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 or...
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 ...

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...

File photo of Donald Trump, 2011. (Image: Gage Skidmore.)Naked statues of Donald Trump appear in various US c...
A number of statues depicting US presidential candidate Donald Trump without his clothes on were erected in various US cities yesterday morning. File photo of Donald Trump, 2011. Image: Gage Skidmore. The statues were unveiled in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Cleveland and Seattle. Titled "The Emperor Has No Balls", the project was devised by th...


 ()Ukrainian troops on Crimean border on high alert aft...
The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) claimed, on Wednesday, to have captured a group of Ukrainian saboteurs, who possessed 20 explosive devices; amid Russian accusations of Ukrainian military actions in Crimea, an area that Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014. A video on Russian state television allegedly showed Yevyen Panov confessing to being a part of...

 ()Labour Party UK members win right to vote in leaders...
This comes after an NEC decision last month that people who had not been members for six months at the time of the leadership election would have to pay a £25 registration fee to vote. The case was instigated by five people who were told even though they belonged to the party the new rules meant they weren't eligible to vote in this leadership election; they a...

 ()Russian vice-consul reportedly shoots mugger dead in...
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File photo of the aircraft involved, 2013. (Image: Aeroprints.com (flickr).)Emirates plane crash-lands in Dubai
According to passenger accounts, the pilot announced an emergency landing minutes before the crash. Then the airliner, flight EK52, was engulfed in smoke at landing and soon after burst into flames. Passengers spoke of their fear. The airport was shut down for four hours after the incident and all crew members and passengers on the flight from India were acco...

 ()United States launch air strikes against Islamic Sta...
On Monday warplanes from the United States (US) launched strikes against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) positions in Sirte, Libya. Flag of Libya The strikes were requested by the United Nations-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) as they try to remove ISIL from the city. The militant group have held the city since last year, amidst t...

File photo of The Expo floor in 2015. (Image: GabboT (flickr).)Debut from Booker-winner, final Canadian appearance ...
Saturday, September 3, acclaimed Canadian author Margaret Atwood is to launch her graphic novel Angel Catbird, with illustrator Johnnie Christmas. The panel includes a question and answer session and an opportunity to purchase the book before its general release date. Other recent firsts from the 76-year-old Booker Award-winning Atwood include a chamber opera ...

An Mi-8 helicopter - the type shot down. (Image: Aleksandr Markin.)Russian helicopter shot down over Syria
This is the largest loss of Russian personnel Russia has officially recognized in their Syrian operations since those operations began last September. These operations have been ongoing in support of Syria's president Bashar al-Assad against rebels in the Syrian Civil War which has so far lasted five years. Russian officials have said the helicopter had just ...

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