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 […]

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 […]

Polish soldier killed in eastern Afghanistan

Tuesday, September 28, 2010 A Polish soldier was killed yesterday by a roadside bomb in eastern Afghanistan. Sgt. Kazimierz Kasprzak was killed in the province of Ghazni when a roadside bomb exploded underneath the patrol vehicle in which he was travelling. His death was announced by the Polish Defence Ministry and Lt. Sebastian Kostecki, a […]

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev found guilty in Boston Marathon bombing trial

Thursday, April 9, 2015 Jurors in the US federal criminal trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev found him guilty yesterday of all 30 charges for the bombing of the Boston Marathon which occurred on April 15, 2013. The bombings killed three people and injured a further 264 people. Tsarnaev was also found guilty of shooting dead Sean […]

White House, Capitol Building evacuated as small plane enters no-fly zone

Wednesday, May 11, 2005 Two men were taken into custody for violating the no-fly zone surrounding the U.S. national capital in Washington D.C. The Capitol Building, the Supreme Court, the Department of the Treasury and the White House were evacuated around noon Wednesday. People in the vicinity were told to head to a rail station […]

70,000 General Motors employees go on strike

Monday, September 24, 2007 73,000 United Auto Workers (UAW) union members launched a nationwide strike today against General Motors (GM), the largest auto manufacturer in the United States. UAW President Ron Gettelfinger said GM would need to meet pay, health care, and job security issues. Gettelfinge said, “This is nothing we wanted…No one benefits in […]

Thirteen people died in London bus bombing

Friday, July 8, 2005 The Commissioner of London’s Metropolitan Police, Sir Ian Blair, has announced that thirteen people died when a bomb exploded on a bus in Tavistock Square. Initially, only two people were thought to have been killed. All bodies have now been removed from the wrecked bus. The rear of the bus and […]

Buying A Beachside Condo In Costa Rica? 3 Things To Know

byAlma Abell Done right, investing in real property can be a sound financial move. However, it does come with a few risks. You’ll want to make sure it’s the right move for your portfolio. Here are a few essential things you’ll want to know: Your buying goals Are you buying property to live in or […]

Canadian university students would prefer MP3 players over car radios

Friday, March 30, 2007 At Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, students are finding that popular MP3 players, such as Apple’s iPod, are very convenient devices for listening to music at the gym, while traveling on foot, and in the car. In a recent ad-hoc survey conducted by Wikinews contributor Darren Mar, 150 students […]

Manchester United bests Ajax to win Europa league

Friday, May 26, 2017 On Wednesday, in the UEFA Europa League final, Manchester United defeated Dutch capital-club Ajax AFC 0–2 to win the Europa League title and qualify for the UEFA Champions League group stage despite finishing sixth in the Premier League this season. A deflected goal from Paul Pogba’s left-footed shot in the first […]