Category:July 11, 2006

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The time is 18:00 (UTC) on July 11th, 2006, and this is Audio Wikinews News Briefs.


Several blasts rock Mumbai commuter trains


Seven explosions have been reported at various local railway stations in the city of Mumbai, India between 6:24 pm and 6:35 pm IST.


Islamists win battle for Mogadishu


Two days of vicious fighting in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, has finally subsided with the surrender of troops loyal to the last remaining warlord in the city, Abdi Qeybdid. Around 500 hundred soldiers loyal to Qeybdid handed themselves over to the Union Of Islamic Courts (UIC) on Tuesday, giving the UIC control of around 99% of the capital.

25 more NZ police head off to East Timor

New Zealand

25 New Zealand police officers have left today, July 11, for three months in East Timor. The force will carry pepper spray and pistols.

Searchers of pig farm for pig digested human remains receive counseling


The Vancouver Sun obtained two reports relating to the search of a British Columbia pig farm believed to be the location of 26 murders where the women's bodies were fed to the pigs which later went to market.

World Cup official attempts suicide

sports – football or soccer

World Cup official attempts suicide. Top German FIFA World Cup official Juergen Kiessling was found in his Reinickendorf, Germany home after a neighbor heard a gunshot.

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