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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Things of the Day

Search engine Ask has launched AskEraser, which allows users to immediately delete search queries stored on its servers, in contrast to rivals such as Google which stores data for 18 monthsSearch engine Ask has launched AskEraser, which allows users to immediately delete search queries stored on its servers, in contrast to rivals such as Google which stores data for 18 months.
  1. Led Zeppelin have played their first concert in 19 years, before nearly 20,000 fans at London's 02 arena. The concert was dedicated to Ahmet Ertegün, the Turkish Atlantic Records founder who died in 2006.
  2. The battle of Kosovo in 1389 was a battle in which the Serbs were defeated by the Ottoman Turks. The legend of 1389 has given Kosovo a mythical, almost mystical significance in Serbian nationalism.
  3. The most popular method of copyright control in the digital age, Digital Rights Management (DRM), is a software - and sometimes hardware - solution designed to prevent copying and to control how different forms of media are used.
  4. In Ethiopia mobile text messaging was banned for two years.
  5. Retired CIA agent John Kiriakou believes that torture can be justified.
  6. The investigation into Canadian serial killer pig-farmer Robert Pickton broke new ground in forensics, which included the invention of a robotic system to process the DNA of the women he murdered.
  7. A US report suggests that the rise in obesity may be linked with increases in severe gum disease.
  8. Babies born by elective Caesarean section are much more likely to develop breathing problems, a Danish study has said.
  9. Scientists say they have found a new weapon against the blood disease sickle cell anaemia - the skin.
  10. Food giant Carrefour worldsources fresh produce by training its supplier-farmers around the world in the use of safe pesticides.
  11. A legal battle is under way in the western Greek city of Patras over a parrot that is facing a $650 (£320; 444 euros) parking ticket.
  12. A man spent four days trapped in a toilet after the door handle broke.
  13. US president George W Bush cannot remember phone numbers.
  14. Academy Award winners sign a contract agreeing "not to sell or otherwise dispose" of the award, should they win. If they longer wish to retain the statuette they also agree to first offer to sell it back to the academy for $1 (49p).
  15. Radio now broadcasts pictures.

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