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by Anonymous on Thursday Oct 09 2008
Stock markets across the world have fallen dramatically once more as worries that recent government moves might not prevent a global recession. The largest drop was with the the Dow Jones(DJIA), which fell 678 points, or more then 7.3%, to below 9,000 to close at 8,579.19. The index has fallen over 2,000 points in the past nine days to reach its lowest level since 2003.
by Anonymous on Wednesday Oct 08 2008
In an effort to reduce the effect of the ongoing financial crisis, six central banks worldwide have reduced their interest rates by 0.5% in an unexpected move which took place today. The banks involved in the deal are the Bank of Canada, the Bank of England, the European Central Bank, the Federal Reserve, Sveriges Riksbank, and the Swiss National Bank. "Throughout the current financial crisis, c
by Anonymous on Tuesday Oct 07 2008
The Icelandic internet bank, Icesave, has suspended all 300,000 of its UK customer accounts, leaving account holders in the United Kingdom unable to withdraw or deposit any funds. A message on its website posted this morning states: "We are not currently processing any deposits or any withdrawal requests through our Icesave internet accounts.
by Anonymous on Monday Oct 06 2008
The government of the United Kingdom leaked its plans yesterday to launch a program which will monitor every British citizen's emails, internet browsing records, and telephone conversations. While a specific plan has not been reached, UK ministers agreed on spending up to £12 billion (USD$21.2 billion) on the new spying system.
by Anonymous on Friday Oct 03 2008
On April 4, 2008 Bobbi-jo Arnold, accompanied by her mother Mary Patricia Moore and other family members, claimed a $3.5 million lottery ticket win in Toronto. On October 2 the two women were arrested by Ontario Police. Both are facing charges including fraud over $5000, possession of property obtained by crime, false pretenses and uttering a forged document.
by Anonymous on Thursday Oct 02 2008
A University of Calgary research team has developed a new method for extracting carbon dioxide (CO2) directly from the air — a fundamental shift in carbon capture technology enabling capture of the most common greenhouse gas from so-called diffuse sources like aircraft, trucks and automobiles that represent half of the greenhouse gases emitted globally. Professor David Keith, Director of Universi
by Anonymous on Wednesday Oct 01 2008
George W. Bush vowed to get the USD 700 billion economic rescue plan through congress in a statement to the media made today. "Yesterday, the House of Representatives voted on a financial rescue plan that had been negotiated by Congressional leaders of both parties and my administration," Bush reminded the audience. "Unfortunately, the measure was defeated by a narrow margin.
by Anonymous on Thursday Sep 25 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008 According to media reports, ground troops with the Pakistani army exchanged gunfire with troops from the United States after Pakistani troop fired at two American OH-58 Kiowa helicopters on a patrol mission inside Afghanistan.
by Anonymous on Wednesday Sep 24 2008
At approximately 11:00 a.m. Finnish time, a man in his twenties entered the Kauhajoen koti- ja laitostalousoppilaitos vocational school in Kauhajoki, Finland with a gun and began to open fire, killing 11 people. The man identified as Matti Juhani Saari, 22, was wearing a mask when he entered the school. Reports say he was a student at the school.
by Anonymous on Tuesday Sep 23 2008
From Wikinews An American soldier who served in Afghanistan, Jeremy Hinzman was granted a surprise stay of deportation by the Federal Court of Canada one day before he was scheduled to be sent back to face trial for desertion in the United States.