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South Australia enters week-long lockdown to contain COVID-19 Delta variant spread

Friday, July 23, 2021 With five active cases of the Delta variant of COVID-19, South Australia begun a one-week lockdown on Monday. Announcing the lockdown, state Premier Steven Marshall declared “we have no alternative but to impose some fairly heavy and immediate restrictions”. The first case out of South Australia’s active cases was presented to […]

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Two-story building in Lynn, Massachusetts catches fire

Wednesday, August 3, 2005 A two-story building caught fire yesterday afternoon on Boston Street in Lynn, Massachusetts. The fire engulfed the entire second floor and left nothing of the Essex County building. According to a witness, the fire started while children were cooking french fries in an apartment on the second floor. The fire took […]

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Scientists report correlation between locations of Easter Island statues and water resources

Saturday, January 12, 2019 A United-States-based team of scientists released findings on Thursday about the large statues that dot the island of Rapa Nui, also called Easter Island. The study, published on Thursday in PLOS One, employed quantitative spatial analysis to establish that the platforms, or ahu, built to support the Easter Island statues, or […]

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Wikinews interviews Steve Burke, U.S. Democratic Party presidential candidate

Sunday, December 13, 2015 This article is a featured article. It is considered one of the best works of the Wikinews community. See Wikinews:Featured articles for more information. Macomb, New York Councilman Steve Burke took some time to speak with Wikinews about his campaign for the U.S. Democratic Party’s 2016 presidential nomination. Burke, an insurance […]

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Afghan president Hamid Karzai opens new terminal at Kabul International Airport

Friday, November 7, 2008 Hamid Karzai, president of Afghanistan, has opened a new terminal at Kabul International Airport. The US$35m (£22m) two-story structure was gifted by Japan as the old terminal building had become badly damaged by decades of war. Speaking at the event, attended by 150 Afghan and Japanese officials, Karzai expressed his gratitude […]

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Google, Sun Microsystems to collaborate on software development

Friday, October 7, 2005 On Tuesday, Google and Sun Microsystems announced that they are working to get software such as Google Toolbar and OpenOffice.org (both products of Google and Sun Microsystems, respectively) more widely available. The companies stated that this collaboration will make software by each respective company more enhanced. The New York Times reports […]