Monthly Archives: March 2019

Crossrail set to only compensate £50 for land rights, London, UK

Friday, July 22, 2005 The British Parliament approved the first stage of the new Crossrail underground railroad through London as a £15 billion construction project earlier this month. Crossrail is the first major new train line to be built in … Continue reading

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New Ghanaian currency introduced

Tuesday, July 3, 2007 New currency notes are being introduced in Ghana today. The new currency, to be called the Ghanaian cedi, replaces the previous cedi which has been in circulation since 17 February, 1967. The Ghanaian cedi will be … Continue reading

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Augusten Burroughs on addiction, writing, his family and his new book

Friday, October 12, 2007 I had an unofficial phone call from Gay Talese last Tuesday. He had just flown back from Colombia and he was cranky. “I’m happy to do an interview with you,” he said, “but what the hell … Continue reading

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Toronto serial killer Bruce McArthur pleads guilty to eight murders

Friday, February 1, 2019 Bruce McArthur, from Toronto, Canada, on Tuesday admitted his guilt in eight murders. McArthur pleaded guilty to each crime at the Superior Court. Beginning in 2010 and continuing for seven years, McArthur murdered gay men; all … Continue reading

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Broward County Sheriff’s police dog killed in shootout in Florida

Thursday, July 17, 2008 A man shot and killed a Broward County Sheriff’s Office police dog in Miami Beach after a two-county chase in Florida early Thursday morning. The shooter, Delvin Lewis, 27, was firing shots at his girlfriend during … Continue reading

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Delta Air Lines to cut up to 9,000 jobs

Saturday, September 24, 2005 Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines announced plans to cut 7,000 to 9,000 jobs by the end of 2007, approximately 17% of its employees. CEO Gerald Grinstein will take a 25% pay cut. Executives have their pay cut … Continue reading

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Eight men and several Spinka charities charged with tax fraud in Los Angeles

Monday, December 24, 2007 Eight men and five Brookyln-based Spinka charitable organizations have been charged with tax fraud and money laundering. Six have been arrested, and two are still at large. The men charged are Naftali Tzi Weisz, 59, a … Continue reading

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Spelbound declared winner of Britain’s Got Talent 2010

Monday, June 7, 2010 An acrobatic group known by the name of Spelbound has been declared as the winner of Britain’s Got Talent 2010, a televised variety talent show competition broadcast on ITV in the United Kingdom. As the winning … Continue reading

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Category:March 17, 2012

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Asbestos victims file 6.6 billion yen class action lawsuit in Tokyo

Saturday, May 17, 2008 Construction workers and next of kin of deceased workers filed a lawsuit in Tokyo, Japan Friday seeking damages of approximately 6.6 billion yen (about US$64 million) from the government and manufacturers related to illnesses stemming from … Continue reading

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