California releases search warrant for Wells Fargo b...
The warrant said property to be seized at the bank's San Francisco headquarters was related to the unauthorized creatio...
On the campaign trail in the USA, September 2016
The following is the fifth edition of a monthly series chronicling the U.S. 2016 presidential election. It features ori...

File photo of Jim Prentice, 2014. (Image: Manning Center (flickr).)Former Alberta premier Jim Prentice killed in plane ...
The plane, a Cessna Citation, departed Kelowna at 9:32 p.m. before quickly disappearing from radar sight, according to a Transportation Safety Board official, Bill Yearwood. The National Post reported RCMP detachments in Kelowna and Lake Country were alerted to the loss of contact at 10:07 p.m. by Surrey Air Traffic Control Centre. According to tracking site ...

File photo of Parliament House, Islamabad, Pakistan. (Image: Usman.pg.)Pakistan frames law against 'honour killing'
On Thursday, Pakistan's parliament announced a bill has been passed against the practice of honour killing. Per the legislation, those convicted of honour killing would be imprisoned for 25 years to life. In the practice of honour killing, men had the right to kill a female relative deemed to have brought dishonour to the family. Thus, murderers could avoid d...

File photo of Underwater World Singapore, 2006. (Image: Sengkang.)Stingray kills head diver of Underwater World Singapore
Phillip Chan, 62, the head diver of the defunct facility, was moving stingrays in preparation for transfer to another aquarium when one of them stung him in the chest. Singapore newspaper The New Paper reported no prior such stingray incident was known to have occurred in Singapore. Australian conservationist Steve Irwin died in a similar manner in 2006. Foll...

 ()Indonesian authorities investigate after pornographi...
ss="published">Monday, October 3, 2016  Indonesia Related articles 3 October 2016: Indonesian authorities investigate after pornographic film screened on billboard in Jakarta 2 December 2015: Investigators blame pilot error for AirAsia crash into Java Sea 22 October 2015: Former Miss Austria Ena Kadic dies after mountain fall 4 July 2015: C-130 Hercules cr...

 ()UK Prime Minister Theresa May plans to trigger artic...
When triggered, Article 50 gives the country two years to agree to the the specifics of the exit; if this process is not finished within the deadline and member states do not vote unanimously to extend it, then the UK would be forced to leave the EU — leading to hesitancy in triggering it. Her decision is consistent with what some have asked for. Ian Duncan S...

File photo of downtown Houston. (Image: Hequals2henry.)Multiple people wounded in Houston, Texas shooting
The spouse of one victim knew DeSai. She and her husband lived near him. The woman described DeSai as "a normal, average Joe". Local media report one of the victims hospitalized is listed in critical condition. Another victim has been hospitalized in serious condition. Earlier in September, a fourteen year-old girl in Alpine, Texas shot herself, after shootin...

File photo of Jeremy Corbyn, 2015. (Image: Garry Knight.)Jeremy Corbyn wins UK labour leadership election
Jeremy Corbyn used his acceptance speech as an opportunity to offer an olive branch to his detractors, telling Owen Smith they were both "part of the same Labour family". He said he was "honoured" as he thanked those who voted for him for "trust and support". Owen Smith made no speech at the event; he later said he would support Corbyn since Corbyn won. There...

Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson (right) and his running mate William Weld (left) at the campaign's first rally, August 5 in Nevada. (Image: Darron Birgenheier.)On the campaign trail in the USA, August 2016
The following is the fourth edition of a monthly series chronicling the U.S. 2016 presidential election. It features original material compiled throughout the previous month after an overview of the month's biggest stories. In this month's edition on the campaign trail: the vice presidential nominee of the Reform Party is revealed; those attacked in a high pr...

Path of the Kaveri river. (Image: NaanCoder.)Water Disputes: Violence hits Karnataka, Tamil Nadu;...
In Tamil Nadu, people vandalised a hotel whose owner was of Kannada origin. They left a note in Tamil, warning Kannada people not to harm Tamilians. Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah wrote a letter to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha asking for the safety of Kannada people in Tamil Nadu. Metro Service in Bengaluru were halted for 20 minutes in the af...

