Singapore Bans April Fool's Jokes
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SINGAPORE (CBSBN) - The Singaporean authorities have announced a ban on April fool's jokes in the media. In a memorandum circulated to television broadcasting stations, radio stations, and newspaper publications by the Media Development Authority (MDA), the authorities warned media outlets against running ...
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Iran Defiant in Face of Sanctions
TEHRAN (AP) - In a speech delivered in front of cheering factory workers, President
Ahmedinejad has stated that Iran will not bow to external pressure. Emphasizing that Iran's nuclear program is for
peaceful purposes, the president criticized the international community for acceding to US demands for sanctions, which
he deemed 'unfair'.
Bomb Kills 21 in Baghdad
BAGHDAD (REUTERS) -
Scores of young men applying for police jobs were killed as a suicide bomber detonated an explosive device near the middle of the
crowd. The bomber, a young man whose identity is unknown, had posed as a job-seeker. Victims were rushed to hospital as relatives
mourned the dead amid scenes of utter devastation. The Iraqi government vowed to bring the masterminds to justice and asserted
that Baghdad is 'safe and stable'.
Antarctic Ice Shelf Shrinkage Accelerates
CHICAGO (REUTERS) -
Using newly developed satellite imaging technology, scientists have determined that the pace of change in Antarctica is accelerating.
Scientists at the University of Michigan determined that icebergs were
being spawned at a 7.5% faster rate than previously estimated. "This significantly changes accepted thinking," said Professor Arthur
Penrose, who led the study.