News briefs:July 22, 2006

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The time is 18:00 (UTC) on July 22nd, 2006, and this is Audio Wikinews News Briefs.


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Somali Islamists halt peace talks with government

Somalia

The Union of Islamic Courts has broken off peace talks with Somalia's interim government as the country slides closer towards major military conflict.


Death toll in Indonesian tsunami continues to rise

Indonesia

More than 650 people have now died after a tsunami hit the Indonesian island of Java on Monday afternoon.


Box Office record for UK films

United Kingdom

The UK Film Council said British films claimed a record one-third share of UK cinema takings last year.


Iconic gay couple split

United States

Julie and Hillary Goodridge, the lesbian couple who were the lead plaintiffs in the breakthrough case, Goodridge v. Department of Public Health, have decided to separate.


All Blacks defeat South Africa in Tri Nations rugby

sports - rugby

The All Blacks defeated South Africa in the third match of the 2006 Tri Nations rugby union series. The final score was 35 points to 17. The match was played at Wellington's Westpac Stadium.


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