A380 makes maiden flight to US

September 17, 2021 By

Monday, March 19, 2007 The Airbus A380, the world’s largest passenger plane, was set to land in the United States of America on Monday after a test flight. One of the A380s is flying from Frankfurt to Chicago via New York; the airplane will be carrying about 500 people. It is being billed as the […]

Shots reported during Superdome evacuation

September 15, 2021 By

Thursday, September 1, 2005 Air evacuation of the Superdome was temporarily halted Thursday after shots were reportedly fired at a military helicopter. Evacuations by bus continue, despite an early news report to the contrary. Thousands of people taking temporary shelter in the Superdome and nearby areas in New Orleans are being evacuated after Mayor Ray […]

Gastric bypass surgery performed by remote control

September 14, 2021 By

Sunday, August 21, 2005 A robotic system at Stanford Medical Center was used to perform a laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery successfully with a theoretically similar rate of complications to that seen in standard operations. However, as there were only 10 people in the experimental group (and another 10 in the control group), this is not […]

Candidates make campaign stop at trade fairs ahead of 2008 Taiwan Presidential Election

September 13, 2021 By

Friday, November 9, 2007 Thursday, November 8, two trade shows, named MEDIPHAR Taipei at the Taipei World Trade Center (TWTC) and Taipei Audio Video Fair at the TWTC and The Grand Hotel, opened in Taipei, Taiwan. Some politicians and government officials chose these events as an opportunity to promote their parties and campaign-coalitions ahead of […]

Captain and four shipping companies face legal action over 2009 Australian oil spill

September 12, 2021 By

Wednesday, July 7, 2010 In light of an oil spill that occurred off the coast of southeast Queensland in 2009, a captain of a cargo ship and four companies are set to appear in court. In March of last year, the cargo ship Pacific Adventurer, with Filipino national Bernardino Gonzales Santos at the helm, encountered […]

Teen broadcasts suicide online

September 11, 2021 By

Sunday, November 23, 2008 A Pembroke Pines, Florida teenager killed himself Wednesday, November 19, while broadcasting on the live video site Justin.tv. After making suicide threats and being encouraged by Justin.tv viewers and Bodybuilding.com forum members, Abraham K. Biggs, 19, committed suicide by taking an overdose of opiates and benzodiazepine, which had been prescribed for […]

Global study dispels some myths about sexual behaviour

September 10, 2021 By

Wednesday, November 1, 2006 The first comprehensive global study of sexual behaviour, published today as part of The Lancet’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Online Series, found that people aren’t losing their virginity at ever younger ages, married people have the most sex, and there is no firm link between promiscuity and sexually transmitted diseases. Experts […]