Irish priest seized by gunmen in the Philippines

Monday, October 12, 2009 Father Michael Sinnott, an elderly priest from Ireland, has been seized by gunmen on Mindanao Island in the Philippines. He was taken from his residence on Sunday at gunpoint. The gunmen fled in a minivan, and later boarded a boat. Father Sinnott, who was a priest for the Missionaries of St […]

German footballer Mesut Özil announces retirement from international football over ‘racism’

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 On Sunday, German footballer Mesut Özil announced retiring from international football via his official Twitter handle. The 29-year-old gave racism as the reason for his retirement. Özil and his international teammate ?lkay Gündo?an, who are of Turkish origin, met the Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdo?an in London in May. The two […]

Gunman commits suicide at University of Texas

Tuesday, September 28, 2010 A man wearing a ski mask and carrying an assault rifle apparently killed himself in the library of the University of Texas in Austin, Texas earlier today. The university was placed under lockdown and all classes were canceled as a result of the incident. Nobody else was hurt, but police are […]

US Department of Housing and Urban Development to provide housing for Katrina refugees

Friday, September 2, 2005 The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will make many of their marketable housing properties in the southeastern United States and elsewhere available to hurricane refugees. HUD Secretary Alphonso Jackson said that an “overwhelming” response from government and private officials would make housing available as soon as the […]

City Planning Board postpones decision on Buffalo, N.Y. hotel proposal

Buffalo, N.Y. Hotel Proposal Controversy Recent Developments “120 year-old documents threaten development on site of Buffalo, N.Y. hotel proposal” — Wikinews, November 21, 2006 “Proposal for Buffalo, N.Y. hotel reportedly dead: parcels for sale “by owner”” — Wikinews, November 16, 2006 “Contract to buy properties on site of Buffalo, N.Y. hotel proposal extended” — Wikinews, […]

Japan facing ‘most severe crisis since World War II’, says prime minister

Sunday, March 13, 2011 Amongst the aftermath of a magnitude 8.9 earthquake which struck on Friday, followed by a tsunami, Naoto Kan, the prime minister of Japan, claimed that the country is experiencing its largest difficulties since the end of World War II in 1945. The current situation of the earthquake, tsunami and the nuclear […]

Fire breaks out in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, Australia

Sunday, January 21, 2007 Fire broke out in the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, on the outskirts of Sydney, Australia, at approximately 5pm on Sunday 21st January 2007. The site of the fire is inaccessible terrain in the Bobbin Head/Apple Tree Bay area. For a time properties were threatened in Mount Ku-ring-gai, but this danger has […]

World AIDS Day events held around the globe

Sunday, December 2, 2007 The 20th annual World AIDS Day was December 1, 2007. The theme selected by the World AIDS Campaign is “Stop AIDS: Keep the Promise” as it will be through 2010. The day was marked by thousands of events around the world. “It is now time for bold leadership at all levels […]

Canada’s social insurance assets pass $140 billion in fourth quarter

Sunday, February 13, 2011 With a fourth-quarter investment earnings of $3.9 Billion CAD, largely driven by stock market rises, the Canada Pension Plan’s (CPP) assets rose to $140.1 Billion reported the CPP Investment Board on Thursday. Rate of return for the quarter netted three percent, bringing the first nine months of the fiscal year to […]

U.S. military confirms Qur’ans were kicked, stepped on and splashed with urine at Guantanamo

Saturday, June 4, 2005 On Friday, the U.S. military released the results of their investigation and confirmed that in 5 separate incidents, American guards at the Guantánamo Bay prison “mishandled” the Islamic holy book. However, they stress that guards were usually “respectful” of the Qur’an. One incident involved splashing a Qur’an with urine by urinating […]

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