by Anonymous on Monday Mar 16 2009
Mohamed Nasheed, the leader of the Maldives, has announced that the country will become carbon-neutral within a decade by completely switching to renewable energy sources. "We aim to become carbon-neutral in a decade," he said. "Climate change threatens us all. Countries need to pull together to de-carbonize the world economy.
by Anonymous on Monday Mar 09 2009
After discovery by a blogger, Microsoft has announced that on their next operating system, Windows 7, users will have the ability to remove Internet Explorer and other select Microsoft programs.
by Anonymous on Wednesday Mar 04 2009
The International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, Netherlands has ordered the arrest of the president of the African country of Sudan, Omar Hassan al-Bashir.
by Anonymous on Tuesday Mar 03 2009
Five policemen and two bystanders were killed and seven members of the Sri Lankan cricket team have been injured in a coordinated gun and rocket attack by 12 to 14 gunmen in Lahore, Pakistan at about 8.00 a.m local time. The Sri Lankan players were ambushed en route to the Gaddafi stadium to play the third day of the second test, near the liberty roundabout.
by Anonymous on Monday Feb 23 2009
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), a cholera epidemic in the African country of Zimbabwe has now infected over 80,200 people.
by Anonymous on Wednesday Feb 18 2009
In a press release dated February 16th, Robert Kahn, Stanford University's Public Affairs Coordinator, announced the experimental confirmation of frame dragging, an effect in which the presence of a rotating body causes space itself to be pulled along as the body rotates.
by Anonymous on Thursday Feb 12 2009
A man in Boynton Beach, Florida was arrested for misusing the city's 911 emergency phone service. Jean Fortune, 66, called 911 to complain about a fast food order from Burger King he had not yet placed. On Monday Fortune called 911 to complain that the Burger King he was going to eat at did not sell lemonade.
by Anonymous on Monday Feb 09 2009
More than 171 people have been killed in fires raging through Australia, making this the deadliest bushfire in Australian history. Nearly 815,447 acres (330,000 hectares) have been burned and 750 homes have been burned to the ground. In 1983, 75 people were killed on what is dubbed the Ash Wednesday fire. 71 people were killed in similar fires in 1939.
by Anonymous on Monday Feb 02 2009
The heaviest snow to fall for 18 years has caused transport problems in some parts of the United Kingdom. Almost a foot (30cm) of snow has fallen in the southeast of England, halting train and bus services and making driving treacherous. Flights to and from London's Heathrow and City airports and the outer London Gatwick and Stansted airports are suffering delays and cancellations.
by Anonymous on Tuesday Jan 27 2009
The coalition government in Iceland has collapsed following the international banking crisis. Prime Minister Geir Haarde of the conservative Independence Party had begun talks with coalition partner party Social Democratic Alliance in the run-up to an early general election planned for May. It was reported yesterday that these talks had failed and the coalition was dissolved.