Category:June 23, 2006

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The time is 18:00 (UTC) on June 23rd, 2006, and this is Audio Wikinews News Briefs.


KLM flight makes emergency landing on Eindhoven Airport


Authorities were on high alert as a KLM Cityhopper flight from London made an emergency landing at Eindhoven Airport. The plane was forced to land with broken landing gear.

Australian Internet filters "belated": Opposition


Speaking in the Australian House of Representatives on Thursday, opposition leader Kim Beazley (Brand, Labor) asked Australian Prime Minister John Howard (Bennelong, Liberal) why the government had not adopted Labor's policy on Internet filtering.

Cadbury's recall over 1 million chocolate bars over salmonella fears

United Kingdom

The British confectionist Cadbury's has recalled over one million chocolate bars from retailers over fears that they may be affected by salmonella. The company is stressing that it is only a precautionary measure, and that customers should not be concerned if they have eaten one of the bars.

Pluto's moons named


The two recently discovered moons of the planet Pluto were officially named Hydra and Nix by the International Astronomical Union, the internationally recognized authority for assigning designations to celestial bodies.

Film project aims to raise £1 million to make a Creative Commons-licensed film

United Kingdom

Matt Hanson aims to raise £1 million to fund the production of a feature-length film which would be distributed freely via the internet under a Creative Commons licence, all funded through 50,000 people each donating £25 to the project, which he's called 'A Swarm of Angels'.

FOX to produce new 'Futurama' episodes

United States

20th Century Fox will produce at least 13 new episodes of the animated series Futurama, scheduled to air on Comedy Central in 2008. Futurama, an animation from The Simpsons creator Matt Groening, was canceled by FOX in 2004.

Ukraine advance after win against Tunisia in Group H

sports – football or soccer

Ukraine beat Tunisia by an Andriy Shevchenko penalty in Berlin to advance to the round of sixteen, Friday.

Spain edge out Saudi Arabia 1-0 in Group H

Spain beat Saudi Arabia by the slim margin of a single goal in Kaiserslautern, Friday.

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