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Canadian soldiers injured in three APC crash

Monday, February 19, 2007 Thirteen Canadian soldiers sustained minor injuries yesterday when three light armoured vehicles (LAV III) smashed into each other in Kandahar, Afghanistan. The LAV IIIs are reported to have sustained minor damage. Seven soldiers were taken to the Canadian-run provincial reconstruction base medical clinic. Six soldiers were transferred by air to the […]

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US Congresswoman Jackie Speier comments about Obamacare, Paralympics

Saturday, November 9, 2013 With the 2014 Winter Paralympics set for March, Wikinews sought comment from U.S. Representative Jackie Speier, who serves California’s 14th congressional district about the event and how current U.S. policies impact people with disabilities. Elected to the U.S. House in 2008, she serves on the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform […]

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Wikinews Shorts: January 1, 2009

A compilation of brief news reports for¬†Thursday, January 1, 2009. Contents 1 Slovakia starts using euro today 2 Attempted baby-theft in Tennessee 3 Spanish Wikinews reaches 4000 articles ¬†Contribute to Wikinews by expanding these briefs or add a new one. File:Dual pricing.JPG The European country of Slovakia will have the euro replace the koruna as […]

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US Immigrants protest Green Card delays with flowers

Tuesday, July 10, 2007 Hundreds of legal, highly-skilled workers in the United States sent hundreds of flowers to the Director of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Emilio Gonzalez as part of a symbolic and peaceful protest over what they said was a “flip-flop” by the State Department and the USCIS on eliminating […]

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Gastric bypass surgery performed by remote control

Sunday, August 21, 2005 A robotic system at Stanford Medical Center was used to perform a laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery successfully with a theoretically similar rate of complications to that seen in standard operations. However, as there were only 10 people in the experimental group (and another 10 in the control group), this is not […]

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