Dresdener Elbe Valley becomes UNESCO World Heritage site

Saturday, June 25, 2005 Since July 2, 2004 the Elbe Valley near Dresden has been in the process of becoming a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Friday saw the hand over of the documents in Castle Albrechtsberg confirming the status. Today, mayor Ro├čberg and Professor Bandarin will unveil a plaque in the church of Loschwitz – …

Fifteen people killed in attack on Nigerian college

Friday, September 19, 2014 Officials said at least fifteen people were killed in an attack on a teachers training college in the Northern Nigerian city of Kano by a group of armed gunmen on Wednesday. Over 30 others were wounded. News agencies have reported while there has been no claim of responsibility, suspicion will likely …

Wikinews interviews World Wide Web co-inventor Robert Cailliau

Thursday, August 16, 2007 The name Robert Cailliau may not ring a bell to the general public, but his invention is the reason why you are reading this: Dr. Cailliau together with his colleague Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web, making the internet accessible so it could grow from an academic tool to …

Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson warns Pennsylvania town of disaster

Thursday, November 10, 2005 Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson warned residents of a rural Pennsylvania town Thursday that disaster may strike there because they “voted God out of your city” by ousting school board members who favored teaching intelligent design. All eight Dover, Pa., school board members up for re-election were defeated Tuesday after trying to …

XVIII Commonwealth Games competition ends

Sunday, March 26, 2006 The following is how the medal table looks after the final day of competition for the 2006 Commonwealth Games, in Melbourne, Australia. In the final event of the Games, New Zealand defeated the reigning Netball Commonwealth champion Australia, 60-55, for the first time in 12 years. Australia received its largest medal …

Ontario Votes 2007: Interview with Green Party candidate Russell Korus, Vaughan

Sunday, October 7, 2007 Russell Korus is running for the Green Party of Ontario in the Ontario provincial election, in the Vaughan riding. Wikinews’ Nick Moreau interviewed him regarding his values, his experience, and his campaign. Stay tuned for further interviews; every candidate from every party is eligible, and will be contacted. Expect interviews from …

Deadly fire below US President’s Trump Tower residence

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 On Saturday, the Trump Tower, in Midtown, New York City, caught fire shortly before 18:00 EST (2200 UTC) on the 50th floor, claiming the life of a 67-year-old resident, Todd Brassner, who lived in apartment 50C. All other residents were evacuated without incident. During the fire, six firefighters received non-life-threatening burns …

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, …