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Sunday, June 23, 2013 A device known as the Mosquito, set to be trialed in New South Wales (NSW), Australia by RailCorp in a bid to deter vandals from areas frequently the target of graffiti, is attracting criticism. Wikinews reached out to several people about the trials. The units work by emitting a high-pitched buzz, similar to that of a mosquito, which is generally only audible to those under the age of about 24. The aim is to repel young people... read more

<div class=Florida wins BCS National Championship Game over Oklahoma
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Friday, January 9, 2009 The Florida Gators defeated the Oklahoma Sooners by a score of 24 to 14 last night’s FedEx BCS National Championship Game to win the Division I title of the National Collegiate Athletic Association‘s American college football league. Florida, ranked Number 1 in the nation, were led by Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Tim Tebow. “I promised the guys that I would go out and play with all my heart. I was so... read more

<div class=Daughter of Yuko Ikeda kidnapped to ransom in Tokyo; freed 13 hours later
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Tuesday, June 27, 2006 Ikeda Kanako, a 21-year-old senior student of the Meiji Gakuin University and the first daughter of celebrity surgeon Yuko Ikeda, was kidnapped at about 1225 (UTC+9), June 26, 2006, in Shibuya, Tokyo. A bullet was fired and one officer slightly cut when police stormed a Kawasaki apartment to rescue the girl. Kanako was dressed in a white light half-sleeved cardigan, blue jeans with a bistre belt made of leather, a spring green... read more

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Category:Australia

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This is the category for Australia. Capital: Canberra. States and territories: Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia. Refresh this list to see the latest articles. 7 October 2016: Stingray kills head diver of Underwater World Singapore 6 August 2016: Australian swim team pulled from Rio training pool when water turns ‘soupy’ 6 June 2016:... read more

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Wikipedia and Britannica about as accurate in science entries, reports Nature

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Wednesday, December 14, 2005 This article mentions the Wikimedia Foundation, one of its projects, or people related to it. Wikinews is a project of the Wikimedia Foundation. An investigation performed by the scientific review, Nature, on Wikipedia and Britannica science entries, found that the two encyclopedias have similar degrees of accuracy in their content. Nature used peer reviewing to compare Wikipedia and Britannica’s coverage... read more

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NASA announces water on Mars

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Thursday, October 1, 2015 On Monday, NASA announced that signs of liquid water have been found on Mars. The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft found evidence of the liquid on the Martian surface, in long dark spots on the Red Planet thought to be formed because of water flow. In a news conference, NASA’s planetary science director, Jim Green said, “We now know Mars was once a planet very much like Earth with warm salty seas and fresh... read more

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Wikinews interviews Jim Hedges, U.S. Prohibition Party presidential candidate

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Saturday, January 29, 2011 U.S. Prohibition Party presidential candidate Jim Hedges of Thompson Township, Pennsylvania took some time to answer a few questions about the Prohibition Party and his 2012 presidential campaign. The Prohibition Party is the third oldest existing political party in the United States, having been established in 1869. It reached its height of popularity during the late 19th century. The party heavily supported the Eighteenth... read more

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Australian opposition expected to release workplace plan

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Thursday, May 18, 2006 Australian opposition leader Kim Beazley is expected to release his workplace plan when he will speak to a union delegate meeting in Sydney today. At the meeting today, there will be delegates from the Construction Forestry Mining Energy Union (CFMEU), Energy Union, Australian Manufacturing Workers Union (AMFU) and Australian Workers Union (AWU). Under the plan, employers will be prevented from employing overseas migrants for... read more

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US, five Asian nations announce climate change partnership

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Thursday, July 28, 2005 The United States, China, India, Japan, South Korea, and Australia have formed a partnership aiming to cut the emissions of gasses that lead to global warming. The deal was signed after nearly a year of secret negotiations. The “Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate” deal does not – as yet – contain targets for reducing emissions. Environmental groups have condemned the deal, claiming... read more

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“One-litre car” may help traffic pollution

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Saturday, October 14, 2006 Professors at the Energy Science Centre, attached to the Federal Institute of Technology (ETHZ) in Zurich, have presented their contribution of a car quite similar to Loremo able to travel 100 kilometres (around 62 miles) on a tank with just 1 litre (around 1 quart), equalling to about 235 miles per gallon. They presented their contribution during Swiss Energy Week. The automobile, which has and will be manufactured by... read more

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