News briefs:August 10, 2006

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The time is 20:00 (UTC) on August 10th, 2006, and this is Audio Wikinews News Briefs.

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Israel pushes further into Lebanon[edit]

Lebanon

Armoured columns of the Israeli Defense Forces are meeting resistance as they move deeper into Lebanon in an attempt to capture the Hezbollah stronghold of Khiam as 40,000 Israeli troops mass on the Lebanese border following an Israeli cabinet decision to widen the war.

Chavez equates Israel invasion of Lebanon with Nazi oppression of Jews[edit]

Venezuelan President, Hugo Chavez, is comparing Israel's activities in Lebanon to what Hitler did to the Jews.


Police in Britain claim to have uncovered a terrorist plane plot[edit]

United Kingdom

The Metropolitan Police's anti-terrorist branch and security service in London claimed that a terrorist plot to detonate bombs mid-flight on as many as ten planes travelling from the United Kingdom to the United States had been thwarted.


Senior Chinese official executed for spying for Taiwan[edit]

China

A Chinese government official convicted of working for the Taiwanese government has been executed, and thousands of civil workers viewed the taped trial for "educational purposes" on Monday.


New Zealand Maori angry over US tattoo kit[edit]

New Zealand

New Zealand Māori leaders have said that they will try to get a Maori temporary tattoo kit from the Los Angeles store Halloween Town withdrawn from sale, as they find it insulting to the Māori culture.


Google to warn users about "bad" websites[edit]

computers

Google is introducing warnings in its search results, notifying users about websites which are known to distribute "badware", malicious software such as spyware, deceptive adware, viruses and trojans that disrupt the smooth running of computers. Google search users will be warned before they enter suspect websites: "The site you are about to visit may harm your computer!"


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