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  • Defenestration - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

    07/25/2012 11:03:11 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 7, 2012 | MerriamWebsterOnline
    The fascinating story behind many people's favorite word.
  • Ex-intel chief to Gaddafi wounded, raising more questions about handling of detainees

    10/27/2011 11:19:42 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 16 replies
    WaPo ^ | 10-27-2011 | By Colum Lynch and Mary Beth Sheridan
    The former intelligence chief to Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi was seriously injured Tuesday while in the custody of the National Transitional Council, fueling concerns about the treatment of loyalists to the deposed government. The cause of Abuzed Omar Dorda’s injuries are disputed, but a relative of Dorda, a one-time U.N. envoy, has appealed to U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and the Security Council president to intercede with Libyan authorities to protect the former official, saying he had been the target of an assassination attempt by his jailers. The U.N.’s special representative to Libya, Ian Martin, has instructed his staff to...
  • British nuclear expert's 17th floor UN death plunge 'was not suicide'

    11/02/2009 7:01:01 AM PST · by classified · 36 replies · 1,698+ views
    Mail Online World News ^ | Last updated at 7:00 PM on 01st November 2009 | Keri Sutherland
    Death: Timothy Hampton was involved in monitoring nuclear activity A British nuclear expert who fell from the 17th floor of a United Nations building did not commit suicide and may have been hurled to his death, says a doctor who carried out a second post-mortem examination. Timothy Hampton, 47, a scientist involved in monitoring nuclear activity, was found dead last week at the bottom of a stairwell in Vienna. Read more:
  • We Shouldn’t Hate Europeans, But They Might Just Bring It On Themselves

    09/23/2008 4:54:33 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 7 replies · 179+ views
    The Minority Report ^ | 22 September 2008 | .cnI redruM
    Let any bad thing befall the United States of America and its people, and you pretty much count on a cheering section to emerge. Yes, Osama Bin Ladin, “Pooty-Poot” and Ahmadinejad all enjoy watching Americans dying in lakes of fire and blood. Also, and much more obnoxiously, so does much of Western Europe. Not that we haven’t ever given up blood and treasure to pull their sorry butts out of perdition. The latest gaggle of gloating goatees celebrates the hardships afflicting Wall Street during the recent failures of America’s investment industry. To observe European investment bankers watching Wall Street’s latest...
  • Woman dies after fall from UN building

    02/17/2008 1:56:34 PM PST · by antiunion person · 53 replies · 90+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 02-17-08 | John Heinphin
    UNITED NATIONS - A woman who worked for the United Nations died Sunday after falling from the 19th floor of the U.N.'s Secretariat Building, authorities said. ADVERTISEMENT Police and U.N. security officers at the scene, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media, said the 45-year-old woman had jumped from a window after showing up to work early in the morning. "A U.N. agency staff member died after falling from the 19th floor of the U.N. Secretariat Building," U.N. deputy spokeswoman Marie Okabe said. "At this time there is no suspicion of...
  • Tourists held after 'disturbed burglar' falls from hotel room (UK, police arrest victims)

    09/20/2007 6:56:36 PM PDT · by PotatoHeadMick · 41 replies · 591+ views
    Thae Daily Mail ^ | 21 September 2007 | Dily Mail
    A suspected burglar fell 30 feet from a top-storey window of a London hotel after being disturbed by guests. He is fighting for his life after plunging face first on to the pavement from the second-floor window of the building in Victoria. Five men, all of whom are believed to be tourists and guests at the hotel, are being interviewed by police. "Two men have been arrested and are being held at a central London police station," a Scotland Yard spokeswoman said. Witnesses heard shouting and smashing noises from the top floor of the building just before the man fell...
  • Iran sentences two to death by being thrown off cliff

    05/26/2007 5:23:55 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 56 replies · 2,312+ views
    Iran Focus ^ | 5/26/07 | Iran Focus
    Tehran, Iran, May 25 – An Islamic court in Iran sentenced two men to death by being thrown of a cliff, the official state daily “Iran” reported on Thursday. The sentences were issued in the central Iranian province of Fars. The two men were identified only by their first names Tayyeb and Yazdan. They were accused of rape. Iran’s Islamic penal system regularly practices centuries-old sentences for petty crimes, such as amputation of limbs, eye gouging, stoning to death, and throwing prisoners off a cliff in a sac.
  • Teacher resigns after (ordering) girl tossed out window

    04/23/2004 6:09:36 AM PDT · by mhking · 119 replies · 308+ views
    A teacher at a Newton County school has resigned after officials say she admitted she told two students to throw a 14-year-old girl from a classroom window. The teacher, a 63-year-old Conyers resident, was not immediately arrested after the Monday incident, which took place at Sharp Learning Center. But the Newton County Sheriff's Office is investigating. The student, whose name was not released, was taken to Newton General Hospital on Tuesday night for neck pains and cuts to her body, said Newton County Sheriff's Office investigator Marty Roberts. According to an incident report by resource officer Brian Chiappetta, the incident...
  • INS Deports Veteran Character Actor

    06/28/2002 9:10:09 PM PDT · by BiffSchneider · 11 replies · 277+ views
    AP ^ | June 28 2002 | AP
    ANN ARBOR, Michigan (AP) - Movie bad guy Steven Berkoff has played a nemesis to stars ranging from Eddie Murphy to Sylvester Stallone. ...Berkoff met his match in U.S. immigration officials and was deported before he could take the stage, apparently for a visa violation. Berkoff was sent home Tuesday after being detained by U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service agents at Detroit Metropolitan Airport on allegations that he had violated the stipulations of a previous work visa issued in 1997, Summer Festival Director Evy Warshawski and Berkoff's American agent, Joe Ajlouny, told The Ann Arbor News...