside […]

England: Multi-storey carpark in Liverpool gutted by fire, 1,300 vehicles destroyed

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England: Multi-storey carpark in Liverpool gutted by fire, 1,300 vehicles destroyed

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Thursday, January 4, 2018 A fire on Sunday night in the seven-storey carpark for the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England destroyed almost all the vehicles parked inside and led to cancellation of the final evening of the Liverpool International Horse Show and evacuation of nearby blocks of flats. The blaze reportedly started with a parked […]

Riots greet French government’s labor reform

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Riots greet French government’s labor reform

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Saturday, March 25, 2006 Student protests against the French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin job reform plan to give employers the right to dismiss young employees within the initial two years of their employment turned increasingly violent over the last two weeks. The controversial program called the CPE, “First Job Contract”, is to encourage employers […]

France: Villepin’s cabinet announced

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France: Villepin’s cabinet announced

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Thursday, June 2, 2005 Newly named Prime Minister of France Dominique de Villepin has had his cabinet accepted by President of the Republic Jacques Chirac. Head of the majority Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) party, Nicolas Sarkozy, comes as a second-in-command as Minister of the Interior, with the honorific rank of Minister of State. […]

Skeletons found under home in Hertfordshire

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Skeletons found under home in Hertfordshire

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Wednesday, April 23, 2008 Catherine McGuigan, a resident in South Mimms, Hertfordshire, UK, found skeletons from over a century ago buried under her dining room. She had hired builders for an extension for her cottage, where she has lived for eleven years, and at the beginning of April they found human bones in the ground. […]

Sweden’s Crown Princess marries long-time boyfriend

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Sweden’s Crown Princess marries long-time boyfriend

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Monday, June 21, 2010 Sweden’s first royal wedding since 1976 took place Saturday when Crown Princess Victoria, 32, married her long-time boyfriend and former personal trainer, Daniel Westling, 36. The ceremony took place at Stockholm Cathedral. Over 1,200 guests, including many rulers, politicians, royals and other dignitaries from across the world, attended the wedding, which […]

Three Romanian ports closed due to heavy fog

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Three Romanian ports closed due to heavy fog

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Monday, February 28, 2005 Bucharest, Romania — The Romanian Black Sea ports of Constan?a, Midia and Mangalia were closed on Saturday due to heavy fog. The Danube-Black Sea Canal was also caused due to reduced visibility. The canal, which runs for 64 km, is an important part of the European shipping channel that links the […]

Looted, possibly contaminated body parts transplanted into USA, Canadian patients

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Looted, possibly contaminated body parts transplanted into USA, Canadian patients

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Monday, March 20, 2006 Fears of contaminated bone and skin grafts are being felt by unsuspecting patients following the revelation that funeral homes may have been looting corpses. Janet Evans of Marion Ohio was told by her surgeon, “The bone grafts you got might have been contaminated”. She reacted with shock, “I was flabbergasted because […]

British surfers catch more than waves: Scientists find antibiotic-resistant bacteria

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British surfers catch more than waves: Scientists find antibiotic-resistant bacteria

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018 In findings published Sunday in Environmental International, a team from Britain’s University of Exeter reports that surfers and bodyboarders are roughly three times as likely to house antibiotic-resistant Escherichia coli and other bacteria that could easily become resistant, than other people who recreate in the coastal waters of the United Kingdom. […]

Africans keep the leading position at 2008 Mumbai Marathon

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Africans keep the leading position at 2008 Mumbai Marathon

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Sunday, January 20, 2008 The Standard Chartered Marathon, nicknamed “The Greatest Race on Earth“, held its third stage in Mumbai, India today. Because of the scorching hot weather in India, marathon runners had to adapt to the weather to overcome the challenge. More than 30,000 runners participated in this race, joined by local NGOs and […]