Obituaries: January 21-27, 2008

Wikipedia has more about this subject: Deaths in 2008 Sunday, January 27, 2008 The following deaths were reported over the past week: Richard Darman, who was the trustee of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Non-Executive Chairman of the AES corporation, as well as being the aide to five presidents died of Leukemia on Friday. In

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Australia, Malaysia closing in on refugee agreement

Saturday, May 7, 2011 Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard is undergoing the final stages of an AU$292 million bilateral agreement with Malaysian counterpart Dato Sri Najib Tun Razak to relocate 800 asylum seekers who arrive illegally by boat away from the Australian mainland for detention and processing. In exchange Gillard will expand Australia’s humanitarian efforts

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Manitoba volunteers go to war against Red River flooding

Monday, April 6, 2009 Over 1,600 volunteers registered to help build approximately 65,000 of the 500,000 sandbags to create dikes 20.5 feet (6.2 meters) high to protect the City of Winnipeg, Manitoba in the war against the Red River of the North flood. 700 volunteers answered at the rural municipality of St. Andrews alone. Once sandbags are

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Ontario Votes 2007: Interview with Green candidate Marion Schaffer, Oakville

Monday, September 24, 2007 Marion Schaffer is running for the Green Party of Ontario in the Ontario provincial election, in the Oakville riding. Wikinews’ Nick Moreau interviewed her regarding her values, her experience, and her campaign. Stay tuned for further interviews; every candidate from every party is eligible, and will be contacted. Expect interviews from

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New Zealand man sentenced to life in prison for murder

Tuesday, August 22, 2006 James Junior Lawrie, 26-year-old, has been sentenced to life in prison at the Auckland High Court for a minimum of 16 years after he killed the Uptown Mini Mart owner 58-year-old Bhagubhai Vaghela on 19 June, 2005. Vaghela was found dead at the scene by ambulance officers. Lawrie had entered the

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Bomb explosion in Lahore kills more than 65 on Easter

Monday, March 28, 2016 A suicide bombing killed more than 65 people, by varying reports, in Lahore, Pakistan, yesterday evening in Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park. More than 280 people were injured. Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, a Taliban-offshoot group, claimed the responsibility of the bombing which detonated just a few feet away from the swing-set. When the blast occurred, the flames

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Same-sex marriage in the UK passes second reading in Commons

Thursday, February 7, 2013 Legislation to allow same-sex marriage in the United Kingdom has passed the second reading in the House of Commons Tuesday by 400 votes to 175. Amendments to the Bill are now to be discussed and voted in the committee stage and then debated in the House of Lords, the unelected upper

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Doctors who treated John Ritter cleared of negligence lawsuit

Friday, March 14, 2008 Two doctors who treated actor John Ritter for chest pain in Burbank, California were cleared of a negligence lawsuit on Friday. Ritter was an American television and film actor who died of aortic dissection on 11 September 2003. Ritter’s children and widow (Amy Yasbeck) filed a US$67 million lawsuit claiming negligence

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News briefs:July 15, 2010

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