A medical shop remained closed in Mysore due to strike. (Image: acagastya.)Karnataka closed for a day after Supreme Court's jud...
The Indian Supreme Court judgement instructed Karnataka to release 15,000 cusecs (cubic feet per second) of water from the Kaveri river for ten days to Tamil Nadu. Both of the states demand shares of Kaveri water which goes back to the time when Britishers ruled India. Petrol pump in Mysore didn't open due to the strike. Image: acagastya. Due to the str...

64 blocks of ice were used to construct the cube. (Image: Dennis Bratland.)Ten-ton ice cube melting in Seattle park
A cube of ice, weighing about ten tons (about 9000 kg) and measuring 80 inches (2m) per side, is melting in Seattle, Washington's Occidental Park. The temporary art installation, set up yesterday morning, "showcases the stages of the natural water cycle as the ice shifts from opaque to translucent", the artists said. How long it will take to melt is uncer...

Eddie Chu received the largest vote in any geographical constituency






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In the New Territories West geographical constituency, nonpartisan pan-democrat Eddie Chu was elected with 84,121 votes, the most given to any list in the geoNew faces emerge as veteran politicians step down in...
ss="published">Friday, September 9, 2016  The Hong Kong legislative election was held on Sunday, with a record-breaking turnout of around 2 million voters and turnout rate of 58%. The results show the anti-establishment camp successfully maintained a majority in the geographical constituencies' seats thus veto power to any members' bills, and also a minorit...

File photo of London City Airport, 2008. (Image: Sunil060902.)Black Lives Matter protest causes delays at London C...
The Metropolitan Police, who arrived at the airport at 05:40 local time (0440 UTC), gave a further description: "There are currently nine protesters on the runway at the airport. They have erected a tripod and have locked themselves together." Black Lives Matter activists claimed responsibility via their Twitter account, saying they intended to shut the airpo...

 ()Multiple controversies arise on eve of Hong Kong leg...
On Saturday, as the citizens of Hong Kong prepared to vote in Sunday's legislative election, multiple controversies broke out concerning different candidates and the fairness of the election overall. Following suspensions on Friday, another candidate, Kwan Wing-yip of the Neo Democrats, suspended his campaign; the head of the Electoral Affairs Commission respo...

 ()Candidates suspend campaigns as Hong Kong legislativ...
As the Hong Kong legislative election approaches, six candidates considered to be in the pan-democracy camp suspended their campaigns on Friday. They were performing poorly in public opinion polls, and encouraged supporters to vote for other pan-democracy candidates instead. Independent candidate Andy Chui Labour Party candidate Suzanne Wu The can...

File photo of a North Korean soldier. (Image: Staff Sgt. Bryanna Poulin.)North Korea fires balistic missile from submarine
The missile was fired from a submarine off North Korea's east coast near Sinpo, officials said, and was reportedly North Korea's first successful launch after missiles only traveled a small distance in previous tests. The South Korean military accused the North Korean government of using the test to increase military tension during the annual South Korean–US j...

File photo of a church in Norcia, Italy, 2003. (Image: Starlight.)6.2 Magnitude Earthquake hits central Italy
At 3:36am this morning, local time a 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck about 10 kilometres southeast of Norcia, Italy. The quake hit at a depth of 10 kilometres, and was felt all the way to Rome, about 100 miles (150 km) away from the town of Norcia. 120 or more people are dead, officials have said, including children, and around 100 people are reported missing...

Trump speaks at a July Iowa rally with Mike Pence's name affixed to his logo (Image: Max Goldberg (flickr).)On the campaign trail in the USA, July 2016
The following is the third edition of a monthly series chronicling the U.S. 2016 presidential election. It features original material compiled throughout the previous month after an overview of the month's biggest stories. In this month's edition on the campaign trail: two individuals previously interviewed by Wikinews announce their candidacies for the Refor...

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