Cyprus and Malta adopt the euro

Tuesday, January 1, 2008 Today at midnight, the Republic of Cyprus and the Republic of Malta, both small island states in the Mediterranean and former British colonies, adopted the euro as their official currency; less than four years after their accession to the European Union. Because Cyprus and Malta are in different time zones, Cyprus […]

Pakistan’s military claims capture of Taliban stronghold

Saturday, May 23, 2009 According to military officials in Pakistan, they have succeeded in driving back Talibani forces from two key strongholds in the Swat Valley. After a two week battle, which reportedly left hundreds dead, the militants were dislodged from the mountain ridge Biny Baba Ziarat. “It was very difficult to dislodge them even […]

‘Mobile phone dermatitis’ linked to nickel deposits

Friday, October 17, 2008 The British Association of Dermatologists (BAD) has released a report saying that an illness they named ‘mobile phone dermatitis’, in which individuals owning a cell phone have developed a rash on the side of their face, is likely linked to nickel deposits in the metal of some cellular phones. Nickel has […]

Wikinews Shorts: February 3, 2010

Wednesday, February 3, 2010 A compilation of brief news reports for Wednesday, February 3, 2010. Contents 1 Christmas day bomber cooperating 2 Fire in Hyderabad hospital; 1 dead 3 China begins urgent sweep for tainted milk 4 Karachi violence escalates, section 144 imposed The Nigerian man accused of trying to blow up a Detroit-bound jetliner on […]

Fuel leak prompts 17,000-vehicle recall by Toyota

Sunday, June 27, 2010 Toyota announced on Friday that it will recall around 17,000 Lexus vehicles in response to risks of the fuel tank in the cars leaking after a collision. The Lexus HS 250h model was subjected to the recall following a US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) investigation. Despite previously passing Toyota […]

Attorney John Wolfe wins 42% against President Obama in Arkansas primary

Thursday, May 24, 2012 Attorney John Wolfe, Jr. of Chattanooga, Tennessee won 68,105 votes for 42 percent of the total in Tuesday’s Arkansas Democratic Party presidential primary. He came in first in 36 counties and finished only 16 points behind President Barack Obama, who won the primary with 95,382 votes for 58 percent. The result […]

Celebrity plastic surgeon Dr. Frank Ryan dies in car accident aged 50

Tuesday, August 17, 2010 Plastic surgeon to the stars Dr. Frank Ryan has died in a car accident at age 50. It is reported that the Jeep Ryan was driving crashed over the side of the Pacific Coast Highway and landed on rocks. Lifeguards were first on the scene and unsuccessfully tried to rescue Ryan. […]

United States Speaker of the House Paul Ryan announces retirement

Saturday, April 14, 2018 Current United States Speaker of the House and 2012 Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan announced Wednesday he will not seek reelection and plans to retire from the U.S. House of Representatives when his term expires in January. “We all know that I did not seek this job, I took it […]

Remains of a child discovered in Jersey care home

Monday, February 25, 2008 Parts of a body belonging to a child have been discovered at the Haut de la Garenne in Saint Martin, Jersey, a United Kingdom Crown dependency off the coast of Normandy, France. The Victorian building, which was originally built as a children’s care home and is now a youth hostel, has […]

Wikinews interviews Australian wheelchair basketball coach Tom Kyle

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 Toronto , Canada —What experiences makes a coach of an international sports team? Wikinews interviewed Tom Kyle, the coach of the Australia women’s national wheelchair basketball team, known as the Gliders, in Toronto for the 2014 Women’s World Wheelchair Basketball Championship. ((Wikinews)) Tell us about yourself. First of all, where were […]

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