News briefs:June 24, 2006

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The time is 23:00 (UTC) on June 24th, 2006, and this is Audio Wikinews News Briefs.

Headlines[edit]

Death penalty abolished in Philippines[edit]

Philippines

Gloria Arroyo, President of the Philippines, has signed legislation abolishing the death penalty.


Cheney defends stance on bank records[edit]

United States

Vice President Dick Cheney has condemned the media for revealing a secret US government initiative which has investigated and tracked thousands of bank records and transactions.


Version 0.44 of SVG image software Inkscape released[edit]

free software

After 6 months of development, the Inkscape project released today a new version of their SVG-based GPLed vector drawing program.


Germany book quarter-final spot with 2-0 win over Sweden[edit]

sports – football or soccer

A two goal burst from Lukas Podolski in the first 12 minutes put Germany through to the quarter-finals of the Fifa World Cup, Saturday.


All Renault front row for 2006 Canadian Grand Prix[edit]

sports – formula one

Renault drivers Fernando Alonso and his teammate Giancarlo Fisicella won the front row on the FIA Formula-1 Canadian Grand Prix at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on an island in the Lawrence river.


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