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English jury returns mix of verdicts in policeman’s serial rape trial

Thursday, November 25, 2010 A jury in Newcastle Crown Court, northeast England has cleared a police officer of some charges in a trial over serial rapes and related offences, and convicted him of others. Northumbria Police’s Police Constable Stephen Mitchell faced five counts of rape, six of indecent assault and 15 of misconduct in public […]

Viacom delays launch of gay cable channel

Friday, January 14, 2005 New York –Media giant Viacom has delayed the launch of its LGBT-themed LOGO channel by more than four months, according to reports. Originally scheduled to launch Feb. 17, the new channel’s debut was delayed until a planned June 30 sign on. Part of Viacom’s MTV Networks, LOGO has secured carriage on […]

Borneo bridge collapse: death toll reaches four, many remain missing

Sunday, November 27, 2011 The death toll from yesterday’s suspension bridge collapse on the Indonesian island of Borneo has risen from three to four, with a six-month-old baby among the dead. Search and rescue teams continue to look for survivors in the Mahakam River. The initial death toll was raised at first to five, but […]

Florida’s Walt Disney World launches revamped attractions

Tuesday, November 16, 2004 ORLANDO, Florida – Alien Encounter and The Living Seas at the Walt Disney World Resort are to open today with a makeover. The Alien Encounter attraction at Tomorrowland in the Magic Kingdom has been revised to include Experiment 626 from the movie Lilo & Stitch. Now called Stitch’s Great Escape!, the […]

New Zealand medical student funding to be reviewed

Monday, February 20, 2006 The New Zealand government has announced that it will be reviewing funding for medical and dentistry students at Otago and Auckland Universities to certify the institutions’ standards and help staff retention. The dean of Auckland University’s Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, Professor Iain Martin says the review “can’t come soon […]

An interview with gossip columnist Michael Musto on the art of celebrity journalism

Sunday, October 7, 2007 There are two things one can expect on a trip to see Michael Musto at the offices of the Village Voice: a 20-minute round-trip wait for the elevator and rapid fire answers from one of the most recognizable gossip columnists in the United States. Musto, in addition to his appearances on […]

Blasts in Mexico rips gas and oil pipelines

Monday, September 10, 2007 Oil and gas pipelines in Mexico were attacked in six different places Monday, forcing the evacuation of approximately 12,000 residents. The six blasts were to reported to have happened at about 2:00 a.m on Monday morning. The company who owns the pipelines, Petroleos Mexicanos, shut down all lines after the attack. […]

Athletes prepare for 2012 Summer Paralympics at the Paralympic Fitness Centre

Monday, August 27, 2012 London, England — As Paralympians ready for the Games which are set to open later this week, they have access to a world class fitness center inside the Paralympic Village which is designed to maximise their pre-Game preparations. According to volunteers staffing the center, instead of being a single large room, […]

Celebrities contribute to Katrina relief

Published:Wednesday, September 7, 2005Updated:Saturday, September 10, 2005 (Travolta, Preston, Moore, Stones, Three Doors Down, Johnson, Smith) After Hurricane Katrina passed across the United States, various artists and media stars have leapt at a call to action. John Travolta and wife Kelly Preston flew his private plane to deliver a load of supplies and tetanus vaccine […]

BP reports progress in oil spill cleanup

Wednesday, July 7, 2010 BP reported Tuesday that it captured nearly 25,000 barrels of crude oil on Monday from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The energy company also reported that a third of the oil captured was subsequently burned off. This indicates that the oil spill recovery operations may have […]

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