Post-mortem examination reveals Stephen Gately “died of natural causes”

Tuesday, October 13, 2009 An autopsy performed on Tuesday revealed that the late Boyzone singer Stephen Gately “had died of natural causes”. Officials from the Spanish island of Majorca that Stephen had suffered from an accumulation of fluid on the lungs, or as it is known in scientific terms, a pulmonary edema. The 33-year-old singer […]

Scottish budget rejected

Wednesday, January 28, 2009 The Scottish Parliament has narrowly rejected the Scottish government‘s proposed £33 billion budget. The devolved parliament was tied 64-64 on the motion to approve the budget after two Green Party MSPs switched away from backing the minority Scottish National Party (SNP) administration. The Presiding Officer (speaker) of the parliament, Alex Fergusson, […]

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Race to save Chilean miners trapped underground from spiralling into depression continues

Thursday, September 2, 2010 It has emerged that the 33 Chilean miners trapped underground after the mine they were working in collapsed could be brought to the surface in a shorter time than was initially feared. While officials publicly announced that the men would not be brought to the surface until Christmas, sources inside technical […]

Crash data suggests driver error in Toyota accidents

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 According to The Wall Street Journal, the U.S. Department of Transportation has analyzed data from the vehicles involved in accidents caused by sudden acceleration, which led to Toyota, the world’s top automaker, recalling a large number of automobiles. Early analysis showed that the throttle was wide open and the brakes weren’t […]

Wikinews holds Reform Party USA presidential candidates forum

Tuesday, January 3, 2012 Three men are currently seeking the presidential nomination of the Reform Party of the United States of America: small business owner Andre Barnett, Earth Intelligence Network CEO Robert Steele, and former college football coach Robby Wells. Wikinews reached out to these candidates and asked each of them five questions about their […]

Israeli Knesset passes ‘Jewish nation-state’ bill

Sunday, July 22, 2018 On Thursday, the Israeli parliament, the Knesset, passed the “Jewish nation-state” bill granting Israel the status of “national home of the Jewish people”. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called it “a defining moment in the annals of Zionism and the history of the state of Israel”. The bill was passed at […]

Impacted Or Missing Teeth? A Dentist For Oral Surgery Can Help

Read An Opinion On: Recommended Dentist Chatswood Best Dentist Chatswood byAlma Abell While people need and want good dental care, they are very busy and don’t have time to deal with many different specialists. Therefore it’s very helpful that Robert Hankel and Chris Ehrbright, D.D.S. have set up a practice where they provide many different […]

Former WorldCom chief found guilty of all charges

Tuesday, March 15, 2005A federal jury found Bernard Ebbers guilty on all nine counts in an indictment for fraud, conspiracy and false regulatory filings. The verdict was handed down by a New York jury after 8 days of deliberation on the former WorldCom CEO and mastermind behind the accounting scandal that brought down the telcom […]

United States: At least fifteen dead in Southern California after rain causes mudslides and floods

Thursday, January 11, 2018 On Tuesday, the first major rain storm of the year in Southern California led to flooding that has caused at least fifteen deaths, mainly in Santa Barbara County. The flooding was exacerbated by last month’s wildfires; particularly hard-hit was the wealthy community of Montecito, downstream of the site of the Thomas […]