Australia men’s national wheelchair basketball team beat Japan 80-49 in final game of pool play

Saturday, July 21, 2012 Homebush Bay, New South Wales —Last night, the Australia men’s national wheelchair basketball team beat Japan 80–49 in their final game of pool play at the Rollers & Gliders World Challenge taking place at at the Sport Centre at the Sydney Olympic Park and are through to the first place match. […]

Oldest surviving US WWI veteran dies

Saturday, December 22, 2007 J. Russell Coffey, the oldest surviving United States veteran of First World War (WWI), has died. He was 109. Coffey’s death was announced by the Smith-Crates Funeral Home in North Baltimore, Ohio. According to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (USDVA), he is the last remaining veteran of the war […]

Woman returns home with Christmas turkey, a month after setting out

Tuesday, January 19, 2010 A Scottish woman who set out before Christmas to purchase a turkey finally made it home on Monday, after being cut off by snow for a month. Kay Ure left the Lighthouse Keeper’s cottage on Cape Wrath, at the very northwest tip of Great Britain, in December. She was heading to […]

Let Trained Professionals Handle Raccoon Removal In Dublin Oh

Read An Opinion On: Best Business Electricity Business Electric Rates byAlma Abell The ability to adapt in order to survive can be an impressive trait, but it can also lead to inter-species territorial conflicts. Generally speaking, when humans expand into an area, the resident wildlife pack up and move. There are exceptions; raccoons, squirrels, and […]

Australians unite against whaling in Southern Ocean

Wednesday, January 18, 2006File:Greenpeace Vessels Esperanza and Arctic Sun.jpg Anti-whaling protesters have joined forces across Australia, Canada, Germany, New Zealand, and the U.S.A calling for an end to the killing of whales for meat by Japan. Greenpeace organised the international day of action as it continued its efforts to disrupt the hunting of minke whales […]

World AIDS Day events held around the globe

Sunday, December 2, 2007 The 20th annual World AIDS Day was December 1, 2007. The theme selected by the World AIDS Campaign is “Stop AIDS: Keep the Promise” as it will be through 2010. The day was marked by thousands of events around the world. “It is now time for bold leadership at all levels […]

Wikinews interviews Jeremy Hanke, editor of MicroFilmmaker Magazine

Friday, April 11, 2008 Wikinews held an exclusive interview with Jeremy Hanke, editor of MicroFilmmaker Magazine. The magazine, which is free to read online, was started as a resource for the low budget moviemaker and features book, independent film, equipment and software reviews as well as articles on film distribution, special effects and lighting. He […]

Police remove valuables from unlocked cars

Thursday, August 27, 2009 Police officers in Richmond in south-west London, England are removing valuable items like handbags and laptops from unlocked vehicles and leaving notes telling owners to collect their items in Twickenham police station in a bid to try and encourage car drivers to lock the doors of their vehicles. There is a […]

Stardust comet samples “visible to the naked eye”

Thursday, January 19, 2006 Stardust, a NASA space probe, returned with more than scientists bargained for. “I didn’t see anything,” said University of Washington astronomer, Don Brownlee, from NASA’s Johnson Space Center Tuesday. But then, technicians flipped over the collection grid and scientists all around let out a huge gasp of excitement. “It’s better than […]

NZ man stabbed in the face with a 15-centimetre knife

Friday, July 7, 2006 A 36-year-old man, who is yet to be named, is undergoing surgery after an attacker lodged a knife through one cheek and out the other. The handle broke off, leaving the 15-cm (about 6 inches) blade inside him. The man was rushed to hospital today, July 7, at about 2 a.m. […]