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    Police report drug haul seizure worth up to £30 million in Brownhills, England

    Monday, December 2, 2013 Police in the West Midlands in England today said nearly 200 kilograms worth of drugs with value possibly as great as £30 million (about US$49 million or €36 million) has been seized from a unit in the town of Brownhills. In what an officer described as “one of the largest [seizures] in the force’s 39 year history”, West Midlands Police reported recovering six big cellophane-wrapped cardboard boxes containing cannabis, cocaine, and MDMA (“ecstasy”) in a police raid operation on the Maybrook Industrial Estate in the town on Wednesday. The impact this seizure will have on drug dealing in the region and the UK as a whole…

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    Oil spill hits Australia’s Sunshine coastline

    Sunday, March 15, 2009 200,000 litres of oil leaked into waters off the coast of Brisbane from the Pacific Adventurer when their fuel tanks were damaged in rough seas on Wednesday. The figure is about ten times higher than the original estimate of twenty thousand litres of oil. The devastating diesel oil spill has spread along 60 kilometres (37 miles) of the Queensland coast. In addition, 31 containers with 620 tonnes of ammonium nitrate fertiliser flew overboard during the violent storm. Questions are being asked why the Hong Kong cargo ship was out in seas with nine meter waves caused by Cyclone Hamish, a Category 5 tropical cyclone, as well as why…

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    Wikinews interviews Duncan Campbell, co-founder of wheelchair rugby

    Friday, September 7, 2012 London, England — On Wednesday, Wikinews interviewed Duncan Campbell, one of the creators of wheelchair rugby. ((Laura Hale)) You’re Duncan Campbell, and you’re the founder of… Duncan Campbell: One of the founders of wheelchair rugby. ((Laura Hale)) And you’re from Canada, eh? Duncan Campbell: Yes, I’m from Canada, eh! (laughter) ((Laura Hale)) Winnipeg? Duncan Campbell: Winnipeg, Manitoba. ((Laura Hale)) You cheer for — what’s that NHL team? Duncan Campbell: I cheer for the Jets! ((Laura Hale)) What sort of Canadian are you? Duncan Campbell: A Winnipeg Jets fan! (laughter) ((Laura Hale)) I don’t know anything about ice hockey. I’m a Chicago Blackhawks fan. ((Hawkeye7)) Twenty five…

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    Open source game developer Perttu Ahola talks about Minetest with Wikinews

    Tuesday, June 30, 2020 Recently, Finnish open-source video game developer Perttu Ahola discussed Minetest, his “longest ever project”, with Wikinews. Started in October 2010, Minetest was an attempt by Ahola to create a sandbox game similar to Minecraft. Minecraft is a multi-platform commercial game, which was in alpha version when Ahola challenged himself to create something similar to it from scratch, he told Wikinews. Minetest is an open-source game, which is free for anyone to download and play. It is written in the C++ programming language, and the source code is available on code-hosting site GitHub. According to Ahola, Minetest attempts to run on older hardware, with limited graphics, but…

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    CanadaVOTES: NDP candidate Max Lombardi running in Cambridge

    Friday, September 26, 2008 On October 14, 2008, Canadians will be heading to the polls for the federal election. New Democratic Party candidate Max Lombardi is standing for election in the riding of Cambridge. Lombardi is an information technology specialist who has lived in Cambridge for 25 years. Held since 2004 by Conservative Gary Goodyear, the riding of Cambridge includes the city of Cambridge, Ontario and the Township of North Dumfries, Ontario. Also running in the riding are Gord Zeilstra (Liberal) and Scott Cosman (Green). Wikinews contacted Max Lombardi, to talk about the issues facing Canadians, and what they and their party would do to address them. Wikinews is in…

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    Wikinews interviews 0 A.D. game development team

    Tuesday, March 22, 2011 0 A.D. is a historical, open source, strategy game, published by Wildfire Games. It focuses on the period between 500BC and 500AD. The game will be released in two parts: the first covering the pre-AD period, and the second running to 500AD. With development well underway, Wikinews interviewed the development team. Aviv Sharon, a 24-year-old Israeli student responsible for the project’s PR, compiled the below Q&A, which the full team approved prior to publication. Retrieved from “https://en.wikinews.org/w/index.php?title=Wikinews_interviews_0_A.D._game_development_team&oldid=4678732”

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    Australia/2005

    Contents 1 January 2 February 3 March 4 April 5 May 6 June 7 July 8 August 9 September 10 October 11 November 12 December [edit] Retrieved from “https://en.wikinews.org/w/index.php?title=Australia/2005&oldid=804653”

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    Technology giant Microsoft completes acquisition of GitHub

    Monday, October 29, 2018 On Friday, US-based technology giant Microsoft confirmed acquisition of software code hosting and version controlling website GitHub. The announcement was made by Microsoft via their official blog, which also mentioned Nat Friedman was to become new Chief Executive Officer of GitHub. Microsoft had announced plans to acquire GitHub for a price of 7.5 billion US dollars (USD) on June 4. On October 19, the European Union’s regulators approved the acquisition. According to the June announcement, Microsoft was to pay the amount in stock. After Microsoft made the announcement, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella tweeted, saying, “I’m thrilled to welcome GitHub to Microsoft. Together, we will continue to…

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    Canadian Conservatives vow to defend Arctic sovereignty

    Friday, December 23, 2005 The Conservative Party of Canada leader Stephen Harper today made bold claims about the Canadian Arctic region at a campaign stop in Winnipeg, “The single most important duty of the federal government is to protect and defend our national sovereignty.” . The prime minister-hopeful stated, “There are new and disturbing reports of American nuclear submarines passing though Canadian waters without obtaining the permission of —or even notifying — the Canadian government.” Harper promised a significant increase in military presence in the Canadian region, which has had notable soveriegnty disputes with the United States, Russia, Denmark and Norway.”You don’t defend national sovereignty with flags,” Harper said. “You…

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    Buddhist relic collection tours North America and world

    Saturday, November 25, 2006 With the hopes of funding the creation of a statue in northern India that would end up dwarfing the Statue of Liberty, an unprecedented collection of Buddhist artifacts continue crisscrossing American, Europe, and Asia in three different, but related collections. The Maitreya Project, the brainchild of Lama Zopa Rinpoche, seeks to build a monument and development dedicated to Buddhism at Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh in northern India. The centerpiece of this massive development will be a 152m (500 ft) bronze statue of the Maitreya Buddha, the Buddha of the future. Buddhist belief says that there have been Buddhas in the distant past and there will be Buddhas…