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First winter snowfall in New Zealand

Saturday, June 4, 2005 Overnight Friday a Southerly storm brought snow to both the Southern Alps and the central North Island mountains of New Zealand for the first time this year, closing major roads and stranding travellers at the start of the Queens Birthday holiday weekend. Police and the AA urged motorists to drive with […]

UK MPs elect John Bercow as new Speaker of the House of Commons

Monday, June 22, 2009 Following the resignation of Speaker Michael Martin, which took effect yesterday, members of the House of Commons, the lower house of the British Houses of Parliament, today elected John Bercow as the new Speaker of the House. The three rounds of voting were held as a secret ballot of all Members […]

Accidental email brings product placement agency under fire

Sunday, September 21, 2008 An email accidentally sent to Jeff Crouse of the Anti-Advertising Agency recently brought the controversial techniques of the advertising firm Kluger Agency under fire. “I’m writing because we feel you may be a good company to participate in a brand integration campaign within the actual lyrics of one of the worlds […]

News briefs:July 27, 2010

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Deadly fire below US President’s Trump Tower residence

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 On Saturday, the Trump Tower, in Midtown, New York City, caught fire shortly before 18:00 EST (2200 UTC) on the 50th floor, claiming the life of a 67-year-old resident, Todd Brassner, who lived in apartment 50C. All other residents were evacuated without incident. During the fire, six firefighters received non-life-threatening burns […]

Thousands of jobs to go at Corus

Sunday, January 25, 2009 International steel conglomerate Corus Group is to axe 3,500 jobs worldwide. Up to 2,000 jobs are to be lost in the former British Steel plants in the United Kingdom. Owner Tata Steel employs 42,000 people worldwide, with 24,000 being in the UK. Corus did not comment on the report so far, […]

Mouse makes nest in cash machine, eats money

Sunday, April 1, 2007 In Estonia, a mouse made its nest in a cash machine and spent the weekend eating tens of thousands of kroons in bank notes. The critter was discovered after a customer making a withdrawal got half-eaten bills from the machine. “ At some stage over the weekend the chewed money jammed, […]

Category:May 16, 2010

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Ethiopia plans to expand country’s Internet access

Thursday, April 7, 2005 At an information technology conference in Addis Ababa, Prime Minister Meles Zenawi of Ethiopia vowed to offer universal Internet connectivity in the country within three years. The government is working with a United States technology company Cisco Systems to fulfill this promise. The government will invest US$40 million in the venture, […]

Several earthquakes shake Nevada

Thursday, February 21, 2008 Several small earthquakes have been reported near Wells, Nevada after a large magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck the region at 6:16 a.m. PST (UTC-8). The 6.0 quake, centered 12 miles (19 kilometers) from Wells had a depth of 5.6 miles (9 km) and caused at least 25 buildings to collapse. Damage to […]

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