Google removes German BMW from search results

Monday, February 6, 2006 The search engine Google announced the removal of the official German BMW web site from its search results today. Google is reported to have removed the website due to the use of a trick to raise its website ratings in the search engine’s results. The online version of Forbes magazine reported […]

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Clearing the air: Positions of Canadian parties vis-à-vis the environment

Thursday, September 18, 2008 Canadian Federal Elections 2008 Day Stories from the 2008 Canadian Federal Elections 13 October 2008: CanadaVOTES: Libertarian John Kittridge in St. Paul’s 13 October 2008: Canadian scientists protest Harper’s attacks on science 10 October 2008: CanadaVOTES: NDP candidate Paul Arbour in Carleton—Mississippi Mills 10 October 2008: CanadaVOTES: NDP candidate Jo-Anne Boulding […]

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Putin blasts US foreign policy

Saturday, February 10, 2007 Russian President Vladimir Putin heavily criticized the United States in a speech at the 43rd Munich Conference on Security Policy Saturday for what he called its “almost uncontained” use of force in the world. Putin also criticized US plans for missile defense systems and NATO’s expansion. Putin said that nations are […]

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Blown for Good author discusses life inside international headquarters of Scientology

Friday, November 13, 2009 Wikinews interviewed author Marc Headley about his new book Blown for Good, and asked him about life inside the international headquarters of Scientology known as “Gold Base“, located in Gilman Hot Springs near Hemet, California. Headley joined the organization at age seven when his mother became a member, and worked at […]

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SpaceX scrubs Falcon I rocket launch

Monday, November 28, 2005 SpaceX called off the much-delayed inaugural launch of their new Falcon 1 rocket on Saturday from Kwajalein’s Omelek Island launch site. The intent was to launch the U.S. Air Force Academy’s FalconSat 2 satellite, which will monitor plasma interactions with the Earth’s upper atmosphere and magnetosphere. The launch was delayed, then […]

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Magnitude 5.8 earthquake in Virginia felt up and down U.S. east coast, Pentagon evacuated

Tuesday, August 23, 2011 A 5.8 earthquake struck 4 miles southwest of Mineral, Virginia, 80 miles south of Washington D.C., at 1:51 p.m. EDT (17:51 UTC) and lasted for 15–30 seconds. The quake had a magnitude of 5.8 with an epicenter 27 miles (43 km) east of Charlottesville, Virginia. A 2.8 aftershock was reported at 2:46 pm EDT (18:46 […]

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South African apartheid assassin Eugene de Kock granted parole

Saturday, January 31, 2015 South African Justice Minister Michael Masutha yesterday announced he is granting parole to Eugene de Kock, an apartheid-era assassin who has spent twenty years in prison. After South Africa’s first democratic elections in 1994 de Kock was arrested and subsequently detailed his actions to the nation’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). […]

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