Ukrainian troops retake airfield from separatist militants

Yesterday, Ukrainian troops seized an airfield from pro-Russia separatists in the nation’s east. The attack comes after warnings from officials in Moscow not to interfere with the minority groups in regard to civil unrest. The acting Ukrainian President Oleksandr Turchynov … Continue reading

Wikimedian Cindy Ashley-Nelson dies at conference in Berlin

Cynthia Ashley-Nelson died the night before last while attending the Wikimedia Conference in Berlin, Germany. She was very active in the Wikimedia movement, and was named the vice-chair of Wikimedia’s Affiliations Committee on Thursday, the day prior to her death, … Continue reading

Hamilton wins ‘incredible’ Bahrain race, F1′s 900th Grand Prix

Sunday saw Formula One racer Lewis Hamilton win the Bahrain Grand Prix after an “incredible” race he spent battling with teammate Nico Rosberg. It was F1′s 900th ever World Championship Grand Prix. The two Mercedes drivers were neck-and-neck throughout the … Continue reading

Australian swimmer Steph Rice announces retirement

One of Australia’s most famous swimming Olympians, Stephanie Rice, 25, announced her retirement earlier today. The swimmer addressed the Australian public in a video. Here she thanked everyone that has supported her and reflected back on her Olympic career, “It’s … Continue reading