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.
by Anonymous on Thursday Jan 22 2009
Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, has demanded a full investigation into the attacks on UN schools in the Gaza Strip after personally visiting the destroyed complexes in the Strip. "I am just appalled and not able to describe how I am feeling having seen this ... it's an outrageous and totally unacceptable attack against the UN.
by Anonymous on Monday Jan 19 2009
New reports indicate that the proliferation of the Conficker computer virus (also known as Kido or Downadup) has nearly quadrupled in the last four days. The virus has gone from just over 2 million Microsoft Windows computers infected to 8.9 million, according to estimates by anti-virus company F-Secure.
by Anonymous on Friday Jan 16 2009
A spokesman says that the Gaza headquarters of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has been hit by shells containing white phosphorus. Ban Ki-moon, the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General, expressed "strong protest and outrage" to the Israeli Government over the attack.