Melbourne terror raids nab suspects

Tuesday, August 4, 2009 Australian Federal Police have caught four people suspected of plotting a terrorist attack in Melbourne. The suspects, all Australian citizens of Somali and Lebanese descent, were arrested early this morning Melbourne time. “Police believe members of a Melbourne-based group have been undertaking planning to carry out a terrorist attack in Australia…

Australia/2006

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Telstra becomes the first in the world to switch to HSPA+ wireless Internet technology

Wednesday, September 1, 2010 On Monday, Australian telecommunications company Telstra has introduced dual carrier HSPA+ standard for broadband Internet business customers in the Next G network. This is the first time this technology is being introduced on national scale. The bandwidths the users can deploy increased into two to three times, with Telstra becoming the…

United States: Berkeley, California declares itself a sanctuary city for recreational cannabis

Friday, February 16, 2018 On Tuesday, the city council of Berkeley, California adopted by unanimous vote a resolution declaring their city a “sanctuary” for adult recreational cannabis use and sale. The resolution by the Berkeley council “declared [the City of Berkeley] to be a sanctuary for recreational cannabis customers, providers, and landlords.” The resolution bars…

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…

Magnitude 7.0 earthquake hits New Zealand

Friday, September 3, 2010 The USGS says an earthquake of magnitude 7.0 occurred in the Canterbury region of New Zealand’s South Island at Saturday 04:35:44 AM local time (Friday 16:35:44 UTC). Officials in New Zealand say the magnitude was 7.1. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10.0 kilometers (6.21 miles). The epicenter was located…