Russian submarine rescued by Royal Navy

Sunday, August 7, 2005 A Russian submarine trapped during a training exercise in Berezov Bay, 75 km south of Petropavlovsk in Kamchatka, has been rescued after it was cut free by a Royal Navy Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV). The crew of seven officers and midshipmen, who spent three days in temperatures around 6oC and were […]

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Previously unknown Indian tribe discovered in Brazil

Saturday, June 2, 2007 An Indian tribe, thought to have had little previous contact with civilization, was found in a remote area of the Amazon, approximately 2000 km to the north of Rio de Janeiro. It comprises 87 members. Called Metyktire, they are reported to be by and large naked, except that the men use […]

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War Crimes Act amendments to indemnify retroactively

Thursday, August 10, 2006 Amendments to the War Crimes Act, drafted by the Bush administration, will retroactively indemnify policymakers and government officials from criminal charges for authorizing abuse and torture of prisoners captured in the War on Terrorism campaign. The White House stated that these amendments “will apply to any conduct by any U.S. personnel, […]

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Computer professionals celebrate 10th birthday of A.L.I.C.E.

Wednesday, November 30, 2005 File:Turing1.jpg More than 50 programmers, scientists, students, hobbyists and fans of the A.L.I.C.E. chat robot gathered in Guildford, U.K. on Friday to celebrate the tenth birthday of the award winning A.I. On hand was the founder the Loebner Prize, an annual Turing Test, designed to pick out the world’s most human […]

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An account of the Esperanza Fire from an animal rescuer

This article features first-hand journalism by Wikinews members. See the collaboration page for more details. This article features first-hand journalism by Wikinews members. See the collaboration page for more details. Saturday, December 2, 2006 As families fled their homes in the early morning hours on Thursday October 26, there was no warning. The Esperanza Fire […]

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What You Should Know About Root Canals}

What You Should Know About Root Canals by Gen Wright Most people dread going to the dentist and hearing the words “root canal.” While the procedure used to be more tedious and possibly painful, modern dentistry has made them more bearable. Pain management techniques have gotten more effective and patients can even be put to […]