June, 2018

At least seven dead after bomb blast in Northwestern Pakistan

Wednesday, February 3, 2010 According to reports, at least eight people, including three United States military personnel and four schoolgirls, were killed earlier today by a roadside bomb near a girls’ school in north-western Pakistan. Another 62 were injured. The incident occurred in a village in the Lower Dir district, near Swat Valley. The Los […]


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Vitamin D deficiency more common, serious, than thought

Friday, November 2, 2007 Two scientists working at McGill University in Canada, reporting on their research and the research of other scientists, state in Scientific American that Vitamin D may have many uses in the human body besides building strong bones. According to the scientists, Luz E. Tavera-Mendoza and John H. White, Vitamin D intake […]

Commonwealth Bank of Australia CEO apologies for financial planning scandal

Thursday, July 3, 2014 Ian Narev, the CEO of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, this morning “unreservedly” apologised to clients who lost money in a scandal involving the bank’s financial planning services arm. Last week, a Senate enquiry found financial advisers from the Commonwealth Bank had made high-risk investments of clients’ money without the clients’ […]

Bratsk hydroelectric plant gets new turbine

Saturday, October 7, 2006 The city of Bratsk in Irkutsk Oblast, Russia, received a new turbine for its famous 4,500 megawatt hydroelectric plant founded in the mid-1950s on the Angara river. In future this new unit will cause an efficiency rise up to 255MW for each turbine. Currently, the Bratsk Power Station operates 18 hydro-turbines, […]

Wikinews Shorts: November 13, 2008

A compilation of brief news reports for Thursday, November 13, 2008. Contents 1 Study shows that carrying excess fat around waist increases risk of early death 2 EU abolishes rules banning oddly-shaped fruit 3 Vase bought for £1 sells for £32,450 4 Blackwater may pay financial penalties for improper arms shipments  Contribute to Wikinews by expanding […]

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Rob Broudie, top British lawyer, found dead

Tuesday, October 17, 2006 Rob Broudie, one of Liverpool’s best known lawyers and brother of Lightning Seeds singer Ian Broudie was found dead early on the morning of the 17th October after apparently jumping from the Tower of Liverpool Cathedral. An inquest is expect later in the week. Mr. Broudie was a staunch critic of […]

Kerik nominated as U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security

Thursday, December 2, 2004 WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. President George W. Bush nominated Bernard B. Kerik, the police commissioner of the New York Police Department during the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, to succeed Tom Ridge as the Secretary of Homeland Security. Kerik resigned as police commissioner two months following the terrorist attacks, citing the […]

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