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December, 2018

Japanese earthquake death toll surpasses ten thousand

Friday, March 25, 2011 The death toll from the Sendai earthquake has now increased to over ten thousand. In Japan, the National Police Agency has stated that 10,019 are now known to have been killed as a result of the disaster. The Agency also reported that 2,775 had been injured and the location of 17,541 […]

Chinese police arrest six after woman beaten to death at Shandong McDonald’s

Sunday, June 1, 2014 Police in China announced yesterday the arrests of six people who reportedly pled guilty to murdering a woman by bludgeoning her to death at a McDonald’s restaurant in the city of Zhaoyuan, Shandong province. Police said they believed the suspects, who included a man, his reportedly twelve-year-old son, and two daughters, […]

Man attacks people, kills 7 in Akihabara, Tokyo

Sunday, June 8, 2008 A lively shopping district was suddenly struck by an indiscriminate murder spree on a Sunday afternoon. A young man attacked a crowd with a rented truck, and then stabbed people with a dagger, around 12:35 JST (3:35 UTC) on Sunday in the Akihabara district of Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo. The suspect, identified […]

Wikinews interviews painter Pricasso on his art and freedom of expression

This article mentions the Wikimedia Foundation, one of its projects, or people related to it. Wikinews is a project of the Wikimedia Foundation. Monday, October 12, 2015 Wikinews interviewed Australian painter Pricasso on his unique artwork created using his penis, and how his art relates to freedom of expression and issues of censorship. He is […]

500 stranded melon-headed whales rescued in Philippine bay

Saturday, February 14, 2009 Philippine fishermen, volunteers and authorities with dozens of fishing boats have joined hands in guiding back to sea about 500 disorientated melon-headed whales that were stranded in the shallow waters near the mouth of Manila Bay delta in the Bataan Peninsula. The gentle mammals were first spotted swimming back and forth […]

British doctor killed while on honeymoon

Thursday, July 31, 2008 Catherine Mullany, a newly married British woman, and her husband, Ben Mullany, have been shot while on honeymoon in Antigua. Catherine died on the scene, while Ben is in a critical condition in Hospital. The families of the Mullanys have described themselves as “deeply shocked and devastated.” The incident occurred at […]

13 pilot whales returning to sea, off Western Australia

Monday, April 4, 2005 Rescuers were today sending a pod of 13 pilot whales back into the ocean at Geographe Bay, near to Busselton, south of Perth, in Western Australia. Six additional members of the pod had died during the stranding, including at least one calf. More than 300 people were watching as the whales […]

UK Wikinews Shorts: December 22, 2009

A compilation of brief news reports for Tuesday, December 22, 2009. Contents 1 Man appears in court case involving murder of woman in Glasgow, Scotland 2 Man jailed for murder of ex-girlfriend in Lancashire, England 3 Two people killed in car crash in East Yorkshire, England 4 Man dies after being found unconscious in garden in […]

Category:May 27, 2010

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Computer professionals celebrate 10th birthday of A.L.I.C.E.

Wednesday, November 30, 2005File:Turing1.jpg More than 50 programmers, scientists, students, hobbyists and fans of the A.L.I.C.E. chat robot gathered in Guildford, U.K. on Friday to celebrate the tenth birthday of the award winning A.I. On hand was the founder the Loebner Prize, an annual Turing Test, designed to pick out the world’s most human computer […]

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