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Former Pakistan PM Bhutto Killed In Suicide Attack

Friday, 28 December 2007, 7:14 am | Wikinews.org

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto has been killed in a suicide attack as she was leaving a political rally in the city of Rawalpindi. At least 20 people died in the attack, local reports say. The attack has been condemned internationally. More >>

No Injuries After Antarctica Support Plane Crashes

Wednesday, 26 December 2007, 1:24 pm | Wikinews.org

The accident occurred on the morning of December 20 local time, about 550 miles from McMurdo Station, a US-run Antarctic base. The aircraft was carrying a crew of four, and six researchers. More >>

Pakistani Train Derailment Kills At Least 56

Thursday, 20 December 2007, 9:36 am | Wikinews.org

Early this morning, an express passenger train derailed in Pakistan, leaving at least 56 dead and 150 more injured. At least ten of the carriages that comprised the service between Karachi and Lahore left the track and fell down an embankment. More >>

Four Shot Near New Life Church, Colorado Springs

Monday, 10 December 2007, 12:54 am | Wikinews.org

Early afternoon saw a shooting in the church parking lot of New Life Church, an Evangelical Megachurch, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States. According to a report quoting the church's pastor four people were shot by a gunman in the car park. More >>

Sean Penn Endorses Kucinich For US President

Sunday, 9 December 2007, 12:40 am | Wikinews.org

Sean Penn at Cannes Film Festival, 2000.Academy Award winning actor and political activist Sean Penn has just thrown his support in the 2008 US Presidential election behind Dennis Kucinich. More >>

Scientists Take Strong Stance On Cutting Emmisions

Thursday, 6 December 2007, 11:44 pm | Wikinews.org

A group of over 200 scientists have signed a document demanding that political action be taken following the scientific evidence that had been put forth in the last International report on climate change. More >>

Chinese Officials: Man Dies Of H5N1 Bird Flu Virus

Monday, 3 December 2007, 8:24 pm | Wikinews.org

The man, only being identified as 24-year-old Lu, is from the Jiangsu Province of eastern China and was admitted to the hospital after having severe flu-like symptoms. Lu was originally diagnosed with pneumonia. More >>

Venezuela's Constitutional Reform Fails To Pass

Monday, 3 December 2007, 8:17 pm | Wikinews.org

Venezuelan voters have rejected a referendum on changes to the constitution. The chief of the National Electoral Council said it was rejected by a margin of 51% to 49%. More >>

Google Announces Investment In Alternative Energy

Thursday, 29 November 2007, 7:59 pm | Wikinews.org

Page said that Google's goal is "to produce one gigawatt of renewable energy capacity that is cheaper than coal," and that the company is "optimistic this can be done in years, not decades." More >>

Peter Costello Won't Stand For Liberal Leadership

Monday, 26 November 2007, 9:38 am | Wikinews.org

Speaking in Melbourne yesterday, outgoing Australian treasurer - Peter Costello made a shock announcement that he will not stand for leadership of the Liberal party following the Howard government's crushing defeat in Saturday's election. More >>

Wikinews: Australian Prime Minister targets Obama

Friday, 16 February 2007, 12:27 am | Wikinews.org

Australian Prime Minister John Howard has attacked US presidential candidate Barack Obama on his pledge to introduce a bill that would withdraw American troops from Iraq by March 2008. More >>

Wikinews: UK terrorist plane plot

Friday, 11 August 2006, 11:18 am | Wikinews.org

The Metropolitan Police's anti-terrorist branch and security service in London have claimed today that a terrorist plot to detonate bombs on as many as ten planes travelling mid-air from the United Kingdom to the United States has been thwarted. The bombs ... More >>

Day Of Attacks Continue In Israel And Lebanon

Friday, 14 July 2006, 8:38 am | Wikinews.org

Fighting continued in Israel and Lebanon as Israel attacked targets in Lebanon using aircrafts and ships. Rockets also came from Lebanon and landed on the Israeli side of the border, Thursday. More >>

Israeli Forces Cross Over Into Southern Lebanon

Friday, 14 July 2006, 8:34 am | Wikinews.org

Israel has launched an incursion into southern Lebanon in what they claim is a search for two Israeli soldiers. The soldiers were taken Wednesday following an attack by Hezbollah, a Lebanese militia, that had made an incursion into Israel. More >>

Israel Enters Lebanese Waters To Enforce Blockade

Friday, 14 July 2006, 8:34 am | Wikinews.org

Israel's naval ships have entered Lebanon's territorial waters to enforce a blockade on the Levantine state, Thursday. "Since this morning Israeli naval vessels have enforced a full naval closure on Lebanon, because Lebanon's ports are used to transfer ... More >>

NEWSFLASH: 7 Blasts Rock Mumbai Commuter Trains

Wednesday, 12 July 2006, 8:53 am | Wikinews.org

Seven bombs have exploded at various local railway stations in the city of Mumbai, India between 6:24 pm and 6:35 pm IST (GMT+5:30). The first blast ripped through the first-class compartment of a local train from Churchgate to Borivali, near the ... More >>

Wikinews: Bush-Blair Transcript Details Stopped

Wednesday, 30 November 2005, 12:18 am | Wikinews.org

The U.K. attorney general Lord Goldsmith has warned British media that further reporting of details from an allegedly leaked memo about a dispute between Tony Blair and George Bush "could be in breach of section 5 of the Official Secrets Act." The Guardian ... More >>

Bush-Blair Al-Jazeera Bombing Transcript Leak

Wednesday, 30 November 2005, 12:11 am | Wikinews.org

An unverified document discovered by the UK tabloid The Daily Mirror claiming to have been leaked from Downing Street has been reported to contain a statement from US President George W. Bush about wishing to bomb the headquarters of Arabic TV station ... More >>

4 Small Explosions Strike London Public Transport

Friday, 22 July 2005, 12:55 am | Wikinews.org

Metropolitan Police commissioner Ian Blair has confirmed that there have been three small explosions on tube trains at Warren Street, Oval and Shepherd's Bush stations, and another small explosion on a No. 26 bus in Hackney. More >>

Wikinews: Coordinated Terrorist Attack In London

Friday, 8 July 2005, 2:42 pm | Wikinews.org

The Metropolitan Police have confirmed that least 37 people have been killed in four explosions on London's transport system this morning, and said said the overall number of wounded was as high as 700, in what are believed to be terrorist attacks. ... More >>





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