Automobile sales in the United States down sharply

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Automobile sales in the United States down sharply

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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eBay removes Canadian town’s listing of sperm whale carcass

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eBay removes Canadian town’s listing of sperm whale carcass

Thursday, May 8, 2014 Citing violations of its policy regarding “Marine mammal items”, eBay terminated an online listing on Monday by the town of Cape St. George, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, for a 40 ft (12 m) sperm whale carcass reportedly beached upon its shores about a week prior. With an initial asking price of […]

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Cocaine found in frozen mango puree shipped to Montréal, Canada

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Cocaine found in frozen mango puree shipped to Montréal, Canada

March 17th, 2019 by Adv59L

Wednesday, June 20, 2007 The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) announced Tuesday that they had seized approximately 160 kilograms of cocaine discovered in buckets of frozen mango puree imported from Mexico. Investigations led the police to a shipping container destined for the Port of Montréal, in the Canadian […]

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Brazilian President Lula met Chavez, military and economic cooperation

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Brazilian President Lula met Chavez, military and economic cooperation

March 17th, 2019 by Adv59L

Thursday, February 17, 2005 CARACAS, Venezuela –The Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva met the Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on February 14, 2005 in Caracas, Venezuela. Brazil and Venezuela signed agreements of cooperation on many areas. According to the Brazilian government this was a strategical encounteur. This meeting is the first of three meetings […]

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Author of My Billion Year Contract reflects on life in elite Scientology group

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Author of My Billion Year Contract reflects on life in elite Scientology group

March 17th, 2019 by Adv59L

Thursday, January 14, 2010 Wikinews interviewed author Nancy Many about her book My Billion Year Contract, and asked her about life working in the elite Scientology group known as the “Sea Org“. Many joined Scientology in the early 1970s, and after leaving in 1996 she later testified against the organization. Published in October, Many’s book […]

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Lyneham air base in England given all clear after bomb scare

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Lyneham air base in England given all clear after bomb scare

March 17th, 2019 by Adv59L

Tuesday, September 8, 2009 The British Royal Air Force gave the all clear at the Lyneham air base in Wiltshire, England after an earlier bomb scare. It had earlier been reported that an improvised explosive device (IED) was found inside a vehicle by a bomb sniffing dog. According to BBC News, the vehicle was parked […]

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Wikinews Shorts: January 20, 2008

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Wikinews Shorts: January 20, 2008

March 16th, 2019 by Adv59L

A compilation of brief news reports for Sunday, January 20, 2008. Former Indonesian president Suharto, 86, is now moving and speaking softly, doctors say. He was admitted to Pertamina Hospital in Jakarta on January 4 after suffering multiple organ failure. “He is fully conscious, he can follow instructions and answer our questions in a weak voice,” […]

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Former Australian PM helps to launch ‘anti-warmist manual’

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Former Australian PM helps to launch ‘anti-warmist manual’

March 14th, 2019 by Adv59L

Wednesday, December 14, 2011 Former Australian Prime Minister John Howard supported the launch of a new book “How to Get Expelled from School: A Guide to Climate Change for Pupils, Pundits and Parents”, authored by geology professor Ian Plimer. The book includes 101 questions for students to use to challenge their climate science teachers. The […]

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Oil from Gulf spill reaches major current

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Oil from Gulf spill reaches major current

March 13th, 2019 by Adv59L

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 US scientists say that oil from the spill in the Gulf of Mexico has reached the Loop Current, which could propel the oil towards the coast of Florida. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), limited amounts of oil have entered the current, and could reach Florida’s coast in […]

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Brazilian President Lula met Chavez, military and economic cooperation

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Brazilian President Lula met Chavez, military and economic cooperation

March 13th, 2019 by Adv59L

Thursday, February 17, 2005 CARACAS, Venezuela –The Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva met the Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on February 14, 2005 in Caracas, Venezuela. Brazil and Venezuela signed agreements of cooperation on many areas. According to the Brazilian government this was a strategical encounteur. This meeting is the first of three meetings […]

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