News briefs:June 17, 2006
The time is 18:00 (UTC) on June 17th, 2006, and this is Audio Wikinews News Briefs.
Police were kept busy around Blayney in New South Wales' central west this morning as two separate crashes on the Mid Western Highway claimed three lives. Both accidents occurred within 20 minutes of each other and were only seven kilometres (4 miles) apart.
sports – football or soccer
Just when Portugal might have wondered if they could breakthrough Deco produced a wonderful goal to send Luiz Felipe Scolari's side into the knock-out stage of the World Cup, Saturday.
sports - rugby
Australia has defeated England 43 points to 18 in the second match of the Cook Cup series between the two nations in rugby union. The second win for Australia saw them win the Cook Cup trophy, which was held by England entering the series.
The All Blacks defeated Ireland in the second of two rugby tests. The All Blacks managed to create a good lead in the first half, though the Irish fought back to get within just three points. The All Blacks however held on in the end to win. The match was played at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand.
Fiji defeated Italy 29 to 18 in rugby in Fiji on Saturday. It was their first meeting since November of 2005, when Italy were victorious in Monza. The match was played in front of a capacity crowd at Churchill Park in Lautoka.
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