After a year’s absence the Big Day Out is returning to Auckland, in new quarters. The first lineup announcement for the January 17 festival is due on August 1, organisers said today
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Will.i.am surprises with $100k donation
The BlackBerry PlayBook: Another Interesting Unfinished Tablet
Gulf Oil Spill: Few Changes in Drilling Policy One Year On
It took just a couple of days for Admiral Thad Allen to realize how disastrous the well blowout at the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig would prove to be. On April 20 last year, the well being drilled by the BP-owned rig suddenly kicked back, spurting oil and gas up the drilling pipe and setting the Deepwater Horizon aflame in the Gulf of Mexico.
Hey Ireland, Please Drop the World Cup Do-Over
Russian chess legends face off
Chess legends Garry Kasparov and Anatoli Karpov faced off again in Spain on Tuesday, 25 years after their epic first world championship battle in Moscow, in what organizers are calling a “historic revenge match.” Revenge or not, the past chess champs will receive undisclosed sums for playing the three-day, 12-game match in the eastern port city of Valencia. There will be no additional cash prize for the winner of the exhibition event, which the regional Valencia government is organizing under the title “Valencia, cradle of modern chess,” event spokesman Rafa Carretero told CNN.
Military planning for possible H1N1 outbreak
Chinese Film Directors Protest Documentary on Uighur’s Kadeer
Political tension over the deadly riots that struck northwest China has spilled into an unlikely venue: the Melbourne International Film Festival. Three Chinese directors announced they were pulling their works from the event to protest the inclusion of a documentary about a Uighur activist. The Uighurs are a Turkic speaking, largely Islamic minority group concentrated in China’s northwestern Xinjiang region.