Scottish university football club under investigation over ‘blackface’ event

Friday, February 6, 2015 A Scottish university is investigating after several dozen members of its football club reportedly used blackface as part of costuming for a social event yesterday. Representatives from the University of Stirling, located in central Scotland, has said it has “zero-tolerance” for racism and is “disappointed that the actions of a few […]

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 […]

Woman in Buffalo, New York accidentally sets herself on fire

Tuesday, January 22, 2008 Buffalo, New York —A woman in Buffalo, New York in the United States is in critical condition tonight at Sisters Of Charity Hospital after she accidentally set herself on fire. The unnamed elderly woman was receiving oxygen for medical problems in her home and lit a cigarette, and the oxygen coming […]

Author Amy Scobee recounts abuse as Scientology executive

Monday, October 11, 2010 Wikinews interviewed author Amy Scobee about her book Scientology – Abuse at the Top, and asked her about her experiences working as an executive within the organization. Scobee joined the organization at age 14, and worked at Scientology’s international management headquarters for several years before leaving in 2005. She served as […]

Sri Lanka accepts ‘One China’ policy

Monday, March 28, 2005 Sri Lankan Ministry Of Foreign Affairs said the government accepts Beijing’s “One China” policy and that Taiwan is an inalienable part of the People’s Republic Of China, according to a March 17 press release. The current foreign Ministry communiqué, recollects the press communiqué issued by the Foreign Ministers of China and […]

Canada’s Toronto—Danforth (Ward 30) city council candidates speak

Saturday, November 4, 2006 On November 13, Toronto residents will be heading to the polls to vote for their ward’s councillor and for mayor. Among Toronto’s ridings is Toronto Centre (Ward 28). One candidate responded to Wikinews’ requests for an interview. This ward’s candidates include Edward Chin, Paula Fletcher (incumbent), Patrick Kraemer, Suzanne McCormick, Daniel […]

Fifteen people killed in Philippines hotel fire

Sunday, December 19, 2010 Fifteen people were killed and twelve were injured after an eight hour hotel fire in Tuguegarao City, Northern Philippines, however police and firefighters managed to save many guests. Reports suggest the deceased sought cover in bathrooms where they were burnt beyond recognition. After entering the building firefighters were left in tears […]

Creator of website satirizing Glenn Beck on winning domain name case

Tuesday, November 10, 2009 Wikinews interviewed the creator of a parody website satirizing American political commentator Glenn Beck, about his thoughts after prevailing in a domain name dispute brought by Beck before the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva, Switzerland. Florida resident Isaac Eiland-Hall created the website in September, and it asserts Beck uses […]

Benazir Bhutto buried; violence erupts in assassination aftermath

Friday, December 28, 2007 Former Prime Minister of Pakistan Benazir Bhutto, who was killed in a suicide attack yesterday, has been buried in her ancestral home in the village of Garhi Khuda Bakhsh. Meanwhile, violence has erupted across the nation in protest to the 54-year-old opposition leader’s death. The Pakistani government has claimed to have […]

Frank Messina: An interview with the ‘Mets Poet’

Wednesday, October 3, 2007 In the early Olympic games, athletes used to run a mile and then recite a poem. The first poet-in-residence of an English football team, Ian McMillan, remarked that football chants are like huge tribal poems. Generally, though, sport and poetry have never seemed natural companions in human enterprise. Until the New […]