News briefs:July 13, 2006
The time is 18:00 (UTC) on July 13th, 2006, and this is Audio Wikinews News Briefs.
- 1 Headlines
- 1.1 Fire fights continue across the Israeli-Lebanese border
- 1.2 Israeli vessels enter Lebanese waters to enforce blockade
- 1.3 Investigation into Mumbai train bombings begins
- 1.4 Several injured in Ben Nevis cable car accident
- 1.5 Elmwood Village Hotel proposal in Buffalo, N.Y. withdrawn
- 1.6 Microsoft, Yahoo! link their instant messaging services
- 2 Closing statements
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.
Israel's naval ships have entered Lebanon's territorial waters to enforce a blockade on the latter country.
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.
As many as eight people have been injured after two cable cars collided at the Nevis Range near Fort William in Scotland.
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Elmwood Village Hotel which would be placed on the corner of Elmwood and Forest Avenues in Buffalo, New york has been withdrawn from the city's Planning Board and Common Council and will undergo a "do over".
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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