What was the biggest headline in your local newspaper today?

@isasice (2015)
Iceland
November 15, 2006 9:51am CST
We live in such a big world and what is big news in one country, never makes it into the newspapers in other countries. What was the topic of the day in your area? I only read online newspapers so the frontpage headline changes very fast. Right now the front headline in the local section is about serious traffic accidents in Iceland. They have increased by 43,6% comepared to same time last year! Unfortunately many of the victims of fatal accidents in Iceland are foreigners who are either traveling here or just moved here. They don't realize how dangerous our roads can be and that there is a reason for lower speed limits here than in most other countries. The international front headline at the moment is about increasing obesity in European countries. Health ministers and Health ministry staff from 48 countries are meeting in Istanbul, Turkey to discuss the problem. They say that 50% of adults and 1 in 5 of European children are overweight. This is a topic that deserves a discussion of it's own. I hope the ministers come up with a magic solution for this problem. It would be interesting to know if this story made it to your newspaper (if you live in Europe).
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14 responses
@gittabest (1951)
• Iceland
15 Nov 06
Laugavegurinn mun brenna, on English that is The Laugavegur will burn Laugavegurinn is the famous street in my country :Þ
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@isasice (2015)
• Iceland
15 Nov 06
I didn't see that one. What paper was that in? I have only checked www.mbl.is today
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@gittabest (1951)
• Iceland
15 Nov 06
in blaðið, The paper :Þ
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@isasice (2015)
• Iceland
15 Nov 06
Ahh, I never read that one.
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• India
16 Nov 06
sealing in delhi its being from last one month
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@isasice (2015)
• Iceland
16 Nov 06
Is that the biggest news every day?
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• Singapore
16 Nov 06
I actually live in the Asia Pacific region, so the major news would be the entire nuclear threat in North Korea, being that they're so near. Then the haze, caused by people burning stretches of forests in Indonesia, which results in smog blanketing Singapore on a seasonal basis, particularly bad this year. Some tsunami alert in the Phillipines brings up the threat that our country could get washed away on the next tide. (Which would be really bad, because if we have to be hit by a tsunami, I'd really prefer to have Clay Aiken visit me, like he did Indonesia.) George Bush is here on a visit, something to do with APEC and trade, and possibly the "China threat".
@isasice (2015)
• Iceland
16 Nov 06
I remember reading about a big earthquake in Japan yesterday and some bad floods resulting from that. That is the only news from Asia that I noticed in the front pages of my online news website.
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@Iceland (98)
• Iceland
15 Nov 06
I read the same papers as you did and gittabest so I can just agree to you guys. Don't think I have anything to add unless you want to talk politics.
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@isasice (2015)
• Iceland
15 Nov 06
Maybe there was nothing newsworthy anywhere else in the world today. Or maybe myLot users are so busy posting discussions that they don't have time to read the news :) No news is good news so hopefully nothing serious has happened.
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@xbrendax (2668)
• United States
17 Nov 06
Sorry, don't get the paper! Infact I don't even bother to read any newspapers cause my hands get all dirty from the print. I get all my news from the 6 o clock news on TV or over the Internet!
@isasice (2015)
• Iceland
17 Nov 06
I usually only read the online version of the newspapers and watch the evening news on tv. What was the frontpage news on your internet news site? (Don't forget to say where you are from)
@xbrendax (2668)
• United States
17 Nov 06
I live in Ohio USA and it was all about Bush and politics and N. Korea
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@isasice (2015)
• Iceland
17 Nov 06
What's happening in Ohio? I have a lot of friends there.
16 Nov 06
I am from Scotland and the biggest headline today in the paper i read is 'Girl, 13, raped at TV circus' One of the latest reality TV shows at the moment is Cirque De Celebrite, where celebrities train with circus entertainers and compete each week to make it through to the next week. One of the big top stars who is helping the celebrities train has been arrested and charged with raping the girl after she went to see the show on Sunday night.
