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Post by Anita on Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:35 am


This thread is exclusive to post headlines. Every member can post from one to five headlines about the most relevant news locally or globally. All sections are permitted (current events, politics, economy, science, technology, sports, entertainment, etc.)
For further discussion on these events, please start a new thread within this very same forum.

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October 17, 2011

Post by Anita on Mon Oct 17, 2011 2:24 pm

The news for October 17, 2011:



You can post more relevant headlines.
And get ready for our weekly News Quiz on Saturday! Surprised

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October 18 and October 19, 2011

Post by Anita on Wed Oct 19, 2011 11:51 pm

These are the main headlines for October 18 and October 19, 2011:


Enough!!!
More news coming soon (more positive, hopefully).
In the meantime, get ready for the weekly news quiz on Saturday.

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Re: Latest News - HEADLINES

Post by Anita on Thu Oct 20, 2011 3:52 pm

Misor wrote:Worring news from facebook Sad
OMG!!! Shocked This is serious!!
We're owned by Facebook. In the end, this is not surprising. Now I understand more and more why my sister deleted her Facebook account, and I feel like doing the same. This is dishonest! Mad

Thanks for the headline, Jose! Wink

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Post by Anita on Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:08 pm

Tada!!! I've closed my Facebook account. Razz

Now, the headlines for October 20th and October 21st:




While we haven't had much good news this week, there's one good thing for tomorrow: The first News Quiz! How up-to-date are you? Get ready to answer 10 questions! Wink


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Post by Anita on Sat Oct 22, 2011 4:34 pm


It's time for our first NEws Quiz. How up-to-date are you?


Choose the answer for these ten questions:


1. In China, a 2-year-old child was run over. The most concerning aspect is that no one helped her on time. How has these people's reaction been explained?
  • A. There was a regular channel to have helped the infant according to the law.
  • B. Taking the girl to hospital would have implied becoming legaly responsible for the child.
  • C. There's a common fear that the person who was assisted could sue them afterwards.



2. The United Nations (UN) has announced that they will reduce the number of troops located in Haiti, after this institution has lately lost credibility due to serious allegations. When did the UN mission start operating in Haiti?
  • A. 2002.
  • B. 2004.
  • C. 2010, after the earthquake.



3. Last weekend there was a global deminstration called OccupyTogether, motivated by the current Occupy Wall Street movement. About 200 countries made part of this demonstration. When did the Indignant movement start officially?
  • A. March 15.
  • B. September 17.
  • C. October 15.



4. The international Scrabble Champioship took place this week; cheating rumor included. Where's the winner from?
  • A. Thailand.
  • B. England.
  • C. New Zealand.



5. After a historical deal, there was a prisoner exchange between Palestine and Isreael: more than 400 Palestinian prisoners were freed in exchange of Israeli Gilad Shalit. Who was Gilad Shalit by the time he was captured?
  • A. An active politician.
  • B. A soldier.
  • C. A common citizen.



6. A new scandal has broken out in the FIFA organisation. What is the bribe alleged related to?
  • A. The raffle for hosting the World Cup.
  • B. Profitable sponsorship and broadcasting rights.
  • C. The elections of the FIFA staff.



7. New studies reveal that malaria has declined 20% in the last ten years. In which three countries has this serious illness been extinguished?
  • A. South Africa, Haiti and Somalia.
  • B. Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Solomon Islands.
  • C. Armenia, Morocco and Turkmenistan.



8. After bloggers brought about the issue, Facebook admitted they track their users activities even after they log out. What is their justification?
  • A. In order to ensure security and prevent fraud.
  • B. To know who is a regular Facebook user and know who doesn't use it anymore.
  • C. To study their user's behaviour when clicking the 'Like' button.



9. It seems Harold Camping isn't over with his predictions. After predicting - again - the end of the world was on October 21st, nothing happened. When would his first prediction about the Final Judgement and Christian Abduction take place?
  • A.December 1992.
  • B. September 1994.
  • C. May 2011.



10. Rebel Spanish group ETA announced a permanent ceasefire. The government and citizens are expecting these words come true. When was ETA founded?
  • A.In 1937 after General Franco's Basque occupation.
  • B. In 1959.
  • C. In 1961.


We'll have the answers tomorrow!
And thank you Jose for posting your headline.

Continue posting some more relevant news.
"I do not like to get the news, because there has never been an era when so many things were going so right for so many of the wrong persons." ~ Ogden Nash

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Post by Anita on Sun Nov 13, 2011 11:05 pm

It's been about two weeks without headlines. I wasn't keen on reading the news, I wanted to deintoxicate for a while. But here we go again.

Main news from the weekend:


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Post by Anita on Mon Nov 21, 2011 10:53 pm

From the latest news:

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