Singer Lou Rawls dies of cancer

Friday, January 6, 2006The Grammy Award winning velvet-voiced soul singer Lou Rawls has died of cancer at age 72, according to his publicist. Rawls sung at Game 2 of last year’s World Series. Retrieved from “https://en.wikinews.org/w/index.php?title=Singer_Lou_Rawls_dies_of_cancer&oldid=439899”

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CanadaVOTES: Christian Heritage Party leader Ron Gray running in Langley

Friday, September 19, 2008 On October 14, 2008, Canadians will be heading to the polls for the federal election. Christian Heritage Party candidate Ron Gray is standing for election in the riding of Langley. Wikinews contacted Ron Gray, to talk about the issues facing Canadians, and what they and their party would do to address them. Wikinews is in the process of contacting every candidate, in every riding across the country, no matter their politicalContinue reading

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As increase in digital music sales slows, record labels look to new ways to make money

Tuesday, August 31, 2010 U2 perform at the King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels. Mark Mulligan, a music and digital media analyst at Forrester Research, said in an interview that “at a time where we’re asking if digital is a replacement for the CD, as the CD was for vinyl, we should be starting to see a hockey-stick growth in download sales. Instead, we’re seeing a curve resembling that of a niche technology.” Image: Bertrand Perron. EveryContinue reading

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Cook Islands rugby league player Adam Watene dies after training session age 31

Monday, October 13, 2008 Cook Islands and Wakefield Trinity Wildcats rugby league player Adam Watene has died. The Wildcats announced the death of the 31-year-old earlier today. They reported he collapsed in the gym shortly after a training session. A spokesman said, “The Wakefield Trinity Wildcats are sad to announce the sudden passing of Adam Watene. The circumstances surrounding Adam’s death were sudden and unexpected. Everyone at the Wildcats’ thoughts are with Adam’s family, andContinue reading

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Bobby Charlton launches anti-landmine campaign

Saturday, June 28, 2008 Football legend Sir Bobby Charlton has launched a new campaign he calls “There Must be a Better Way” to find a faster method to clear anti-personnel landmines. The initiative which comes under his “Laureus Sport for Good Foundation” and involves physicists, mathematicians and electronic engineers from the University of Manchester and Lancaster University. In addition the Mines Advisory Group, a mine clearance charity, and the security systems company Rapiscan are involved.Continue reading

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David S. Touretzky discusses Scientology, Anonymous and Tom Cruise

Wednesday, February 6, 2008 David S. Touretzky, prominent free speech activist and critic of Scientology, discussed his opinions on the recent Internet backlash against the Church of Scientology in an interview with former Scientologist and Wikinews reporter Nicholas Turnbull. The recent conflict on the Internet between critics of Scientology and the Church has been spurred on in declarations by a nebulous Internet entity using the name Anonymous that the Church of Scientology “will be destroyed”.Continue reading

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Police report drug haul seizure worth up to £30 million in Brownhills, England

Monday, December 2, 2013 Police in the West Midlands in England today said nearly 200 kilograms worth of drugs with value possibly as great as £30 million (about US$49 million or €36 million) has been seized from a unit in the town of Brownhills. In what an officer described as “one of the largest [seizures] in the force’s 39 year history”, West Midlands Police reported recovering six big cellophane-wrapped cardboard boxes containing cannabis, cocaine, andContinue reading

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David S. Touretzky discusses Scientology, Anonymous and Tom Cruise

Wednesday, February 6, 2008 David S. Touretzky, prominent free speech activist and critic of Scientology, discussed his opinions on the recent Internet backlash against the Church of Scientology in an interview with former Scientologist and Wikinews reporter Nicholas Turnbull. The recent conflict on the Internet between critics of Scientology and the Church has been spurred on in declarations by a nebulous Internet entity using the name Anonymous that the Church of Scientology “will be destroyed”.Continue reading

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Category:Education

This is the category for Education. Refresh this list to see the latest articles. 25 May 2022: Attack at Texas elementary school kills at least 19, including 18 children 19 March 2022: Scientists announce decoy-proof Ebola antibodies 11 February 2022: Ten-year Tennessee study shows preschool associated with poorer student performance 29 October 2021: Northern Marianas governor closes schools for ten days after three COVID-19 cases detected 27 September 2021: Australia: Wikinews interviews David Liebelt, SouthContinue reading

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Scheduled power outages in Northern California begin

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 At midnight local time (0700 UTC), United States public utility Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) began turning off electricity for customers in the San Francisco area of California. PG&E stated it scheduled the blackouts in response to forecasts for high winds amid dry conditions. The aim is to reduce the risk of wildfires. Nearly 800 thousand customers were scheduled to be affected by the shutoffs which were expected to lastContinue reading

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