Australia/2008

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Nine rescued from roof of blazing Taiwanese skyscraper

Sunday, February 27, 2005Nine people were rescued by helicopter from the roof of a blazing skyscraper in Taiwan on Saturday. The people were dining in the rooftop restaurant when a fire broke out lower in the 25 story Golden Plaza Tower. The fire is said to have started in a disco on the 18th floor […]

Dental Clinic Getting Started

Click Here For More Specific Information On: Dental Veneers Sydney Dental Implants Newtown Dental Clinic – Getting Started by Jenna Rivers Many factors are considered when starting up a dental clinic. First of all, you have to make a business plan. The business plan includes the business goal, the reasons to consider that they are […]

US officials accused of covering up human deaths from BSE and discouraging testing of suspected animals

Friday, July 1, 2005 Dr. Lester Friedlander, a former United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) vet, had been blowing the whistle on the USDA beef inspection practices before the latest case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) was confirmed. Dr. Friedlander said that inspectors are allowed only 15 seconds of inspection and that unhygienic practices are […]

Author Amy Scobee recounts abuse as Scientology executive

Monday, October 11, 2010 Wikinews interviewed author Amy Scobee about her book Scientology – Abuse at the Top, and asked her about her experiences working as an executive within the organization. Scobee joined the organization at age 14, and worked at Scientology’s international management headquarters for several years before leaving in 2005. She served as […]

Searching for asteroids, extraterrestrial life a little more rocky: Budget cuts threaten to close Arecibo, world’s largest radio telescope

Friday, July 18, 2008 For nearly half a century the world’s largest telescope, the Arecibo Observatory in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, has been observing our solar system and the universe around it. Completed by Cornell University along with the National Science Foundation (NSF) in 1963, Arecibo’s enormous size gives it the ability to collect more light […]

11-year-old California girl charged for throwing stone in defense

Monday, July 18, 2005 An 11-year-old girl faces serious assault charges in California after casting a stone at a group of boys who were throwing water balloons at her. In April, Maribel Cuevas was apprehended by Fresno, California police and spent five days in a detention center after throwing the object at the group of […]

Al Sharpton speaks out on race, rights and what bothers him about his critics

Monday, December 3, 2007 At Thanksgiving dinner David Shankbone told his white middle class family that he was to interview Reverend Al Sharpton that Saturday. The announcement caused an impassioned discussion about the civil rights leader’s work, the problems facing the black community and whether Sharpton helps or hurts his cause. Opinion was divided. “He’s […]

Demonstrators protest Condoleezza Rice’s trip to Australia

Thursday, March 16, 2006 Anti-war demonstrators in Sydney, Australia on Thursday dubbed U.S. Secretary of State Dr Condoleezza Rice a “war criminal” and “murderer.” Two protesters were evicted and five people were arrested during protests against the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. Dr Rice, on a three-day trip to Australia, said she understood why people found […]

News briefs:January 04, 2008

Contents 1 Wikinews News Brief January 04, 2008 23:35 UTC 1.1 Introduction 1.2 Israeli troops kill 9 in Gaza 1.3 Georgian President faces election challenge 1.4 US unemployment hits two-year high 1.5 Israel plans crackdown on West Bank settlement outposts 1.6 Transaven Airlines plane carrying 14 people crashes off Venezuelan coast 1.7 Sportswriter Milt Dunnell […]

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