Jay Walsh named Wikimedia Foundation Head of Communications

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Jay Walsh named Wikimedia Foundation Head of Communications

Tuesday, January 8, 2008 This article mentions the Wikimedia Foundation, one of its projects, or people related to it. Wikinews is a project of the Wikimedia Foundation. Recently of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), where he worked in media and public relations, Mr. Jay Walsh was announced as the replacement for Sandy Ordonez as the […]

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Viktor Schreckengost dies at 101

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Viktor Schreckengost dies at 101

Sunday, January 27, 2008 Viktor Schreckengost, the father of industrial design and creator of the Jazz Bowl, an iconic piece of Jazz Age art designed for Eleanor Roosevelt during his association with Cowan Pottery died yesterday. He was 101. Schreckengost was born on June 26, 1906 in Sebring, Ohio, United States. Schreckengost’s peers included the […]

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FDA officials question safety of antibiotic ‘Ketek’

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FDA officials question safety of antibiotic ‘Ketek’

November 9th, 2019 by 6wE5pZ

Thursday, July 20, 2006 The New York Times reports that safety officials working for the Food and Drug Administration have expressed concerns over the safety of an antibiotic, telithromycin and questioned its approval for use. The drug, marketed under the trade name Ketek, has been widely prescribed since its 2004 FDA approval. The New York […]

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English jury returns mix of verdicts in policeman’s serial rape trial

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English jury returns mix of verdicts in policeman’s serial rape trial

November 9th, 2019 by 6wE5pZ

Thursday, November 25, 2010 A jury in Newcastle Crown Court, northeast England has cleared a police officer of some charges in a trial over serial rapes and related offences, and convicted him of others. Northumbria Police’s Police Constable Stephen Mitchell faced five counts of rape, six of indecent assault and 15 of misconduct in public […]

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Death toll from tsunami in Southeast Asia increases

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Death toll from tsunami in Southeast Asia increases

November 9th, 2019 by 6wE5pZ

 Correction — May 8, 2018 This headline incorrectly locates the tsunami in Southeast Asia; it was in the South Pacific, as stated in the lede.  Thursday, October 1, 2009 A tsunami that was generated in the South Pacific by a powerful undersea earthquake has killed at least 110 people, according to authorities. The majority of the […]

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XM and Sirius submit FCC transfer request

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XM and Sirius submit FCC transfer request

November 9th, 2019 by 6wE5pZ

Thursday, March 22, 2007 Today, the satellite radio providers XM Satellite Radio and Sirius Satellite Radio submitted a joint application to transfer control of their ground and space-based transmitters to the new, merged company. This is a major step for the XM/Sirius merger deal, as FCC approval represents a major hurdle for the merger. This […]

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New York Governor introduces same-sex marriage bill

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New York Governor introduces same-sex marriage bill

October 30th, 2019 by 6wE5pZ

Thursday, April 16, 2009 New York’s governor David Paterson introduced a bill Thursday into the state legislature to legalize marriage between same-sex couples, although it appears to lack the necessary support in the state senate. For too long, the gay and lesbian communities have been told their rights and freedoms have to wait. “For too […]

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Man charged with attempted murder in £40 million London jewel heist

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Man charged with attempted murder in £40 million London jewel heist

October 30th, 2019 by 6wE5pZ

Sunday, September 6, 2009 24-year-old Aman Kassaye, of no fixed abode, is to face a charge of attempted murder for his alleged role in an armed robbery that netted £40 million ($65 million) worth of jewelry from a London store. Kassaye is the seventh man to be charged, and is also facing prosecution for conspiracy […]

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50,000 people refuse evacuation after flooding in India caused by river changing course

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50,000 people refuse evacuation after flooding in India caused by river changing course

October 18th, 2019 by 6wE5pZ

Tuesday, September 9, 2008 The Kosi River changed course one week ago to a path which it has not taken for over 100 years. While 900,000 people were evacuated by rescue workers, new data has revealed that 50,000 people, from the town of Saharsa, have refused to leave their homes. Advertisements in local newspapers have […]

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News briefs: June 4, 2012

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News briefs: June 4, 2012

October 15th, 2019 by 6wE5pZ

Monday, June 4, 2012 Wikinews Audio Briefs Dateline Monday, June 4, 2012 Listen to this brief Problems? See our media guide.

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