Category:June 4, 2006

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The time is 18:00 (UTC) on June 4th, 2006, and this is Audio Wikinews News Briefs.


Explosion in Turkey injures eight


Eight people were injured in an explosion outside a shopping mall in the Turkish Mediterranean port of Mersin on Saturday.

Iran warns disruption of oil may be a consequence of U.S. "wrong moves"


Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the supreme leader of Iran has said that the oil flow between Iran and the United States will be "at serious risk" if any "wrong move" is made against the country.

Suspects deny London bomb plot, say lawyers


The two brothers who were arrested on Friday regarding intelligence of a chemical bomb plot in East London have denied all the accusations, according to their lawyers. The announcement comes after the dramatic events of Friday morning, where over 250 police officers were involved in a raid on a house in the Forest Gate area of the city.

Nigerian kidnappers release 8 oil workers


Eight oil workers who were kidnapped from a Bulford Dolphin oil platform off the coast of Nigeria on Friday have been freed. One American, one Canadian and six Britons were among those freed and were "in good health." The Movement for the Emancipation for the Niger Delta was thought to have been behind the crime, but deny any involvement or connection.

One week after quake, geologists fear Mount Merapi eruption


An Indonesian government volcanologist reports that Mount Merapi spewed lava and ash many times on Saturday, renewing fears of a devastating volcanic eruption.

Sex slave auctions held at British airports

Great Britain

The British Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has said people are being sold into the sex trade in auctions held at British airports.

Portugal beats Luxembourg, in preparation for the World Cup

sports – football, or as the case may be soccer

Portugal's national team defeated the Luxembourgish team by 3-0 yesterday, in Portugal's last game in preparation for the 2006 World Cup.

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