Month: December 2022

Lebanon child abduction charges against mother may be dropped in exchange for custody

Saturday, April 16, 2016 Sally Faulkner, who allegedly hired professionals to snatch her children from Beirut last week, was offered kidnapping charges to be dropped if she relinquishes custody of her children, according to reports yesterday. This is on the condition she will have full access rights, but must never take the children back to […]

Australia bars North Korea’s U-19 football team from entering country citing ‘illegal nuclear programmes’

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 The Australian federal government has blocked the Under-19 men’s team of North Korea from entering the country. “Hosting the team would be contrary to the Government’s strong opposition to North Korea’s illegal nuclear and missile development programmes”, Australian foreign affairs minister Julie Bishop told the SBS News yesterday. The Korean team […]

Three injured in drive-by shooting at Six Flags amusement park

Friday, August 19, 2022 Three people were injured Sunday night, August 14, at a Six Flags amusement park after a drive-by shooting in Gurnee, Illinois. The theme park, Six Flags Great America, was evacuated after gunfire was reported around 7:50pm. An early summary stated that the shooters had jumped out of a white sedan and […]

Bush deploys military in the US for active duty as federal response force

Sunday, October 12, 2008 United States President George W. Bush deployed the 3rd Infantry Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team to a new role on United States soil last Wednesday, training for dealing with national crises. Critics claim that act of the Executive Branch violates the Posse Comitatus Act, which prohibits military participation in domestic matters. […]

Second Darwin’s sandwich shop opens in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

Thursday, June 2, 2005 Darwin’s Ltd. opened a second location of their sandwich shop at 1613 Cambridge Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in late May. It is situated across from Cambridge Rindge and Latin School. Previously limited to one location at 148 Mount Auburn Street, the second store seats approximately 30 people and sells sandwiches, coffee […]

Gay Talese on the state of journalism, Iraq and his life

Saturday, October 27, 2007 Gay Talese wants to go to Iraq. “It so happens there is someone that’s working on such a thing right now for me,” the 75-year-old legendary journalist and author told David Shankbone. “Even if I was on Al-Jazeera with a gun to my head, I wouldn’t be pleading with those bastards! […]

Evergrande real estate firm makes missed September bond payment, avoids default

Saturday, October 23, 2021 China property giant Evergrande Group wired USD83.5 million in interest owed in an offshore bond from September 23 on Thursday, temporarily averting default, according to a Reuters source and Chinese newspaper Securities Times. The wire to a Citibank fiduciary account following a 30-day grace period came after assurances by various members […]

Climber dies on Mount Cook

Sunday, December 14, 2008 Mark Vinar, an Australian climber from Perth, has been presumed dead after falling over half a kilometre from New Zealand’s highest peak, Aoraki/Mount Cook. He is said to have lost his footing whilst descending the Zurbriggen Ridge. His brother, Miles Vinar, was rescued by an alpine rescue team after being stranded […]

Over 60 illegal miners die in South African mine fire

Wednesday, June 3, 2009 Over 60 miners were killed in an abandoned gold mine shaft near Welkom, in the Free State province of South Africa, after a fire broke out inside the mine. 36 bodies from the Harmony Gold mining company Eland mine shaft were brought up earlier on the weekend from depths up to […]

OpenSync Interview – syncing on the free desktop

Friday, May 19, 2006 This interview intends to provide some insight into OpenSync, an upcoming free unified data synchronization solution for free software desktops such as KDE, commonly used as part of the GNU/Linux operating system. Hi Cornelius, Armin and Tobias. As you are now getting close to version 1.0 of OpenSync, which is expected […]