March, 2019

Canadian soldier kills 10 year old Afghan boy

Wednesday, August 23, 2006 The shooting death by Canadian troops of a 10 year-old boy in Afghanistan has raised fears of a backlash and retaliation. The boy was shot and a teenager injured at around 5pm local time yesterday when, while driving a motorcycle, they sped through a roadblock cordoning off the scene of a […]

Three men arrested under suspicion of organising dog fights in southern Finland

Wednesday, August 15, 2007File:240-dogFighting.jpg Three Finnish men have been arrested as part of an investigation by the Finnish National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) into apparent illegal dogfights in various locations in the south of the country. Dog fights, in which two dogs are pitted head-to-head for the entertainment of spectators and for gambling, is illegal […]

Wikinews attends appearance by Bob from Sesame Street, at Sesame Place

Friday, June 8, 2007 “Bob from Sesame Street”, actor and singer Bob McGrath, visited Sesame Place this Sunday for singing and book reading. One of the last remaining cast members from the 1969 first season, he is an accomplished singer with six children’s albums to his credit, he performs family pop concerts and has appeared […]

Dozens killed after gunmen storm Turkish wedding reception

Tuesday, May 5, 2009 As many as 45 people have been killed and six others were injured after at least four gunmen with grenades stormed a wedding reception in the village of Bilge located in Turkey. Many of those killed were women and children. The attack is not believed to be related to terrorism. “According […]

Australian refugee contractor accused of breaching its duty of care

Friday, December 30, 2005 Contents 1 Richard Niyonsaba 2 Denial of food 3 Background and Criticisms 4 Sources The Australian Centre for Languages, a company which has a multi-million dollar contract with the Australian government to provide refugee services, has been accused of breaching its duty of care following the death of a chronically ill […]

Ontario Votes 2007: Interview with Liberal candidate Kate Holloway, Trinity-Spadina

Monday, October 1, 2007 Kate Holloway is running for the Ontario Liberal Party in the Ontario provincial election, in the Trinity-Spadina riding. Wikinews’ Nick Moreau interviewed her regarding her values, her experience, and her campaign. Stay tuned for further interviews; every candidate from every party is eligible, and will be contacted. Expect interviews from Liberals, […]

Ford offers US$78 million for Romanian auto plant

Saturday, September 8, 2007 Ford Motor Company, the U.S. car maker, will reportedly pay €57 million (US$78 million) for a 72.4 percent stake in the Romanian assembly plant Automobile Craiova, a Romanian official said Friday. “The offer of Ford Motor Company for a 72.4 percent stake is €4.1556 per share or €57 million overall,” said […]

Criticism over Qingzang Railway as opening nears

Friday, April 28, 2006             Claimed by Tibetan exile groups. Tibetan areas designated by PRC. Tibet Autonomous Region (actual control). Claimed by India as part of Aksai Chin. Claimed by the PRC as part of TAR. Other historically culturally-Tibetan areas. The Qingzang Railway is a project by the Chinese Government […]

Northern Ireland police arrest man over Belfast double shooting

Monday, February 18, 2013 The Police Service of Northern Ireland arrested a man on suspicion of attempted murder and threatening to commit murder Saturday after a shooting incident in the Northern Irish capital Belfast Friday. Two men, one aged 24 and the other 22, were both seriously injured in the incident at Old Park Road […]

Flight lands safely with help from mobile phone text messages

Monday, August 11, 2008 In November 2007, a twin-engine 30-year-old Piper aircraft lost all electrical power on board shortly after departing from Kerry airport in Ireland for a flight to Jersey. Without any electrical power, the pilot was unable to use his radio to contact air traffic control. He was briefly able to re-establish contact […]