October, 2018

Google blocks home device from responding to Burger King commercial

This article mentions the Wikimedia Foundation, one of its projects, or people related to it. Wikinews is a project of the Wikimedia Foundation. Friday, April 14, 2017 On Wednesday afternoon at around 2:45 PM US Eastern Time (1845 UTC), Google prevented its Google Home speaker from responding to prompts by a Burger King commercial advertising […]

George Bush: Rescue plan will get through

Tuesday, September 30, 2008 George W. Bush vowed to get the USD 700 billion economic rescue plan through congress in a statement to the media made today. “Yesterday, the House of Representatives voted on a financial rescue plan that had been negotiated by Congressional leaders of both parties and my administration,” Bush reminded the audience. […]

Nominations announced for 78th Academy Awards

Tuesday, January 31, 2006 Today, the nominees for the 78th Academy Awards were announced in Los Angeles, California. Best Picture nominees this year are Brokeback Mountain, Capote, Crash, Good Night, and Good Luck., and Munich. The director of each of these films received director nominations. Nominees include George Clooney (Good Night, and Good Luck.), Paul […]

Solar powered plane completes first leg of transcontinental trip

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 Solar Impulse, the world’s most advanced solar powered plane has just completed the first of the five legs of its trans-continental journey, flying fuel-free from San Francisco to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, in just over 18 hours. The plane was piloted by co-founder Bertrand Piccard, departing San Francisco dawn on Friday […]


This is the category for music. See also the Music Portal. Refresh this list to see the latest articles. 9 September 2018: US rapper Mac Miller dies at home in Los Angeles 18 August 2018: Singer Aretha Franklin, ‘queen of soul’, dies aged 76 15 May 2018: Netta wins Eurovision Song Contest for Israel 28 […]

Two killed, two seriously injured after boulder collapses onto house in Stein an der Traun, Germany

Tuesday, January 26, 2010 I have never seen anything like this. Two people were killed and two others were seriously injured yesterday when a boulder collapsed onto a house in the German town of Stein an der Traun, south-east of Munich. A family of four were said to have been watching television together in the […]

Three babies dead within one week at Madrid Hospital

Sunday, March 4, 2007 A Spanish hospital reported today that three premature babies have died within one week from the same infection. The babies, who were being cared for in the neonatal intensive care unit of Madrid‘s 12 de Octubre Hospital, all died after being infected with Klebsiella pneumoniae bacterium. Authorities also suspect that a […]

Mirror‘s exposé prompts call for inquiry into child abuse ring in Telford, England

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 On Monday, Lucy Allan MP (Member of Parliament) called for a public inquiry into an alleged child sexual exploitation ring in Telford, Shropshire, England, which may have been operating for 40 years and had as many as a thousand girls as victims. This came in direct response to an investigative report […]

NFL: Ricky Williams applies for reinstatement

Friday, April 6, 2007 Miami Dolphins running back Ricky Williams, who has applied for reinstatement to the NFL, told ESPN Radio’s Dan Patrick on Friday that he hasn’t gotten high on drugs “in maybe three years.” Williams credited yoga with replacing drugs to ease stress. Williams was suspended in April 2006 for violating the NFL’s […]

Pentagon considers using non-nuke ICBMs for preemptive strikes against alleged “terrorists”

Monday, August 28, 2006 The Pentagon is considering replacing the nuclear warheads on some ballistic missiles with conventional munitions so that they can be used for “pre-emptive” strikes against alleged terrorists, Secretary of Defence Donald Rumsfeld told reporters after a meeting with Russia’s Defence Minister Sergei Ivanov. “If either of our countries or friends and […]

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