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Titanic 100th Anniversary Cruise Sparks Controversy

At least two cruises have been planned for the upcoming 100th anniversary of the Titanic in spring 2012. Both cruises are expected to market the package with special activities, lectures and memorials to commemorate the tragic event. Although organizers claim that this is a good chance for people to remember the victims, many others have… Keep Reading

Science & Tech

Wing-Flapping Plane Launches New Milestone in Human Aviation

TORONTO – The first ever human-powered aircraft flight has been credited to a Canadian university student. Engineering graduate, Todd Reichert, managed to fly the aircraft under his own power for almost 20 seconds at the Great Lakes Gliding Club in Tottenham, Ont. The PhD candidate at the University of Toronto flew the 42 kg plane… Keep Reading

Entertainment

Blockbuster Declares Bankruptcy

NEW YORK – Home movie rental giant Blockbuster filed for bankruptcy on Thursday after racking up debts of nearly $1 billion. The company has not been able to hit its profit targets since media conglomerate Viacom (VIA) spun off the company in 2004. Blockbuster was also required to pay VIA shareholders $5 per share in… Keep Reading

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Comedic Pundit Stephen Colbert to testify before Congress

WASHINGTON – Latest reports from Washington have confirmed that Stephen Colbert will testify at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on immigration called “Protecting America’s Harvest.” The political pundit and comedian will besitting before Congress on Friday to discuss the UFW’s summer “Take our Jobs” campaign. The campaign was started by a group who have invited… Keep Reading

Gadgets

$100K in Prizes for Texting Competition

The 2010 LG U.S. National Texting Championship, to be held in New York, will provide the opportunity for the country’s fastest fingers to show their mettle. The competition will feature $100k worth of prizes to be won. Participants endured a difficult gauntlet of preliminary and qualifying tournaments to reach the finals to be held in… Keep Reading

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11 Year Old Girl Charged with Murder of 2 Year Old

GEORGIA, U.S.A. — A two year old baby died from trauma to the head and buttocks after a babysitting session, and her 11 year old babysitter is now facing murder charges . The infant’s mother arrived to fetch her after work from home but found her lifeless in the sitter’s home. Ashlea Collier, whose daughter… Keep Reading

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Similac Recalls 5 Million Cans of Baby Formula

NEW YORK – Popular baby product manufacturer Abbott Laboratories has issued a recall of 5 million cans of Similac infant powdered formula products due to the possibility of contamination. The recall will affect Similac products all across the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam and some countries in the Caribbean. The recall was due to the… Keep Reading

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Secret Revealed about Sinking of the Titanic

A revelation about the real reason behind Titanic’s sinking has been revealed by a new source –  none other than the granddaughter of the most senior surviving officer from the tragic incident of 1912. Louise Patten, an author based in UK and grand-daughter of the Titanic’s Second Officer Charles Lightoller, has unearthed a century old… Keep Reading

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S. African Twitterer Arrested for Defaming Police

Police have pressed charges against an anonymous Twitter user “@pigspotter” for defamation and impairing the dignity of another person. That Twitter user has been sending tweets to his massive followers of 17000 followers about the location of speed traps laid by South Africa’s traffic police, likely by mobile phone app and presumably in an attempt… Keep Reading

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ADI: Alzheimer’s Causing Global Financial Burden

According to the latest report by the Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI), more than $600m is spent every year worldwide to care for people with dementia. The ADI releases their annual report every September 21st on World Alzheimer’s Day. The 2010 report estimated that about 35.6m people suffered from some form of dementia and the number… Keep Reading

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