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Monday, February 25, 2008

One Hit News

Luxembourg passes euthanasia law. Luxembourg News 352:

    ..parliament last night voted in favour of the so-called Err-Huss amendment to the government’s bill on palliative care which decriminalises euthanasia or assisted suicide.


    Parties had allowed their representatives to vote with the conscience rather than along party political lines.

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Father drives over son, killing him. South Africa News 24:

    An 11-month-old boy has died after he apparently crawled under the car and his dad drove over him.

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Possible banning of late-night instant credit. News Room Finland:

    "It appears that one of the key ways young men run into such shocking debt very quickly is that they are applying for these instant credit schemes in the wee hours and when intoxicated."

Heh - I've done some stupid things when I've been drunk, but applying for credit - I'm proud to say - is not one of them.
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Pothole problems? Rapid Rhino to the rescue! Evening Telegraph:

    Potholes cause particular problems at this time of year as water gets into cracks in road surfaces, freezes and then expands to cause further damage.


    The Rhino technique immediately bonds the repair to the existing surface. Within a short period of time, the repair becomes invisible to the naked eye.

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The movie "Deep Throat" draws almost one million kijkers. Kijkers means "viewers." NRC Handelsblad Dutch (translation via Babelfish):

    The controversial pornofilm Deep Throat which the broadcastings transmitted BNN and VPROvannacht, has drawn 907,000 kijkers. That becomes clear today from figures of the foundation look research.


    The retransmission caused in advance for considerable ophef. (Ophef meaning "noise, commotion, ruckus." - Drake).

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