US Senate advances health care reform bill

Tuesday, December 22, 2009 The US Senate has voted by 60 to 40 votes to close debate on landmark health care reform legislation backed by President Barack Obama but unanimously opposed by Republican lawmakers. Now, the divided chamber appears to be heading towards a vote to pass the bill on Thursday. All 100 senators were gathered in the Capitol building […]

Cleveland, Ohio clinic performs US’s first face transplant

Thursday, December 18, 2008 A team of eight transplant surgeons in Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, USA, led by reconstructive surgeon Dr. Maria Siemionow, age 58, have successfully performed the first almost total face transplant in the US, and the fourth globally, on a woman so horribly disfigured due to trauma, that cost her an eye. Two weeks ago Dr. Siemionow, […]

Wikinews Shorts: December 6, 2008

A compilation of brief news reports for┬áSaturday, December 6, 2008. Contents 1 BMW vehicle sales lower by a quarter 2 NASA delays Mars mission 3 Number of Canadian soldier deaths in Afghanistan reaches 100 4 Record jewelery heist in Paris, France The global monthly sales of German car maker BMW have fallen by more than a quarter, as consumers are […]

Knee Pain Relief: Arthroscopic Knee Surgery &Amp; Knee Braces That Help

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Nine dead after armed Santa Claus opens fire in LA suburb

Monday, December 29, 2008 At least nine people have been killed in a two-story house in Covina, California, after a man dressed in a full Santa Claus outfit opened fire at a Christmas Eve party and then set the house ablaze. Covina is a city in Los Angeles County, California about 22 miles (35 km) east of downtown Los Angeles. […]

Detroit woman dies after child’s 911 calls are neglected

Monday, April 10, 2006The family of a Detroit, Michigan woman plans to file a wrongful-death lawsuit against the city after her six-year-old son’s calls to emergency operators were allegedly dismissed as a prank. The family released the tapes of the emergency calls to the media on Friday. Sherrill Turner, 46, died on February 20 of complications from an enlarged heart. […]

US Senate blocks Alaska refuge drilling

Thursday, December 22, 2005 By a narrow vote late in the evening on December 21st, 2005 the US Senate blocked opening the nation’s oil reserve in National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska . This vote delivers a victory to environmentalists and denies the Bush administration their top energy priority. Senator Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) attached the drilling plan to a measure to […]

The Beauty Of Octopus Tattoo

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Forget driving to the Olympics, says Beijing

Friday, September 22, 2006 Anyone planning on attending the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, China can forget about renting a car when they get there. Newspapers reported on September 18 that no private cars would be allowed near any of the venues in the host city, in an attempt to combat the gridlock that has plagued the city. Known […]

Bird Flu found in Africa

Wednesday, February 8, 2006 The H5N1 Avian Flu virus, also known as Bird Flu, has been found in Nigeria by Italian scientists. Tests done on samples in a laboratory confirm that the strain is the one that can kill people, although no human cases have been reported said the Paris-based United Nations body. This is the first time is has […]