Category:August 4, 2006

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The time is 23:00 (UTC) on August 4th, 2006, and this is Audio Wikinews News Briefs.


7/11 blasts suspect held in Kashmir


An alleged member of the Kashmiri militant group Lashkar-e-Toiba has been arrested by Indian police in connection with the July 11 train bombings in Mumbai which killed 200 commuters on the city's commuter rail network.

Swan in German zoo tests positive for H5N1 virus


A "highly pathogenic strain" of the H5N1 Avian Flu virus has been detected in a dead Australian black swan, floating in a pond located at the Dresden Zoo in Dresden, Germany.

East Timor, Kuwait start negotiations for investment in public works

East Timor

Kuwait might finance a great number of public works in East Timor, in an investment worth 500 million to 600 million dollars, the East Timorese Prime Minister said today. José Ramos Horta leaves today for an official visit to Kuwait.

From the eleventh century to the Digital Age, the Domesday Book is now online

United Kingdom

The Domesday Book, penned in the eleventh century, can now be explored online after more than twenty years of work.

Katcher died of drowning, coroner says

United States

A coroner revealed last week that Ryan Katcher, a missing Illinois student who was found dead a few days ago, had died of drowning.

Newcastle, Australia man arrested for selling stolen jewelery online


New South Wales Police have arrested and charged a 39 year-old man from Warner's Bay in Newcastle, on the NSW Central Coast after he allegedly stole jewelery from his employer and sold it on an Internet auction site.

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