National Museum of Scotland reopens after three-year redevelopment

Friday, July 29, 2011 Today sees the reopening of the National Museum of Scotland following a three-year renovation costing £47.4 million (US$ 77.3 million). Edinburgh’s Chambers Street was closed to traffic for the morning, with the 10am reopening by eleven-year-old Bryony Hare, who took her first steps in the museum, and won a competition organised […]

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Video hosting website Stage6 to shut down

Tuesday, February 26, 2008 American corporation DivX, Inc. announced on Monday that it will shut its Stage6 website that hosts videos made by users. The shutdown will take effect on February 28, 2008 and is because the firm no longer have the resources to keep it online. “Why are we shutting the service down? Well, […]

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World’s first double arm transplant undertaken in Munich

Saturday, August 2, 2008 A 54-year-old German farmer who lost both arms in a farming accident six years ago has become the first patient to receive a complete double arm transplant. The patient, whose name has not been released, underwent the operation at the Klinikum rechts der Isar, part of the Technical University of Munich […]

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Wikinews 2020: An ‘Original reporting’ year in review

Friday, January 1, 2021 After an active year of original content published on the English-language Wikinews, we take a look back at some of the two dozen-plus original reports from our contributors during 2020. Retrieved from “https://en.wikinews.org/w/index.php?title=Wikinews_2020:_An_%27Original_reporting%27_year_in_review&oldid=4608262”

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Teenage gunman kills 15 in south-west Germany

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 A 17 year old gunman has killed 15 in the towns of Winnenden and Wendlingen, near Stuttgart in southwest Germany, before being killed himself in a shootout with police. Dressed in what has been described as black combat gear, the gunman entered Albertville school at 9.30am on March 11 2009 and, […]

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SpaceX scrubs Falcon I rocket launch

Monday, November 28, 2005 SpaceX called off the much-delayed inaugural launch of their new Falcon 1 rocket on Saturday from Kwajalein’s Omelek Island launch site. The intent was to launch the U.S. Air Force Academy’s FalconSat 2 satellite, which will monitor plasma interactions with the Earth’s upper atmosphere and magnetosphere. The launch was delayed, then […]

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