Category:August 27, 2006

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The time is 18:00 (UTC) on August 27th, 2006, and this is Audio Wikinews News Briefs.


Many dead after jet crashes in Kentucky

United States

A commuter plane crashed in Lexington, Kentucky just after 6:00 AM this morning. Fifty people were on board the plane. There is one confirmed survivor.

Canadian soldiers kill Afghan police officer


In the second of what was termed a "regrettable incident" this week, an Afghan National Police officer was shot and killed by Canadian soldiers.

British soldier shot and killed in southern Afghanistan

A British soldier has been killed in southern Afghanistan, the British Ministry of Defence says.

Deadline to release Muslim prisoners passes, journalists released


A midnight deadline to release Muslim prisoners has passed and two Fox News journalists, previously held captive in Gaza, have been released.

Guantanamo inmate Murat Kurnaz transferred to Germany and released


After being held for more than four years at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility, German born Turkish citizen Murat Kurnaz was transferred to German custody by U.S. authorities on Thursday. An hour later, he was released.

Chad orders oil companies out of the country


The President of Chad, Idriss Déby has ordered the US oil company ChevronTexaco and the Malaysian Petronas to leave the country in 24 hours for non-payment of taxes.

Eleven year-old boy arrested on suspicion of assaulting a four year-old boy in East Yorkshire

United Kingdom

An eleven year-old boy has been arrested this morning on suspicion of attacking a four year-old boy in Hessle, East Yorkshire. The boy was arrested on suspicion of assault and has been bailed to mid-September pending further inquiries.

Filipe Massa wins 2006 Turkish Grand Prix

sports - racing

Filipe Massa wins the first grand prix in his career on the FIA Formula-1 championship 2006 Turkish Grand Prix held on Istanbul Park racing track.

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