Canadian Government apologises for Residential Schools

Thursday, June 12, 2008 Stephen Harper, Canada’s Prime Minister, apologized on behalf of the Canadian Government for its role in the Indian Residential School System in front of Aboriginal Leaders, elders, and more than 1000 outside the Parliament Building. Harper proclaimed, “The treatment of children in Indian residential schools is a sad chapter in our history. Today, we recognize that […]

Danish PM pushes for new referendum on euro

Friday, November 7, 2008 Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the Prime Minister of Denmark, said on Tuesday that he will seek broad parliamentary support for a national referendum on joining the euro, the common currency of the Eurozone. “I’m convinced that we need broad support in parliament to hold a referendum, because it’s about the Danish currency and about stability and safety,” […]

English court jails policeman over insurance fraud

Thursday, July 1, 2010 A court in England, UK has jailed a policeman for ten months after he was convicted of defrauding his car insurance company. Police Constable Simon Hood, 43, arranged for a friend who dealt in scrap metal to dispose of his Audi TT, then claimed it had been stolen. Hood had been disappointed with the car’s value […]

Los Angeles undergoing large power outage

Monday, September 12, 2005 A power outage in a large portion of Los Angeles, California occurred at approximately 13:00 PST (20:00 UTC) on Monday. Reports from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power indicate that the incident was caused by a worker who accidentally cut a line. The outage caused a chain reaction that took out power to a […]

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 a Scientology executive in multiple […]

Couple takes lawyer hostage and said to have explosives

Tuesday, January 17, 2006 A male and a female took 3 people hostage at a law firm in Statesboro, Georgia. Police blocked off a part of this rural town on Monday. Two suspects , a man and a woman, took a lawyer hostage and claimed that they had explosives. The suspects, Robert Eugene Brower, 43, a former client of the […]

Canada’s Etobicoke Centre (Ward 3) city council candidates speak

This exclusive interview features first-hand journalism by a Wikinews reporter. See the collaboration page for more details. Monday, October 30, 2006 On November 13, Torontoians will be heading to the polls to vote for their ward’s councillor and for mayor. Among Toronto’s ridings is Etobicoke Centre (Ward 3). One candidate responded to Wikinews’ requests for an interview. This ward’s candidates […]

Thousands protest privatisation of Australian electricity industry

Tuesday, February 26, 2008 In New South Wales today, thousands of people joined a protest including 15 Labor Members of Parliament about the State Government’s plans to privatise the electricity industry. The MPs included Paul Gibson, Upper House president Peter Primrose, and former MPs Kerry Hickey and Grant McBride. Mr Gibson was reported as saying, “I’m a member of the […]

US lottery jackpot tops $500 million, sets world record

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 Mega Millions, a multi-state lottery in the United States, produced no winner on Tuesday night’s drawing which had a jackpot of US$363 million, sending Friday’s drawing to an all time world record high of $500 million. Players must match all 5 numbers and the Mega Ball in order to win the jackpot. Only 47 tickets with […]