Judging the Courts: Wikinews interviews Prof. Lawrence Douglas

Tuesday, November 21, 2006 Wikinews interviews Lawrence Douglas, Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought at Amherst College, on questions of the fairness and credibility of the Saddam Hussein trial, and the purpose, conduct and impact of courts trying international law crimes such as genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. Prof. Douglas is the …

American film director John Hughes dies at age 59

Thursday, August 6, 2009 American film director John Hughes, noted for such movies as Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink and The Breakfast Club, died Thursday due to a heart attack. A statement, released by his representative, said that he experienced the heart attack while on a morning stroll in Manhattan, New York. Hughes was born …

Australia makes changes to Boxing Day cricket test team

Friday, December 26, 2008 Following its recent loss to South Africa, the Australian Cricket team has replaced player Jason Krejza for Nathan Hauritz in the traditional Boxing Day test to be played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in front of an expected crowd of 70,000. Australia lost the first test of the three game series …

First arrests made in Singapore for possession of New Psychoactive Substances

Sunday, May 4, 2014 The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) of Singapore announced yesterday the first arrests made following the listing of New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) as Class A controlled drugs on Thursday, under the First Schedule of the Misuse of Drugs Act. The suspects, two unnamed male Singaporeans, aged 22 and 23, were reportedly arrested …

John Vanderslice plays New York City: Wikinews interview

Thursday, September 27, 2007 John Vanderslice has recently learned to enjoy America again. The singer-songwriter, who National Public Radio called “one of the most imaginative, prolific and consistently rewarding artists making music today,” found it through an unlikely source: his French girlfriend. “For the first time in my life I wouldn’t say I was defending …

Melbourne terror raids nab suspects

Tuesday, August 4, 2009 Australian Federal Police have caught four people suspected of plotting a terrorist attack in Melbourne. The suspects, all Australian citizens of Somali and Lebanese descent, were arrested early this morning Melbourne time. “Police believe members of a Melbourne-based group have been undertaking planning to carry out a terrorist attack in Australia …

Speeches of Canada’s PM Stephen Harper rank as top-downloaded podcasts

Tuesday, July 4, 2006 Prime Minister Stephen Harper is currently at the top of charts for iTunes. The PM tops the list of the most downloaded podcasts at the on-line iTunes music store. The Harper podcasts are speeches, rather than songs. Since April 4 the speeches can be downloaded for free. While the speeches are …

FanFiction.Net adult content purge felt across fandom two weeks on

Saturday, June 16, 2012 Two weeks ago, FanFiction.Net purged the site of much of the adult content, surprising many fan fiction readers and writers; leaving several archives on the Internet unprepared for a deluge of new users, problems continuing to this day. FanFiction.Net removed around 62,000 stories after a change allowing writers under the age …

New Zealand company planning for monorail in Wellington

Wednesday, November 29, 2006 SkyCabs International, a New Zealand company based in Auckland, New Zealand, has announced that it is planning to build a monorail in New Zealand’s capital, Wellington for about NZ$300 million. SkyCabs International’s plans are to build a monorail service that starts in Johnsonville which then travels into the central business district …