Minnesota Governor opposes state funds to Iran-tied company

Wednesday, October 31, 2007 Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty said today that Essar Global has committed to fully comply with all U.S. and international law, including those prohibiting certain investments in Iran, and that he will support continued state assistance for Essar’s proposed steel project on the Iron Range. A few days after Indian company Essar […]

Iraqis vote in massive numbers

Tuesday, February 1, 2005 BAQDAD, Iraq –The Iraqis turned out in large numbers to the national election of January 30, 2005, risking their lives and ignoring the threats and attacks of terrorist groups. The rebels caused at least 44 deaths during the election. Ten of the deaths were caused by suicide attacks. The Al-Qaeda organization […]

American animator Jack Zander dies, aged 99

Thursday, December 20, 2007File:Puss Get the Boot.jpg Jack Zander, the animator whose career lasted from the “golden age” of theatrical animation into the 1980s, has died at the age of 99 on Monday, December 17. Born in May of 1908, he helped animate the Tom and Jerry cartoons with William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, including […]

Edmund White on writing, incest, life and Larry Kramer

Thursday, November 8, 2007 What you are about to read is an American life as lived by renowned author Edmund White. His life has been a crossroads, the fulcrum of high-brow Classicism and low-brow Brett Easton Ellisism. It is not for the faint. He has been the toast of the literary elite in New York, […]

Dresden city council wants DNA matching for doggy-doo

Thursday, March 31, 2005 Councillors at Dresden City Council in Germany would like to match doggy-doo left by pets on the sidewalk and in parks, against a DNA database storing profiles for all of the city’s 12,000 registered dogs. Karl Jobig, a Christian Democrat politician in Dresden, was surprised when his proposal received a majority […]

Australian TV show The Chaser breaches APEC security; 11 charged

This article mentions the Wikimedia Foundation, one of its projects, or people related to it. Wikinews is a project of the Wikimedia Foundation. Thursday, September 6, 2007 Eight cast and crew members of the Australian television show The Chaser’s War on Everything successfully breached the security surrounding the APEC summit meeting in Sydney, Australia. Using […]

I’ll Have Another wins 2012 Preakness Stakes

Monday, May 21, 2012 The placement for first and second place at the 2012 Preakness Stakes could have been a replay of the Kentucky Derby earlier this month as I’ll Have Another came in first with Bodemeister behind in second. In this race, Creative Cause finished third. By winning the Kentucky Derby and the 137th […]

Suicide bomber kills 24 children in Iraq

Wednesday, July 13, 2005 A suicide bomber has killed as many as 24 children in Iraq. According to an Iraqi eyewitness, US troops were handing out sweets to children gathered around their Humvee military vechicle in eastern Baghdad when a bomber drove a car carrying explosives up to the group and detonated his weapon. One […]

6.0 magnitude earthquake rocks eastern Turkey

Tuesday, March 9, 2010 A 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck Basyurt, in the Elazig province or eastern Turkey at 04:32 AM (02:32 GMT) on Monday. According to local Kandilli observatory, the quake struck at a depth of five kilometres; the epicenter was near Karakocan town in the same province. The pre-dawn earthquake killed at least 40 people […]

At least four dead and hundreds of homes destroyed after week of wildfires rage throughout Texas

Friday, September 9, 2011 Parts of Texas have been scorched by sweeping wildfires this week. Officials state that a wildfire which swept much of central Texas this week destroyed at least 1,400 homes and forced about 5,000 people to evacuate to safety. An official with the Texas Forestry Services told news sources on Thursday that […]

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