Wikinews investigates: Advertisements disguised as news articles trick unknowing users out of money, credit card information

 Notice — May 19, 2010 This article has been judged, by consensus of the Wikinews community, not to meet Wikinews standards of style and neutrality. Please see the relevant discussion for details.  Wednesday, May 19, 2010 The Internet has already brought great things to the world, but has also brought spam, phishing, scamming, etc. We all have seen them across the […]

Olympic rider Bennett-Awad thrown, injured

Monday, July 30, 2012 Olympic rider Hawley Bennett-Awad is in hospital after being thrown from her horse during an Olympic equestrian competition today. Bennett-Awad, 35, is in a stable condition in the Royal London Hospital. The Canadian rider fell reportedly at the third fence, a fence with musical notes which may distract horses. Bennett-Awad’s horse, Gin and Juice, is said […]

Thousands protest privatisation of Australian electricity industry

Tuesday, February 26, 2008 In New South Wales today, thousands of people joined a protest including 15 Labor Members of Parliament about the State Government’s plans to privatise the electricity industry. The MPs included Paul Gibson, Upper House president Peter Primrose, and former MPs Kerry Hickey and Grant McBride. Mr Gibson was reported as saying, “I’m a member of the […]

Queues form outside struggling UK bank; calm urged

Saturday, September 15, 2007 Nervous savers have re-formed queues this morning outside many branches of Northern Rock, after the £2.68 billion bank took an emergency loan from the Bank of England, the UK central bank. Shares in the bank had dropped 25% by lunchtime yesterday in London – and stood nearly 60% lower from their high of February – after […]

Fake impotence drugs linked to low blood sugar outbreak

Thursday, February 12, 2009 An article in the February 12 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine reports on an unusual cause for an outbreak of low blood sugar among men in Singapore: illegal use of sexual performance enhancement drugs that were contaminated with a diabetes drug. Between January and May 2008, 149 men and one woman between 19 […]

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US suspects North Korea and Burma participating in ‘covert military’ activities

Sunday, December 12, 2010 In diplomatic cables released by the whistle blowing website Wikileaks on Friday, it is revealed that the United States embassy in Rangoon suspects the North Korean and Burmese military are participating in “covert military or military-industrial” activities. In the cables dating back as early as January 2004, the embassy reports the military activities could include the […]

What Is A Therapeutic Massage Spa?

Here’s An Opinion On: Salt Therapy Benefits byAlma Abell All spas are places where people go for relaxation however a therapeutic massage spa takes this service to a much higher plane. In an ordinary spa one can expect grooming more than anything else, it is a place which does hair, manicures, pedicures, facials and body scrubs. The massage therapists in […]