Thai junta partially lifts political ban

Tuesday, June 5, 2007 Political parties in Thailand have regained some of their freedoms, following an agreement on Tuesday by the government’s military-appointed Cabinet. As a result of the deal, parties are now allowed to meet and hold activities, opening the way for elections that are tentatively planned for December. However, a ban on forming new political parties remains in effect, until at least next week. Government spokesman Nattawat Suthiyothin said a bill on newContinue reading


Armed Forces Day to get underway in the UK

Saturday, June 27, 2009 The United Kingdom’s first Armed Forces Day is set to get underway later today. Previously called Veteran’s Day, it was changed by the government in an effort to raise awareness and understanding. The day is meant for the public to show their appreciation to the armed forces of the UK, their families and veterans. a celebration of the armed forces in all of their glory Her Majesty the Queen sent aContinue reading


Start Your Own Beauty Supply Business Wholesale Beauty Supply!

Click Here To Find Out More About: Energy Efficiency Consultants Brisbane By Megan Stansfield We all love beauty but for most it is simply an expense that we use to buy the beauty products that we like in stores or malls but what if there was a way that you could profit from the top of the line beauty products? Products like mineral makeup, facial creams, anti aging and wrinkle creams as well as bodyContinue reading

British Airways flight makes emergency landing in Iceland, terrorism ruled out

Saturday, August 26, 2006 A British Airways (BA) flight from London to Denver made an emergency landing at an airport in Iceland today after smoke was seen emerging from an oven in the aircraft’s rear kitchen. A BA spokesman said that the Boeing 777 landed safely at Keflavik Airport. He added that the plane’s 268 passengers left the craft unharmed. A spokeswoman from the Iceland Civil Aviation Administration ruled out any terrorist involvement. She added:Continue reading


‘Criminal in uniform’: Senior London policeman jailed for attempting to frame Iraqi

Monday, February 8, 2010 Commander Ali Dizaei of London’s Metropolitan Police Service today became the most senior officer anywhere in the United Kingdom to be convicted of offences by a court. Dizaei, who was branded a “criminal in uniform” by Independent Police Complaints Commission chair Nick Hardwick, has been jailed for four years after he attempted to frame an Iraqi businessman. It took a Southwark Crown Court jury under three hours to find Dizaei guiltyContinue reading


Wikinews Shorts: November 13, 2008

A compilation of brief news reports for Thursday, November 13, 2008. Contents 1 Study shows that carrying excess fat around waist increases risk of early death 2 EU abolishes rules banning oddly-shaped fruit 3 Vase bought for £1 sells for £32,450 4 Blackwater may pay financial penalties for improper arms shipments  Contribute to Wikinews by expanding these briefs or add a new one. A new study has found that people storing extra fat around their waistContinue reading


How To Correctly Plan Your Catalog Printing

Click Here To Find Out More About: Warehouse Management Submitted by: Chelsea Nicole Comprehensive business catalogs are everywhere. Therefore, there is no given reason for a person who is dealing with printing these things to worry much about it. However, come to think of it, sometimes people might find it complicated and difficult to choose the printer that will best suit them. These people are those that do not make a plan for their printContinue reading

London Tube bombs went ‘bang bang bang, very close together’

Saturday, July 9, 2005 After a press conference in London from the Metropolitan Police and Transport for London, more details are emerging about the attacks in London on Thursday. Data from the Underground system’s power and control systems have revealed that all three bombs went off within 50 seconds of each other, at 8.50am, with the managing director of Transport for London, Tim O’Toole saying the bombs went “bang bang bang, very close together”. TheContinue 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


Riots in Greece enter fourth night

Wednesday, December 10, 2008 The riots in Greece that started on December 6 have entered their fourth night. These are the worst riots the Hellenic Republic has witnessed in decades. The riots were triggered when Alexandros Grigoropoulos, a 15-year-old student, was shot and killed by police. The police claim that Grigoropoulos was throwing a bomb at them when they fired. Cities throughout Greece have been hit by the unrest, not just Athens. Hundreds of shopsContinue reading