News briefs:July 15, 2006

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The time is 18:00 (UTC) on July 15th, 2006, and this is Audio Wikinews News Briefs.


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Hezbollah-Israel conflict continues, Israel ultimatum to Syria[edit]

Lebanon

As the conflict goes into its fourth day, Israel launches more air strikes against targets in Lebanon. Israel has also given Syria a 72 hour ultimatum to stop the Hezbollah attacks that continued to injure civilians in northern Israel and release the soldiers they claim were kidnapped.


Suicide bomber assassinates prominent Shia cleric in Karachi, Pakistan[edit]

Pakistan

A suicide attacker detonated a bomb near the home of a prominent Pakistani Shia Muslim cleric in Karachi yesterday, killing the cleric and two other people, police said.


Australia thrash South Africa in Tri Nations rugby match[edit]

sports - rugby

Australia has bounced back from their 12-32 loss against the All Blacks a week ago, to defeat the South African Springboks 49-0 in the second round of the 2006 Tri Nations rugby union series.


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