‘Star Wars’ headed to TV as weekly series

Thursday, August 4, 2005 At the Siggraph 2005 computer graphics convention in Los Angeles, California Tuesday, Star Wars creator George Lucas unveiled plans for a weekly computer-animated series based on the science fiction saga. The new show, to be called Clone Wars, will be a 3-D animated spinoff of the series and is to be produced in a Lucas facility […]

Tom DeLay raises Republican hackles as ethics charges dominate news

Tuesday, April 12, 2005 As Tom DeLay’s (Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Texas), alleged ethical lapses began to dominate American political news stories and the Sunday talk shows, have led some Republican members of the Majority Leader’s own party to question the reasoning for his refusal to account for his actions or resign. Last year, in […]

Class action launched by Australian bushfire survivors against SP AusNet

Wednesday, February 18, 2009 The largest class action in Victorian history was commenced at the Supreme Court of Victoria on Friday the 13th by Slidders Lawyers against electricity distribution company SP AusNet and the Brumby Government in relation to the Kilmore East fire that became part of the Kinglake complex. Because of the lawsuit, SP AusNet SPN.AX’s shares on Monday […]

Sandra Fluke insists she will not be silenced

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 In an opinion piece published by CNN on Tuesday, Georgetown University law student and women’s rights advocate Sandra Fluke insisted she will not allow slurs from critics to silence her and other women from continuing to speak out on issues regarding women’s health and contraception. Fluke has faced slurs and personal attacks after speaking before the […]

Wikinews interviews Democratic candidate for the Texas 6th congressional district special election Daryl Eddings, Sr’s campaign manager

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 Wikinews extended invitations by e-mail on March 23 to multiple candidates running in the Texas’ 6th congressional district special election of May 1 to fill a vacancy left upon the death of Republican congressman Ron Wright. Of them, the office of Democrat Daryl Eddings, Sr. agreed to answer some questions by phone March 30 about their […]

Yahoo chooses Dublin as location of new European Headquarters

Tuesday, February 15, 2005 Dublin — Yahoo!, the internet portal, today announced it has chosen Dublin, Ireland as the location of its European Headquarters. Ireland beat off stiff competition from other European countries to win the investment. The move is expected to create over 400 jobs – two thirds of which are expected to be for graduates with skills in […]

Wikinews interviews candidate for New York City mayor Vitaly Filipchenko

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 In early May, Wikinews extended an invitation to Vitaly Filipchenko, an independent candidate in the 2021 New York City mayoral election, set to take place November 2nd, alongside other candidates. Filipchenko answered some questions about his policies and campaign during a phone interview. Filipchenko, registered on the New York City Campaign Finance Board as Vitaly A. […]

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 dishonour to the family. Thus, […]