News briefs:February 4, 2006

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Saturday, February 4, 2006

Breaking News Iran reported to U.N. Security Council
The IAEA has passed a resolution, by 27 to 3 votes, to report concerns over Iran's nuclear program to the UN Security Council. Iranian officials have said that Iran will respond by downgrading its cooperation with the IAEA and resuming full scale fuel enrichment.

Audio Wikinews transcript, 2006-02-04 1700 UTC

The time is 17:00 (UTC) on 4th February (UTC), and this is Audio Wikinews: News Briefs.

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Egyptian passenger ferry sinks in Red Sea
Stormy conditions have caused a ferry traveling from Saudi Arabia to Egypt to sink. The ferry was carrying 96 crew members, 1,200 Egyptians, and 112 other passengers. 314 people have been rescued and over 185 bodies have been pulled out of the Red Sea. At least 1,000 people are still believed to be missing.

Gates pledges $600 million for Global Plan to Stop Tuberculosis
The Stop Tuberculosis Partnership requested US$31 billion for a Global Plan to Stop Tuberculosis on January 27, which the Partnership claims would prevent an estimated 14 million TB deaths during the next ten years. To kick-off the funding drive, Bill Gates has pledged to donate US$600 million. Tuberculosis is a contagious disease caused by bacteria that spread through the air and usually attack the lungs, it kills about two million people a year.

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  • The Danish embassy in Damascus is set ablaze during a protest against the publication of the Muhammad cartoons.

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