Wikinews:Briefs/August 16, 2006

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The time is 22:00 (UTC) on August 16th, 2006, and this is Audio Wikinews News Briefs.




Six soldiers were injured, Tuesday, during a mortar attack on a Canadian outpost in Afghanistan. None of the injuries sustained are life threatening, according to officials.

United States

United Airlines Flight 923 from London to Washington D.C. made an emergency landing at Boston's Logan International Airport following the pilot declaring an in-flight emergency.

A huge fire at a plastics recycling plant forced hundreds of residents in Amherstburg, a Southwestern Ontario town, flee their homes.


Three people in the Greater Toronto Area and one person in Quebec won last week's Lotto 649. They will share the second-largest lottery jackpot in Canadian history as the lucky winners of Saturday's $43.2-million Lotto 649 draw. They will each take home $10.8 million.

New Zealand

The Auckland 'Boobs on Bikes' parade for next weeks annual sex industry convention, Erotica Expo which features naked woman on motorcycles has been approved by Auckland City Council's events and promotion staff despite disapproval by Auckland Mayor, Dick Hubbard and 13 other Auckland City Council councillors.

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