Archive for April, 2019

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GNOME to be Ubuntu’s default desktop environment, Canonical to stop investing in Ubuntu Phone

Saturday, April 8, 2017 On Wednesday, Mark Shuttleworth, founder of the Ubuntu operating system, announced the open source OS will end its ties with the Unity8 desktop environment and that Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Long Term Service) will be shipped with the GNOME desktop environment by default. Unity has been Ubuntu’s default desktop environment since it  [ Read More ]

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Train collision kills at least eighteen near Brussels, Belgium

Monday, February 15, 2010 Belgian authorities have confirmed that at least eighteen people died in a head-on collision between two passenger trains in the suburbs of Brussels. Other reports suggest that the death toll could be as high as 25. More than 125 passengers are reported injured, 11 of them “very seriously”. Rescuers were still  [ Read More ]

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UK shopping centre Afflecks Palace secures its future

Tuesday, February 5, 2008 Afflecks Palace, the “iconic, alternative shopping centre” in the Northern Quarter of Manchester in England, United Kingdom, was saved from closure this week after long-running rumours that the market may have to “kick out its traders” due to a dispute between the management of the Afflecks Palace brand and the leaseowner  [ Read More ]

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News briefs:August 5, 2010

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Apr 29

At least four dead and hundreds of homes destroyed after week of wildfires rage throughout Texas

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At least four dead and hundreds of homes destroyed after week of wildfires rage throughout Texas

Friday, September 9, 2011 Parts of Texas have been scorched by sweeping wildfires this week. Officials state that a wildfire which swept much of central Texas this week destroyed at least 1,400 homes and forced about 5,000 people to evacuate to safety. An official with the Texas Forestry Services told news sources on Thursday that  [ Read More ]

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Apr 27

Spanish town council electee proposes nudist pool, marijuana field in park

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Spanish town council electee proposes nudist pool, marijuana field in park

Friday, June 1, 2007 A former mailman who proposed to paint the town hall pink, turn the local town square into a nudist pool, and to plant a marijuana field in the local park has been elected to the Reus, Spain town council. Ariel Santamaria promised to show up to the town’s council meetings dressed  [ Read More ]

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Apr 26

US Senator Kennedy has brain tumor surgically removed

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US Senator Kennedy has brain tumor surgically removed

Monday, June 2, 2008 Today, United States Senator Ted Kennedy underwent surgery for a brain tumor at Duke University Medical Center. Kennedy, 76, was diagnosed with malignant glioma, a common but dangerous form of cancer, after suffering a seizure on May 17. Kennedy has met repeatedly with friend and medical advisor Dr. Lawrence C. Horowitz  [ Read More ]

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Apr 26

Austrian police find dozens dead inside lorry

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Austrian police find dozens dead inside lorry

Thursday, August 27, 2015 Austrian police today found an estimated 20–50 decomposing corpses in an apparently abandoned lorry. Roadworkers who spotted the vehicle, which had been there since yesterday at least, alerted police. Responding officers found it full of corpses. The lorry is on the so-called “Eastern Motorway”, the A4, close to the Hungarian border.  [ Read More ]

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Apr 22

U.K. National Portrait Gallery threatens U.S. citizen with legal action over Wikimedia images

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U.K. National Portrait Gallery threatens U.S. citizen with legal action over Wikimedia images

Tuesday, July 14, 2009 This article mentions the Wikimedia Foundation, one of its projects, or people related to it. Wikinews is a project of the Wikimedia Foundation. The English National Portrait Gallery (NPG) in London has threatened on Friday to sue a U.S. citizen, Derrick Coetzee. The legal letter followed claims that he had breached  [ Read More ]

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Apr 22

Al Sharpton speaks out on race, rights and what bothers him about his critics

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Al Sharpton speaks out on race, rights and what bothers him about his critics

Monday, December 3, 2007 At Thanksgiving dinner David Shankbone told his white middle class family that he was to interview Reverend Al Sharpton that Saturday. The announcement caused an impassioned discussion about the civil rights leader’s work, the problems facing the black community and whether Sharpton helps or hurts his cause. Opinion was divided. “He’s  [ Read More ]

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