Wikinews Shorts: October 14, 2007

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A compilation of brief news reports for Sunday, October 14, 2007.

US Crude Oil reaches new high

California gas prices in 2006.

Oil prices in the United States briefly hit a new all-time high at US$84.05, but later fell to just under that to $83.69. Brent Crude also rose to $80.55, up 40 cents in the United Kingdom.

The high prices are amid fears that Turkey is planning to attack Iraqi Kurdish militants that killed 13 Turkish soldiers last Sunday. 60,000 Turkish troops are stationed at the Iraq-Turkey border.


Jonny Reid on the podium celebrating his double win.
Image: A1GP..

Team New Zealand won double A1GP race at Brno

A1 Team New Zealand won sprint and feature A1GP race at Brno, Czech Republic.

Jonny Reid's Black Beauty stayed in the lead for all 10-laps of the sprint race. Robbie Kerr managed to resist an Irish rooky Adam Carroll, finishing second for Team Great Britain.

In the feature race starting from seventh place Jonny Reid finished on top of the podium. Second place was owned by Jeroen Bleekemolen, competing for Team Netherlands and Neel Jani for Team Switzerland.


Senator Kennedy

Senator Kennedy released from hospital

Senator Edward M. Kennedy was released from Massachusetts' Hospital yesterday. Kennedy was admitted to the hospital for a one hour operation to remove a blockage in an artery in his neck. The surgery was to prevent a stroke in the future.