Experts: obesity is a bigger threat than AIDS or bird flu

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Experts: obesity is a bigger threat than AIDS or bird flu

Friday, September 8, 2006 From September 3 to 8, experts gathered at the 10th International Congress on Obesity in Sydney, Australia, to discuss what they call the worldwide “obesity epidemic”. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 1 billion people in the world today are overweight, and 300 million of those are obese. “Obesity and […]

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SpaceX scrubs Falcon I rocket launch

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SpaceX scrubs Falcon I rocket launch

Monday, November 28, 2005 SpaceX called off the much-delayed inaugural launch of their new Falcon 1 rocket on Saturday from Kwajalein’s Omelek Island launch site. The intent was to launch the U.S. Air Force Academy’s FalconSat 2 satellite, which will monitor plasma interactions with the Earth’s upper atmosphere and magnetosphere. The launch was delayed, then […]

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Greenpeace protest disrupts Tony Blair CBI speech

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Greenpeace protest disrupts Tony Blair CBI speech

August 24th, 2019 by Adv59L

Tuesday, November 29, 2005 Two Greenpeace protestors entered the CBI conference at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London and delayed a speech being made by the Prime Minister Tony Blair, in which he was expected to announce the consideration of further nuclear power stations to offset the increasing gas prices being experienced by industry […]

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UN carries out first review of US human rights record

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UN carries out first review of US human rights record

August 24th, 2019 by Adv59L

Saturday, March 19, 2011 The United Nations has completed its first ever assessment of the United States human rights record, which began last November. They made 228 recommendations for improvements. On Friday, the U.S. accepted about 174 of these, agreeing to such recommendations as the humane treatment of terror suspects and repudiation of torture, but […]

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Cleveland, Ohio clinic performs US’s first face transplant

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Cleveland, Ohio clinic performs US’s first face transplant

August 18th, 2019 by Adv59L

Thursday, December 18, 2008 A team of eight transplant surgeons in Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, USA, led by reconstructive surgeon Dr. Maria Siemionow, age 58, have successfully performed the first almost total face transplant in the US, and the fourth globally, on a woman so horribly disfigured due to trauma, that cost her an eye. […]

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John Vanderslice plays New York City: Wikinews interview

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John Vanderslice plays New York City: Wikinews interview

August 18th, 2019 by Adv59L

Thursday, September 27, 2007 John Vanderslice has recently learned to enjoy America again. The singer-songwriter, who National Public Radio called “one of the most imaginative, prolific and consistently rewarding artists making music today,” found it through an unlikely source: his French girlfriend. “For the first time in my life I wouldn’t say I was defending […]

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CanadaVOTES: CHP candidate Jerome Dondo running in Brandon—Souris

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CanadaVOTES: CHP candidate Jerome Dondo running in Brandon—Souris

August 16th, 2019 by Adv59L

Saturday, September 27, 2008 On October 14, 2008, Canadians will be heading to the polls for the federal election. Christian Heritage Party candidate Jerome Dondo, CGA is standing for election in the riding of Brandon—Souris. Self-employed since 2000, Dondo works as a finance consultant with First Nation reserves, and provides accounting services to small business […]

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Sewerage project starts in Pakistan

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Sewerage project starts in Pakistan

August 14th, 2019 by Adv59L

Friday, January 19, 2007 In Pakistan, the Daily Times reported that construction work on a sewerage project has started in Pindi. It said that the construction work for the Rawalpindi Environment Improvement Project (REIP) aims to lay a new underground drainage and sewerage system in the area. The project director of REIP, Aslam Sabzwari, said, […]

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Gastric bypass surgery performed by remote control

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Gastric bypass surgery performed by remote control

August 11th, 2019 by Adv59L

Sunday, August 21, 2005 A robotic system at Stanford Medical Center was used to perform a laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery successfully with a theoretically similar rate of complications to that seen in standard operations. However, as there were only 10 people in the experimental group (and another 10 in the control group), this is not […]

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Bush Administration changes official position on legitimacy of Qur’an desecration allegations

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Bush Administration changes official position on legitimacy of Qur’an desecration allegations

August 11th, 2019 by Adv59L

Saturday, June 4, 2005 After an investigation of allegations that Islam’s holy book the Qu’ran was mishandled in front of inmates at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the Bush administration has acknowledged the credibility of some of these reports. According to Robert Burns of the Associated Press, U.S. military officials acknowledged that, “a Muslim holy book was […]

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