High school football coach shot dead at school gym in Iowa

Wednesday, June 24, 2009 An American football coach has been shot at his school gym in Iowa, United States. Ed Thomas was shot in front of his students at around 8.00 am local time. Thomas was in the weight room at the time of the shooting. An adult male has been arrested suspected of his murder. Thomas was the head […]

Australian government announces $52.5 million financial assistance package for Ford

Friday, May 5, 2006 Australian Prime Minister John Howard and federal industry minister Ian MacDonald today announced that the federal government would be providing Ford Australia with a AU$52.5 million (US$40.4 million) “financial assistance package”. Additional assistance will also be provided by the Victorian state government. According to Mr Howard, the injection will secure Ford’s manufacturing operations in Australia “for […]

Wikinews’ overview of the year 2008

Wednesday, December 31, 2008 Also try the 2008 World News Quiz of the year. What would you tell your grandchildren about 2008 if they asked you about it in, let’s say, 20 years’ time? If the answer to a quiz question was 2008, what would the question be? The year that markets collapsed, or perhaps the year that Obama became […]

Bloomington Hotel Deals And Discounts

Get More Information Here: Hungry Human Submitted by: Dave Text Bloomington is a fantastic place if you are looking for a vacation spot. It has loads of attractions, interesting things to see and above all is the perfect haven for tourists. Art museums The renowned Indiana University Art Museum has several rare exhibits displayed inside. You will also find plenty […]

Facebook hired PR firm to discredit Google, reveals leaked correspondence

Thursday, May 12, 2011 Facebook hired a public relations firm to systematically discredit Google by paying two journalists to plant negative pieces in U.S. newspapers, leaked correspondence discloses. The new revelations are likely to increase tension between the two companies, which are already fierce rivals. The social network has confirmed the validity of the leaked emails, seen by Wikinews, which […]

Possible eruption at Ruapehu Volcano in New Zealand

Thursday, October 5, 2006 A volcano alert has been issued after a moderate 2.8 magnitude earthquake occurred at Mount Ruapehu last night at 10.30 p.m. (NZDT). The quake also broke the Crater Lake cable which generated a call-out from the lahar response team. The New Zealand Department of Conservation has issued a high risk warning for the crater at Mount […]

Air Pacific re-brands as Fiji Airways

Saturday, June 29, 2013 Fiji’s national airline Air Pacific has now officially returned to its original name: Fiji Airways. Fiji Airways adopted the Air Pacific name in 1971, slightly prior to its first international flight on June 3, 1973. The re-brand was described by interim CEO Aubrey Swift as allowing the airline to align itself “closer with Fiji as a […]

Two Tips On How To Get More Pleasure For Toys Playing

Get More Information Here: Lego Technic For Sale Buy Lego Technic Two Tips on How To Get More Pleasure for Toys Playing by tonysteve Do you know why children lost their interest in common toys, one very important reason is that the toys are piled up too messy so that when facing too many toys, children don\’t know how to […]

Thai scientist has deodorized the stinky ‘king of fruits’

Thursday, June 21, 2007 File:Durion-interdit-malaysia.jpg In southeast Asia, durian is known as the “king of fruits,” but with its pungent odor, the large, spike-husked fruit receives less-than-royal treatment in many quarters. A Thai scientist thinks he has found the key to more widespread acceptance of durian, by creating odorless varieties of the fruit. After 20 years of cross-breeding, researcher Songpol […]