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  • Family of Egyptian doctor Mohamed Helmy rejects Israeli Holocaust honour

    10/20/2013 6:27:43 AM PDT · by Netz · 9 replies
    AP (Herald Sun- Australia) ^ | October 20, 2013 | AP
    <p>A MEMBER of the family of the first Arab honoured by Israel for risking his life to save Jews during the Holocaust says the family isn't interested in the recognition. The Egyptian doctor Mohamed Helmy was honoured posthumously last month by Israel's Holocaust memorial for hiding Jews in Berlin during the Nazis' genocide, but a family member tracked down by The Associated Press this week in Cairo said her relatives wouldn't accept the award, one of Israel's most prestigious.</p>
  • Bloomberg Refused Second Slice of Pizza at Local Restaurant [Satire]

    05/02/2013 11:58:21 AM PDT · by LUV W · 30 replies
    Daily Currant ^ | May 2, 2013 | Daily Currant
    New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg was denied a second slice of pizza today at an Italian eatery in Brooklyn. The owners of Collegno's Pizzeria say they refused to serve him more than one piece to protest Bloomberg's proposed soda ban,which would limit the portions of soda sold in the city.....
  • Cancer survivor refused breast reconstruction operation after NHS officials dismiss- cosmetic

    04/01/2010 12:20:52 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies · 633+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/31/10 | By Liz Hull
    A cancer sufferer has condemned the NHS ' postcode lottery' after health chiefs refused to fund her breast reconstruction. Mother-of-four Patsy Parsons had a large section of her left breast removed when she was diagnosed two years ago and was told she was entitled to have it rebuilt free of charge. But despite being recommended for a 5,000 bilateral breast augmentation operation - complex surgery which involves inserting implants and uplifting both breasts - by her consultant, the local primary care trust refused to fund it.
  • Obama's half brother refused British visa: report

    04/11/2009 3:18:54 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 95 replies · 6,829+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 4/11/09 | AFP
    LONDON (AFP) US President Barack Obama's half brother was refused a visa to enter Britain because he had been accused of a serious crime on a previous visit, it was reported Saturday. Samson Obama was stopped by immigration officials at East Midlands Airport in January on his way to Washington for the president's inauguration, the Sunday newspaper News of the World reported, according to advance excerpts. Biometric tests alerted the authorities that Samson, a Kenyan mobile phone shop manager, had previously been arrested by police in Berkshire. That arrest followed an alleged sex attack on a British girl two...
  • Australians refused insurance because of poor genes

    03/09/2009 10:04:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies · 623+ views
    News Break ^ | 3/9/09 | staff
    Australians have been refused insurance protection because of their genetic make-up, researchers have shown in the first study in the world to provide proof of genetic discrimination
  • Livni: I Refused to Promise to Keep All of Jerusalem

    10/26/2008 9:16:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies · 1,118+ views
    arutz 7 ^ | October 26, '08 | Hillel Fendel
    (IsraelNN.com) Kadima Party leader Tzipi Livni, who is to inform President Shimon Peres today that she failed at forming a new government, admits it's because she refused a Shas demand to promise to keep all of Jerusalem. Livni was able to reach a coalition agreement with Labor, but the Shas Party informed her late last week that it would be unable to join her government. Without Shas, Livni cannot form a government with a comfortable Knesset majority. Shas says that Livni refused to meet its demands: Increased montly child allowance payments for large and medium-sized families, and a promise to...
  • Hallucinating, vomiting and unable to stand, but guides refused water to dying trekker

    05/07/2007 1:51:35 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 58 replies · 2,204+ views
    Guardian ^ | 5/7/07 | Dan Glaister
    Family sues survival school after death of fit 29-year-old on wilderness course"Dave is dead." The words came at the end of the second day of what was supposed to be a character-forming experience, a chance for 12 people to "experience the wilderness to the fullest". Instead, the trek through the mountains and desert of Utah in the mid-western US left David Buschow, a fit 29-year-old US air force veteran and security guard from New York dehydrated and hallucinating, his eyes bulging and tongue swollen. Less than 10 hours after setting off from the group's overnight camp on the second day,...
  • Woman Who Refused Chemo To Save Unborn Child Dies (Mother Of Three Dies Of Leukemia)

