Oil facilities in Saudi Arabia hit by drone attacks

Sunday, September 15, 2019 Yesterday, oil facilities belonging to Saudi Arabia’s state-owned Saudi Aramco were hit by multiple drone strikes in a pre-dawn raid. The attacks triggered major fires at a processing plant and an oil field, which state media said were under control. The Yemen-based Houthi movement claimed responsibility for the attacks. According to […]

Oregon running back LeGarrette Blount’s college football career ends with a punch

Sunday, September 6, 2009 University of Oregon football’s star running back, LeGarrette Blount, was suspended for the remainder of the season – and thereby the remainder of his college football career – after punching an opposing player after the opening game. The University of Oregon Ducks opened their 2009 season with a 19–8 loss to […]

Cleveland, Ohio clinic performs US’s first face transplant

Thursday, December 18, 2008 A team of eight transplant surgeons in Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, USA, led by reconstructive surgeon Dr. Maria Siemionow, age 58, have successfully performed the first almost total face transplant in the US, and the fourth globally, on a woman so horribly disfigured due to trauma, that cost her an eye. […]

David S. Touretzky discusses Scientology, Anonymous and Tom Cruise

Wednesday, February 6, 2008 David S. Touretzky, prominent free speech activist and critic of Scientology, discussed his opinions on the recent Internet backlash against the Church of Scientology in an interview with former Scientologist and Wikinews reporter Nicholas Turnbull. The recent conflict on the Internet between critics of Scientology and the Church has been spurred […]

Virgin billionaire suggests hybrids to save MG Rover

Monday, April 18, 2005  Notice — January 27, 2011 This article has been withdrawn on suspicion of copyright infringement. Only a small amount of text has been salvaged.  Sir Richard Branson, successful British entrepreneur, better known as the founder of the Virgin brand, has made a suggestion to the next British chancellor to both save MG […]

Ontario Votes 2007: Interview with Liberal candidate Brian Jackson, Oxford

Monday, October 1, 2007 Brian Jackson is running for the Ontario Liberal Party in the Ontario provincial election, in the Oxford riding. Wikinews’ Nick Moreau interviewed him regarding his values, his experience, and his campaign. Stay tuned for further interviews; every candidate from every party is eligible, and will be contacted. Expect interviews from Liberals, […]

How the Army Corps of Engineers closed one New Orleans breach

Friday, September 9, 2005 New Orleans, Louisiana —After Category 4 storm Hurricane Katrina slammed into New Orleans, on the night before August 29, 2005, several flood control constructions failed. Much of the city flooded through the openings. One of these was the flood wall forming one side of the 17th Street Canal, near Lake Pontchartrain. […]

UK Wikinews Shorts: December 22, 2009

A compilation of brief news reports for Tuesday, December 22, 2009. Contents 1 Man appears in court case involving murder of woman in Glasgow, Scotland 2 Man jailed for murder of ex-girlfriend in Lancashire, England 3 Two people killed in car crash in East Yorkshire, England 4 Man dies after being found unconscious in garden in […]

BDSM as business: An interview with the owners of a dungeon

Sunday, October 21, 2007 Torture proliferates American headlines today: whether its use is defensible in certain contexts and the morality of the practice. Wikinews reporter David Shankbone was curious about torture in American popular culture. This is the first of a two part series examining the BDSM business. This interview focuses on the owners of […]

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