20 injured in Montreal college shooting spree

Wednesday, September 13, 2006 View towards Atwater and de Maisonneuve, corner of Dawson College within 45 minutes of the shooting. At 12:41 p.m. local time (UTC-5), a man opened fire at Dawson College, in Westmount, Quebec, Canada; the college is located near the heart of downtown Montreal. Police report at least 20 people being injured. […]

Suspected serial killer appears in British court

Friday, May 28, 2010 A man accused of being a serial killer has appeared in Bradford magistrates court in West Yorkshire today charged with three counts of murder. 40-year-old Stephen Griffiths is accused of killing Suzanne Blamires, 36, Susan Rushworth, 43, and Shelley Armitage, 31, all prostitutes. Griffiths, a former van driver with a degree […]

Google to discontinue social networking application Google Wave

Thursday, August 5, 2010 File:Google Wave.jpg Technology company Google has decided to flip the switch on the Google Wave social-networking service. Image: Dshedai.(Image missing from Commons: image; log) Google has decided to retire the Google Wave social-networking service after one year, citing lack of user adoption. Urs Hölzle, Google senior vice president for operations, said […]

Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai discharged from hospital

Friday, January 4, 2013 The Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by the Taliban for campaigning for education for girls, was discharged yesterday from the Queen Elizabeth hospital in Birmingham, England after success in the first stage of her medical treatment. In October, Yousafzai was shot by Taliban forces on a school bus in […]

Health organisations respond to Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of the Congo

Sunday, September 16, 2007 Location of DRC within Africa. Image: Rei-artur.. The World Health Organization (WHO), non-governmental aid organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have sent experts to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to assist local health authorities with a recent outbreak of Ebola […]

Maker Faire 2009 wraps up in San Mateo, California

Thursday, June 4, 2009 Make: Technology on your time The fourth annual Maker Faire took place this past weekend at the San Mateo Fairground in San Mateo, California located in the United States. The first Maker Faire, which took place in 2006, had approximately 20,000 people in attendance. This year, more than 80,000 people were […]

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 […]

UN report: climate change and food shortage major problems for Earth’s future

Thursday, October 25, 2007 Satellite image of Lake Djoudj comparing the September 1979 drought (left) and the November 1999 flood (right).Image: NASA. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has released a comprehensive report on the current state of the global environment. Climate change, food and water shortage and a decline in biodiversity threaten humanity’s survival, […]

MS-13 “gangsters” and Arizona “vigilantes” prepare to rumble

Thursday, March 31, 2005 Ebner Anivel Rivera-Paz, A leader of the vicious Mara Salvatruchas(MS-13) gang, has issued orders from his prison cell for his followers to teach the American “Minutemen” volunteers a lesson when they begin patrolling the Mexican border tomorrow. MS-13 gang members are considered to be America’s most violent gang with such acts […]

Russian choreographer Igor Moiseyev dies at age 101

Friday, November 2, 2007 Igor Moiseyev in 1932 Igor Moiseyev, who has been widely acclaimed as the greatest 20th-century choreographer of folk dance, has died today after a long illness. He was 101 years old. Born Igor Alexandrovich Moiseyev on January 21, 1906 in Kiev, Moiseyev graduated from the Bolshoi Theatre ballet school in 1924 […]