Blu-ray prevails in high definition disc war

Wednesday, February 20, 2008 The battle between the two high definition optical disc formats, Blu-ray and HD DVD has ended after sole HD DVD manufacturer Toshiba has announced it will no longer produce HD DVD players. In a press conference yesterday, Toshiba president Atsutoshi Nishida announced and confirmed that Toshiba will terminate the R&D plan […]

Wikinews interviews Mark Bunker, producer of anti-Scientology website ‘XenuTV’

Monday, February 18, 2008 Television producer and owner of the anti-Scientology website www.xenutv.com (XenuTV), Mark Bunker, also known as Wise Beard Man, chatted online with Wikinews for nearly three hours. More than 120 people followed the interview live (many from Project Chanology), which makes this exclusive Wikinews interview our most attended IRC interview to date. […]

Wikinews Shorts: January 13, 2009

A compilation of brief news reports for Tuesday, January 13, 2009. Contents 1 Anti-government protests in Riga, Latvia cause riots 2 Obama will close Guantanamo Bay in his first week say advisers 3 Greek shipping magnate kidnapped in Athens 4 Microsoft permits additional Windows 7 beta downloads 5 Cristiano Ronaldo crowned Footballer of the Year 6 […]

Priests jailed for $8.6 million theft

Wednesday, March 25, 2009 Two Roman Catholic Church priests in the United States, were sentenced to prison for theft. They were convicted of stealing over US$8 million from St. Vincent Ferrer Catholic Church in Delray Beach, Florida. Retired Monsignor John A. Skehan and Reverend Francis B. Guinan were accused in 2006 of misappropriation of funds […]

Discovery launches after scrubbed attempt

Sunday, December 10, 2006 Space shuttle mission STS-116 began today with its successful launch at 8:48pm EST (01:47 GMT). Liftoff was uneventful with no immediate problems. Last Thursday’s launch attempt was scrubbed due to low, dense cloud cover. It is the first Space Shuttle night launch in over four years and the last mission planned […]

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