Blues musician Pinetop Perkins dies at age 97

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Blues musician Pinetop Perkins dies at age 97

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 American blues musician Pinetop Perkins, a first generation Delta bluesman, died in Austin, Texas, on Monday at the age of 97. His death was announced by his agent, Hugh Southard. Perkins suffered from a cardiac arrest as he took a nap and paramedics failed resuscitate him. During his 80-year career Perkins […]

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News briefs:July 28, 2010

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News briefs:July 28, 2010

August 16th, 2018 by zJHAfA9a

Wikinews Audio Briefs Credits Produced By Turtlestack Recorded By Turtlestack Written By Turtlestack Listen To This Brief Problems? See our media guide. [edit]

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United States: One person dead after boat to offshore casino burns off Florida coast

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United States: One person dead after boat to offshore casino burns off Florida coast

August 15th, 2018 by zJHAfA9a

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 On Sunday, a boat ferrying people to a floating casino in the Gulf of Mexico caught fire and burned near New Port Richey, Florida, US. All 50 passengers aboard abandoned ship and jumped into the sea, but one died in hospital that evening. Beth Fifer, assistant chief executive of the Tropical […]

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John Reed on Orwell, God, self-destruction and the future of writing

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John Reed on Orwell, God, self-destruction and the future of writing

August 15th, 2018 by zJHAfA9a

Thursday, October 18, 2007 It can be difficult to be John Reed. Christopher Hitchens called him a “Bin Ladenist” and Cathy Young editorialized in The Boston Globe that he “blames the victims of terrorism” when he puts out a novel like Snowball’s Chance, a biting send-up of George Orwell‘s Animal Farm which he was inspired […]

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“Anonymous” plans to protest Church of Scientology on February 10

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“Anonymous” plans to protest Church of Scientology on February 10

August 15th, 2018 by zJHAfA9a

Tuesday, January 29, 2008 The Internet-based group “Anonymous” released a new video on YouTube Monday, announcing international protests outside Church of Scientology centers set for February 10. The video “Call to Action” uses the same computer synthesized voice as a previous video titled “Message to Scientology”, which was posted to YouTube last Monday. The “Message […]

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Doctor robbed, car-jacked and locked in boot while car set alight

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Doctor robbed, car-jacked and locked in boot while car set alight

August 15th, 2018 by zJHAfA9a

Monday, March 19, 2007 A 34 year old obstetrician from Forestville on Sydney’s Northern Beaches has escaped after he was robbed, car-jacked and locked in the boot (trunk) of his BMW, which was set alight. Police say the doctor was locked in the boot while his car was set alight, but was allowed to escape […]

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Apple announces Mac OS X Lion, iOS 5, and iCloud

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Apple announces Mac OS X Lion, iOS 5, and iCloud

August 14th, 2018 by zJHAfA9a

Tuesday, June 7, 2011 At the company’s own Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) keynote at the Moscone West center in San Francisco, Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduced the next generation of software products from Apple. Apple unveiled Lion, the new version of their Mac OS X operating system for desktop and laptop computers that brings new […]

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Australian police seize one tonne shipment of ecstacy

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Australian police seize one tonne shipment of ecstacy

August 14th, 2018 by zJHAfA9a

Friday, April 15, 2005Police in Melbourne have seized over a tonne of ecstacy in a shipment of tiles from Italy. Four were arrested on Thursday and early Friday relating to the shipment, which the Australian Federal Police has called the biggest shipment of street-ready ecstacy pills in the world. The four men were charged with […]

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NCAA Football: USC banned from bowl games for two seasons, wins vacated

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NCAA Football: USC banned from bowl games for two seasons, wins vacated

August 13th, 2018 by zJHAfA9a

Friday, June 11, 2010 The University of Southern California’s football team was heavily penalized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) yesterday due to several major rules violations involving former player and Heisman Trophy winner Reggie Bush. The team was banned from participating in all NCAA bowl games for the 2010 and 2011 seasons, as […]

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Moscow celebrates Victory Day with military parade

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Moscow celebrates Victory Day with military parade

August 10th, 2018 by zJHAfA9a

Monday, May 11, 2009 On May 9, Moscow heralded its celebrations of Victory Day with one of the largest military parades seen since the fall of the Soviet Union through the Red Square and the streets of Moscow. Signifying the defeat over Nazi Germany in 1945 in World War 2, Victory Day continues to be […]

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