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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 […]

Historic manuscript “The Housebook” reported sold in Germany

Thursday, February 14, 2008 The German noble family of Waldburg-Wolfegg has sold the manuscript known as the The Housebook to an unknown buyer. There is speculation in the German press that it was purchased by Baron August von Finck who currently resides in Switzerland, and that the price paid was €20 million. It is unclear […]

New Zealander on oxygen machine dies after power disconnection

Wednesday, May 30, 2007 New Zealander Folole Muliaga died Tuesday morning after Mercury Energy cut off the power in her household due to $168.40 of unpaid bills. Mrs Folole Muliaga was seriously ill and dependent on an oxygen life support machine that required electricity to run. The 44-year-old died two and a half hours after […]

Body of missing Florida girl found

Sunday, April 17, 2005 The body of Sarah Lunde, a missing 13-year-old Florida girl, was found very close to her home Saturday, authorities said. Lunde’s body was found by a search-and-rescue dog in an abandoned fish farm about a half-mile away from her home, according to David Gee, sheriff of Hillsborough County. Lunde had been […]

Free Software Foundation releases first draft of GPLv3

Monday, January 16, 2006 The Free Software Foundation released the first draft for the next version of the GNU General Public License at the International Public Conference for GPLv3 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, today. The revisions mark the first changes to the GPL since the second version was released in 1991. According to Richard M. […]

Wikinews interviews Jim Hedges, U.S. Prohibition Party presidential candidate

Saturday, January 29, 2011 U.S. Prohibition Party presidential candidate Jim Hedges of Thompson Township, Pennsylvania took some time to answer a few questions about the Prohibition Party and his 2012 presidential campaign. The Prohibition Party is the third oldest existing political party in the United States, having been established in 1869. It reached its height […]

First face transplant performed on French woman

Thursday, December 1, 2005 Surgeons in France have performed a face transplant operation on a French woman who had lost her nose, lips and chin after being savaged by a dog. According to Iain Hutchison, an oral-facial surgeon at Barts and the London Hospital, the transplant is the first one to use skin from another […]

How To Get Rid Of Acne Acne Free In 3 Days

More On This Topic: Hidradenitis Suppurativa Surgery Us Acne Inversa Surgery Cost Usa By Submitter V3 Want to get rid of that acne as soon as possible? Well now you can! Grab a hold of Chris Gibson’s ‘Acne Free in 3 Days’ and follow these few simple steps to achieve that gorgeous complexion that you’ve […]

News briefs:June 21, 2006

The time is 19:00 (UTC) on June 21st, 2006, and this is Audio Wikinews News Briefs. Contents 1 Headlines 1.1 Northern Hemisphere celebrates summer solstice for 2006 1.2 Australia’s Old Parliament House becomes heritage listed 1.3 NZ law exempts working farm dogs from embedded ID tag rule 1.4 England fans watch match in cinema 1.5 […]

Yell threatens to shut down Yellowikis

Wednesday, July 5, 2006 London — Yell, the world’s biggest yellow pages publisher, today threatened to shut down Yellowikis, the wiki-based yellow pages directory. Yell accused Yellowikis co-founders Paul Youlten and his 15 year-old daughter Rosa Blaus of “misrepresentation”, “passing off” and suggested that using the name Yellowikis could “constitute an ‘instrument of fraud’.” Passing […]

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