Latest News for: august 2008

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John Easterling pays tribute to 'magic' late wife Dame Olivia Newton-John

Hibbing Daily Tribune 30 Jan 2023
John Easterling has described the 'Grease' actress, who died of cancer last August at the age of 73, as "the most courageous and compassionate woman" he had ever met as he reflected on the star's legacy at the G'Day USA Gala in Los Angeles on Saturday (28.01.23).
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K-pop releases for February

Korea Times 30 Jan 2023
The upcoming album will carry three new songs ― "Killer," "Heartless" and "Easy ― and 11 tracks from Key's second solo studio album, "Gasoline" which dropped in August ... Key, whose real name is Kim Ki-bum, debuted as a member of SHINee in 2008 and made his solo debut in 2018 with the digital single, "Forever Yours.".
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N. Korea releases pictorial book of foreign gifts received by late leader

Korea Times 30 Jan 2023
The book includes other various gifts, including a golden lacquered folding screen from current Chinese leader Xi Jinping when he visited Pyongyang in 2008 as China's then vice president.
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Former DG IB Masood Sharif passes away

Dawn 30 Jan 2023
KOHAT ... He also served as vice-president of PPP from 1999 to 2008 ... He left PPP in 2008 in protest against the alleged political settlement of his party with the then military ruler General retired Pervez Musharaf ... .
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Dublin’s ‘ghost’ train station will open this year

The Irish Times 30 Jan 2023
Construction of the station was well under way by the time the Clonburris Strategic Development Zone (SDZ) – a fast-track planning scheme that allows the council to grant planning permission than cannot be appealed to An Bord Pleanála – was approved by the board in 2008.
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MICHAEL SCHMIDT: Murder of human rights lawyer latest in Eswatini’s secret war

Business Day 30 Jan 2023
The blast on the night of September 20 2008 occurred only 600m from the Lozitha Palace of King Mswati III, Sub-Saharan Africa’s last absolute monarch ruling a country ... the 2008 bombing — lawyers’ bodies, and the Swaziland Solidarity Network (SSN), based in exile in Johannesburg.
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Red Memory by Tania Branigan review – the Cultural Revolution up close

The Observer 30 Jan 2023
Branigan was the Guardian’s China correspondent between 2008 and 2015, and during those years interviewed people whose lives were formed, for good or ill, by the Cultural Revolution ... Li Jingpo, who worked at the elite Jingshan high school in Beijing and was killed in August 1966.
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Unleashed Brewing Co. seeks to reinstate approval to allow dogs in the taproom as trial ...

Castanet 30 Jan 2023
"This comes after a successful 5-month trial period approved by Interior Health in August of 2022 ... We thought it would be a way bigger fight and we would have to get lawyers involved and everything," owner Mike Prytula told Castanet back in August ... ....
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Banks to remain closed for 10 days in February 2023; Check full bank holiday list here

Financial Express 30 Jan 2023
Bank Holidays. Indian Banks will remain closed for ten days in February 2023 including second and fourth Saturdays, as well as Sundays. Follow Us. Bank Holidays January 2023. Banks will remain closed for ten days in February 2023 including weekends, according to the Reserve Bank of India’s holiday list ... Digital economy ... 15 August ... 16 August ... 31 August 31 ... .
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Why Nirmala Sitharaman's Budget 2023 likely to avoid populist measures

Hindustan Times 30 Jan 2023
Spending on the social sector saw a spike only in one pre-election budget. In 2008, however, the first United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government released a budget that focused on welfarism ... Expenditure on rural measures rose to 16.2 per cent in 2008-09 from 2005-08 average of 9.2 per cent ... There was no change in outlays for the social sector ... ....
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Russian embassy says North Korea lifted lockdown in capital

Asahi News 30 Jan 2023
North Korea has not officially acknowledged a lockdown in Pyongyang or a re-emergence of COVID-19 after leader Kim Jong Un declared a widely disputed victory over the coronavirus in August, but the Russian embassy’s Facebook posts have provided rare glimpses into the secretive country’s infectious disease controls.
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Clarkson: even split between neighbours who love me or hate me

The Times/The Sunday Times 30 Jan 2023
The journalist and broadcaster bought about 1,000 acres in Oxfordshire in 2008 and in 2019 began to farm them himself ... .
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The next few years risk giving us a very unlucky generation of workers

The Times/The Sunday Times 30 Jan 2023
The early 1980s were not a good time to be coming out of school or college. Nor was the period between 2008 and 2010 ... .
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45% of young people fear they will never earn enough to start family – survey

London Evening Standard 30 Jan 2023
The Prince’s Trust said the happiness and confidence of 16 to 25-year-olds is at its lowest level since research began in 2008 ... .
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IB’s ex-DG Masood Sharif passes away

The News International 30 Jan 2023
KARAK. Former director general of the Intelligence Bureau (IB) Masood. Sharif Khan Khattak died from cardiac arrest here on Sunday ... He also served as provincial vice president of PPP from 1999-2008 ... Aziz ... .

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