News briefs:July 13, 2006

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The time is 18:00 (UTC) on July 13th, 2006, and this is Audio Wikinews News Briefs.


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Fire fights continue across the Israeli-Lebanese border

Lebanon

Fighting continues today across the Israeli-Lebanese border as Israel continue to pound targets in Lebanon using aircraft and ship launched weapons. In what is claimed as a retaliation to Wednesday's attack by Hezbollah on an Israeli border patrol and the subsequent capture of two Israeli soldiers, Israeli aircraft have launched missiles at the Beirut international airport, which Israel claims is being used to transport weapons and ammunition to Hezbollah, and destroyed the runway.

Israeli vessels enter Lebanese waters to enforce blockade

Israel's naval ships have entered Lebanon's territorial waters to enforce a blockade on the latter country.


Investigation into Mumbai train bombings begins

India

The toll in yesterday's serial bombings on Mumbai's commuter trains has risen to 200 killed, with 714 people injured, according to the official estimate released by the Police. 127 victims have been identified and a further 56 remain unidentified, the estimate said. No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attacks.


Several injured in Ben Nevis cable car accident

Scotland

As many as eight people have been injured after two cable cars collided at the Nevis Range near Fort William in Scotland.


Elmwood Village Hotel proposal in Buffalo, N.Y. withdrawn

United States

According to the developer Savarino Construction Services Corporation, the proposed Elmwood Village Hotel which would be placed on the corner of Elmwood and Forest Avenues in Buffalo, New york has been withdrawn from the city's Planning Board and Common Council and will undergo a "do over".


Microsoft, Yahoo! link their instant messaging services

computers

Nine months after announcing the interoperability between their instant messaging (IM) services, Internet rivals Microsoft and Yahoo! began limited public beta (pre-release) testing of the program.


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