Saudi Arabian court convicts poet of apostasy, sente...
Fayadh has previously posted a video online of a public lashing by religious police. Mona Kareem, an activist from Kuwa...
Germaine Greer gives Cardiff University oration desp...
Feminist author and academic Germaine Greer gave a lecture at Cardiff University on Wednesday despite a petition with o...

President Kagame last year. (Image: Veni Markovski.)Rwandan Senate approves constitutional change allowi...
The changes, which require a referendum before becoming law, reduce the current limit of two seven-year Presidential terms to two five-year terms. Kagame receives an exemption allowing another seven-year term before starting to count his five-year terms. If approved the amendments can keep him in power until 2034. Following Rwanda's genocide Kagame grew popul...

File photo depicting an officer on patrol in Cape Town. (Image: Shi Zhao.)South African judge jails eight police for Mido Maci...
Judge Bert Bam rejected the 25-year maximum sentence, citing a lack of premeditation and the otherwise good records of the officers involved. Judge Bam said he could not be more lenient owing to a lack of remorse. Officers confronted Macia, whose illegally parked taxi was obstructing traffic in Daveyton, near Johannesburg. Macia remonstrated; an angry crowd f...

One of over 1,000 islands that make up the Maldives. (Image: Timo Newton-Syms.)Maldives President Abdulla Yameen lifts state of eme...
Attorney General Mohamed Anil cited progress in an investigation into the bombing of Yameen's speedboat in September. The state of emergency was imposed last Wednesday with Yameen reporting security concerns. The move proved controversial. The opposition Democrats accused the President of political motivations and using the powers to block a rally planned to ...

Romainia Prime Minister Victor Ponta (Image: Social Democratic Party of Romania.)Romanian Prime Minister resigns after nightclub fire
In the aftermath of a deadly nightclub fire in Romania last week, yesterday Prime Minister of Romania Victor Ponta announced his resignation, stating "I'm handing in my mandate, I'm resigning, and implicitly my government too". I'm handing in my mandate, I'm resigning, and implicitly my government too —Victor Ponta in a statement The announcement c...

A 2010 VW Golf TDI with "Clean Diesel", one of the cars affected by the scandal. (Image: Mariordo Mario Roberto Duran Ortiz.)Volkswagen emissions scandal may affect thousands mo...
The Volkswagen emissions scandal continued yesterday with the company announcing 800,000 mainly diesel vehicles may also be affected by carbon dioxide emissions problems. The company stated "the safety of the vehicles is in no way compromised". They estimated potentially this could cost them €2bn on top of the €6.7bn set aside to pay for the cost of correctin...

File photo of pyrotechnic effects (Image: Toggy.)Romanian nightclub fire kills over two dozen
The club was hosting an album launch party which attracted hundreds of attendees at the time of the fire. As of this morning, some people thought to be attending the nightclub were still unaccounted for. A witness told local media that pyrotechnics used in the club ignited nearby objects. The Facebook page for the album launch event said "customized light sho...

Ahmed Mohamed at Ames Research Center in 2015 (Image: Courtesy of the Office of Congressman Mike Honda.)Time magazine names Ahmed Mohamed to 'Most Influenti...
Time said of Mohamed in announcing the news: "Not many people make national news by bringing a homemade clock to school. But the ninth-grader's arrest, after teachers and authorities mistook said clock for a bomb, kicked off a national debate over racial profiling". The ninth-grader's arrest [...] kicked off a national debate over racial profiling —Tim...

 (Image: Photo by user Walnut Whippet on flickr; cropped slightly by Daniel Case.)Cardiff student union calls for cancellation of lect...
The Cardiff University student union has called for the cancelling of a November lecture by feminist author and academic Germaine Greer, following comments about transgender star Caitlyn Jenner and other trans women that they have labelled 'transmisogynistic'. Image: Photo by user Walnut Whippet on flickr; cropped slightly by Daniel Case. In an online ...

Trollhättan Municipality is located in western Sweden. (Image: Nordelch.)Masked man kills two in sword attack at Swedish school
The teacher died on the scene, while the student was sent to a hospital before he died. In addition, three others have been injured in the sword attacks. The injured, who are hovering "between life and death" according to Doctor Lars Spetz, have been sent to the Norra Älvsborgs Länssjukhus hospital for treatment. It is a black day for Sweden. —Stefan ...

