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 […]

New Zealand dog saves five children; receives international attention

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New Zealand dog saves five children; receives international attention

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Saturday, May 5, 2007 A small, “nicely trained” Jack Russell Terrier gave his life to help save a group of five children from two aggressive pitbulls last Sunday in Manaia, Taranaki, New Zealand. The dog named George is being described as a hero, gathering a huge amount of international media interest in the process. The […]

House of Supreme Court Justice threatened

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House of Supreme Court Justice threatened

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Monday, January 23, 2006 In the town of Weare, New Hampshire, a movement is under way to force Supreme Court Justice David Souter to sell his home for “public benefit,” an expansion of the eminent domain provision in the Fifth Amendment of the US Constitution that the Supreme Court legalized in the controversial 5–4 decision […]

NRMA stands by “unsafe” smash repair system

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NRMA stands by “unsafe” smash repair system

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Wednesday, December 21, 2005NRMA, one of Australia’s largest insurers, has come under scrutiny following the release of a scathing report into its online smash repairs system. The report by the New South Wales Government’s Staysafe committee found that NRMA’s online repair tendering system was “unsafe”. NRMA has said it has no intention of suspending the […]

Wikinews interviews Amber Merritt Australian Paralympic wheelchair basketballer

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Wikinews interviews Amber Merritt Australian Paralympic wheelchair basketballer

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Thursday, September 6, 2012 London, England— Tuesday, following her team’s 62–37 win over Mexico in the quarter-finals at the North Greewich Arena, Wikinews interviewed Amber Merrit of the Australian women’s national wheelchair basketball team. In their next match, the Gliders will face the victors from the United States versus Canada, having suffered their first loss […]

Microsoft announces plan to acquire GitHub for US$7.5 billion

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Microsoft announces plan to acquire GitHub for US$7.5 billion

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018 On Monday, United States technology giant Microsoft announced their plans to acquire GitHub, a San Francisco, California-based web-based hosting service for software version control using Git, for 7.5 billion US Dollars (USD). In the official announcement at the Microsoft News web site, the company said they are to reach agreement with […]

Rescue efforts underway after China earthquake

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Rescue efforts underway after China earthquake

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Thursday, April 15, 2010 Humanitarian aid groups and Chinese military forces are beginning rescue operations in western China after a heavy 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck the region on Wednesday, that reportedly killed over 600 people and injured almost ten thousand. The quake, which was centered around the remote town of Yushu, was largely destroyed by […]

Game modified to match New Zealand, police investigate

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Game modified to match New Zealand, police investigate

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Saturday, April 26, 2008 A New Zealand teenager’s conversion of the popular Grand Theft Auto (GTA) video game is gaining popularity and the New Zealand Police are unhappy at their portrayal. Stacy O’Callaghan talked to Wikinews’ Gabriel Pollard about his mod. The police cars and the police officers have been given a makeover to resemble […]

Single-engine plane crashes into home in Cyprus

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Single-engine plane crashes into home in Cyprus

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Saturday, September 10, 2005 Limassol. At least two people have died at a Cypriot army aircraft crash in the village of Kolossi this morning, west of the island’s southern coastal town of Limassol. Kolossi is a community of some 2,000 Britons, Germans and Cypriots. Director of the President’s Press Office Marios Karoyan told CNA that […]