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April 25, 2010[edit]

This is the heading for the April 25 show. All files and conversations for this show will take place here. Today's cut-off time is 00:00 UTC. Turtlestack (talk) 17:30, 25 April 2010 (UTC)

NATO tankers in Pakistan attacked, four killed[edit]

I'm going to have to go to bed soon (gotta work at 4am) so I'm going to post the AW that I have done for now. Once you have your script completed on this story, I'll either amend it to this show or place it in tomorrow's show. Turtlestack (talk) 01:36, 26 April 2010 (UTC)

Condemned US killer to face execution by firing squad[edit]

  • I'd like to add this bit in the AW to provide some historical context : "The 1979 novel, The Executioner's Song by Norman Mailer focused on one of the most famous executions in Utah history, the firing squad execution of Gary Gilmore on on January 17, 1977. The book took a central position in the national debate over the revival of capital punishment by the US Supreme Court as Gilmore was the first person in the United States executed since the re-instatement of the death penalty in 1976." . - source here (also, I've read the book)

British government apologises for suggesting the Pope could create a brand of "Benedict" condoms[edit]

WHO starts simultaneous immunization campaigns in over 100 countries[edit]

Mississippi tornado kills at least ten[edit]

Thai prime minister dismisses offer by anti-government protesters[edit]

Five dead after continuing violence in Nigeria[edit]

Officials: Eight insurgents killed in Orakzai, Pakistan[edit]

Stephen Hawking thinks aliens "almost certain to exist," could invade Earth[edit]

Paul Schäfer, founder of Colonia Dignidad, dies at 88[edit]

Fire sweeps Manila, Philippines slum[edit]

On this day in history[edit]

In 1939, DC Comics publishes its second major superhero in Detective Comics #27; his name is Batman and he has become one of the most popular comic book superheroes of all time. But why is he "so serious"?

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April 26, 2010[edit]

This is the heading for the April 26 show. All files and conversations for this show will take place here. Today's cut-off time is 22:30 UTC. I will be logged in around 17:00 UTC. If you want to add links to the stories you wish to read / write, please do so. Turtlestack (talk) 01:56, 26 April 2010 (UTC)

Spokesman: At least 55 dead after violence in Darfur, Sudan[edit]

Nearly 100,000 protest for closure of US military base in Japan[edit]

  • working Turtlestack (talk) 17:26, 26 April 2010 (UTC)
  • This is my favorite kind of wikinews story - no bloodshed, ultra-violence or medieval mutilations; just some interesting news with a strong historical bent and a touch of human interest :)
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6.5 magnitude earthquake hits off coast of Taiwan[edit]

  • working Turtlestack (talk) 18:04, 26 April 2010 (UTC)
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Poison lead singer Bret Michaels in critical condition[edit]

  • working Turtlestack (talk) 20:05, 26 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Too bad there is no clip of a Poison song in the commons we can use at the end of this segment. Life Goes On would be sort of fitting. It kinda sucks that NPR can add little clips to their shows but we can't even though we are more "free" than they are :(
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On this day in history[edit]

In 1986, the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant near Chernobyl in the former Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, suffered a steam explosion, resulting in a fire, a nuclear meltdown, and the evacuation and resettlement of over 336,000 people around Europe.

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April 27, 2010[edit]

This is the heading for the April 27 show. All files and conversations for this show will take place here. Today's cut-off time is 22:30 UTC. I will be logged in around 17:00 UTC. If you want to add links to the stories you wish to read / write, please do so. Turtlestack (talk) 15:30, 27 April 2010 (UTC)

Australian rules football: 2010 Gippsland Football League round 3 - Morwell v Traralgon[edit]

  • working Turtlestack (talk) 18:38, 27 April 2010 (UTC)
  • combining this story with William Trubridge story under 1 sport brief
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Sudanese president declared winner of elections[edit]

  • working Turtlestack (talk) 17:09, 27 April 2010 (UTC)
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Hungarian conservative party wins majority in parliament[edit]

New Zealander William Trubridge breaks freediving world record[edit]

  • working Turtlestack (talk) 18:38, 27 April 2010 (UTC)
  • combining this story with Australian rules football story under 1 sport brief
  • adding "a submarine cave to clarify what a blue hole is.
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Gulf of Mexico oil spill expanding; submarines to try to stop leak[edit]

Snap election fails to end political deadlock in Nauru[edit]

  • working Turtlestack (talk) 20:36, 27 April 2010 (UTC)
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Smoke bomb thrown in Ukrainian parliament during naval base debate[edit]

  • working Turtlestack (talk) 21:23, 27 April 2010 (UTC)
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Dale Ogden, 2010 California gubernatorial candidate, talks with Wikinews[edit]

  • working (will not be a brief per se, but rather information for the listener to come to wikinews and read the interview. Turtlestack (talk) 22:56, 27 April 2010 (UTC)
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On this day in history[edit]

In 1810, Ludwig van Beethoven composes his famous piano piece, Für Elise. While it is uncertain who Elsie was, perhaps a mistress or a friend whom rejected his marriage proposal, whoever she was, his love for her has endured for two centuries through this beautiful composition.

