News briefs:August 3, 2006

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The time is 18:00 (UTC) on August 3rd, 2006, and this is Audio Wikinews News Briefs.

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"No H5N1 virus" found in blood tests of suspected human Bird Flu cluster[edit]

Indonesia

Preliminary tests performed on samples taken from six villagers in the Kabanjahe District of Sumatra in Indonesia have tested negative for the deadly H5N1 Avian Flu virus.


"Big Box" Ordinance in Chicago[edit]

United States

The Chicago city council has passed an ordinance requiring retailers such as Target, Home Depot, and others to pay a higher wage than the state minimum and offer benefits to their employees within Chicago city limits.

Citywide strike being discussed in Buffalo, N.Y.[edit]

The Buffalo News is reporting that leaders of unions representing city employees in Buffalo, New York, met on Wednesday to discuss a possible 'citywide strike.' If the unions decided on a strike, firefighters, police officers, teachers and many other city employees would not show up for work.


New Zealand policeman charged with drunk driving[edit]

New Zealand

A New Zealand policeman has been charged with drunk driving in Taranaki after responding to a double fatality emergency call on July 9, his day off.


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