Baby attacked by dog in New York

Saturday, January 5, 2008 An eight-month old boy, Andrew, was attacked and killed by a Doberman Pinscher in Brooklyn, New York. The dog was a three-year old named Mackabee, who is also neutered. The grandmother was babysitting the boy. While she was in the kitchen she heard the boy scream and ran next door to a neighbor for help. The neighbor took the dog off the boy, rescued him and brought him to his houseContinue reading


Band sticker causes bomb scare at Ohio University

Friday, March 3, 2006 A sticker for the Pensacola, Florida folk-punk band This Bike Is A Pipe Bomb was found on a bike near the Ohio University‘s Oasis restaurant by a university police officer. The university police, who were unaware of the band’s existence, summoned the Columbus police bomb squad, who destroyed the bike to ensure that there was no bomb inside. The university later discovered their error. The bike’s owner, a graduate student, hasContinue reading


UK shopping centre Afflecks Palace secures its future

Tuesday, February 5, 2008 Afflecks Palace, the “iconic, alternative shopping centre” in the Northern Quarter of Manchester in England, United Kingdom, was saved from closure this week after long-running rumours that the market may have to “kick out its traders” due to a dispute between the management of the Afflecks Palace brand and the leaseowner for the building, Bruntwood. Rumours suggesting that Bruntwood were looking to redevelop the building started early in 2007, when itContinue reading


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Market maker Bernard L. Madoff arrested in $50B ‘giant Ponzi scheme’

 Correction — January 10, 2009 This article incorrectly states that Mr Madoff attended Hofstra University Law School. His education was actually with Hofstra College, which he graduated from in 1960.  Friday, December 12, 2008 Top broker and Wall Street adviser Bernard L. Madoff, aged 70, was arrested and charged by the FBI on Thursday with a single count of securities fraud, also known as stock fraud and investment fraud. He allegedly told senior employees of hisContinue reading


Irish National Pensions Reserve Fund gains 2.4% in first quarter

Friday, April 22, 2005 Ireland’s National Pensions Reserve Fund (NPRF) has posted a 2.4% return for the first quarter (9.6% annualized). On March 31, the funds value stood at €12.3bn, a rise of €290m (excluding state contributions) since December 31. Donal Geaney, the fund’s chairman, told the press that growth in the past quarter had been driven by the Fund’s European equity investments. Mr Geaney, former Élan CEO, has pursued a policy of diversification sinceContinue reading


Car bomb kills at least three in Dagestan, Russia

Thursday, January 27, 2011 According to police, at least three civilians were killed and three others injured by a car bomb in the Republic of Dagestan in Russia. Reports say the blast occurred outside the Karavan Cafe in Khasavyurt and only killed those inside the cafe. An unconfirmed report says one of the injured died while receiving medical treatment. There are nearly daily attacks in Dagestan from Islamic militants, wanting to form an Islamic state.Continue reading


How Can A Skiing Accident Lawyer Help You If You Get Hurt In A Skiing Accident

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French parliament extends state of emergency to three months

Thursday, November 17, 2005 The French Parliament passed a law extending the state of emergency decreed on November 8 by president Jacques Chirac for a duration of 3 months, the executive being authorized to terminate this period earlier if necessary. The November 8 decision, based on a 1955 statute, could last for a maximum of 12 days only, after which Parliament had to vote on an extension. The state of emergency allows local authorities (prefects)Continue reading


Wikinews Shorts: December 14, 2008

A compilation of brief news reports for Sunday, December 14, 2008. Contents 1 23 pirates captured by Indian navy in Gulf of Aden 2 Gunman in Mumbai attacks confesses 3 Fire burns Alaska Governor Palin’s church 4 Rallies held across Australia to protest against Internet filtering 5 Cabinet member breaks ranks over Heathrow expansion The Indian navy has announced that it has captured 23 Somali and Yemeni pirates in the Gulf of Aden who were attackingContinue reading