Weekly News from Fyksland
Coverage and translation provided by Info-Iksä
English Edition 200122

Sunday, 11 November, 2001
4000 runners failed to discover cure for cancer
KAANSÄ, (AP) - Despite their diligent, dedicated running, the 4,000-plus participants in Sunday's 5K Race For The Cure did not find a cure for cancer. Hopes were high, given the excellent weather and record turnout for the 13th annual event, but no viable cure for the disease was discovered along the 5-kilometre course. (to read more...)

Monday, 12 November, 2001
Plane crashes at New York
NEW YORK, U.S.A., (CNN) - American Airlines flight 587 crashed minutes after take off from New York John F. Kennedy International Airport this morning, 260 passengers and crew were killed, six to eight people on the ground were reported missing. The Airbus A300-600, en route to Santo Domingo, Domincan Republic, crashed at 9:17 in a residential neighbourhood in Queens borough of New York City. Flight manifest shows no Fyksian national was on board. (to read more...)
Stock market tumbles
KAANSÄ, (VKK) - Fyksian stock market tumbled together with other European markets on Monday, led by airline and insurance companies, after a passenger jet crash in New York. The pan-European FTSE Eurotop 300 index closed down 2.9. percent, while the Euro Stoxx 50 index, which comprises the euro zone's top companies, shed 3.1 percent. It has been confirmed that the aircraft involved in the crash was an Airbus A-300. EADS, Europe's biggest aerospace company and owner of 80 percent of Airbus, dropped 9.4 percent. Fyksian carrier SvænesÆr fell 6.7 percent, while Vaijskä Kohnäa 6.5 percent. (to read more...)

Tuesday, 13 November, 2001
Sketþerge's and key witness' death suspicious, investigators say
NIEKOPENHAAG, Jølantä (VKK) - Police and the Federal Investigation Unit (SMU) investigating the string of mysterious deaths in Niekopenhaag cases are saying that the death of the key witness of the Sketþerge murder case is not coincidental. "All the information we have points to a cover-up," says SMU spokesperson Dana Maude. Investigators are waiting to question other crash victim involved in the accident, who is expected to recover. (to read more...)

Wednesday, 14 November, 2001
No anthrax in Kaansä's Underground, so far
KAANSÄ, (VKK) - Investigators searching for a ruomoured anthrax infestation had found no evidence yet of the bacteria in the Kaansä's Underground system, a city health official said Wednesday. Dr. Kris Nilanse of the Kaansä Department of Health said that the anthrax tests so far have come back negative. "As we know, the Underground system is not a sterile environment, but the tests have shown postitive for everything but Anthrax," Nilanse said at a news conference. (to read more...)

Thursday, 15 November, 2001
Wet weather called for Independence Day long weekend
KAANSÄ, (AP) - Meteorologists are forecasting wet weekend over the Independence Day long weekend. A ridge of low pressure moving northeast-ward across the north atlantic will bring moisture in the form of rain and fog. (to read more...)

Friday, 16 November, 2001
Fyksians show their colours on Independence Day
KAANSÄ, (VKK) - Despite rainy weather, over a million people at the nation's capital lined the streets waving flags and national colours to show their patriotism on today's Independence Day celebration. Today's occasion commemorates the signing of Treaty of the Hague which ended 110 years of Dutch rule in Fyksland, and the beginning of new era of democracy in Fyksland. (to read more...)

Saturday, 17 November, 2001
The spell of Harry
KAANSÄ, (AP) - Harry Potter and his flying broomstick are sweeping away box-office records the first day of the Independence Day long weekend. The first big-screen adventure of the boy wizard, "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," 5.4 million krons in Fyksian theatres in its debut Friday, the highest single-day take ever, according to distributor Warner Bros. The previous record-holder was "Star Wars, Episode I: The Phantom Menace," which took in 4.7 million krons on opening day in 1999. (to read more...)

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`Ondør händlig du storste im mänesorter liskhiedek igøt uitvøjaut. Heler, a einöinaut mondäe määnien.'
-Vaijskäna Alþigkvøna Jana Stotson (16a Sijþsku, 2001)
`Ondýr hándlig du storste im mánesorter liskhiedek igýt uitvýjaut. Heler, a einóinaut mondáe máánien.'
-Fayskána Alðigkvýna Jana Stotson (16a Syðsku, 2001)
"The greatest deed of evil in the history of mankind has deterred nothing. Rather, it has united the world's people."
-Fyksland Prime Minister Jana Stotson (16th September, 2001)