Several earthquakes shake Nevada

Thursday, February 21, 2008 Several small earthquakes have been reported near Wells, Nevada after a large magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck the region at 6:16 a.m. PST (UTC-8). The 6.0 quake, centered 12 miles (19 kilometers) from Wells had a depth of 5.6 miles (9 km) and caused at least 25 buildings to collapse. Damage to […]

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Rail network in Kashmir comes under attack

Saturday, April 3, 2010 Nearly two feet of the rail route in Kashmir, India was blown up by militants near the Pulwama district, affecting train services from north to south Kashmir. The blast came a few days after militants fought with the Indian army in the area, thereby killing fourteen people. “There were no casualties, […]

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TGV makes 574.8 km/h on rails

Tuesday, April 3, 2007 A French Train à Grande Vitesse (High-Speed Train or TGV) has smashed the world record for a train on conventional rails by a big margin, reaching 574.8km/h (356mph) The TGV travelled over 59.8 km/h (36 mph) faster than its previous record of 515 km/h (320 mph) The record attempt by a […]

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Bloggers investigate social networking websites

Friday, January 27, 2006 The humble beginnings of many popular Web services, such as Google, LiveJournal, and Yahoo!, are well-documented and available on their websites, and frequently recounted in news stories about the firms. These websites are also scrutinized for any perceived violations of users’ privacy or other basic rights. However, until recently, no investigation […]

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Romney announces presidential candidacy

Tuesday, February 13, 2007 Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney formally announced his presidential candidacy yesterday outside of Detroit. “I don’t believe Washington can be transformed from within by lifetime politicians, there’ve been too many deals, too many favors, too many entanglements — and too little real world experience managing, guiding, leading,” said Romney, who was […]

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Wikipedia making bread in China? Not so, but close

Tuesday, October 30, 2007 This article mentions the Wikimedia Foundation, one of its projects, or people related to it. Wikinews is a project of the Wikimedia Foundation. People living behind the “Great Firewall of China“, do not have direct access to Wikipedia, a popular internet encyclopedia. But they can eat Wikipedia. Or Wekipedia, actually. Blogs […]

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