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Crucifix in Northern Italy collapses, crushing man to death

Saturday, April 26, 2014 Ahead of Sunday’s scheduled canonization of Pope John Paul II, in the Italian village of Cevo, a massive stone and wood crucifix dedicated to the late pontiff collapsed, instantly crushing a man to death and landing another in the hospital. Reports variously say the collapse took place on Wednesday or Thursday. […]

Study: Socialized Canadian surgery half the U.S. cost with same results

Wednesday, July 13, 2005 Americans pay twice as much for heart-bypass surgery as the socialized Canadian system, with no difference in outcome, according to today’s issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine in a study funded by American drug company, Pfizer Inc.. The research found that heart bypass surgery costs an average of $10,373 in […]

20-year-old captures abusive police officer on tape

Tuesday, September 11, 2007 A 20-year old male turned the tables on an abusive police officer in St. George, Missouri after he was pulled over inside a commuter parking lot by officer Sgt. James Kuehnlein of the St. George police department. The St. Louis, Missouri man, Brett Darrow, 20, had installed a hidden camera inside […]

Leak Detection What Every Homeowner Or Renter Needs To Know

Read An Opinion On: Butlers Butler LEAK DETECTION: WHAT EVERY HOMEOWNER NEEDS TO KNOW The first signs of water damage might seem small, trivial, or not worth the effort but early vigilance can save you hundreds of dollars of damage and loss of your valuables. Early warnings like water stains on the ceilings or a […]

International Tennis Federation bans Sharapova for two years after positive drug test

Friday, June 10, 2016 On Wednesday, the International Tennis Federation banned 29-year-old Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova for two years after she tested positive on January 26 for the drug meldonium. The drug was banned on January 1 this year. The tribunal found that I did not seek treatment from my doctor for the purpose […]

Joe Hockey agrees to lobby states to ditch tampon tax

Thursday, May 28, 2015 Australian treasurer Joe Hockey has agreed to reconsider the Goods and Services Tax (GST) on tampons and other hygiene products after being confronted about the issue on Q&A Monday night. Mr Hockey was responding to a question from student activist Subeta Vimalarajah. “I started a petition against taxing the sanitary products […]

Acting teacher and director Milton Katselas dies at age 75

Tuesday, October 28, 2008 Acting teacher and director Milton Katselas died Friday at age 75, after suffering from heart failure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. He began the Beverly Hills Playhouse in 1978 and taught acting classes there to noted actors including George Clooney and Gene Hackman. Katselas is survived by a […]

Pacific Rim braces for tsunami following major Chilean earthquake

Saturday, February 27, 2010 At 06:34 UTC today, an 8.8 magnitude earthquake hit Chile, triggering a tsunami in the Pacific Ocean. The tsunami has already hit the French Polynesia islands, with waves reaching two metres (six feet) high damaging to the coast. In Fiji Japanese officials expect waves 2.3 metres (7.5 feet high). Australia and […]

Payday Loans Online Provide You With Instant Funds

Read An Opinion On: Wealth Management Software Best Crm For Insurance Agents By Smith Jones Urgent monetary needs can be a cause of worry for any salaried individual, especially, if your next paycheck is still far off. Fund shortage in between two consecutive paydays is a common feature for many of us and often we […]

News briefs:January 11, 2008

Contents 1 Wikinews News Brief 01-11-2008 01:20 UTC 2 Introduction 3 Events of worldwide notability, military action, disasters etc. 3.1 At least 24 killed in suicide bombing in Pakistan 3.2 Alabama father throws children in river 3.3 British troops may have received contaminated blood from American donors 3.4 George Bush arrives in Middle East 3.5 […]

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