Wikinews interviews Democratic candidate for the Texas 6th congressional district special election Daryl Eddings, Sr’s campaign manager

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 Ron Wright, whose death in February 2021 opened the vacancy. Image: United States Congress. Wikinews extended invitations by e-mail on March 23 to multiple candidates running in the Texas’ 6th congressional district special election of May 1 to fill a vacancy left upon the death of Republican congressman Ron Wright. Of […]

U.S. found in violation of Native Americans rights

Monday, March 13, 2006 Yucca Mountain, a sacred mountains and burial ground planned to be US first long-term geologic repository for spent nuclear fuel A UN (UNCHR) committee on the Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) found the the US government in violation of Native Americans’ land rights and the international anti-racism convention.The […]

UN carries out first review of US human rights record

Saturday, March 19, 2011 The United Nations has completed its first ever assessment of the United States human rights record, which began last November. They made 228 recommendations for improvements. On Friday, the U.S. accepted about 174 of these, agreeing to such recommendations as the humane treatment of terror suspects and repudiation of torture, but […]

Buffalo, N.Y. hotel proposal gets final approval by city Planning Board

Buffalo, N.Y. Hotel Proposal Controversy Recent Developments “Old deeds threaten Buffalo, NY hotel development” — Wikinews, November 21, 2006 “Proposal for Buffalo, N.Y. hotel reportedly dead: parcels for sale “by owner”” — Wikinews, November 16, 2006 “Contract to buy properties on site of Buffalo, N.Y. hotel proposal extended” — Wikinews, October 2, 2006 “Court date […]

Immigration Detainees on Hunger Strike in Oxford UK

Thursday, June 15, 2006 One hundred and twenty detainees at an immigration removal centre in Oxford, UK, are on hunger strike. The protest started when some detainees refused breakfast on Wednesday 14th June 2006. A letter from the hunger strikers explaining why they are seeking to draw attention to their plight in this way has […]

Horse flu damage spreads

Tuesday, August 28, 2007 As the Federal Labor Party calls for an inquiry into the outbreak of Equine Influenza, federal Opposition leader Kevin Rudd said “if there is a hole in the quarantine system, it needs to be plugged straight away.” Federal Minister for Agriculture Mr McGauran has cautioned against a rushed judgment that failures […]

Metropolitan Police to sell New Scotland Yard

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 The iconic revolving sign. Image: ChrisO. The Metropolitan Police — the police force for the Greater London area — has announced they may sell their headquarters, New Scotland Yard, in order to cut costs. They are trying to reduce their £3.6 billion annual budget by £500 million, following cuts by the […]

Italian goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini seriously injured in motorcycle accident

Friday, November 13, 2009 Cudicini while he was playing for Chelsea Italian goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini has been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident in London. The player, who plays for Tottenham Hotspurs, was involved in a collision with a car at 10:30 GMT. The football club reported that he has fractured his wrists and injured […]

US Court of Appeals reduces sentence for former Philippines officer in spy case

Monday, February 9, 2009 Seal of the United States District Court of New Jersey. Michael Ray Aquino, a former Philippines National Police officer serving six years imprisonment in McRae, Georgia for espionage could now be eligible for immediate release after a United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit judge panel Friday modified a […]

Google buys DoubleClick for $3.1 billion

Friday, April 13, 2007 Google has announced its intention of taking over the Internet advertising agency DoubleClick in a deal worth $3.1 billion. DoubleClick has also confirmed the deal and hopes it will be completed before the end of 2007. Rumours of a takeover offer for DoubleClick had been circulating, with Microsoft, Time Warner and […]