Nepal’s royal palace now a public museum

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Nepal’s royal palace now a public museum

Posted on November 15th, 2019 by
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Sunday, June 15, 2008 Narayanhity Royal Palace, home to Nepal’s kings for over a century, was today converted into a public museum, further signifying the country’s recent transition from a monarchy to a republic. At a brief ceremony, Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala hoisted the national flag where previously only the royal flag had flown, […]

USPTO partially confirms validity of Amazon “1-click patent”

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USPTO partially confirms validity of Amazon “1-click patent”

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Tuesday, October 9, 2007 Today, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued an office action, which confirmed the patentability of claims 6 to 10 of the Amazon 1-Click patent, US 5,960,411. The patent examiner, however, rejected claims 1 to 5 and 11 to 15. Amazon now has up to six months to amend […]

Glasgow cannabis enthusiasts celebrate ‘green’ on city green

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Glasgow cannabis enthusiasts celebrate ‘green’ on city green

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014 Coinciding with Easter Sunday, Glasgow Cannabis Social Club’s annual 420 event was held on Glasgow Green, under sunny blue skies, and overlooking the river Clyde. Despite the city’s council attempting to revoke permission for the gathering at the last minute, police were happy for it to go-ahead with approximately a dozen […]

Report: British serial killer murdered 250

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Report: British serial killer murdered 250

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Thursday, January 27, 2005The Sixth Report of the Harold Shipman Inquiry, released today, concludes that British family doctor, Shipman, killed about 250 during his career. Shipman was arrested for the murder of Kathleen Grundy in 1998, and concerns arose around this time about the excess number of deaths among his patients. Shipman was found guilty […]

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. […]

FEMA employees pose as fake reporters during press conference

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FEMA employees pose as fake reporters during press conference

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 Correction — September 10, 2013 The headline should not contain the word fake: the employees posed as reporters; they didn’t pose as fake reporters, on the contrary they were fake reporters posing as real reporters. We aopologize for the error.  Friday, October 26, 2007 The United States Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is under fire after […]

Celebrity plastic surgeon Dr. Frank Ryan dies in car accident aged 50

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Celebrity plastic surgeon Dr. Frank Ryan dies in car accident aged 50

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010 Plastic surgeon to the stars Dr. Frank Ryan has died in a car accident at age 50. It is reported that the Jeep Ryan was driving crashed over the side of the Pacific Coast Highway and landed on rocks. Lifeguards were first on the scene and unsuccessfully tried to rescue Ryan. […]

Taliban resurgent in Pakistan on enforcement of Sharia law/Interview archive

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Taliban resurgent in Pakistan on enforcement of Sharia law/Interview archive

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What is the current situation in the NWFP? The Pashtun people are or were renowned for their hospitality. Many westerners commented on it. Some with suspicion NOT willing to believe some people so poor could be so generous. It was almost a character flaw. One could travel with out fear of personal danger as long […]

Former president of France Jacques Chirac dies aged 86

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Former president of France Jacques Chirac dies aged 86

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Thursday, September 26, 2019 This morning Jacques Chirac, who served as President of France for twelve years, died at home in Paris, France, surrounded by family. He was 86. The news came from his son-in-law, Frédéric Salat-Baroux, and came after a long period of health problems. He had not made public appearances since 2014, which […]

No injuries after Antarctica research station support plane crashes

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No injuries after Antarctica research station support plane crashes

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Tuesday, December 25, 2007 A Basler BT-67, chartered from Canadian air carrier Kenn Borek Air for the National Science Foundation (NSF), a United States government agency, has crashed whilst attempting take-off during a support assignment in Antarctica. None of the ten people on board were injured, but the modified Douglas DC-3 was substantially damaged in […]