Australian and Victorian governments to begin stage three of Shepparton railway line upgrade in September

Tuesday, August 17, 2021 The Australian federal and Victorian state governments announced on Saturday that the third stage of upgrades on the Shepparton railway line will commence next month. Their joint press release described this as a “construction blitz on the line”, with the goal of delivering nine daily return services between Melbourne and Shepparton. […]

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UK clarifies foreign, domestic response to cost of living crisis

Monday, March 14, 2022 Wikinews received clarification earlier this month from the United Kingdom Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) regarding the government’s response to the cost of living crisis following the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The UK anticipated Russian action against Ukraine for several months, and has coordinated a response with NATO […]

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Market maker Bernard L. Madoff arrested in $50B ‘giant Ponzi scheme’

 Correction — January 10, 2009 This article incorrectly states that Mr Madoff attended Hofstra University Law School. His education was actually with Hofstra College, which he graduated from in 1960.  Friday, December 12, 2008 Top broker and Wall Street adviser Bernard L. Madoff, aged 70, was arrested and charged by the FBI on Thursday with a […]

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Labour politician Tony Benn dies aged 88

Friday, March 14, 2014 Tony Benn, British Labour Party politician and left-wing campaigner, died this morning at his home in west London at age 88. Benn’s health had been declining since a stroke left him hospitalized in 2012. Benn’s father and both grandfathers were MPs (Members of Parliament) in the Liberal party; his father defected […]

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British Gas to increase electricity, gas prices

Sunday, July 10, 2011 British-based utility company Centrica, which holds ownership of British Gas, has announced its intentions to increase the prices of domestic electricity and gas later this year. On August 18, 2011, the company plans to raise the costs of gas and electrical supplies by eighteen and sixteen per cent, respectively. According to […]

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Category:Science and technology

This is the category for science and technology. Refresh this list to see the latest articles. 15 July 2022: First deep space images from James Webb Space Telescope released 3 June 2022: Scientists discover seagrass off Australia is world’s largest plant 19 March 2022: Scientists announce decoy-proof Ebola antibodies 10 March 2022: Lost Antarctic shipwreck […]

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Ireland votes to overturn 35-year-old constitutional ban on abortion

Sunday, May 27, 2018 In the official result of Friday’s Irish referendum over the legality of abortion, referendum officer Barry Ryan announced yesterday 66.4% of voters favoured overturning the eighth amendment of the constitution. Introduced in 1983, the eighth amendment made abortion constitutionally illegal. Irish Taoiseach — Prime Minister — Leo Varadkar said supporting legislation, […]

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