UN endorses Israel-Palestinian war crimes report

Friday, November 6, 2009 After two days of debate, the United Nations General Assembly has overwhelmingly endorsed a report from the Human Rights Council calling for domestic investigations into alleged war crimes committed by both Israel’s military and Palestinian armed forces during the Gaza conflict that began last December. The controversial report concluded that Israel […]

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Death of captive rhino halts propagation efforts in US

Friday, April 4, 2014 After the death of the Cincinnati Zoo’s female Sumatran rhinoceros last Sunday, Dr. Terri Roth, the director of the zoo’s research facility specializing in propagation, told Wikinews her organization remains committed to the Sumatran rhinos, an animal that is currently listed by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature as […]

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Oklahoma trooper on leave after altercation with ambulance personnel

Tuesday, June 16, 2009 An Oklahoma police officer is on paid administrative leave, following an altercation with ambulance personnel while they were transporting a patient to the hospital. Trooper Daniel Martin, a member of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP), was caught on video by his police vehicle’s dashboard-camera in a physical struggle with paramedic Maurice […]

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Ricky Hatton regains IBF light welterweight title

Sunday, January 21, 2007 Ricky “The Hitman” Hatton regained the IBF light welterweight title belt he relinquished less than 12 months ago when he defeated Juan Urango in Las Vegas, Nevada tonight. “The Hitman” won by unanimous decision, as the fight went to 12 rounds. Despite early match odds suggesting Hatton would dominate the fight, […]

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Highly preserved mammoth presents scientists with blood sample

Friday, May 31, 2013 An extremely well preserved woolly mammoth has been found by Russian scientists in Siberia, announced Wednesday. The adult female was found with blood preserved still intact in ice cavities. When palaeontologists excavated the animal, blood flowed from the space below the animal’s abdomen. The discovery was made on the Lyakhovsky Islands […]

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Moldovan government proposes awareness-raising strategy on EU integration

Monday, December 31, 2007 File:MoldovaEU.jpg This week the government of Moldova approved an awareness-raising strategy on Moldova’s integration into the European Union. The strategy was proposed to the Government by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration; the Ministry has argued that Moldova’s citizens must be educated about the impact of the forthcoming European […]

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Israeli court orders controversial wall rerouted

Thursday, September 15, 2005 The Israeli High Court has unanimously ruled that the controversial wall separating Israel from the West Bank should be rerouted. The panel of nine justices gave their ruling on a petition submitted by the Association for Civil Rights in Israel and ordered that alternative routes be investigated around the settlement of […]

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