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UK retailers MFI and Woolworths collapse

Friday, November 28, 2008 Two major retail chains in the United Kingdom — general retailer Woolworths Group and furniture vendor MFI Group — have entered administration. Entertainment UK — which distributes videos and DVDs to retailers and are owned by Woolworths — have also entered administration. “The boards of Woolworths PLC and Entertainment UK Ltd […]

Ontario Votes 2007: Interview with Freedom Party candidate Wayne Simmons, Don Valley East

Wednesday, October 3, 2007 Wayne Simmons is running for the Freedom Party in the Ontario provincial election, in the Don Valley East riding. Wikinews’ Nick Moreau interviewed him regarding his values, his experience, and his campaign. Wayne did not answer “Of the decisions made by Ontario’s 38th Legislative Assembly, which was the most beneficial to […]

Abu Musab al-Zarqawi killed in airstrike

Thursday, June 8, 2006 The head of al-Qaeda in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, has been killed in an air strike on a building north of Baqubah city, according to the Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki. “Today [sic] Zarqawi has been terminated,” he said Thursday, and suggested the man the United States had placed a $25 […]

At least 40 dead after string of attacks in Pakistan

Friday, October 16, 2009 Pakistani officials have said that five attacks on government sites across the country have killed at least forty people. The latest attack occurred late on Thursday at a government residential area in Peshawar. Officials said they suspect Taliban militants for being responsible for the attacks. Authorities said that the situation in […]

On the campaign trail in the USA, May 2016

Monday, June 13, 2016 The following is the first edition of a monthly series chronicling the U.S. 2016 presidential election. It features original material compiled throughout the previous month after an overview of the month’s biggest stories. In this month’s edition on the campaign trail: a former Republican congressman briefly joins the Libertarian Party and […]

Greenspan’s testimony suggests “more of the same”

Thursday, February 17, 2005 Alan Greenspan, Chairman of the Federal Reserve has suggested that there will be more of the same in coming months from the Fed. In his speech during testimony before the U.S. Senate Banking Committee on Wednesday, Mr. Greenspan noted that the economic fundamentals of the U.S. appeared to be stable. On […]

U.S. ISPs to test restricting heavy Internet users

Thursday, June 5, 2008 On June 3rd, 2008, two United States Internet service providers (ISPs) announced they would begin tests to slow web access for their most active customers and charge them for extra speed. Comcast and Time Warner Cable, two of the largest ISPs in North America, both made separate announcements of their plans. […]

Actress Virginia Mayo dies

Thursday, January 20, 2005Virginia Mayo, an actress famous for her movie roles of the 1940s and 1950s, died Monday, January 17, 2005 in a nursing home in Thousand Oaks, California, of pneumonia and heart failure. Tony Gieske. “Goldwyn Girl Virginia Mayo, versatile actress, dies at 84” — The Hollywood Reporter, January 18, 2005 Adam Bernstein. “Actress […]

New environmental housing regulations for Western Australia

Friday, May 25, 2007 The Western Australian Government has announced that after September 1, 2007 all construction approvals for new homes must comply with new Environmental regulations. The new regulations known as Five Star Plus will be implemented in two stages. Michelle Roberts, minister for Housing and Works, announced that the first stage would increase […]

Death toll from tsunami in Southeast Asia increases

 Correction — May 8, 2018 This headline incorrectly locates the tsunami in Southeast Asia; it was in the South Pacific, as stated in the lede.  Thursday, October 1, 2009 A tsunami that was generated in the South Pacific by a powerful undersea earthquake has killed at least 110 people, according to authorities. The majority of the […]

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