U.S. warns of al Qaeda threat to stock trading and banking websites

Friday, December 1, 2006 The U.S. government warned private financial services that al Qaeda is planning a cyber attack on the U.S. stock and bank accounts, officials said on Thursday. Homeland Security spokesman Russ Knocke says: “There is no information to corroborate this aspirational threat. As a routine matter and out of an abundance of caution, US-CERT issued the situational awareness report to industry stakeholders.” The officials said that the attacks are aimed at destroyingContinue reading


Norwegian national assembly votes to allow same-sex marriage and adoption

Thursday, June 12, 2008 The Norwegian national assembly voted Wednesday to change the existing marriage and adoption laws. After debating for several hours, the vote resulted in a 84 to 41 majority in favour of the new law which allows homosexual couples to marry and adopt children. For the past several weeks, there have been extensive debate over the change, with both sides staging demonstrations in most of the larger cities in Norway. The lastContinue reading


Golfer sues law firm over Wikipedia article defacement

Monday, February 26, 2007 This article mentions the Wikimedia Foundation, one of its projects, or people related to it. Wikinews is a project of the Wikimedia Foundation. Golfer Fuzzy Zoeller wants to sue the anonymous person who vandalised his article in the Wikipedia encyclopedia, a website resource almost anyone can edit. An IP address from Josef Silny & Associates, a Miami education consulting firm, wrote a biased paragraph about him creating uproar from the golfer.Continue reading


How To Prepare For The Use Of Dirty Bombs And Unconventional Weapons

Click Here To Find Out More About: Dispute Resolution Northern Rivers By TrBrian Jenkins Gallop polls from 2007 show that 30% of Americans are somewhat afraid of being harmed in a terrorist attack and 10% are very afraid. These statistics show that many in the United States are afraid of the very real threat of terrorist attack. Though one might feel helpless in a situation such as this, preparation can be the best way toContinue reading

US President Obama celebrates his first Martin Luther King Jr. Day while in office

Tuesday, January 19, 2010 On Sunday, at a Bapist church originally founded by freed slaves, US President Barack Obama addressed the congregation about the “Dream” of slain civil rights activist Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.—whom Obama credits with paving the way for his 2008 election—and about the importance of hope and faith in his own life. On Monday, Obama, with his family in tow, served hot lunches at a local Washington soup kitchen—one ofContinue reading


Fire burns home of late singer Johnny Cash

Wednesday, April 11, 2007 A fast-moving fire engulfed the home of late singer Johnny Cash on Tuesday. The lake-side home, located in Hendersonville, Tennessee, was the home of the late singer and his wife, June Carter, from the late 1960s until their deaths in 2003. The home was purchased by former Bee Gees singer Barry Gibb in 2006, and was undergoing renovations at the time. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time,Continue reading


Iranian International Master Dorsa Derakhshani discusses her chess career with Wikinews

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 In February 2017, the Iranian Chess Federation announced two teenage chess players, Dorsa Derakhshani and her younger brother Borna Derakhshani, were banned from representing the national team. The federation announced their decision although Dorsa Derakhshani had previously decided and informed the chess federation she did not wish to play for Iran. Dorsa Derakhshani is currently 21 years old and holds the International Master (IM) as well as Woman Grand Master (WGM)Continue reading


Calcium And Magnesium Needs For Pregnancy And Postpartum}

Click Here To Find Out More About: Student Virtual Health Submitted by: Dr. Dean Raffelock As a nursing mom you need about 1200 milligrams of absorbable calcium per day. Calcium is a mineral that the body uses for many things: during pregnancy it helps form baby’s bones and teeth along with helping make breast milk, regulate blood pressure, heartbeat, water balance in the cells and muscle contractions. There are many foods in addition to vitaminContinue reading

French goalkeeper Fabien Barthez announces retirement

Saturday, October 7, 2006 In the 2006 World Cup final, Fabien Barthez’s mistake allowed Materazzi to score a decisive goal.The bald keeper, who’ll be remembered for being top-head kissed at the start of each international match by teammate Laurent Blanc, was desperately hoping for revenge against Italy last September in the Stade de France but Grégory Coupet became the #1 rated French football goalkeeper therefore pushing Fabien in retirement announced officially yesterday. Retrieved from “https://en.wikinews.org/w/index.php?title=French_goalkeeper_Fabien_Barthez_announces_retirement&oldid=436017”


Wikinews interviews Donald K. Allen, independent candidate for US presidency

Thursday, October 2, 2008 While nearly all mainstream coverage of the 2008 Presidential election has focused on the Democratic and Republican candidates, the race for the White House also includes independents and third-party candidates. These prospects represent a variety of views that may not be acknowledged by the major party platforms. Wikinews has reached out to these candidates throughout the campaign and now presents an interview with Donald K. Allen of Youngstown, Ohio, an independentContinue reading