On the campaign trail, July 2012

Sunday, August 5, 2012 The following is the ninth in a monthly series chronicling the U.S. 2012 presidential election. It features original material compiled throughout the previous month after a brief mention of some of the month’s biggest stories. In this month’s edition on the campaign trail: the rules of third party candidate polling are […]

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Germany legalises medical use of cannabis

Friday, January 20, 2017 Yesterday, the German Bundestag passed a law to legalise cannabis drug for medicinal purposes. The law is to come under effect in March. “Seriously ill people must be treated in the best ways possible” ((de))German language: ?Schwerkranke Menschen müssen bestmöglich versorgt werden., German health minister Hermann Gröhe tweeted. Doctors can prescribe […]

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Andrew Marr angers bloggers, describing them as ‘inadequate, pimpled and single’

Monday, October 11, 2010 British journalist Andrew Marr has angered bloggers by suggesting they are “inadequate, pimpled and single.” Marr, who was formerly the BBC’s political editor, also said that citizen journalism is “spewings and rantings of very drunk people late at night”. He made the comments at the Cheltenham Literary Festival, saying: “A lot […]

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Health organisations respond to Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of the Congo

Sunday, September 16, 2007 The World Health Organization (WHO), non-governmental aid organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have sent experts to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to assist local health authorities with a recent outbreak of Ebola haemorrhagic fever in Kasai Occidental province of […]

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Bayern Munich signs Corentin Tolisso from Lyon

Thursday, June 15, 2017 Yesterday, German football club FC Bayern Munich announced signing of Corentin Tolisso from Olympique Lyonnais. The 22-year-old French international midfielder has signed a five-year contract. Tolisso joined Lyon’s academy when he was 13-years-old and made 160 appearance for the club in all competitions scoring 29 goals. Via their official website, Lyon […]

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Wikinews Shorts: May 20, 2007

A compilation of brief news reports for Sunday, May 20, 2007. Full report: David Hicks transferred from Guantanamo Bay to Australian prison After five years in U.S. military custody, David Hicks has returned to Australia. Hicks was taken to the maximum security Yatala Labour Prison, where he will serve the rest of his 9 month sentence. […]

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