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August, 2019

French police ban public meetings and increase security measures in Paris

Sunday, November 13, 2005 The Prefect of Police of Paris has banned public meetings in Paris, fearing violence in the French capital this holiday weekend, which marks the 87th anniversary of the end of World War I. Police remained on alert throughout the weekend, with some 12,000 security officers deployed around the country. After more […]

Lib Dems launch manifesto

Thursday, April 14, 2005 An exhausted Charles Kennedy returned to the election campaign to launch a twenty page Liberal Democrat manifesto targeted at disaffected Labour voters, promising a fairer tax system and withdrawal from Iraq. Entitled The Real Alternative the manifesto pledges to reduce the lowest rate of income tax, but increase the rate on […]

National Hockey League news: February 28, 2008

Thursday, February 28, 2008 There were 6 games played in the National Hockey League on February 27, 2008. Colorado finishes their three-game road trip in eastern Canada against the Canucks, Minnesota tries to break a 4 game losing streak in an out-of-conference game against the Lightning, and the Maple Leafs try to pick up their […]

John Constable painting location mystery solved after 195 years

Tuesday, January 26, 2010 The mystery of the location of a viewpoint used by English painter John Constable has been solved, after nearly 200 years. The Stour Valley and Dedham Church was painted in Suffolk, England, between 1814 and 1815, but changes to the landscape meant that the spot he chose was not known, despite […]

News briefs:August 02, 2010

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No injuries after Antarctica research station support plane crashes

Tuesday, December 25, 2007 A Basler BT-67, chartered from Canadian air carrier Kenn Borek Air for the National Science Foundation (NSF), a United States government agency, has crashed whilst attempting take-off during a support assignment in Antarctica. None of the ten people on board were injured, but the modified Douglas DC-3 was substantially damaged in […]