Gunmen kill seventeen at drug rehab centre in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico

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Gunmen kill seventeen at drug rehab centre in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico

Thursday, September 3, 2009 Seventeen people have been killed after gunmen stormed a drug rehab centre in the city of Ciudad Juarez on the United States-Mexico border. Around a dozen gunmen entered the clinic and lined up patients against a wall before killing seventeen of them. Three others were injured in the attack. Around 1,400 […]

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Filmmaker Peter Jackson to make Xbox games

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Filmmaker Peter Jackson to make Xbox games

May 27th, 2019 by

Friday, September 29, 2006 New Zealand filmmaker, Peter Jackson and screenwriter Fran Walsh announced at the X06 convention, Wednesday, that they are teaming up with Microsoft to create Xbox and Xbox 360 games with their new company, Wingnut Interactive. Wingnut Interactive will initially create another video game based on sci-fi series Halo with help from […]

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US Federal deficit reaches record high of $455 billion

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US Federal deficit reaches record high of $455 billion

May 26th, 2019 by

Wednesday, October 15, 2008 The United States 2008 federal deficit has reached a record high, US$454.8 billion—more than double last year’s deficit. Financial experts believe that next year, the deficit will reach over $700 billion, while the National Debt Clock has recently run out of digits to record over $10 trillion in national debt. The […]

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Black Box from missing Indonesian plane may have been found

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Black Box from missing Indonesian plane may have been found

May 24th, 2019 by

Friday, January 26, 2007 The United States military may have found the Black Boxes from a missing Indonesian jetliner that went missing on January 1, 2007. Using ultrasonic pinger signals, the USNS Mary Sears located debris on the bottom of the ocean that match the signal that they are using to find the boxes. “[We […]

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News briefs:June 1, 2010

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News briefs:June 1, 2010

May 24th, 2019 by

Wikinews Audio Briefs Credits Produced By Turtlestack Recorded By Turtlestack, RockerballAustralia Written By Turtlestack Listen To This Brief Problems? See our media guide. [edit]

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France votes no in EU referendum

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France votes no in EU referendum

May 23rd, 2019 by

Sunday, May 29, 2005 In a result predicted by polls, a 54.87% majority of French voters voted non in Sunday’s European Constitution referendum. Of France’s 42 million eligible voters, over 70% turned out at the 55 thousand polling stations across the country, which were open from 8:00 to 20:00 on Sunday (except in Paris and […]

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2008 COMPUTEX Taipei: Three awards, One target

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2008 COMPUTEX Taipei: Three awards, One target

May 23rd, 2019 by

Monday, June 23, 2008 2008 COMPUTEX Taipei, the largest trade fair since its inception in 1982, featured several seminars and forums, expansions on show spaces to TWTC Nangang, great transformations for theme pavilions, and WiMAX Taipei Expo, mainly promoted by Taipei Computer Association (TCA). Besides of ICT industry, “design” progressively became the critical factor for […]

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Alabama School Bus Crash kills 4

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Alabama School Bus Crash kills 4

May 21st, 2019 by

Tuesday, November 21, 2006 Tragedy struck Huntsville, Alabama Monday morning when a school bus transporting Lee High School students to a local trade school careened over a retaining wall on an elevated part of Interstate 565 at the U.S. highway 231 exit and plummeted 30 feet. Killed in the initial crash were Nicole Ford, 19, […]

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United States and Poland sign missile-defence deal angering Russia

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United States and Poland sign missile-defence deal angering Russia

May 21st, 2019 by

Friday, August 15, 2008 In what seems to be the strongest reaction to the Russian invasion of Georgia, Poland agreed to place ten American interceptor missiles in a base in its territory. The deal, reached on Thursday, concluded almost two years of negotiations, so far delayed by Poland, reluctant to irritate its eastern neighbour. However, […]

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

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

May 21st, 2019 by

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 […]

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