Akayev willing to resign as president of Kyrgyzstan

Thursday, March 31, 2005 In an interview broadcast on Russian state-run Channel One television, deposed Kyrgyz president Askar Akayev, when asked whether he was prepared to resign as president, replied, “Of course, of course – if I am given the relevant guarantees and if it is in full accordance with the current legislation.” He added that he had “the desire […]

Blown for Good author discusses life inside international headquarters of Scientology

Friday, November 13, 2009 Wikinews interviewed author Marc Headley about his new book Blown for Good, and asked him about life inside the international headquarters of Scientology known as “Gold Base“, located in Gilman Hot Springs near Hemet, California. Headley joined the organization at age seven when his mother became a member, and worked at Scientology’s international management headquarters for […]

Scientists report correlation between locations of Easter Island statues and water resources

Saturday, January 12, 2019 A United-States-based team of scientists released findings on Thursday about the large statues that dot the island of Rapa Nui, also called Easter Island. The study, published on Thursday in PLOS One, employed quantitative spatial analysis to establish that the platforms, or ahu, built to support the Easter Island statues, or moai, are usually located near […]

Finnish police isolate ports in Helsinki

Saturday, August 6, 2005 The Finnish police isolated the ports of Katajanokka and L√§nsisatama on Saturday. The ports were isolated at around 9.30 p.m. local time and the isolation was called off at around 11.30 p.m. Finnish police received reports from Estonia that a shipping container loaded with explosives could be coming from Estonia Saturday evening. They checked every truck […]

Colleges offering admission to displaced New Orleans students/AL-KY

See the discussion page for instructions on adding schools to this list and for an alphabetically arranged listing of schools. Due to the damage by Hurricane Katrina and subsequent flooding, a number of colleges and universities in the New Orleans metropolitan area will not be able to hold classes for the fall 2005 semester. It is estimated that 75,000 to […]

Baltimore Schools Try To Grow Their Own Teachers

Click Here To Find Out More About: Sefiani Communications Group Site By Patricia Hawke Baltimore Schools mirror the rest of the nation in a shortage of qualified and available teachers. The most recent recruitment attempt involves a ‘grow-your-own’ method that is slowly cropping up around the country. The Baltimore Country district of Baltimore Schools awarded 3 college scholarships this year […]

In pictures: Japan earthquake and tsunami

Friday, March 18, 2011 A week ago today, at 2:46 pm JST, a magnitude 9.0 earthquake struck off the coast of the T?hoku region in Japan. The earthquake created an extremely destructive tsunami that spawned 10 metre (33 ft) high waves just moments later. The tsunami travelled 10 km (6 mi) inland causing massive destruction in the country’s northeast, including […]