Fire at historic Welsh ex-hotel Bontddu Hall kills one

Saturday, June 6, 2020 A fire broke out yesterday at Bontddu Hall near Dolgellau in Gwynedd, Wales. The historic mansion is a former hotel with high-profile guests. A rescued woman died at the scene. North Wales Fire and Rescue Service were called to the building, located off the A496 overlooking the Mawddach Estuary in Snowdonia National Park, at 09:09am local time. Resources sent included...
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Huygens probe lands on Saturn’s moon Titan, returns pictures

Friday, January 14, 2005 Huygens, the European built Titan exploration probe, ended its seven-year voyage today when it landed on the surface of the second largest moon in the solar system at 11:38 a.m. UTC. The probe, which the European Space Agency (ESA) began developing 17 years ago, has worked well with only minor system failures. "This is a great achievement for Europe and its US partners...
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Author Amy Scobee recounts abuse as Scientology executive

Monday, October 11, 2010 Wikinews interviewed author Amy Scobee about her book Scientology - Abuse at the Top, and asked her about her experiences working as an executive within the organization. Scobee joined the organization at age 14, and worked at Scientology's international management headquarters for several years before leaving in 2005. She served as a Scientology executive in multiple...
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Many infertile American women want sex selection

Friday, March 11, 2005Many infertile American women would choose the sex of their next child if given the option. A survey of 561 women being treated for infertility has found that 41% would use sex selection if it were offered at no cost. Contradicting fears that such sex selection would cause gender imbalance, the survey found that women with no children would choose baby girls and boys in...
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NFL Playoffs: Cardinals thrill Packers in overtime

Monday, January 11, 2010 Arizona Cardinals 51 45 Green Bay Packers After a very close offensive battle throughout the game, the Arizona Cardinals defeated the Green Bay Packers 51-45 in an overtime thriller today in the wild card round of the NFL Playoffs. The game was won after Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers fumbled the ball during overtime, resulting in Arizona's Karlos Dansby recovering...
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Beneficial Traits Of Air Conditioning Surrey And Hampshire

See More About: Air Con Newcastle Beneficial Traits of Air Conditioning Surrey and Hampshire by Shane LohanAir conditioning is a process through which the cold air is driven into a hot surrounding, thereby making the place cool and comfortable. Whether it is being used in a household or in an official environment, an AC exhibits beneficial traits that in turn enhance its popularity throughout...

At least 53 killed, over 90 injured in Shanghai apartment fire

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 China's Xinhua News Agency said Tuesday that at least 53 people were killed in Shanghai during a deadly fire. The blaze, which occurred on Monday at 2:15 p.m. CST (0615 UTC), consumed a 28-story high-rise apartment building in the city's Jing'an District. The building was being renovated at the time of the fire, and was home to over 150 families. At least 100 victims...
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U.S. watchdog group lists “most corrupt members of Congress”

Friday, October 7, 2005 Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) , a U.S. legislative watchdog group, has released a report attempting to document the unethical and illegal activities of who they are calling the "most tainted members of Congress". In describing the reasons for the report Melanie Sloan, executive director of CREW said, " was compelled to research and release...
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Khamenei: US and Israeli intel services responsible for Iraqi shrine bombing

Friday, June 15, 2007 Grand Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran's highest-ranking religious and political leader, blamed the intelligence services of the United States and Israel for the bombing of the Askari Mosque in Samarra, Iraq. According to him, “ The perpetrators of this huge crime, whether they be the remnants of the Saddamist Baath regime or the reactionary elements of Salafist and Wahhabist...
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