UK Wikinews Shorts: December 23, 2009

A compilation of brief news reports for Wednesday, December 23, 2009. Contents 1 Two-year-old child in Northern Ireland dies of H1N1 swine flu virus 2 Woman killed in collision with ambulance in Staffordshire, England 3 90-year-old man dies after car crash in Northern Ireland 4 Man dies while carrying child in railway station in Edinburgh, Scotland […]

Version 0.44 of SVG image software Inkscape released

Saturday, June 24, 2006 After 6 months of development, the Inkscape project released today a new version of their SVG-based GPLed vector drawing program. It features improved performance and many new features, such as a Layers dialog, better PDF export, configurable keyboard shortcuts and support for clipping and masking. Inkscape runs on Windows, Linux, and […]

US VX nerve gas disposal test a success

Monday, May 9, 2005 Workers at Newport Chemical Depot in Indiana have completed a successful test-run of a chemical reactor designed to dispose of Cold War stockpiles of VX nerve agent. After encountering initial difficulties when the temperature in the reactor grew too high, workers were able to adjust the speed of the device. 180 […]

Satirist Stephen Colbert runs for U.S. President

Wednesday, October 17, 2007 The American satirist Stephen Colbert has announced that he will run for the Presidency of the United States. He made his announcement on his mock news show The Colbert Report. However, Colbert said that he would only run in his home state of South Carolina as a favorite son. He also […]