Death sentences in 2008 Chinese tainted milk scandal

4 January, 2023

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Monday, January 26, 2009 On Thursday, the municipal intermediate people’s court in Shijiazhuang, Hebei province, China pronounced sentences for 21 defendants implicated in the 2008 Chinese milk scandal which killed at least six infants and sickened nearly 300,000 others. In the local court’s decision, 17 accused were indicted for the crimes of “producing, adding melamine-laced […]

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European airspace closed by volcanic ash

4 January, 2023

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Thursday, April 15, 2010 Hundreds of thousands of air travelers had their travel plans disrupted in Europe by volcanic ash from the Eyjafjallaj√∂kull eruption. Tens of thousands of air travelers were stranded when all flights into and out of the United Kingdom were grounded, as it became one of the first nations to be affected. […]

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2008 Leisure Taiwan launched in Taipei World Trade Center

2 January, 2023

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Saturday, July 19, 2008 This year’s Leisure Taiwan trade show (a.k.a Taiwan Sport Recreation and Leisure Show) started yesterday, with 131 companies participating including sports media companies such as ESPN and VideoLand Television, businesses selling sports equipment and fitness clubs. There were also a variety of sports being played in the arena built for the […]

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European airspace closed by volcanic ash

1 January, 2023

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Thursday, April 15, 2010 Hundreds of thousands of air travelers had their travel plans disrupted in Europe by volcanic ash from the Eyjafjallaj√∂kull eruption. Tens of thousands of air travelers were stranded when all flights into and out of the United Kingdom were grounded, as it became one of the first nations to be affected. […]

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Judge jails ‘monstrous’ London serial killer Stephen Port

29 December, 2022

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Sunday, November 27, 2016 More than a year after he was first charged, a judge on Friday sentenced London serial killer Stephen Port to life imprisonment without parole for four murders and a host of poisoning and sexual offences, calling him “wicked and monstrous”. Port was convicted of the murders on Wednesday. Chef Port, 41, […]

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Date announced for by-election to replace former New Zealand PM Clark

29 December, 2022

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Monday, April 20, 2009 The government has announced 13 June as the date for the upcoming Mount Albert by-election. The by-election has been caused by former Prime Minister Helen Clark‘s departure to head the United Nations Development Program. While it is considered to be a safe Labour seat, the by-election is expected to be heavily […]

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Ontario Votes 2007: Interview with Libertarian candidate Larry Stevens, Kitchener-Conestoga

28 December, 2022

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Thursday, October 4, 2007 Larry Stevens is running for the Libertarian Party in the Ontario provincial election, in the Kitchener-Conestoga 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 Liberals, Progressive […]

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Former Indonesian President Suharto dies at 86

24 December, 2022

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Sunday, January 27, 2008 Suharto, second president of Indonesia, has died today in a Jakarta hospital at the age of 86. The cause of death was announced as multiple-organ failure. He had been in the hospital since January 4, when he was admitted with failing kidneys, heart and lungs. A week of national mourning was […]

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Sony restructuring plan includes 10,000 job cuts

24 December, 2022

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Friday, September 23, 2005 In a major restructuring plan, Sony announced that approximately 7% of their workforce will be laid off between now and March 2008. Nearly 4,000 of the job losses will be in Japan itself. The plan to try and revitalise the company is the brainchild of Sir Howard Stringer, the company’s first […]

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