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by Anonymous on Monday Oct 20 2008
In a rare one-on-one interview with the editor in chief of the journal Science Magazine published online on Friday, Wen Jiabao, Premier of the People's Republic of China, acknowledged that although companies were to blame, the government was also partially responsible in the recent melamine contamination of milk and infant formula from China. "We feel that although problems occurred at the compan
by Anonymous on Saturday Oct 18 2008
The British Association of Dermatologists (BAD) has released a report saying that an illness they named 'mobile phone dermatitis', in which individuals owning a cell phone have developed a rash on the side of their face, is likely linked to nickel deposits in the metal of some cellular phones. Nickel has been known to cause rashes on those who have a sensitivity to, or are allergic to the metal.
by Anonymous on Friday Oct 17 2008
Today in Dawson Creek, at 9:15 a.m. local time, police reported that two gas pipeline bombs have now hit the area. As a result of these incidents, local residents are now concerned for their safety.
by Anonymous on Wednesday Oct 15 2008
Classified memos have revealed that the Bush administration knowingly endorsed waterboarding and other torture methods for use against terrorist suspects. The memos were issued to the CIA in 2003 and 2004 as classified documents in response to the department's former director George Tenet's request for White House approval.
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