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World

Swedish doctor accused of killing newborn

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STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Feb. 1 (UPI) – A Swedish pediatrician accused of the alleged mercy killing of a 3-month-old brain-damaged baby has been charged with manslaughter, court documents show. The doctor at Astrid Lindgren’s Children’s Hospital […]

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Uncategorized

Interest rate still at 2.5 per cent

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Wellington (dpa) – New Zealand’s Reserve Bank left its benchmark interest rate at a record low of 2.5 per cent on Thursday, said governor Alan Bollard. He said although the economy was continuing to recover […]

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Australia

Australian minister lauds SmartGate system

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SYDNEY, Jan. 29 (UPI) — Australian Home Affairs Minister Brendan O’Connor says the SmartGate system offers an easier and more efficient alternative to airport customs efforts. O’Connor credited the SmartGate system, which uses ePassports and […]

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New Zealand

New Zealand will not pay for Taliban fund

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Wellington (dpa) – New Zealand will not join allied governments incontributing to an international fund to pay Taliban fighters to give up their guns in Afghanistan, Foreign Minister Murray McCully told a newspaper Monday. Australia, […]

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World

Taliban denies meeting with U.N. envoy

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KABUL, Afghanistan, Jan. 31 (UPI) – A statement reportedly written by Taliban leaders denies a meeting with a U.N. envoy and vows to keep fighting in Afghanistan until NATO-led forces leave. The denial was in […]

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World

MI5 cites Chinese spying on Brit business

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LONDON, Jan. 31 (UPI) – China is running a massive program to spy on British business executives and hack into their computers, leaked intelligence documents indicate. A report written by the British spy agency MI5 […]

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World

Internet terror case described

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BOSTON, Feb. 1 (UPI) – Prosecutors will use Internet evidence to build a case against a Massachusetts man accused of providing material support to terrorists, authorities said. Tarek Mehanna, 27, allegedly used his laptop and […]

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World

Chinese firm says iPad is a copy

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SHENZHEN, China, Feb. 1 (UPI) – The president of a Chinese electronics firm claimed the iPad, Apple Inc.’s recently unveiled foray into the tablet market, was a copy of one of their products. Xiaolong Wu, […]

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Sport

Canada Olympics boost Canadian Conservatives

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TORONTO, (UPI) — The Winter Olympic Games gave Canada’s minority Conservative government a significant boost in popularity, a poll published Tuesday showed. Prime Minister Stephen Harper had a 46 percent popularity rating in the Ipsos […]

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World

Argentina tightens Falklands security grip

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BUENOS AIRES,(UPI) — Argentina tightened its security noose around the Falkland Islands with a tough new warning to Australian oil explorer Billiton to stay out of the controversial hydrocarbon prospecting operations in the Falklands, which […]

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World

Riyadh mulls big Russian missile buy

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MOSCOW, (UPI) – Riyadh has reportedly been mulling the purchase of S-300PMU Russian air-defense missile systems and other arms worth as much as $4 billion, possibly as an inducement to Moscow not to supply such […]

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Health

H1N1 prevalent among hospital ER workers

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NEW YORK, (UPI) – U.S. medical researchers say the nation’s hospital emergency department workers suffered from H1N1 influenza more than any other healthcare professionals. The study, led by Cynthia Santos of Weill Cornell Medical School, […]

New Zealand

Gaia or God?

January 1, 1970 iwishart 0

Gaia or God? Is the Pope making a bad mistake?  BY AMY BROOKE Any perception that it would prefer to thunder forth in condemnation of any opposition, rather than encouraging a genuine environmental debate, is not […]

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New Zealand

Fatal shooting north of Auckland

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A person is dead after being shot outside a medical centre in the town of Warkworth, north of Auckland. Patients and staff at the medical centre were confined to rooms while the drama played out […]

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Climate Change

Andy Revkin becomes smiling assassin

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The New York Times columnist whose Dot Earth blog became a beacon to global warming believers has joined his transatlantic counterpart George Monbiot in delivering death to senior IPCC climate scientists by a thousand cuts in […]

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Top Stories

World Headlines

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White House crashers met president WASHINGTON, Nov. 27 (UPI) — Michaele and Tareq Salahi, the couple who crashed U.S. President Obama’s first state dinner, got to meet the president, the White House said Friday. The […]

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Opinion

Tiger Hunted

January 1, 1970 iwishart 0

Tiger Woods’ silence makes real story all the more intriguing By Rick Morrissey, Chicago Tribune A story involving a fire hydrant and a tree normally is the province of Dog World magazine. But when the […]

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Uncategorized

Body heat gives suspect away

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Thermal imaging puts man behind bars BOSTON, Dec. 2 (UPI) — A young Boston man is going to prison after learning that a gun tossed into a snow bank still retained his body heat — […]

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Entertainment

Miley Cyrus mourns driver

January 1, 1970 iwishart 0

Miley Cyrus is tonight mourning the death of her tour bus driver after a road crash RICHMOND, Va.,  Nov. 20 (UPI) — Miley Cyrus’s manager said the teen pop star and actress was not on […]

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Climate Change

Key confirms Copenhagen trip

January 1, 1970 iwishart 1

John Key says game-on Prime Minister John Key announced today he will be attending the leaders’ meeting at the end of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen later this month.   The leaders’ […]

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New Zealand

Gas strike important – Brownlee

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Kowhai discovery boosts industry – Minister The security of New Zealand’s natural gas supply has been strengthened by Greymouth Petroleum’s discovery of the Kowhai field, Energy and Resources Minister Gerry Brownlee said today. The Kowhai […]

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Uncategorized

Victims’ rights document released

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Enhancing victims’ rightsfrom media release A consultation document on victims’ rights in the criminal justice system has been released for further input from the public, Justice Minister Simon Power said today. “The public consultation document […]

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Uncategorized

Hello world!

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Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!

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New Zealand

Police defend pillow bashing prosecution

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PILLOWFIGHT PING A HOLDING CHARGE, POLICE ARGUE Wellington, Dec 5 NZPA – Police have hit back at media reports that the attempted prosecution of a man who allegedly threw a pillow at his nephew was […]

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Climate Change

Report: Russians hacked climate e-mails

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LONDON, Dec. 7 (UPI) – E-mails purporting to show a coverup by British climate change scientists were hacked in a sophisticated operation originating in Russia, sources say. Citing an unnamed senior member of the U.N.’s […]

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USA

Chicagoan charged in deadly Mumbai attack

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CHICAGO, Dec. 7 (UPI) – Conspiracy charges in the 2008 Mumbai attacks were filed against a Chicago man, U.S. officials said Monday. David Coleman Headley allegedly attended Lashkar-e-Toiba-operated terrorism training camps in Pakistan and conspired […]

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Australia

Rudd stranded

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Sydney (dpa) – Last weekend’s by-election results presented Prime Minister Kevin Rudd with an inconvenient truth: Australians are warming to the opposition Liberal Party’s do-nothing approach to climate change. With an election to contest next […]

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USA

Tiger dropped?

January 1, 1970 iwishart 0

Los Angeles (dpa) – Advertisers have been quick to drop Tiger Woods, media tracking firm Nielsen said Wednesday. The golfer has not appeared in a primetime ad on US television since November 29, a few […]

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World

Archivist insists Russia has Hitler skull

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MOSCOW, Dec. 9 (UPI) — An archivist with Russia’s Federal Security Service said his country is in possession of a fragment of Adolf Hitler’s skull despite a report to the contrary. Lt. Gen. Vasily Khristoforov, […]