Australian cricket tour of Zimbabwe cancelled

Monday, May 14, 2007 Australian Prime Minister John Howard said his government has decided to not let the national cricket team go to Zimbabwe. “We don’t do this lightly, but we are convinced that for the tour to go ahead there would be an enormous propaganda boost for the Mugabe regime,” Howard told ABC television. […]

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Four coalition soldiers die in Kandahar helicopter crash

Tuesday, June 22, 2010 File:Australian SF Afghanistan Oct 2009.jpg Less than two weeks after two Australian soldiers (Diggers) died in the explosion of a roadside bomb, three more Diggers and a US soldier were killed early yesterday morning in a helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan, while seven other soldiers are being treated for injuries. Australian […]

Wikinews’ overview of the year 2008

Wednesday, December 31, 2008 Also try the 2008 World News Quiz of the year. What would you tell your grandchildren about 2008 if they asked you about it in, let’s say, 20 years’ time? If the answer to a quiz question was 2008, what would the question be? The year that markets collapsed, or perhaps […]

Venture capital investment in Ireland soars by 35%

Sunday, May 22, 2005 Venture capital investment in Ireland has leaped by 35% in the first quarter of 2005, according to a new report by Ernst & Young. The report found that Europe-wide venture capital investment increased by a healthy 19% on the same period in 2004. Total investment in Ireland was €42.11m (US$52.8m, £28.9m) […]

Why Condo Living In The Upper West Side Can Be A Cost Effective Option

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Spanish town council electee proposes nudist pool, marijuana field in park

Friday, June 1, 2007 A former mailman who proposed to paint the town hall pink, turn the local town square into a nudist pool, and to plant a marijuana field in the local park has been elected to the Reus, Spain town council. Ariel Santamaria promised to show up to the town’s council meetings dressed […]

US Federal deficit reaches record high of $455 billion

Wednesday, October 15, 2008 The United States 2008 federal deficit has reached a record high, US$454.8 billion—more than double last year’s deficit. Financial experts believe that next year, the deficit will reach over $700 billion, while the National Debt Clock has recently run out of digits to record over $10 trillion in national debt. The […]

Vladivostok fire witnesses dispute official death toll of nine, claim at least 50

Monday, January 23, 2006 At 11:45am on January 16, in Vladivostok, Russia, a fire broke out on the three upper floors of the Sberbank building. Photographs taken by eye-witnesses show people, who were trapped, dropping from 8th floor windows to their deaths. According to some reports the firemen who were dispatched to the scene were […]

Hitler doll story found to be hoaxed

Saturday, May 3, 2008 It has been revealed that a story concerning ‘Adolf Hitler dolls’ going on sale in Ukraine and aimed at children was a hoax. Many news outlets picked up the false story, including Wikinews. Also fooled were BBC News, The Telegraph and other major publications. The story quickly spread as various media […]