News briefs:August 8, 2006

From Wikinews, the free news source you can write!
Jump to: navigation, search

The time is 20:30 (UTC) on August 8th, 2006, and this is Audio Wikinews News Briefs.

Headlines[edit]

19 killed in Baghdad blast[edit]

Iraq

Roadside bombs have killed a total of 19 people and wounded almost 80 in a series of attacks on Baghdad, Tuesday.


Talks continue over UN resolution on Lebanon war[edit]

Lebanon

There has been more fighting between Israel and Hezbollah as attempts to reach a diplomatic solution to the crisis in Lebanon continue.

The Arab League is proposing an amendment calling for Israel's immediate and complete withdrawal from Lebanon, a condition that is not in the current draft.


Strong earthquake hits near Vanuatu[edit]

Vanuatu

The United States Geological Survey announced that a magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck near the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu.


Christchurch, New Zealand floods causes havoc[edit]

New Zealand

Hillside suburbs in Christchurch, New Zealand have been suffering from torrential rain since Monday night. The Heathcote river burst its banks and caused surface flooding in areas.


Colombia's Uribe sworn in to second term as president[edit]

Colombia

President Alvaro Uribe was sworn into his second term of office in the Colombian capital of Bogota, Monday, pledging to improve the economy and make peace with FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) rebels.


Highly contentious Connecticut primary elections underway[edit]

United States

All parties primary elections in the U.S. state of Connecticut are being held today. The polls opened at 6 a.m. this morning and will close at 8 p.m. local time (UTC-5).

Lieberman accuses Lamont supporters of hacking website and e-mail system[edit]

Incumbent Senator Joesph Lieberman (D-CT) has alleged that supporters of his opponent in Connecticut's Democratic Primary, Ned Lamont have hacked his campaign's website and e-mail system.


Police seize $1 million worth of cannabis in southwestern Sydney[edit]

Australia

Police in South-Western Sydney raided two homes in Greenfield Park on Monday, seizing 1 million AUD worth of cannabis.


Effort to end monkey-ing around on Delhi's subway[edit]

India

New Delhi authorities hope a fierce looking primate will solve the problem of mischevious monkeys infilitratring the city's subway system. The Hindustan Times reports that langurs will be used to scare away their smaller cousins.


Former Australian cricketer Dean Jones sacked after "terrorist" comment[edit]

sports - cricket

Former Australian cricketer, Dean Jones was sacked by Ten Sports after he called South African batsman Hashim Amla a "terrorist" on air.


Closing statements[edit]

We invite you to visit wikinews.org for up-to-date news and information. This has been Audio Wikinews Newsbriefs. Thank you for listening, and enjoy the rest of your day. This recording has been released under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 License.