Scottish artist Alan Davie dies at age 93

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 The death of Scottish artist Alan Davie was announced on Sunday. Davie, 93, was known for his colourful abstract paintings. Davie’s career also saw turns as a jeweler, a jazz musician, a lecturer, and a poet. Born in Grangemouth, near Falkirk, in 1920, he studied painting from 1938 to 40 at […]

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Wikinews interviews Jeremy Hanke, editor of MicroFilmmaker Magazine

Friday, April 11, 2008 Wikinews held an exclusive interview with Jeremy Hanke, editor of MicroFilmmaker Magazine. The magazine, which is free to read online, was started as a resource for the low budget moviemaker and features book, independent film, equipment and software reviews as well as articles on film distribution, special effects and lighting. He […]

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US Republicans elect first African-American chairman

Saturday, January 31, 2009 The Republican National Committee has elected African-American Michael S. Steele as its chairman. Steele, 50, a former Lieutenant Governor of Maryland, won after the sixth round of voting against Katon Dawson of South Carolina. Steele’s candidacy was controversial as he was seen as being on the left of his party’s base […]

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Australians unite against whaling in Southern Ocean

Wednesday, January 18, 2006File:Greenpeace Vessels Esperanza and Arctic Sun.jpg Anti-whaling protesters have joined forces across Australia, Canada, Germany, New Zealand, and the U.S.A calling for an end to the killing of whales for meat by Japan. Greenpeace organised the international day of action as it continued its efforts to disrupt the hunting of minke whales […]

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News briefs:May 4, 2006

The time is 17:00 (UTC) on May 4th, 2006, and this is Audio Wikinews News Briefs. Contents 1 Headlines 1.1 Zacarias Moussaoui to serve life in prison 1.2 Prime Ministers of Greece and Turkey meet in Thessalonika 1.3 Voting day for local elections in England 1.4 Lava flows from Mount Merapi 1.5 Rescue attempts continue […]

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Former ‘Top Model’ contestant Whitney Cunningham defends plus size models, celebrates the “regular woman”

Wednesday, December 5, 2007 Once you get a chance to talk to West Palm Beach, Florida native Whitney Cunningham, who placed seventh on the eighth cycle of the popular reality TV series America’s Next Top Model, you begin to understand what host Tyra Banks meant when she described her as the “full package.” First of […]

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Wikinews’ overview of the year 2008

Wednesday, December 31, 2008 Also try the 2008 World News Quiz of the year. What would you tell your grandchildren about 2008 if they asked you about it in, let’s say, 20 years’ time? If the answer to a quiz question was 2008, what would the question be? The year that markets collapsed, or perhaps […]

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