Month: September 2019

On the campaign trail, March 2012

Wednesday, April 4, 2012 The following is the fifth in a monthly series chronicling the U.S. 2012 presidential election. It features original material compiled throughout the previous month after a brief mention of some of the month’s biggest stories. In this month’s edition on the campaign trail, a politician from outside the fifty states receives […]

New developments in Hrant Dink case

Thursday, May 10, 2007 Several Turkish daily newpapers have reported new developments in the case of Hrant Dink, who was the editor-in-chief of the bilingual Turkish-Armenian newspaper Agos. Hirant Dink was gunned down in front of his office on February 19 in Istanbul by Og√ľn Samast, a 17 year old ultra-nationalist Turk. According to the […]

Wail of sirens marks Holocaust Remembrance Day in Israel

Thursday, May 1, 2008 A 2-minute siren wail which began in Israel at 10 a.m. Thursday marked the beginning of Yom HaShoah, the country’s Holocaust Remembrance Day. Israelis across the nation paused their daily activities for a moment of silence in memory of the six million Jews murdered by Nazis in the Holocaust during World […]

Space Shuttle Atlantis launch delayed until 2008

Sunday, December 9, 2007 NASA have today announced that the launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis, mission STS-122, which is a module delivery mission to the International Space Station (ISS), will be delayed until January 2nd, 2008 at the earliest, after scrubbing today’s launch attempt, and an earlier attempt on December 6th. The decision to scrub […]

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 […]

Australian company to make solar power with space technology

Tuesday, August 15, 2006 Solar Systems Pty Ltd, Hawthorn, Victoria, have announced an agreement with Boeing Australia Ltd for supply of Spectrolab solar cells. The agreement will result in the supply of 500,000 cells, capable of generating 11MW of electricity. Spectrolab produces multi-junction solar cells, originally designed for powering satellites. The solar cells are three […]

Cleveland, Ohio clinic performs US’s first face transplant

Thursday, December 18, 2008 A team of eight transplant surgeons in Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, USA, led by reconstructive surgeon Dr. Maria Siemionow, age 58, have successfully performed the first almost total face transplant in the US, and the fourth globally, on a woman so horribly disfigured due to trauma, that cost her an eye. […]

Iraqi activist forced to change t-shirt with Arabic peace slogan

Wednesday, August 30, 2006 Raed Jarrar, an Iraqi peace activist who lives in the United States, was forced to change his T-Shirt, which bore an Arabic slogan, because it was found “offensive”. The incident took place in JFK airport in New York. The activist Jarrar reported in his blog RaedInTheMiddle that he had checked-in his […]

News briefs:July 12, 2010

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