China overtakes Germany as world’s biggest exporter

22 January, 2023

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Sunday, January 10, 2010 Chinese officials have said that their country’s exports surged last December to edge out Germany as the world’s biggest exporter. The official Xinhua news agency reported today that figures from the General Administration for Customs showed that exports jumped 17.7% in December from a year earlier. Over the whole of 2009 […]

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Free Software Foundation announces release of gNewSense version 1.0

21 January, 2023

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Thursday, November 2, 2006 The Free Software Foundation (FSF) has announced today the release of the first version of gNewSense, a new GNU/Linux distribution based on both Ubuntu and Debian. The goal of the newly created distribution is to offer an operating system which is 100% proprietary software free. Generally, GNU/Linux distributions comes with proprietary […]

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Kennedy Center names 2007 honors recipients

18 January, 2023

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Friday, September 14, 2007 The Kennedy Center announced that its 30th presentation of the Kennedy Center Honors would go to pianist Leon Fleisher, comedian Steve Martin, singer Diana Ross, director Martin Scorsese and musician Brian Wilson. The Center was opened to the public in 1971 and was envisioned as part of the National Cultural Center […]

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Shin Corporation defamation suit fails

17 January, 2023

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Wednesday, March 15, 2006 Shin Corporation, the multi-billion baht telecom and IT giant, has lost its defamation suit against Supinya Klangnarong for her comments in an interview with the Thai Post in July 2003. In her interview Supinya, secretary general of the Campaign for Popular Media, had stated that Shin corporation gained revenue following the […]

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Fire burns home of late singer Johnny Cash

17 January, 2023

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Wednesday, April 11, 2007 A fast-moving fire engulfed the home of late singer Johnny Cash on Tuesday. The lake-side home, located in Hendersonville, Tennessee, was the home of the late singer and his wife, June Carter, from the late 1960s until their deaths in 2003. The home was purchased by former Bee Gees singer Barry […]

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Wales widens smoking ban, includes at hospitals, schools and playgrounds

15 January, 2023

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Monday, March 1, 2021 Today, Wales extended the prohibition on smoking at hospitals, schools, and playgrounds, with violators to face a £100 fine. Wales is the first of the UK nations to introduce this ban. This is in addition to various restrictions on the practice, including a ban on smoking in enclosed public spaces in […]

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Wikinews interviews Paúl M. Velazco about new yellow-shouldered bat species

15 January, 2023

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Monday, April 21, 2014 Scientists at Chicago’s Field Museum and New York’s American Museum of Natural History have discovered three new species of yellow-shouldered bats, genus Sturnira, in the Neotropics. On Wednesday open-access journal ZooKeys published their paper on two of the new species, Sturnira bakeri and Sturnira burtonlimi. The two new species were previously […]

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Putin’s state-of-the-nation speech addresses the economy

15 January, 2023

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Tuesday, April 26, 2005 Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke live on state television Monday in his annual state-of-the-nation address using high ideological rhetoric when calling on lawmakers and the public to strengthen democracy and the rule of law. His 50 minute address from the Kremlin’s Marble Hall only briefly touched on the “epidemic of collapse” […]

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Ontario Votes 2007: Interview with Green Party candidate Gordon Kubanek, Nepean Carleton

14 January, 2023

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Tuesday, October 9, 2007 Gordon Kubanek is running for the Green Party of Ontario in the Ontario provincial election, in the Nepean-Carleton riding. Wikinews’ Nick Moreau interviewed him regarding his values, his experience, and his campaign. Stay tuned for further interviews; every candidate from every party is eligible, and will be contacted. Expect interviews from […]

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