Iranian International Master Dorsa Derakhshani discusses her chess career with Wikinews
June 26, 2022
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. Dorsa Derakhshani is currently 21 years old and holds the International Master (IM) as well as Woman Grand Master (WGM) titles....
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Sunflower oil saves at-risk newborns from infection
June 25, 2022
Saturday, March 5, 2005Simply massaging low birth weight babies with sunflower seed oil can protect them from potentially fatal infections. Infections and complications from preterm birth cause more than half of all neonatal deaths, and very low birth weight babies are particularly vulnerable. Preterm babies have immature skin that lacks a protective film called vernix that has antimicrobial properties. In some countries, such as India, newborns are routinely massaged with mustard oil. But mustard oil, says...
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Four arrested in plot to bomb infrastructure at JFK International Airport, New York City
June 25, 2022
Saturday, June 2, 2007 The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has reported that four arrests have been made in a foiled plot to blow up jet-fuel supply tanks and pipeline at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), in New York City. The DOJ suggested the plot was interrupted in the early planning stages through cooperative law enforcement work in the United States and abroad. The four arrested were identified by the DOJ in a press release...
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International forces in Dili reach agreement
June 24, 2022
Thursday, June 8, 2006 The international forces in East Timor have reached an agreement about the coordination of the military and police forces in the field. Representatives of the four countries reached the agreement during an urgent meeting after an incident between Australian and Portuguese soldiers yesterday. In the agreement reached between Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Portugal and the Timorese government, operational autonomy is given to the international forces, which will operate in cooperation and coordination...
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Category:Tattoos
June 23, 2022
This is the category for tattoos, a form of body modification using ink and a needle. Refresh this list to see the latest articles. 8 April 2014: Scottish artist Alan Davie dies at age 93 19 March 2014: Texas police name 'person of interest' in DeBerry woman's disappearance 25 July 2012: Wikinews interviews Great Britain men's national wheelchair basketball player Joni Pollock 21 June 2011: Jackass star Ryan Dunn dies in car accident aged 34 7...
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Four people shot outside New Life Church in Colorado Springs, USA
June 20, 2022
Sunday, December 9, 2007 Early afternoon saw a shooting in the church parking lot of New Life Church, an Evangelical Megachurch, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States. According to a report quoting the church's pastor four people were shot by a gunman in the car park. At this time it is unknown if there is any connection with yesterday's shooting approximately 70 miles away in Arvada, Colorado, where a gunman shot two and injured two people...
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San Diego Chargers upset Indianapolis Colts
June 20, 2022
San Diego Chargers 28 24 Indianapolis Colts Even without LaDainian Tomlinson and Philip Rivers, the Chargers made sure the Indianapolis Colts won't repeat as Super Bowl champions. Now San Diego must make sure it doesn't repeat its last performance at New England. That will be especially difficult without an injured L.T., who departed in the first half with a bruised left knee, and starting quarterback Rivers, who went out in the third quarter with a damaged...
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Kansas library discusses Wikipedia
June 19, 2022
Tuesday, February 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. A diverse group of approximately 25 people gathered at the Johnson County Library on Monday to participate in reference librarian Scott Vieira’s class, Wikiwhatia? Wikipedia. Scott opened the session by sharing a disparaging quote from Robert McHenry (former editor-in-chief of Encyclopedia Britannica) comparing Wikipedia to a public restroom. He...
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Two British girls arrested for smuggling in Ghana
June 15, 2022
Thursday, July 12, 2007 Two 16-year-old British girls were arrested in Accra, Ghana earlier this month for apparently attempting to smuggle £300,000 worth of cocaine in laptop bags. Yasemin Vatansever, of Cypriot descent and Yatunde Diya of Nigerian descent were arrested as they attempted to board a British Airways flight from the Kotoka International Airport on July 2, 2007. The arrest was by the Ghanaian Narcotic Control Board. They were alleged to be carrying 6.5 kg...
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5-year old American girl dies after visiting the dentist
June 15, 2022
Friday, September 29, 2006 Diamond Brownridge, a 5-year old girl from Chicago, Illinois, has died after a visit to the dentist. Children's Memorial Hospital officials say that the girl was rushed to the hospital when she never woke up after being sedated for a dental procedure. She had been in a coma, on life support, since being admitted to the hospital early in the weekend. "She passed very peacefully and beautifully," said the hospital in a...
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