News briefs:January 03, 2008

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News briefs:January 03, 2008

Please note: there may be minor variations between this script and the associated recording. Contents 1 Introduction 2 Kenya election struggles continue 3 Three truck drivers killed in Australian woodland fire 4 USAID diplomat dies in Sudanese shooting 5 South Australian premier demands apology from former Guantanamo detainee 6 Croatia abolishes military service 7 Cyprus […]

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India: Maharashtra plastic ban comes into force

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India: Maharashtra plastic ban comes into force

Monday, June 25, 2018 On Saturday, the plastic ban in the Indian state of Maharashtra came into force. In an attempt to minimise pollution, the state government has introduced a ban on single-use plastics. The leader of the Yuya Sena political party, Aaditya Thackeray, said on Twitter, “The ban on single use disposable plastic cups, […]

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Egypt cancels 15 year gas supply contract to Israel

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Egypt cancels 15 year gas supply contract to Israel

November 15th, 2019 by Adv59L

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 According to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the termination of a natural gas contract between Egypt and Israel is a business matter and not a political issue between the two counties. Netanyahu’s statement on Monday backs away from other officials’ earlier responses to the action. Egyptian Natural Gas Company announced Sunday, […]

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The Hawaiian Shirt Popular Culture In Every Stitch

November 9th, 2019 by Adv59L

See More About: Shirts For Sale Buy Shirts Online Australia By James Brooks There can be few items of clothing so readily identifiable as being from one particular island group, but the Hawaiian shirt, or Aloha shirt, is one such garment. They were actually invented by a Chinese merchant who was based in Honolulu before […]

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Settlement returns billions to California schools funding

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Settlement returns billions to California schools funding

November 5th, 2019 by Adv59L

Tuesday, May 16, 2006The state’s teachers and schools chief Jack O’Connell have settled their lawsuit against Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and, as a result, billions of dollars in school funding O’Connell and the teachers claimed the governor misappropriated during the state’s fiscal crisis will be returned to the schools. “The restoration of funding to Califoria school […]

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Automobile sales in the United States down sharply

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Automobile sales in the United States down sharply

October 30th, 2019 by Adv59L

Tuesday, February 3, 2009 Sales of automobiles in the United States fell as much as 35% in January, compared to the same month a year ago, as manufacturers reported their January sales. Ford Motor Company NYSE: F sales dropped 42% last month from the previous year. General Motors NYSE: GM reported a 49% decline. Chrysler was hardest hit among […]

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Atlas V successfully launches spy satellite

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Atlas V successfully launches spy satellite

October 30th, 2019 by Adv59L

Thursday, March 13, 2008 An Atlas V rocket has successfully launched a classified spy satellite for the United States National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). The satellite, currently known to the public as NRO L-28, or Launch 28, is believed by amateur enthusiasts to be a signals intelligence (SIGINT) spacecraft, known by the codename Trumpet. The Atlas […]

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US Senate passes new bankruptcy bill

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US Senate passes new bankruptcy bill

October 30th, 2019 by Adv59L

Saturday, March 12, 2005 In a vote of 74-25 last Thursday, the US Senate passed a measure that would change bankruptcy laws, making it harder for individuals seeking relief from their debt burden to avoid repayment. Almost twenty Democrats joined Republicans, who currently hold a majority of the seats in the US Senate, in passing […]

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US Court of Appeals reduces sentence for former Philippines officer in spy case

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US Court of Appeals reduces sentence for former Philippines officer in spy case

October 28th, 2019 by Adv59L

Monday, February 9, 2009 Michael Ray Aquino, a former Philippines National Police officer serving six years imprisonment in McRae, Georgia for espionage could now be eligible for immediate release after a United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit judge panel Friday modified a United States District Court for the District of New Jersey‘s […]

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The Onion: An interview with ‘America’s Finest News Source’

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The Onion: An interview with ‘America’s Finest News Source’

October 13th, 2019 by Adv59L

Sunday, November 25, 2007 Despite the hopes of many University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW) students, The Onion was not named after their student center. “People always ask questions about where the name The Onion came from,” said President Sean Mills in an interview with David Shankbone, “and when I recently asked Tim Keck, who was one […]

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