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Family of Chile’s former leader Augusto Pinochet arrested on embezzlement charges

Friday, October 5, 2007 The widow and five children of former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet have been arrested in Chile on embezzlement charges. They are accused of illegally transferring USD27 million to foreign bank accounts during Pinochet’s rule from 1973 to 1990. Seventeen of Pinochet’s former associates, including his former personal secretary and three retired…

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MMVAs handed out in Toronto, Canada; Wikinews was there

Wednesday, June 20, 2007 Last night was the 2007 MuchMusic Video Awards in Downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. MuchMusic is the most watched music channel in Canada, and has been holding the event since 1990. Roughly 6,000 fans line the streets surrounding Much headquarters each year, and 1,200 more score “the wristband” and enjoy a free…

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UK company “seriously considering” GPS tracking devices in school uniforms

Saturday, August 25, 2007 The leading supplier of school uniforms in the United Kingdom, Lancashire-based manufacturer Trutex, has announced it is “seriously considering” including GPS tracking devices in future ranges of its uniform products after conducting an online survey of both parents and children. “As a direct result of the survey, we are now seriously…

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Former NZ Prime Minister confirmed as head of UNDP

Thursday, April 2, 2009 Former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark has been appointed as head of the United Nations Development Program. The appointment follows a unanimous vote by the UN General Assembly yesterday. Clark will take up the role by April 20, replacing current UNDP Administrator Kemal Dervis. Clark is reportedly eager for the…

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U.K. National Portrait Gallery threatens U.S. citizen with legal action over Wikimedia images

Tuesday, July 14, 2009 This article mentions the Wikimedia Foundation, one of its projects, or people related to it. Wikinews is a project of the Wikimedia Foundation. The English National Portrait Gallery (NPG) in London has threatened on Friday to sue a U.S. citizen, Derrick Coetzee. The legal letter followed claims that he had breached…