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Wikinews Shorts: December 7, 2008

A compilation of brief news reports for Sunday, December 7, 2008. Contents 1 ‘Progress’ seen in US auto bailout deal 2 Ghana to hold elections 3 Archbishop of York says Mugabe must be overthrown 4 Scandal-ridden Congressman loses delayed election Officials say that progress is being made in a deal to bail out three United States […]


Typhoon Phanfone strikes Philippines

Saturday, December 28, 2019 Typhoon Phanfone made landfall on the central Philippines from Tuesday night through to Wednesday, killing at least 20 according to Philippine officials on Thursday, and leaving reportedly at least 15,000 stranded at ports. Phanfone impacted upon popular tourist attractions, such as Boracay and Coron, as well as the Kalibo International Airport. […]


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. […]


Manitoba volunteers go to war against Red River flooding

Monday, April 6, 2009 Over 1,600 volunteers registered to help build approximately 65,000 of the 500,000 sandbags to create dikes 20.5 feet (6.2 meters) high to protect the City of Winnipeg, Manitoba in the war against the Red River of the North flood. 700 volunteers answered at the rural municipality of St. Andrews alone. Once sandbags are […]


Irish Finance Minister Donohoe criticises OECD’s global minimum corporate tax rate

Friday, April 23, 2021 On Tuesday, Finance Minister of Ireland Paschal Donohoe criticised talks co-ordinated by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) for a global minimum corporate tax rate, arguing smaller countries like Ireland “need to be able to use tax policy as a legitimate lever to compensate for the real, material and […]

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Obama to suspend Arctic oil drilling

Thursday, May 27, 2010 According to Democratic Senator Mark Begich from Alaska, the U.S. Department of the Interior has decided to halt all new Arctic exploratory oil drilling applications until 2011. The response is believed to be caused in part by the two current oil spill disasters (that of the Deepwater Horizon Incident and more […]


WikiLeaks: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati sent jet to collect shoes

Monday, September 5, 2011 According to United States diplomatic cables passed to WikiLeaks, Mayawati, Chief Minister of the Indian northern state Uttar Pradesh, made use of her private jet to have sandals collected from Mumbai. Mayawati, a member of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) – which claims to follow a Dalit Socialism ideology – self-identifies […]


Jerry Springer joins U.S. liberal radio network

Friday, March 25, 2005 Television star Jerry Springer has signed a contract to join the year-old political network Air America Radio Network starting April 1. He says the new deal will not affect his popular television program, which will continue to be produced. After initially being carried by only 45 stations nationwide, the host of […]