Fred Thompson’s ‘exploration’ causes confusion on USA election rules

Wednesday, August 1, 2007 The day after Fred Thompson’s “exploratory committee” announced that it raised just over US$3 million dollars, the type of fundraising is causing “confusion” over Federal Election Commission (FEC) rules for the “exploratory” status. CQ Politics reports, “Friends of Fred Thompson” also is registered with the Internal Revenue Service as a “527” […]

Scottish lawyer denies death of Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi

Wednesday, October 21, 2009 A Scottish lawyer today denied reports that Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi had died, after it was reported on Sky News earlier today that “unidentified sources” had said that he was dead. The reports came onto Sky News at around 16.00 BST today. The information could not be confirmed, […]

Boxing great Muhammed Ali dies aged 74

Sunday, June 5, 2016 Legendary boxing great Muhammed Ali died on Friday aged 74 in a hospital in Phoenix, Arizona in the United States. A family spokesperson said Ali had been admitted with respiratory problems. The former heavyweight champion lived with Parkinson’s disease for decades, diagnosed in 1984. Born on January 17, 1942 as Cassius […]

Indonesian parliament approves privatising of three major state firms

Saturday, September 20, 2008 The parliament of Indonesia has approved government plans to make an Initial Public Offering (IPO) of shares in three major state-owned firms, privatising them. They are steelmaker Krakatau Steel, Bank Tabungan Negara (BTN) and national flag carrier Garuda Indonesia. The parliament has left the process fully in the hands of the […]

Wikinews Shorts: December 20, 2008

A compilation of brief news reports for Saturday, December 20, 2008. The United States government has announced that it will give US$17.4 billion in loans to help three of the nation’s automobile makers – Chrysler, General Motors, and Ford – avoid bankruptcy. The money will be taken from the $700 billion bailout package originally intended to […]

Apple announces new iPod range

Wednesday, September 5, 2007 Apple have released several re-designs of their popular iPod range. In addition to the iPod Classic, Nano and Shuffle, they have announced the brand new iPod touch, a media player which mimics the iPhone’s touch-screen capabilities. The new iPod Classic design features a larger memory space of up to 160GB or […]

Category:Kenny MacAskill

This is the category for Kenny MacAskill, a Scottish politician. Refresh this list to see the latest articles. 13 February 2014: Scottish Justice Secretary ‘acutely aware of unusual publicity’ in Kular case 18 August 2011: Scots report crime using Facebook 21 October 2009: Scottish lawyer denies death of Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi 2 September […]

News briefs:June 30, 2006

The time is 20:00 (UTC) on June 30th, 2006, and this is Audio Wikinews News Briefs. Contents 1 Headlines 1.1 Interior Ministry, Fatah offices in Gaza hit by Israeli airstrikes 1.2 Palestinian PM: Israel aims to topple gov’t 1.3 Portuguese Minister of Foreign Affairs Freitas do Amaral resigns 1.4 French Parliament adopts controversial copyright bill […]

Worldwide markets fall precipitously

Monday, October 6, 2008 Stock markets around the world have fallen dramatically today. This is following the ongoing events in the financial world, including the US Government’s $700 billion bail out of the financial sector. As of 14:48 UTC, the primary UK index, the FTSE 100, dropped in value by 6.50% (323.65 points) to a […]

Scottish university to introduce comic studies degree

Tuesday, June 7, 2011 In the Central Lowlands of Scotland, the University of Dundee is to become the first university in the United Kingdom to provide degrees in comic studies. The university has said that courses for its comic studies subject within the English section will commence in September 2011. The city of Dundee is […]

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