Lib Dems launch manifesto

Thursday, April 14, 2005 An exhausted Charles Kennedy returned to the election campaign to launch a twenty page Liberal Democrat manifesto targeted at disaffected Labour voters, promising a fairer tax system and withdrawal from Iraq. Entitled The Real Alternative the manifesto pledges to reduce the lowest rate of income tax, but increase the rate on those earning over £100,000 to […]

UN carries out first review of US human rights record

Saturday, March 19, 2011 The United Nations has completed its first ever assessment of the United States human rights record, which began last November. They made 228 recommendations for improvements. On Friday, the U.S. accepted about 174 of these, agreeing to such recommendations as the humane treatment of terror suspects and repudiation of torture, but rejected the recommendation to drop […]

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Thermal Disc Printing Technological Innovation What It Is And How It Can Advantage You And Your Business

More On This Topic: Synergy Packaging Submitted by: Doris Askew SUMMARY No matter what organization you are in, you probably have information stored on one particular or numerous optical discs. Maybe you have large files, songs, paperwork, video subject material, healthcare photographs, records or backup info that you have saved and need to distribute. You have currently made the wise […]

Report urges Kenya to ban plastic bags

Wednesday, March 9, 2005File:Plastic bag stock sized.jpg They are cheap, useful, and very plentiful, and that is exactly the problem, according to researchers. A report issued on Feb. 23 by a cadre of environment and economics researchers suggested that Kenya should ban the common plastic bag that one gets at the checkout counter of grocery stores, and place a levy […]

British Prime Minister David Cameron makes unannounced visit to Libya

Friday, February 1, 2013 British Prime Minister David Cameron made an unannounced visit to the Libyan capital city of Tripoli yesterday after visiting Algeria earlier in the day. David Cameron pledged that Britain would help in training Libya’s security forces. He said in a joint press conference held with Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan that “the British people want to […]

South Africa’s Table Mountain ablaze

Saturday, January 28, 2006 A large and dangerous fire has broken out on Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa. Dry and windy conditions have swept the fire around the base of the mountain, pushing it towards the bordering suburbs in the City Bowl and Vredehoek area with furious flames reaching ten meters into the air. A number of houses […]

Wikinews interviews Scott Lucas, Eyal Zisser, Majid Rafizadeh about risks of US military intervention in Syria

Sunday, September 8, 2013 File:Prof. Scott Lucas 1.jpg The United States President Barack Obama announced last Saturday he was seeking Congressional authorisation for military intervention in Syria. Looking for more-qualified input, Wikinews interviewed: professor Scott Lucas, an expert in American Studies, from the UK’s University of Birmingham; the President of the International American Council on the Middle East, Majid Rafizadeh; […]