News briefs:July 9, 2006

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The time is 18:00 (UTC) on July 9th, 2006, and this is Audio Wikinews News Briefs.


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Passenger airplane crashes in Siberia[edit]

Russia

A Russian passenger plane has crashed after landing at Irkutsk Airport, in Siberia and upto 150 people are feared dead in the crash.


India successfully test-fires Agni-III missile[edit]

India

India's most sophisticated Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile to date, the Agni III was test-fired off the Orissa coast earlier today.


Communal tensions rise in Mumbai as Shiv Sainiks protest desecration of statue[edit]

India

Communal tensions have risen in Mumbai as the Shiv Sena (which is widely perceived as a Hindutva party) protested against the vandalism of a statute of Meenatai at Shivaji Park. Meenatai was the wife of Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray and a social worker.


Belated New Jersey budget passes, ending most of the shutdown[edit]

United States

At around 7PM July 8 Governor of New Jersey Jon Corzine signed a 30 billion USD budget for the fiscal year that began July 1.


Tory leader to make 'hoodie' plea[edit]

United Kingdom

In a speech regarding social justice tomorrow, Conservative leader David Cameron is expected to call for better understanding of teenagers who wear "hoodies".


Indian royal family disinherits gay scion[edit]

India

Manvendrasinh Singh Gohil, the 40-year-old son of the erstwhile Maharajah of Rajpipla, was disowned by his formerly royal family for coming out as a gay man.


Missing French girls Emeline and Melissa found safe[edit]

France

Two small girls, who were reported as kidnapped on saturday in the French western town of Bouillé-Ménard (Maine-et-Loire), have been found safe in their village.

Elderly man's mutilated body found in Wellington's south coast, NZ[edit]

New Zealand

An elderly man's body has been found floating in the water near Owhiro Bay quarry car park, by a man walking alone.


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