Iranian International Master Dorsa Derakhshani discusses her chess career with Wikinews

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 In February 2017, the Iranian Chess Federation announced two teenage chess players, Dorsa Derakhshani and her younger brother Borna Derakhshani, were banned from representing the national team. The federation announced their decision although Dorsa Derakhshani had previously decided and informed the chess federation she did not wish to play for Iran. […]

Wikipedia founder embroiled in affair and financial allegations

Wednesday, March 5, 2008 This article mentions the Wikimedia Foundation, one of its projects, or people related to it. Wikinews is a project of the Wikimedia Foundation. The implosion of a relationship between Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales and journalist Rachel Marsden has resulted in controversy and international headlines. Associated Press and ABC News have also […]

Nude Beach Etiquette At Florida’s Naturist Beaches

Here’s An Opinion On: Family Law Armidale By Kirby Collins The first things one thinks of when someone says Florida is sunshine. Florida has a mild climate for most of the year and this makes it the ideal place to get out and have some fun in the sun. The best place to soak up […]

India: Maharashtra plastic ban comes into force

Monday, June 25, 2018 On Saturday, the plastic ban in the Indian state of Maharashtra came into force. In an attempt to minimise pollution, the state government has introduced a ban on single-use plastics. The leader of the Yuya Sena political party, Aaditya Thackeray, said on Twitter, “The ban on single use disposable plastic cups, […]

New Mars Orbiter arrives for launch

Wednesday, May 4, 2005 NASA‘s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), the latest robotic spacecraft destined for Mars, arrived at Kennedy Space Center‘s Shuttle Landing Facility on April 30 aboard a C-17 cargo plane and was delivered to the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility to begin processing. Launching is scheduled for August 10, 2005. With a mission time […]

Wikinews Shorts: August 13, 2009

A compilation of brief news reports for Thursday, August 13, 2009. Contents 1 Paris suffers second night of violence 2 No concrete progress but North American leaders express solidarity 3 Mexican federal police foil plot to assassinate President Calderón 4 Aung San Suu Kyi sentenced to another three years of house arrest 5 Four Rio Tinto […]

8 Job Interview Mistakes To Avoid

Here’s An Opinion On: Plant Safety Rules In Australia 1. – DON’T SHOW UP LATE. There is no easier way to lose points with a prospective employer than to show up late. First impressions do last. And unfortunately,showing up late screams things like I am unreliable or your time isnot important to me. Is this […]

Gastric bypass surgery performed by remote control

Sunday, August 21, 2005 A robotic system at Stanford Medical Center was used to perform a laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery successfully with a theoretically similar rate of complications to that seen in standard operations. However, as there were only 10 people in the experimental group (and another 10 in the control group), this is not […]

IMF and EU approve aid for Georgia

Tuesday, September 16, 2008 The International Monetary Fund and the European Union approved aid packages to help Georgia recover from its conflict with Russia, which occurred in early August. The IMF approved a US$750 million loan which will allow Georgia to rebuild its currency reserves. The European Union also approved an aid package of €500 […]

Orphan Drugs Market Set To Grow To Over $137bn In 2018

Here’s An Opinion On: R&D Consultant Australia LONDON, UK. 29th January 2018: Visiongain has launched a new pharma report Orphan Drugs Market Report 2018-2028: Forecasts and Analysis By Therapeutic Class (Oncology, Alimentary Tract & Metabolism, Hormonal Disorders & Haematology, Neuroscience, Respiratory, Cardiovascular, Nephrology and Ophthalmology), Drug Class (Biologic, Small Molecule) & By Region Plus Analysis […]