US Senate approves $10.5 billon in aid for Hurricane Katrina victims

Friday, September 2, 2005 The United States Senate has cut short their summer recess and has arrived in Washington to approve a $10.5 billion aid bill to victims of Katrina as requested by President George W. Bush.The United States House of Representatives is expected to pass a similar bill later today. Bush has told Congress […]

200 candles: Chileans celebrate country’s Bicentennial

Saturday, September 18, 2010 Chile is celebrating its Bicentennial, with several events that have been organized by the government for almost a decade. It commemorates two hundred years since the First Government Junta of 1810 was formed, starting the Independence process, that ended in 1818 after Bernardo O’Higgins proclaimed it. The Bicentennial takes place on […]

Over 30 killed in Mexico dynamite truck explosion

Monday, September 10, 2007 More than 30 people have been killed and 140 people injured when a truck carrying dynamite exploded in Mexico shortly after being involved in a road traffic accident near Sacramento, Coahuila. The lorry collided with another vehicle on a busy Northern Mexico highway, and the wreckage quickly drew a large crowd […]

Six teenagers die in car accident in Victoria, several others injured

Monday, February 27, 2006 Six teenagers were killed in a horrific road accident near Mildura in north-western Victoria, Australia late at night on February 18. Cassandra Manners, aged 16, Stevie-Lee Weight, 15, Cory Dowling, 16, Shane Hirst, 16, and his sister, Abby Hirst, 17, died at the scene. Josephine Calvi, 16, was flown to the […]

Alternative to controversial hotel proposed to Buffalo, N.Y. business owners and residents

Buffalo, N.Y. Hotel Proposal Controversy Recent Developments “120 year-old documents threaten development on site of Buffalo, N.Y. hotel proposal” — Wikinews, November 21, 2006 “Proposal for Buffalo, N.Y. hotel reportedly dead: parcels for sale “by owner”” — Wikinews, November 16, 2006 “Contract to buy properties on site of Buffalo, N.Y. hotel proposal extended” — Wikinews, […]

Founder and CEO of Rockmount Ranchwear Jack Weil dies at age 107

Friday, August 15, 2008 Jack A. Weil, founder and CEO of Rockmount Ranch Wear died on August 13 at the age of 107 in Denver, Colorado. He was the oldest working CEO in the United States. He was also known as “Papa Jack”. He was born on March 28, 1901 in Evansville, Indiana. In 1946, […]

UN carries out first review of US human rights record

Saturday, March 19, 2011 The United Nations has completed its first ever assessment of the United States human rights record, which began last November. They made 228 recommendations for improvements. On Friday, the U.S. accepted about 174 of these, agreeing to such recommendations as the humane treatment of terror suspects and repudiation of torture, but […]

Why Take An Ultrasound Image Of Your Baby?

Here’s An Opinion On: Instant Cash Loans On Centrelink With Bad Credit Bad Credit Cash Advance Submitted by: Malcolm Bradley Ultrasound was first used to check on baby’s development towards the end of the 1980s. Who would have thought technology would enable expectant parents to visit a local clinic and within a few short minutes […]

Bottled water in Canada recalled due to arsenic concerns

Friday, March 16, 2007 The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) issued a health hazard alert, March 14, 2007, regarding Ark Land brand of bottled water, Naturally Carbonated Mineral Water. It is warning the public not to consume the product, as it may contain arsenic. Although there have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption […]

NASA unveils detailed map of Antarctica

Wednesday, November 28, 2007 Scientists at NASA have recently released the most detailed map of Antarctica ever. NASA’s Landsat 7 satellite took 10,000 photographs of the continent over a period of two years, from 1999 to 2001. 1,100 pictures were chosen to form the mosaic map. Officially titled the Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica (LIMA), […]