  • Looks like today I can add some music as there is a commons file for Für Elise that meets our CC requirements.
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April 28, 2010[edit]

This is the heading for the April 28 show. All files and conversations for this show will take place here. Today's cut-off time is 23:45 UTC. I will be logged in around 20:00 UTC. If you want to add links to the stories you wish to read / write, please do so. Turtlestack (talk) 23:10, 27 April 2010 (UTC)

I've got tomorrow off so I can wait for all of Wednesday's stories to drop and do them all at once even if it runs past my UTC cut-off time today. Turtlestack (talk) 21:39, 28 April 2010 (UTC)

I'll do the bottom 4 stories for tomorrow's show since they have been released from the newsroom yet. It's all good, since it made today's show an easy, quick one to do :) Turtlestack (talk) 01:29, 29 April 2010 (UTC)

Suicide bombing in Afghanistan kills three, 35 injured[edit]

  • working Turtlestack (talk) 20:16, 28 April 2010 (UTC)
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Officials: US drone strike kills five in Pakistan[edit]

  • working Turtlestack (talk) 21:13, 28 April 2010 (UTC)
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US official warns of Hezbollah missile threat[edit]

  • waiting for article to be published Turtlestack (talk) 21:35, 28 April 2010 (UTC)
  • will do for tomorrow's show

Israeli developer Jacob Hai releases plans to build in Albania[edit]

  • waiting for article to be published Turtlestack (talk) 21:35, 28 April 2010 (UTC)
  • will do for tomorrow's show

Controversial wind farm approved by US government[edit]

  • waiting for article to be published Turtlestack (talk) 21:35, 28 April 2010 (UTC)
  • will do for tomorrow's show

Thai police, protesters in violent clashes; at least one dead[edit]

  • waiting for article to be published Turtlestack (talk) 21:35, 28 April 2010 (UTC)
  • will do for tomorrow's show

On this day in history[edit]

In 1789, about 1,300 miles west of Tahiti, near Tonga, Fletcher Christian, the master's mate on board the Royal Navy ship HMAV Bounty, led a mutiny against the ship's commander William Bligh.

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April 29, 2010[edit]

This is the heading for the April 29 show. All files and conversations for this show will take place here. Today's cut-off time is 23:45 UTC. If you want to add links to the stories you wish to read / write, please do so. Turtlestack (talk) 01:42, 29 April 2010 (UTC)

US official warns of Hezbollah missile threat[edit]

  • working Turtlestack (talk) 19:49, 29 April 2010 (UTC)
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Thai police, protesters in violent clashes; at least one dead[edit]

  • working Turtlestack (talk) 20:43, 29 April 2010 (UTC)
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New Jersey students protest proposed budget cuts[edit]

  • working Turtlestack (talk) 21:17, 29 April 2010 (UTC)
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"Bigoted woman": controversial Gordon Brown remarks caught on air[edit]

  • working Turtlestack (talk) 21:25, 29 April 2010 (UTC)
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16 year old boy charged with murder over use of Playstation in Chile[edit]

  • working Turtlestack (talk) 21:52, 29 April 2010 (UTC)
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On this day in history[edit]

In 1945, Heinrich Wicker, a German Non Commissioned Officer, formally surrenders the Dachau concentration camp to the 42nd Rainbow Division of the United States Army. Approximately 32,000 prisoners were liberated and 300 SS camp guards were taken into custody; some of whom were shot and killed after surrendering by American troops who were horrified upon seeing the conditions of the camp.

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April 30, 2010[edit]

This is the heading for the April 30 show. All files and conversations for this show will take place here. Today's cut-off time is 22:30 UTC. I will be logged in around 17:00 UTC. If you want to add links to the stories you wish to read / write, please do so.

Controversial wind farm approved by US government[edit]

  • working Turtlestack (talk) 18:28, 30 April 2010 (UTC)
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Taliban commander reportedly alive, despite claims of January death[edit]

Algerian driver released by hostage takers in Niger[edit]

  • working Turtlestack (talk) 19:10, 30 April 2010 (UTC)
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Belgium passes ban on full face veil[edit]

  • working Turtlestack (talk) 19:26, 30 April 2010 (UTC)
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Pakistani peace mediator killed in tribal area[edit]

On this day in history[edit]

In 1006, in the constellation Lupus (Latin for Wolf), light from an exploding star 7,200 LY away reached Earth. The event, known as SN 1006, is the brightest supernova in history and was widely observed and chronicled by early astronomers in China, Egypt, Iraq, Japan, Switzerland, and possibly North America. Nova means "new" in Latin, and what makes them "super" is that in the period of just a few days or weeks, they can outshine an entire galaxy and radiate as much energy as our own sun does over its entire lifespan.

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