Canada’s St. Paul’s West (Ward 21) city council candidates speak

Friday, November 3, 2006 On November 13, Torontonians will be heading to the polls to vote for their ward’s councillor and for mayor. Among Toronto’s ridings is St. Paul’s West (Ward 21). One candidate responded to Wikinews’ requests for an interview. This ward’s candidates include John Adams, Tony Corpuz, Joe Mihevc (incumbent), and John Sewell. […]

Gastric bypass surgery performed by remote control

Sunday, August 21, 2005 A robotic system at Stanford Medical Center was used to perform a laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery successfully with a theoretically similar rate of complications to that seen in standard operations. However, as there were only 10 people in the experimental group (and another 10 in the control group), this is not […]

Microsoft announces plan to acquire GitHub for US$7.5 billion

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 On Monday, United States technology giant Microsoft announced their plans to acquire GitHub, a San Francisco, California-based web-based hosting service for software version control using Git, for 7.5 billion US Dollars (USD). In the official announcement at the Microsoft News web site, the company said they are to reach agreement with […]

In pictures: Japan earthquake and tsunami

Friday, March 18, 2011 A week ago today, at 2:46 pm JST, a magnitude 9.0 earthquake struck off the coast of the T?hoku region in Japan. The earthquake created an extremely destructive tsunami that spawned 10 metre (33 ft) high waves just moments later. The tsunami travelled 10 km (6 mi) inland causing massive destruction […]

Sunflower oil saves at-risk newborns from infection

Saturday, March 5, 2005Simply massaging low birth weight babies with sunflower seed oil can protect them from potentially fatal infections. Infections and complications from preterm birth cause more than half of all neonatal deaths, and very low birth weight babies are particularly vulnerable. Preterm babies have immature skin that lacks a protective film called vernix […]

Wikinews Shorts: April 5, 2007

A compilation of brief news reports for Thursday, April 5, 2007. Prosecutors in the United Kingdom filed charges against Mohammed Shakil, 30, Waheed Ali, 23, and Sadeer Saleem, 26. Each were charged with conspiracy to cause explosions on transport or at tourist attractions, related to the July 7, 2005 London bombings. Authorities said they are still […]


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English FA Cup news: February 16, 2008

Saturday, February 16, 2008 Wikipedia has more about this subject: FA Cup 2007-08 Four games were played in the fifth round of the FA cup on February 16 , 2008. Information on each match can be found below. Bristol Rovers, Chelsea, Barnsley and Manchester United have qualified for the Quarter Finals of the FA Cup. […]