German Holocaust memorial dedicated

Tuesday, May 10, 2005 A new $35m Holocaust memorial in Germany officially called the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe was dedicated during a ceremony Tuesday. The memorial commemorates the suffering the millions of European Jews who were held in concentration camps by the Nazi regime. The dedication comes just a day after the …

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 …

Sony’s DRM protected CDs install Windows rootkits

Tuesday, November 1, 2005 Mark Russinovich, of SysInternals.com, has discovered a so-called “rootkit” which is installed by Sony’s new digital rights management-protected music compact disks (CDs). A rootkit is a common name for malicious software that is used by computer criminals to hide their presence on a compromised computer. Rootkits frequently contain hidden files and …

How Far Can You Push A Talking Head?

Read An Opinion On: Wolf Appliances Best Kitchen Design By Jerry Bader Let’s talk about talking heads, and why adding one to your website might just be the smartness thing you’ve done since dumping the SUV and fast-food, and opting for hybrids and salads. Okay – perhaps that’s asking too much, but you get the …

On the campaign trail in the USA, October 2016

Sunday, November 6, 2016 The following is the sixth and final edition of a monthly series chronicling the U.S. 2016 presidential election. It features original material compiled throughout the previous month after an overview of the month’s biggest stories. In this month’s edition on the campaign trail: the Free & Equal Foundation holds a presidential …

UN emphasizes importance of women’s health in Africa

Saturday, May 31, 2008 The United Nations (UNFPA) organization United Nations Population Fund emphasized the importance of women’s health in Africa at the 4th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD IV). Priorities of the conference include economic growth, peace and democracy and climate change. The three-day conference which ended Friday included representatives from over …

Pakistani army seizes Taliban stronghold after week-long battle

Sunday, October 25, 2009 Pakistani armed forces say they have captured the town of Kotkai on Saturday, the hometown of Taliban Chief Hakimullah Mehsud and one of his top officers, Qari Hussain. This comes after a week-long battle was launched on Monday, in part of an operation to curb the influence of the Taliban in …

Delhi High Court restores copyright infringement case at Delhi University

Monday, December 12, 2016 On Friday, the Delhi High Court restored a trial over claims of copyright infringement from photocopying of study materials for Delhi University (DU) course packs. The charges of violation of copyright by DU’s Rameshwari Photocopy Service was dismissed by justice Rajiv Sahan Endlaw in September saying there is no copyright infringement. …

Kenyans flee homes after Tuesday’s raids

Friday, July 15, 2005 Kenyans living near a village where 76 people died in a massacre on Tuesday have fled their homes.6,000 people from around Turbi village in north-eastern Kenya have gone to Marsabit, the nearest large town. Two men were killed in revenge attacks on Thursday, police said and more huts have been burnt …

Apple introduces iPhone and Apple TV

Wednesday, January 10, 2007 Apple Inc. today has introduced the much-anticipated iPhone at the Macworld Conference in San Francisco. The iPhone is claimed to be “a revolutionary mobile phone” as stated on the Apple website. The device appears to be running a mobile version of the Apple operating system Mac OSX. It is approximately the …