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; […]

US Republicans query Linux Foundation about open-source security

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 On Monday, two US Republican Party legislators, Greg Walden and Frank Pallone Jr., respectively the chairman and the ranking member of the United States House Committee on Energy and Commerce, co-wrote a public letter to Jim Zemlin, executive director of The Linux Foundation, about open-source software (OSS) and improving its security. They requested Zemlin to answer […]

CanadaVOTES: CHP candidate John M. Wierenga running in Yellowhead

Friday, September 26, 2008 On October 14, 2008, Canadians will be heading to the polls for the federal election. Christian Heritage Party candidate John M. Wierenga is standing for election in the riding of Yellowhead. A journeyman welder with a company in Neerlandia, Alberta, John is an active member of the Neerlandia Canadian Reformed Church. Serving on his church council, […]

UN summit results in pledge to mitigate food crisis

Friday, June 6, 2008 A three-day United Nations (UN) summit, bringing together leaders from 181 countries, has wrapped up with a pledge by all attending countries to address the global food shortage crisis. Key actions cited include doubling the world’s food production by 2030, providing resources for farmers in poor countries and increasing humanitarian aid in times of crisis. Protests […]

Two nuclear submarines collide in the Atlantic Ocean

Wednesday, February 18, 2009 The Nuclear ballistic missile submarines Triomphant, from France, and HMS Vanguard, of the British Royal Navy, collided deep under the middle of the Atlantic Ocean in the middle of the night between February 3 and 4, despite both vessels being equipped with sonar. The collision caused damage to both vessels but it did not release any […]