Fires at Baxter Immigration Detention Centre in South Australia

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Fires at Baxter Immigration Detention Centre in South Australia

Saturday, November 12, 2005 34 accommodation units have been destroyed by fire at the Baxter Detention Centre near Pt Augusta in South Australia today. The blaze also gutted a kitchen, laundry, recreational area and officers’ station. The original blaze broke out around 4am ACST in the kitchen of the “White One” compound which houses single […]

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Miners survive underground fire in Tasmania

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Miners survive underground fire in Tasmania

Tuesday, January 3, 2006 Three miners have escaped uninjured after being trapped underground by a mineshaft fire on Tasmania’s west coast. The men took shelter in a chamber more than a kilometre underground. A worker noticed smoke coming from a shaft at Avebury nickel mine on Trial Harbour Road near Zeehan at 7.45am. The blaze […]

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New Zealand newspaper poll projects majority for National Party

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New Zealand newspaper poll projects majority for National Party

Saturday, May 26, 2007 A New Zealand Herald-DigiPoll survey has put the Opposition New Zealand National party so far ahead of the governing New Zealand Labour party that it would form a majority Government if a general election were held today. The poll, taken in the week after the budget shows 50.9 percent of likely […]

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Search and rescue beacons soon to make the digital jump

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Search and rescue beacons soon to make the digital jump
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Sep 24

Tuesday, January 27, 2009 Starting February 1, Cospas-Sarsat will discontinue monitoring the frequencies that are used for analog-based emergency position-indicating radio beacons (EPIRB), the 121.5 and 243 MHz frequencies. Search and rescue (SAR) groups worldwide will only monitor the 406 MHz frequency, which is dedicated to digital locators. The 406 MHz digital band has many […]

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One year on: Egyptians mark anniversary of protests that toppled Mubarak

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One year on: Egyptians mark anniversary of protests that toppled Mubarak
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Sep 24

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 Across Egypt hundreds of thousands have taken to the streets for the day, marking exactly one year since the outbreak of protests leading to 83-year-old longstanding ruler Hosni Mubarak’s downfall. The country’s decades-long emergency rule was partially lifted this week; meanwhile, a possible economic meltdown looms and a newly-elected parliament held […]

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‘Mobile phone dermatitis’ linked to nickel deposits

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‘Mobile phone dermatitis’ linked to nickel deposits
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Sep 24

Friday, October 17, 2008 The British Association of Dermatologists (BAD) has released a report saying that an illness they named ‘mobile phone dermatitis’, in which individuals owning a cell phone have developed a rash on the side of their face, is likely linked to nickel deposits in the metal of some cellular phones. Nickel has […]

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Bombing of Peshawar Pearl Continental Hotel in Pakistan kills 18

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Bombing of Peshawar Pearl Continental Hotel in Pakistan kills 18
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Sep 24

Thursday, June 11, 2009 Militants in Pakistan launched a truck bomb attack on the Peshawar Pearl Continental hotel, killing 18 and wounding at least 55. Among the dead were two foreign United Nations officials working for the World Food Programme. According to the BBC, Fidayeen-e-Islam, a relatively obscure Pakistani militant group, claimed responsibility for the […]

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Interview with dismissed Ocean Drive columnist Trisha Posner

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Interview with dismissed Ocean Drive columnist Trisha Posner
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Sep 23

Saturday, September 22, 2007 Critic Robert Fulford wrote of legendary civic preservationist Jane Jacobs that she “came down firmly on the side of spontaneous inventiveness of individuals, as against abstract plans imposed by governments and corporations.” With certain alterations, the same could be said of author and journalist Trisha Posner, who penned the popular Health […]

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Second Arab-Israeli bulldozer attack in July 2008

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Second Arab-Israeli bulldozer attack in July 2008
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Sep 23

Wednesday, July 23, 2008 Sixteen were wounded, one seriously when a Palestinian rammed a backhoe loader into a bus followed by attacks on several other vehicles Tuesday afternoon in Jerusalem before he was shot dead by the security forces. This is the second such incident in Jerusalem in three weeks. A spokesman for the Israeli […]

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American Academy of Pediatrics supports dairy for lactose intolerant children

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American Academy of Pediatrics supports dairy for lactose intolerant children
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Sep 23

Wednesday, September 6, 2006 The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), in the September 2006 issue of its journal Pediatrics, supports the use of dairy by lactose intolerant children. Dr. Melvin B. Heyman, author of the article, says that just because a child is lactose intolerant, does not mean that they should avoid dairy altogether. Many […]

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