News briefs:July 8, 2006

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The time is 18:00 (UTC) on July 8th, 2006, and this is Audio Wikinews News Briefs.


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U.S. government seeks to examine Guantanamo inmates' documents[edit]

United States

Lawyers asked a federal court Friday to allow the government to inspect written materials that it seized from inmates at Guantanamo Bay last month that it says may contain privileged lawyer-client communication.


U.S politician Joe Biden attemps to explain controversial remarks about Indian-Americans[edit]

United States

Potential 2008 Presidential candidate and top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee defended a recent remark that one "cannot go to a 7-Eleven or a Dunkin' Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent.", saying his words were taken out of context.

Russian firefighting aircraft starts fires in Portugal[edit]

Portugal

The Russian Beriev 200 airplane leased to the Portuguese Government suffered an accident last Thursday afternoon, after one of its engines was damaged.


Pope Benedict XVI visits Valencia, Spain[edit]

Spain

Pope Benedict XVI has been visiting Valencia Spain in a bid to encourage the country to defend traditional family values.


Funeral hearse caught speeding in Ireland[edit]

Ireland

An hearse driver in County Donegal, Ireland was pulled over while leading a funeral procession, in a police crackdown on speeding.


All Blacks defeat Austalia in Tri Nations rugby opener[edit]

sports - rugby

The All Blacks have defeated Australia 32 points to 12 in the opening match of the rugby union 2006 Tri Nations at Jade Stadium in Christchurch, New Zealand.

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