Batman star Adam West dies aged 88

Monday, June 12, 2017 On Friday night, Adam West, a US actor best known for his role as Batman in 1960s television series Batman, died at the age of 88 in Los Angeles, his family spokesperson said. Before his death, West “fought a short but brave battle with leukemia”, his family said via Facebook. Actors […]

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In depth: Buffalo, N.Y. hotel proposal controversy

Friday, May 26, 2006 Buffalo, N.Y. Hotel Proposal Controversy Recent Developments “120 year-old documents threaten development on site of Buffalo, N.Y. hotel proposal” — Wikinews, November 21, 2006 “Proposal for Buffalo, N.Y. hotel reportedly dead: parcels for sale “by owner”” — Wikinews, November 16, 2006 “Contract to buy properties on site of Buffalo, N.Y. hotel […]

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Corruption blamed for Papuan rainforest destruction

Thursday, March 2, 2006 A new report on the commercial logging industry in Papua New Guinea (PNG) released by international forestry organization, Forest Trends, shows that the overwhelming majority of current commercial industrial forestry operations in PNG are ecologically and economically unsustainable. Foreign logging companies are in open defiance of the law and cutting down […]

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Gunman massacres at least 12 at New York immigration center

Friday, April 3, 2009 A gunman attacked a downtown Binghamton, New York-based immigration services center today, killing up to 13 people before killing himself. New York Governor David Paterson at a news conference indicated that 12 or 13 people were killed at the American Civic Association. It is unclear whether or not the attacker was […]

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Australian soldier killed in Afghanistan

Friday, October 26, 2007 Matthew Locke, an Australian special forces soldier with the Special Air Service Regiment (SAS) has been shot and killed while taking part in a 300-man special operatives attack against the Taliban in Afghanistan. The death, Australia’s third combat soldier death since the Vietnam War, is the second to occur in October. […]

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