Sony breaks UK launch sales record with PlayStation Portable

Tuesday, September 6, 2005 The Sony PlayStation Portable went on sale in the UK on Thursday, September 1. In the three days following the release, more than 185,000 PlayStation Portables were sold. This sets a new sales record on game consoles. The record was previously held by Nintendo, who sold 87,000 Nintendo DS handhelds the […]

Australian Senator arrives at Parliament dressed as a beer bottle

Thursday, March 13, 2008 Family First Senator Steve Fielding arrived at Parliament today, dressed as a beer bottle to raise awareness of a bill he intends to move in the Senate today. Senator Fielding will introduce a bill to establish a nationwide refund scheme for bottles and cans. A similar scheme has operated in South […]

Sweden’s Crown Princess marries long-time boyfriend

Monday, June 21, 2010 Sweden’s first royal wedding since 1976 took place Saturday when Crown Princess Victoria, 32, married her long-time boyfriend and former personal trainer, Daniel Westling, 36. The ceremony took place at Stockholm Cathedral. Over 1,200 guests, including many rulers, politicians, royals and other dignitaries from across the world, attended the wedding, which […]

Wikinews interviews Finnish ‘Rock ‘N’ Troll’ band Kivimetsän Druidi

Wednesday, June 18, 2008 Kivimetsän Druidi? is a Finnish female-fronted band formed in 2002 whose music is a fusion of symphonic, fantasy and folk metal, which the band’s website dubs ‘Rock ‘N’ Troll’. Brothers Joni and Antti Koskinen formed the band in Kouvola with Joni playing guitar and growling while Antti played keyboard and sings […]

Stay Organized With A Garage Storage System}

Here’s An Opinion On: Secure Parking Site Stay Organized With A Garage Storage System by One of the worst feelings is knowing you have a quart or two of oil somewhere in your garage and not being able to find them among the scattered tools laying around. Garage storage systems can help keep everything in […]

Top 5 Most Common Jobs With Asbestos Exposure

Here’s An Opinion On: Evolution Of Ir Policies By Lawrence Reaves The health risks associated with asbestos exposure are better understood today than they were several years ago. The major health factor associated with asbestos exposure is mesothelioma cancer. Asbestos is a substance which is chemically composed of impure forms of magnesium-silicate fibers. Asbestos was […]

Death sentences in 2008 Chinese tainted milk scandal

Monday, January 26, 2009 On Thursday, the municipal intermediate people’s court in Shijiazhuang, Hebei province, China pronounced sentences for 21 defendants implicated in the 2008 Chinese milk scandal which killed at least six infants and sickened nearly 300,000 others. In the local court’s decision, 17 accused were indicted for the crimes of “producing, adding melamine-laced […]

US Congresswoman Jackie Speier comments about Obamacare, Paralympics

Saturday, November 9, 2013 With the 2014 Winter Paralympics set for March, Wikinews sought comment from U.S. Representative Jackie Speier, who serves California’s 14th congressional district about the event and how current U.S. policies impact people with disabilities. Elected to the U.S. House in 2008, she serves on the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform […]