September, 2018

London’s Metropolitan Police Service found guilty in suspected suicide bomber case

Thursday, November 1, 2007 London’s Metropolitan police force has been found guilty of endangering the public during an anti-terrorism operation that lead to the death of an innocent Brazilian man in July of 2005. The British jury at Old Bailey convicted the police force of violating the Health & Safety legislation because the operation was […]

Canada’s St. Paul’s West (Ward 21) city council candidates speak

Friday, November 3, 2006 On November 13, Torontonians will be heading to the polls to vote for their ward’s councillor and for mayor. Among Toronto’s ridings is St. Paul’s West (Ward 21). One candidate responded to Wikinews’ requests for an interview. This ward’s candidates include John Adams, Tony Corpuz, Joe Mihevc (incumbent), and John Sewell. […]

20 dead in Hyderabad, India flyover collapse

Sunday, September 9, 2007 At least 20 people have died and 20 more are injured after a partially constructed flyover (overpass) in Hyderabad, India collapsed onto traffic. The disaster occurred at the Panjagutta junction, near Nagarjuna Circle. Two large concrete sections dropped onto oncoming cars and motorised rickshaws, damaging several severely. A large emergency effort […]

Sarasota doctor heading to prison

Thursday, October 5, 2006 Former Sarasota dermatologist Michael Rosin is heading to prison to serve a 22-year prison sentence for defrauding Medicare by performing unnecessary surgeries on elderly Sarasota, Florida patients. On Rosin’s 56th birthday, in front of his family, Judge William Castagna sentinced him to 22 years in federal prison. The judge also ordered […]

European Union offers to train Somali troops as fighting breaks out

Tuesday, January 26, 2010 Heavy fighting has broken out in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. As troops clash with Islamic fighters the European Union has said it will train 2,000 more soldiers for the country. One major battle erupted at a base used by Burundian troops. African peacekeepers as well as local soldiers working for the […]

Son of former US VP Al Gore arrested for drug possession

Thursday, July 5, 2007 On Wednesday morning at 2:15 a.m., PDT (UTC-7) the son of former Vice President Al Gore, Albert Gore III, was pulled over by Orange County Sheriff’s Department in California for driving 100 mph (approximately 160 km/h) on the San Diego Freeway. The deputy smelled marijuana in his car which, when searched, […]

Large Hadron Collider damaged, to be shut down for repairs

Sunday, September 21, 2008 The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in CERN, Geneva suffered light damage on September 19, 2008 when one of the giant superconducting magnets that guide the protons failed during a test. A large amount of helium, which is used to cool the magnets to 1.9 Kelvin (-271C; -456F) leaked into the collider […]

Ford’s US auto sales spike, surpassing GM

Wednesday, March 3, 2010 Ford Motor Company said on Tuesday that its sales in the United States rose 43% in February compared to the same period last year, as the automaker outsold rivals Toyota and General Motors. The strength of our new products … are resonating with customers Ford said that total sales improved to […]

England: Multi-storey carpark in Liverpool gutted by fire, 1,300 vehicles destroyed

Thursday, January 4, 2018 A fire on Sunday night in the seven-storey carpark for the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England destroyed almost all the vehicles parked inside and led to cancellation of the final evening of the Liverpool International Horse Show and evacuation of nearby blocks of flats. The blaze reportedly started with a parked […]

NHL: Montreal Canadiens open 100th season

Thursday, October 16, 2008 The Montreal Canadiens, the oldest and most successful National Hockey League team, played their 100th home opener against Original Six rivals the Boston Bruins on the night of October 15, 2008. The Canadiens won the game in a shootout, 4-3.