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@isasice (2015)
• Iceland
16 Nov 06
OMG that is awful news! I hope this guy gets what he deserves!
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16 Nov 06
yeah i cetainly hope he does too.
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@isasice (2015)
• Iceland
16 Nov 06
Keep us posted if you hear about anything new in the case.
@Iceland (98)
• Iceland
19 Nov 06
I keep trying to respond to this but always get "internet explorer can't display this page" The headline now (Sunday morning at 4:25am) is about Norway offering defence assitance (fighter jets etc) to Iceland since the US navy has left. Local news is mostly about traffic accidents and snow storms.
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@isasice (2015)
• Iceland
19 Nov 06
They weren't joking about those storms! Everything is covered in snow now so this morning (Sunday) the headlines were mostly about how much snow there is and how everyone who went clubbing downtown last night had trouble getting back home. The rescue teams have been extremely busy but I haven't heard of any bad accidents or anyone getting hurt. Guess we have to expect snow when we live in Iceland.
@isasice (2015)
• Iceland
21 Nov 06
Today the Icelandic takeover of the London football team West Ham United has been in all the papers and on the tv news. They spend 85 million British pounds to buy the team! Wish I had that kind of money to waste on games lol.
@mitra8801 (268)
• India
22 Nov 06
China President is coming to India
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@isasice (2015)
• Iceland
22 Nov 06
Maybe you can come back and tell us the results of that visit.
@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
17 Nov 06
I gave up reading newspapers several years ago and do not have a clue what the front page story is. The main reason for this was the lack of social responsibilty demonstrated by newspapers. I appreciate that they have a business to run and selling more copies is a major factor in this, although it should be tempered with a responsibility to the public to report important news. It was not uncommon for the newspapers to carry a picture on the front page of some actor from a soap opera who was seen in a night club with an actress. I have no complaints about people wanting to read this, but all too often this meant that important international events received a few column inches on page 7.
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@isasice (2015)
• Iceland
17 Nov 06
You'll just have to learn Icelandic and get your news form www.mbl.is. Our media is pretty good at delivering news from around the world and the gossip is usually kept to a minimum in one of the back pages. We have been bombarded with some bad gossip magazines lately though but the newspapers here aren't too bad.
• United States
17 Nov 06
In our newspaper today, the big headline that caught my eye was that Illinois minimum wage is going up a dollar at the beginning of the year! Thats great news and it very much excites me! Now, starting Jan 1, our minimum wage will be $7.50! But, along with that, Im sure prices of everything else will rise as well....
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@isasice (2015)
• Iceland
17 Nov 06
That is quite a raise. Isn't 7.50 the average minimum wage in the US? I think I read another thread somewhere were people were discussing wages. Yes, it's inevitable that the prices will go up but hopefully it won't eat up all the raise.
• India
17 Nov 06
PM CALLS BUSH, asks him to see N-Deal through (INDIA) 17/11/2006
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@isasice (2015)
• Iceland
17 Nov 06
Any news on Bush's response to that?
• Australia
17 Nov 06
Some Minister charged with extortion
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@isasice (2015)
• Iceland
17 Nov 06
Please remember to tell us where you live.
@fl0urish (5387)
• India
16 Nov 06
NO I AM HERE FROM MORNING
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@isasice (2015)
• Iceland
16 Nov 06
Do you mean you haven't read your local newspaper because you have spent all morning on myLot? Not sure how else this could be a response to this discussion.
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@xtinelee (3379)
• Singapore
17 Nov 06
horror - horror
Bush visiting my country.
@isasice (2015)
• Iceland
17 Nov 06
I'm sure if Aliens read the newspapers this week they would think Bush was the only person on earth
@isasice (2015)
• Iceland
17 Nov 06
I did check on www.ananova.com earlier today to find a headline to post on here but the news I found there I thought deserved it's own discussion. It was about a 7 year old girl in florida robbing a Wal-mart store at knifepoint. You can see the whole article in my previous discussions.