    04/05/2007 12:32:18 PM PDT · by bedolido · 44 replies · 2,104+ views
    KITV ^ | 4-5-2007 | staff writer
    HONOLULU -- The family of Sharnell Onaga has announced she died on Tuesday night. Onaga found out she had leukemia when she became pregnant. She decided to have the child, and refused to undergo chemotherapy.
  • US Army deserter Jeremy Hinsman refused to serve because....(photo)

    12/10/2004 7:11:08 AM PST · by crushelits · 124 replies · 3,692+ views
    crushelits | Dec. 10, 2004 | crushelits
    United States Army deserter Jeremy Hinsman, 26, winds up his application to the Immigration and Refugee Board Of Canada in Toronto. A private in the 82nd Airborne Division, Hinzman refused to serve because (he says) he feared he would be forced to commit war crimes. WHAT DO YOU THINK?
  • GIs who refused job had unarmored trucks

    10/17/2004 2:40:08 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 76 replies · 2,579+ views
    courier press ^ | 10 17 04 | JIM KRANE
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The U.S. Army Reserve soldiers who refused orders to drive a dangerous route were members of one of a few supply units whose trucks are still unarmored, their commanding general said Sunday. The soldiers, now under investigation, had previously focused on local missions in safer parts of southern Iraq and had never driven a convoy north along the attack-prone roads passing through Baghdad. "Not all of their trucks are completely armored. In their case, they haven't had the chance to get armored," said Brig. Gen. James E. Chambers, commanding general of 13th Corps Support Command, which...
  • CA: Protester who refused to ID herself ordered to pay restitution (Greenie)

    06/04/2003 5:35:17 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 222+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 6.4.03 | Sean Webby
    <p>A University of California-Berkeley student -- who spent nine days of anonymity in a San Jose jail as an act of civil disobedience -- was ordered Wednesday to pay restitution to a Sunnyvale company she had denounced as a war profiteer.</p>
  • Iraq: Scientists Refused Private Talks

    01/23/2003 8:25:17 PM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies · 267+ views
    AP ^ | January 23, 2003 at 20:20:15 PST | HAMZA HENDAWI
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - Iraqi scientists are refusing private interviews with U.N. inspectors despite the strong urgings of the Iraqi government, a senior Iraqi official said Thursday. But Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz said Thursday that Iraqi President Saddam Hussein had threatened cooperative scientists with death. "Today we know from multiple sources that Saddam has ordered that any scientist who cooperates during interviews will be killed, as well as their families," Wolfowitz said in New York. Despite the scientists' balking at interviews, Lt. Gen. Hossam Mohammed Amin said Baghdad hopes the chief U.N. inspectors will submit a progress report to...
  • Radioactive Man Refused Entry To Russia

    10/09/2002 6:26:23 PM PDT · by blam · 19 replies · 375+ views
    Ananova ^ | 10-9-2002
    Radioactive man refused entry to Russia A Chinese man has been refused entry to Russia after he set off a Geiger counter at the border. Radiation levels from his body registered 200 times higher than normal. He set off the detector at the border station in the far-eastern Primorye region. Further checks showed radiation levels were highest around the man's throat. The man claimed he was taking a special radioactive medication to cure his thyroid gland problems but he was deported back to China as a safety precaution. Story filed: 09:44 Wednesday 9th October 2002
  • Kevorkian, Nichols cases among many refused by Supreme Court

    10/07/2002 10:52:59 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 197+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 10/07/02 | Gina Holland - AP
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court dealt losses Monday to convicted Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Terry Nichols, imprisoned Dr. Jack Kevorkian, former Olympic security guard Richard Jewell, and Frank Sinatra Jr.</p> <p>Their cases were among more than a thousand that justices refused to consider as they returned to work after a three-month break. The court only hears arguments in 80 or so cases each year - about 1 percent of the cases that make it to the high court.</p>