G20 protests: Inside a labour march

Wikinews accredited reporter Killing Vector traveled to the G-20 2009 summit protests in London with a group of protesters. This is his personal account. Friday, April 3, 2009 London – “Protest”, says Ross Saunders, “is basically theatre”. It’s seven a.m. and I’m on a mini-bus heading east on the M4 motorway from Cardiff toward London. […]

Teenage boys rape 13-year-old in Zurich, film act on cellphone

Friday, November 17, 2006 A group of 13 teenage boys raped a 13-year old school girl in Zurich last weekend, reports the website of the German language newspaper 20 Minuten. The report says that the girl was raped repeatedly and the act was filmed on mobile phones. Six of the suspects are Swiss nationals, two […]

5 Ways To Encourage Your Child To Play An Instrument

Read An Opinion On: Unique Gifts For Children Art And Craft For Children 5 Ways To Encourage Your Child To Play An Instrument by Andrew JamazLots of children are naturally interested in playing a musical instrument or singing. They may have seen a character in their favorite television program playing an instrument, or perhaps they […]

EU adopts renewable energy measures

Friday, March 9, 2007 File:Angela Merkel SJ8.jpg European Union leaders on the second day of their summit have agreed on measures to decrease emission of greenhouse gases and to start using more biological fuels. The governments of the 27 countries in Brussels endorsed 3 main binding targets: to reduce greenhouse gas emission levels by the […]

UK drivers urged not to panic buy during delivery strikes

Friday, June 13, 2008 British drivers have been urged not to panic buy fuel because of the 4-day walkout by delivery drivers working for companies delivering to Shell petrol stations. The 600 workers have walked out over pay disagreements, wanting an increase to their current pay of £36,500, however their union Unite turned down a […]

Bangladesh security tightened following Pilkhana massacre and Bashundhara City fire

Friday, March 20, 2009 Following the Pilkhana massacre which occurred February 25 and 26 leaving 74 dead and the inferno at the Bashundhara City shopping mall complex March 13 leaving seven dead, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said security measures are being tightened countrywide across Bangladesh. Fire drills will be enacted at all key-point installations (KPI). […]

13-year-old shot dead by Brazilian police in mock-up of hijacking situation

Tuesday, May 29, 2007 A 13-year-old boy was killed and ten people were injured in an accidental shooting incident in the Brazilian town of Rondonopolis. The police were staging a mock hijack as a training exercise with real people in a bus as an audience on Saturday. They fired their guns at cardboard cutouts of […]

Flag-lowering ceremony at Wagah border becomes more peaceful

Thursday, November 16, 2006 The flag-lowering ceremony at the Wagah crossing between India and Pakistan, known for the aggressive and hostile manner in which it is carried out, has become more peaceful; at least on the Indian side so far. To cries of Pakistan Zindabad (Long live Pakistan) and Jai Hind (Long live India) from […]

News briefs:February 27, 2008

Contents 1 Wikinews News Brief, February 27 2008 0430 UTC 1.1 Introduction 1.2 Events of worldwide notability, military action, disasters etc. 1.2.1 Kenya peace talks put on hold 1.2.2 Jersey child abuse case ‘was not covered up’ 1.2.3 Nigerian election result will not be annulled 1.2.4 Iraq demands immediate withdrawal of Turkish troops 1.3 Non-disastrous […]

Fire kills 32 in theatre in Beni Suef, Egypt

Tuesday, September 6, 2005 A fire Monday night in a theatre in Beni Suef, Egypt, has killed at least 32 and injured a similar number. The fire was started during a performance when a candle on the set was knocked over by an actor and the curtains were set alight. The blaze spread to the […]