Drug-resistant staph deaths surpass AIDS in the United States

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Drug-resistant staph deaths surpass AIDS in the United States

Wednesday, October 17, 2007 Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), a drug-resistant strain of bacteria, killed nearly 19,000 Americans in 2005 alone, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. That is more people than were killed by AIDS in the United States. More than 94,000 Americans were afflicted with MRSA infections […]

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Four killed in suspected US drone strike in Pakistan

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Four killed in suspected US drone strike in Pakistan

Saturday, January 9, 2010 Pakistani intelligence officials said today that at least four people have been killed in a suspected US drone strike in the North Waziristan province. Officials say missiles hit a house and a vehicle near the town Miranshah. The region is near Pakistan’s border with Afghanistan. “The US drone fired two missiles […]

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Nintendo releases GameBoy Micro in the US

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Nintendo releases GameBoy Micro in the US

February 3rd, 2023 by Admin

Tuesday, September 13, 2005 On the 20th birthday of Nintendo‘s mascots, Mario and his brother Luigi, Nintendo has released the newest addition to the popular Game Boy line. The Game Boy Micro is the smallest handheld release by Nintendo to date. Unlike other handhelds in the Game Boy Advance series, the Game Boy Micro can […]

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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

February 3rd, 2023 by Admin

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 […]

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China overtakes Germany as world’s biggest exporter

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China overtakes Germany as world’s biggest exporter

February 1st, 2023 by Admin

Sunday, January 10, 2010 Chinese officials have said that their country’s exports surged last December to edge out Germany as the world’s biggest exporter. The official Xinhua news agency reported today that figures from the General Administration for Customs showed that exports jumped 17.7% in December from a year earlier. Over the whole of 2009 […]

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B.B. King’s daughters allege blues musician was poisoned

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B.B. King’s daughters allege blues musician was poisoned

February 1st, 2023 by Admin

Thursday, May 28, 2015 Two daughters of blues legend B.B. King are claiming on Monday that he was poisoned by business manager LaVerne Toney and personal assistant Myron Johnson. The allegations were made by daughters Karen Williams and Patty King in affidavits provided by their lawyer to the Associated Press. “I believe my father was […]

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News of the World Scotland editor charged with perjury, hacking

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News of the World Scotland editor charged with perjury, hacking

January 31st, 2023 by Admin

Friday, August 17, 2012 The former news editor at the now-defunct News of the World‘s Scottish division has been charged with perjury, conspiring to hack telephones, and breaching data protection legislation. Strathclyde Police made the announcement yesterday that Douglas Wight, 39, has been arrested and charged as part of the force’s probe into phone-hacking in […]

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Nurse glues boyfriend’s eyes shut

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Nurse glues boyfriend’s eyes shut

January 28th, 2023 by Admin

Wednesday, July 13, 2005 A nurse from Sunderland in the United Kingdom superglued her (now former) boyfriend’s eyes shut when he would not stop paying attention to swimsuit clad women while the two were on holiday in Malta. After an argument, the boyfriend, Disc Jockey Lee Scullion (31), went for an afternoon nap in their […]

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Wikinews interviews Joe Schriner, Independent U.S. presidential candidate

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Wikinews interviews Joe Schriner, Independent U.S. presidential candidate

January 26th, 2023 by Admin

Saturday, April 17, 2010 Journalist, counselor, painter, and US 2012 Presidential candidate Joe Schriner of Cleveland, Ohio took some time to discuss his campaign with Wikinews in an interview. Schriner previously ran for president in 2000, 2004, and 2008, but failed to gain much traction in the races. He announced his candidacy for the 2012 […]

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Abu Dhabi starts constructing ‘green city’

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Abu Dhabi starts constructing ‘green city’

January 24th, 2023 by Admin

Monday, February 11, 2008 The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has started construction of its so called ‘green city‘ which will be named Masdar City. It is a city which is designed to have no carbon emissions, cars, or waste. It will cost $22 billion (£11 billion) and take eight years to make. It will be […]

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