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Robbers Looted Apple Store In Paris On New Year’s Eve

Robbers Looted Apple Store In Paris On New Year’s Eve

New year’s eve is usually the time for celebrations, drinks and partying. A few armed robbers in Paris thought that it also made for a great time to rob Apple Store in Paris. And they broke into the store and made away with $1.32 million worth of stuff.

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“Storm of Errors” Caused Speed-zone Camera To Issue Speeding Ticket To Motionless Car

“Storm of Errors” Caused Speed-zone Camera To Issue Speeding Ticket To Motionless Car

A man in Baltimore stopped his Mazda at a traffic signal. But a speed camera showed the car was moving at 37 mph in a 25 mph zone and issued a ticket of $40 fine.

By On December 15, 2012 Respond
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Japan Protest China By Scrambling 8 F-15 Jets In Air

Japan Protest China By Scrambling 8 F-15 Jets In Air

Last Thursday a Chinese government plane entered a small island in the East China Sea. Japan didn’t like it and hence few minutes later the country scrambled fighter jets as a protest.

By On December 14, 2012 Respond
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Suspected Robbers Arrested From Locked Down California Campus

Suspected Robbers Arrested From Locked Down California Campus

Yesterday an armed robbery occurred at a pawn shop and jewelry store at Sunnymead Boulevard in Moreno Valley. Police caught three robbers but two escaped. Police started casing chasing them but unfortunately lost them. Police assumed one robber was hiding in Cal State Fullerton, a Southern California college campus and the other was hiding somewhere near the campus. Police locked down the campus and its surrounding are for searching the suspected robbers.

By On December 14, 2012 Respond
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NYC Plans To Use Shipping Containers To Build Houses For The Homeless

NYC Plans To Use Shipping Containers To Build Houses For The Homeless

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, thousands of people have been left homeless. City authorities are, thus, in a dire need to somehow bring together resources and help these people get a home. In order to do so, they are considering the option of using shipping containers to build houses.

By On December 8, 2012 Respond
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This Year’s National Christmas Tree Will Be The Greenest Ever

This Year’s National Christmas Tree Will Be The Greenest Ever

Christmas is the occasion of jubilation and joy, and lighting up Christmas trees is a must in the commemoration. Many of these Christmas tree lighting make use of significant amount of electricity. However, White House is setting a greener precedent now by deciding to use a Christmas tree which would use 80% less power this year.

By On December 8, 2012 Respond
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Dogs In New Zealand Learning To Drive Cars!

Dogs In New Zealand Learning To Drive Cars!

Have you ever heard or seen – a dog is driving a car in real life? I’m sure, you haven’t. This unprecedented thing has happened in New Zealand. Three dogs in New Zealand are learning to drive cars!

By On December 6, 2012 Respond
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Modern Christmas Tree Unveiled At Brussels, Offends Many

Modern Christmas Tree Unveiled At Brussels, Offends Many

Christmas is drawing nearer and the festivities of the holiday season are on the roll. Every year at Christmas, the central square in Brussels is beset with a Christmas tree for the general public. This year, the square is hosting a giant tree partly made up of steel and 82 feet in height. The innovation seems to have offended quite a few.

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Chinese Court Sent 7 People To Jail In “Kidney For iPad” Case

Chinese Court Sent 7 People To Jail In “Kidney For iPad” Case

To what lengths can you go to buy an iPad? Would you sell one of your kidneys? I’m sure, you won’t do that. But a 17-year old high school student did so. A Chinese court ordered yesterday to send a surgeon and six other people who were involved in this case to jail.

By On December 2, 2012 Respond
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Former Editor Of Oxford English Dictionary Secretly Deleted Thousands Of Words

Former Editor Of Oxford English Dictionary Secretly Deleted Thousands Of Words

For years Oxford English Dictionary (OED) has been counted as one of the popular dictionaries in the world. But the bitter truth is this popular dictionary lacks thousands of words. It’s being saying that Robert Burchfield, a former editor of Oxford English Dictionary secretly deleted thousands of words while editing.

By On November 30, 2012 Respond
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The Mysterious Case of Sandy Island: Something That Never Existed

The Mysterious Case of Sandy Island: Something That Never Existed

Seems like Sandy Island, that was supposedly located between Australia and New Caledonia in the Coral Sea, is playing hide and seek. Though the island appeared in world maps for years, scientists say that it never existed in reality.

By On November 27, 2012 Respond
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Australian Sailboat Pilot Sets A New World Speed Sailing Record Of 110 kmph

Australian Sailboat Pilot Sets A New World Speed Sailing Record Of 110 kmph

On November 24, Paul Larsen, an Australian sailboat pilot, broke his own record and made a new world speed sailing record of 59.38 knots (68.3 mph or 110 kmph) for 500 meters riding Vestas’ Sailrocket 2.

By On November 26, 2012 Respond
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Secret World War II Code Stumps UK Cryptographers

Secret World War II Code Stumps UK Cryptographers

UK cryptographers have been trying to decipher a secret message that was found tied to a dead pigeon, dated back to World War II. However, they have failed so far.

By On November 26, 2012 Respond
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How Saudi Government Enforces Male Guardianship Over Women?

How Saudi Government Enforces Male Guardianship Over Women?

The cynicism of Saudi Arabia towards women has been evident in a number of episodes in the past. But a new story which has recently unfolded, shows that there are no ends to a medieval mentality. According to reports, Saudi government monitors women’s movements and notifies their male guardians about them.

By On November 24, 2012 Respond
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School Suspended Student For Refusing To Wear RFID Tracker, Blocked By Court

School Suspended Student For Refusing To Wear RFID Tracker, Blocked By Court

Northside Independent School District in San Antonio has come up with a rather unusual way to keep track of its students on campus – by making them wear RFID tags. When a sophomore student named Andrea Hernandez, attending John Jay High School, refused to wear the tag, and the school district had threatened to expel her.

By On November 24, 2012 Respond
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