“Woofstock” dog festival in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Tuesday, June 12, 2007 North America’s largest outdoor dog festival came back to Toronto last weekend for its fifth year. It ran from the 9th of June to the 10th of June at Toronto’s historical St. Lawrence Market. A Wikinews reporter was there on Sunday to report on some of the events that happened on […]

EU bans all Indonesian airlines as well as several from Russia, Ukraine and Angola

Friday, June 29, 2007 The European Union banned all of Indonesia’s air carriers yesterday, none of which presently operate services to Europe, as well as several from Russia, Ukraine and Angola. They are the latest additions to the already extensive List of air carriers banned in the EU. The ban is scheduled to come into […]

National Museum of Scotland reopens after three-year redevelopment

Friday, July 29, 2011 Today sees the reopening of the National Museum of Scotland following a three-year renovation costing £47.4 million (US$ 77.3 million). Edinburgh’s Chambers Street was closed to traffic for the morning, with the 10am reopening by eleven-year-old Bryony Hare, who took her first steps in the museum, and won a competition organised […]

Google provides Gmail access to American cell phone customers

Wednesday, August 24, 2005 Gmail, Google’s popular e-mail service launched earlier last year, is now available to any American cell phone user via text messaging. Cell phone owners can send Google their phone number, and are then sent an access code via SMS that enables them to open an account. Google has stated that the […]

Wikinews Shorts: April 1, 2007

A compilation of brief news reports for Sunday, April 1, 2007. Contents 1 Nepal: Former rebels join government; elections set for June 2 Russia bans foreigners from retail sales jobs 3 Google TiSP April fools joke 4 Iranian students protest outside British embassy in Tehran Five former Maoist rebels were sworn in as ministers as part […]

News briefs:July 14, 2010

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Egypt cancels 15 year gas supply contract to Israel

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 According to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the termination of a natural gas contract between Egypt and Israel is a business matter and not a political issue between the two counties. Netanyahu’s statement on Monday backs away from other officials’ earlier responses to the action. Egyptian Natural Gas Company announced Sunday, […]

Plan Magazine sold for €300,000 to Commercial Media Group

Sunday, June 19, 2005 Irish architecture magazine, Plan, has been sold for €300,000 to the Commercial Media Group. Commercial Media Group is the publisher of both Construction Industry Magazine, and Off-Site Construction Magazine. Plan, which was founded 35 years ago, is published on a monthly basis and has a circulation of 3,500. Its readers generally […]

Brisbane, Australia Magistrates Court charges two cotton farmers with $20m fraud

Thursday, August 30, 2018 On Tuesday, two officers of cotton farming conglomerate Norman Farming in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia appeared in the Brisbane Magistrates Court for alleged fraud of the government. Queensland Police alleged over the past seven years the farmers submitted fraudulent claims to receive funding from Queensland’s Department of Natural Resources, resulting in an […]

Author of My Billion Year Contract reflects on life in elite Scientology group

Thursday, January 14, 2010 Wikinews interviewed author Nancy Many about her book My Billion Year Contract, and asked her about life working in the elite Scientology group known as the “Sea Org“. Many joined Scientology in the early 1970s, and after leaving in 1996 she later testified against the organization. Published in October, Many’s book […]