Wikinews Shorts: October 26, 2009

A compilation of brief news reports for Monday, October 26, 2009.

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A fatal car crash has killed a 79-year-old man Framingham, Massachusetts, United States, and seriously injured a woman. The woman is currently being held at Norwood, Massachusetts Hospital and is being treated for serious injuries. It was a single vehicle crash that happened on Route 1 on Saturday afternoon in Walpole, Massachusetts.

The car was heading south when it lost control and struck a utility pole just after 4 P.M. local time on Saturday. The man died at the scene.


  • “Fatal car crash in Walpole” — NBC 10, October 25, 2009
  • “Framingham man killed in Walpole car crash.” — Metro West Daily News, October 25, 2009

Ireland has pledged €1.35 million in emergency aid to Ethiopia, in order to help quell the ongoing food crisis in the country.

According to figures by the Ethiopian government released on Friday, the number of people needing food aid in the country is 6.2 million.

Irish Minister of State for Overseas Development Peter Power said that he was “deeply concerned” about the figures.

  • “Ireland and Norway donate millions for Ethiopia emergency” — Jimma Times, October 24, 2009
  • “€1.3m pledge for Ethiopian crisis” —, October 24, 2009
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