News briefs:August 9, 2006

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The time is 22:30 (UTC) on August 9th, 2006, and this is Audio Wikinews News Briefs.

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British soldier dies in Afghanistan[edit]

Afghanistan

The Ministry of Defence has confirmed tonight that a British soldier has been killed in Afghanistan. The soldier, from the Royal Logistic Corps in Kabul, died in a traffic accident in Camp Souter.


Lieberman loses to Lamont in Connecticut primary[edit]

United States

Three-term US Senator Joe Lieberman has conceded defeat to challenger Ned Lamont in Tuesday's Democratic Party primary election in the U.S. state of Connecticut. With 98% of precincts reporting, the Associated Press reports that Lieberman has 48% of the vote compared to 52% for Lamont.


Coca cola and Pepsi face ban in Indian states[edit]

India

Kerala, an state in southern India, has banned the production and sale of both Coke and Pepsi due to high levels of pesticide residue discovered in the popular soft drinks.


Arrests over phone-tap of British royal family[edit]

United Kingdom

Three people have been arrested over allegations that they intercepted calls made by staff in Clarence House, Prince Charles’ household.


Fire at New Zealand hospital destroys laundry[edit]

New Zealand

A fire on Tuesday night at Southland Hospital, Invercargill has destroyed a two-storey building which was used for laundry and cleaning by the cleaning company Alsco.


Brothers found guilty of killing schoolboy[edit]

United Kingdom

Two brothers have been found guilty of killing a ten year-old schoolboy. Damilola Taylor, who was born in Nigeria and had only been in the United Kingdom for a couple of months, was stabbed in the leg and died in the stairwell of a housing estate in Peckham in south London in 2000.


Edinburgh Fringe festival begins[edit]

Scotland

The 60th Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the "world's largest arts festival" opened on Sunday, August 6. It features more than 1,800 shows put on by 17,000 performers in 260 venues.


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