Wikinews’ overview of the year 2008

Wednesday, December 31, 2008 Also try the 2008 World News Quiz of the year. What would you tell your grandchildren about 2008 if they asked you about it in, let’s say, 20 years’ time? If the answer to a quiz question was 2008, what would the question be? The year that markets collapsed, or perhaps […]

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Online buyers conned by fake Olympics ticket web sites

Thursday, August 7, 2008 Two web sites purporting to sell tickets to the 2008 Summer Olympic Games due to open in Beijing, China on Friday have been the subject of lawsuits from the International Olympic Committee in United States courts in recent weeks. The web sites, beijingticketing.com and beijing-2008tickets.com, were designed to resemble official sites […]

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Canada’s Beaches—East York (Ward 32) city council candidates speak

This exclusive interview features first-hand journalism by a Wikinews reporter. See the collaboration page for more details. Friday, November 3, 2006 On November 13, Torontonians will be heading to the polls to vote for their ward’s councillor and for mayor. Among Toronto’s ridings is Beaches—East York (Ward 32). Four candidates responded to Wikinews’ requests for […]

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Gratifying Nurse Practitioner Jobs Benefit From Exceptional Demand

Click Here To Know More About: Behaviour Change Strategy By Adriana J. Noton As the need for enhanced health care services increases among the world’s aging population, the opportunities for nurse practitioner jobs of all types grows. From this category, many sub-specialties exist, such as travel nurse jobs, occupational therapy jobs, physical therapists and physical […]

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Former professional wrestler Giant González dies aged 44

Tuesday, September 28, 2010 Former Argentine professional wrestler and basketball player Jorge ‘Giant’ González has died at the age of 44. González died in his hometown of San Martin, Argentina. The cause of death was established to be complications of diabetes. González had suffered with the illness for several years and was wheelchair bound. Standing […]

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Pakistan frames law against ‘honour killing’

Sunday, October 9, 2016 On Thursday, Pakistan’s parliament announced a bill has been passed against the practice of honour killing. Per the legislation, those convicted of honour killing would be imprisoned for 25 years to life. In the practice of honour killing, men had the right to kill a female relative deemed to have brought […]

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Judge jails ‘monstrous’ London serial killer Stephen Port

Sunday, November 27, 2016 More than a year after he was first charged, a judge on Friday sentenced London serial killer Stephen Port to life imprisonment without parole for four murders and a host of poisoning and sexual offences, calling him “wicked and monstrous”. Port was convicted of the murders on Wednesday. Chef Port, 41, […]

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US Nazi leader talks about Barack Obama, the economy and more

Saturday, November 22, 2008 The National Socialist Movement is, according to its website, the largest and most active Nazi party in the United States. Accordingly, it refers to itself as ‘America’s Nazi Party’ and aims to instigate major change in the US. Wikinews was able to conduct an interview with the head of the party, […]

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I’ll Have Another wins 2012 Kentucky Derby

Sunday, May 6, 2012 I’ll Have Another won the 138th Kentucky Derby as he slipped past Bodemeister near the end of the race to take first place Saturday at Churchill Downs with Dullahan following them for third place. Mexican jockey Mario Gutierrez rode I’ll Have Another, who was (13-1 odds), past Bodemeister (6-1 odds) by […]

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