Bangladesh security tightened following Pilkhana massacre and Bashundhara City fire

Friday, March 20, 2009 Following the Pilkhana massacre which occurred February 25 and 26 leaving 74 dead and the inferno at the Bashundhara City shopping mall complex March 13 leaving seven dead, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said security measures are being tightened countrywide across Bangladesh. Fire drills will be enacted at all key-point installations (KPI). […]

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Seventeen injured after coach overturns near Oxford, England

Monday, December 13, 2010 At least seventeen people were admitted to an Oxford hospital after a coach, operated by the Oxford Tube service, overturned while exiting the M40 motorway near Thame, Saturday evening. There were no other vehicles involved according to Thames Valley Police. The incident took place at around 2300 GMT Saturday night at […]

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Broken stormwater drain led to Guatemala sinkhole

Tuesday, March 6, 2007 A rupture in the underground stormwater drain system opened a huge sinkhole on February 23, killing three people and bringing down twelve houses in Guatemala City. Teenagers Irma and David Soyos and their father, 53-year old Domingo Soyos were killed when their house collapsed into the sinkhole. Nearly a thousand people […]

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Eastern Conference wins 2008 NBA All-Star Game

Monday, February 18, 2008 Eastern Conference 134 128 Western Conference The Eastern Conference defeated their Western Conference counterparts at the 2008 National Basketball Association All-Star Game held at New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, Louisiana on Sunday. The final score was 134-128. The East took an early 11 point lead in the first 5 minutes, […]

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Fred Thompson’s ‘exploration’ causes confusion on USA election rules

Wednesday, August 1, 2007 The day after Fred Thompson’s “exploratory committee” announced that it raised just over US$3 million dollars, the type of fundraising is causing “confusion” over Federal Election Commission (FEC) rules for the “exploratory” status. CQ Politics reports, “Friends of Fred Thompson” also is registered with the Internal Revenue Service as a “527” […]

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Dog’s throat cut in Cairns, Australia

Thursday, July 15, 2010 In what the RSPCA calls a “horrific” case of animal cruelty, a dog’s jaw was taped shut, and its throat cut, in Cairns, Australia. The Staffordshire mix, who was found by police in a critical condition last Thursday, was reportedly struggling to breath and bleeding heavily due to her throat being […]

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U.S. actor Charlie Sheen questions 9/11 theories

Thursday, March 30, 2006 Charlie Sheen, appearing on cable television news network station CNN on March 24, questioned the credibility of the theory that 19 hijackers caused all of the destruction to the World Trade Center. Sheen said; “It seems to me like, you know, 19 amateurs with box cutters taking over four commercial airliners […]

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