Chloroform spill forces evacuation of building at Canisius College in Buffalo, New York

Monday, August 11, 2008 Buffalo, New York —The Buffalo Fire Department and Police were called to a hazmat situation at Canisius College on Main Street after security reported that a one gallon glass container containing chloroform broke, spilling about a pint onto the floor of the college’s science building. According to communications by firefighters, who […]

EPA block massive West Australian energy project

Wednesday, June 7, 2006 The Western Australian (WA) Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has advised against the massive Greater Gorgon liquefied natural gas project off WA’s Pilbara coast. Proponents of the projects say Gorgon is one of Australia’s biggest export ventures, scheduled to provide up to 6,000 jobs and exports of up to $1.2 billion. EPA […]

Manitoba’s flood creating hazardous conditions

Tuesday, April 14, 2009 The Red River at Winnipeg is almost clear of ice blocks and ice jamming, however there are still dangers from the Red River flood. Ice blocks which were as high as two storey buildings were ripping out trees, fences and railway ties. “You’ll see huge pans of ice standing vertical, up […]

First face transplant performed on French woman

Thursday, December 1, 2005 Surgeons in France have performed a face transplant operation on a French woman who had lost her nose, lips and chin after being savaged by a dog. According to Iain Hutchison, an oral-facial surgeon at Barts and the London Hospital, the transplant is the first one to use skin from another […]

Eric Bogosian on writing and the creative urge

Thursday, April 17, 2008 Eric Bogosian is one of America’s great multi-dimensional talents. “There’s sort of three different careers, and any one of them could exist by itself, on its own two feet. There was that solo stuff, and then I started writing plays in the late seventies.” Although his work has spanned genres, most […]

Eight people dead after shooting in North Carolina nursing home

Monday, March 30, 2009 At least eight people have been killed on Monday after a gunman entered a Carthage, North Carolina nursing home and opened fire on its residents. Local police reported that Robert Stewart, a 45-year-old man, entered the Pinelake health and rehabilitation centre, which gives care to Alzheimer’s disease patients, and shot a […]

Irish inflation back on the rise

Friday, May 13, 2005 According to new figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO), the annual rate of inflation in Ireland has begun to rise again after a period of decline. Annualised inflation is now running at 2.2%, up from 2.1% in March. The figures are derived from the Consumer Price Index which is monitored […]

Ferry collision on the river Mersey

Saturday, February 3, 2007 The Sea Express One (formerly SeaCat Isle of Man) of the Isle of Man Steam Packet was hit twice, in heavy fog on the River Mersey at Liverpool by a tug towing the Alaska Rainbow cargo ship near the entrance to Alfred Dock, Birkenhead, at 11.20 on Saturday morning. None of […]

Category:January 11, 2008

? January 10, 2008 January 12, 2008 ? January 11 Pages in category “January 11, 2008” Media in category “January 11, 2008”

News briefs:June 30, 2006

The time is 20:00 (UTC) on June 30th, 2006, and this is Audio Wikinews News Briefs. Contents 1 Headlines 1.1 Interior Ministry, Fatah offices in Gaza hit by Israeli airstrikes 1.2 Palestinian PM: Israel aims to topple gov’t 1.3 Portuguese Minister of Foreign Affairs Freitas do Amaral resigns 1.4 French Parliament adopts controversial copyright bill […]