Eda Kadić in 2013. (Image: Miss Austria Corp.)Former Miss Austria Ena Kadic dies after mountain fall
Ena Kadić, an Austrian woman who won the 2013 Miss Austria crown, died early this week in hospital. She was 26 and fell whilst jogging in the Austrian Alps on Friday. Eda Kadić in 2013. Image: Miss Austria Corp. Kadić fell roughly 30m down the Bergisel mountain in Tyrol, near Innsbruck where she worked. She was taken to Innsbruck University Hospital wit...

File photo of the Old Bailey in London, scene of today's hearing. (Image: Nevilley.)Judge sets 2016 trial date for London serial murder ...
The Recorder of London, His Honour Judge Nicholas Hilliard QC, today set a provisional timetable in the case against Stephen Port, an alleged serial killer. January 9 was set for a plea and case management hearing. The trial has been scheduled for April 2016, and is currently expected to last four weeks. File photo of the Old Bailey in London, scene of to...

The revolving sign outside Metropolitan Police HQ. (Image: "Man vyi".)London serial murder accused Stephen Port makes firs...
A London man charged on Sunday with drugging and murdering four men made his first court appearance yesterday. Stephen Port, 40, was remanded to appear before a higher court tomorrow. The revolving sign outside Metropolitan Police HQ. Image: "Man vyi". Port faces four counts of murder and four counts of "administering a poison with intent to endanger li...

A satellite image of Typhoon Koppu, as of October 17. (Image: United States Naval Research Laboratory.)Typhoon Koppu makes landfall in the Philippines, dis...
Typhoon Koppu, known additionally as Lando, made landfall in the northern Philippines on Sunday, killing at least two and displacing at least 16,000 people. A satellite image of Typhoon Koppu, as of October 17. Image: United States Naval Research Laboratory. The deadly storm caused a concrete wall in a home in Subic, Zambales to topple over, killing a 6...

Ariel view of the mouth of the Rakaia River, from file. The wreck site is nearby. (Image: Phillip Capper.)Searchers find wreckage of New Zealand fishing boat ...
Searchers looking for New Zealand fishing boat FV Jubilee found the vessel on the sea floor overnight local time (UTC+13). The search was sparked by a mayday call from the three-man crew early yesterday morning. The three fishermen said they were abandoning ship in favour of a lifeboat. The search, which covered roughly 170 square km, earlier located an empty...

File photo of empty pizza boxes. (Image: Connie at Flickr.)Police shut down Edmonton pizza restaurant for illeg...
The alcohol was being delivered in paper bags and pizza boxes, with the same delivery vehicles used to deliver pizza. Curtis Hoople, a Sergeant in the Edmonton Police Service, says that alcohol was also being sold within the restaurant's premises. It is estimated that the seized alcohol was worth around CAD$4,000, Hoople said. Four of the restaurant's employ...

Royal Free Hospital, London; from file. (Image: User:Ryan4314.)Scottish Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey 'critically i...
The Royal Free Hospital in London yesterday said a nurse suffering with complications after Ebola, Pauline Cafferkey, is "critically ill" after her condition deteriorated. Cafferkey, 39, was readmitted to an isolation unit at the Royal Free on the night of October 8–9 where she had spent time earlier in the year after contracting Ebola in Sierra Leone whilst t...

 ()Iraelis killed, injured in Jerusalem bus attack; wav...
ss="published">Tuesday, October 13, 2015  Palestine Related articles 13 October 2015: Iraelis killed, injured in Jerusalem bus attack; wave of violence continues 28 August 2015: Vatican to Palestinians: Remove us from your Draft Resolution to UN General Assembly 1 July 2015: Palestinian prisoner Khader Adnan stops hunger strike, due to be released 29 May 2...

File photo of Pricasso, 2012. (Image: Eva Rinaldi.)Wikinews interviews painter Pricasso on his art and ...
Wikinews interviewed Australian painter Pricasso on his unique artwork created using his penis, and how his art relates to freedom of expression and issues of censorship. He is to be featured at the upcoming adult entertainment event Sexpo Australia in Melbourne this November 5 to November 8. File photo of Pricasso, 2012. Image: Eva Rinaldi. Background[...

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