News briefs:June 15, 2006
The time is 18:00 (UTC) on June 15th, 2006, and this is Audio Wikinews News Briefs.
- 1 Headlines
- 1.1 Immigration Detainees on Hunger Strike in Oxford UK
- 1.2 Australian PM should convert to Islam: Bashir
- 1.3 Australian government to censor 3G mobile content
- 1.4 FAA allows commerical spaceflights out of Oklahoma Spaceport
- 1.5 Samples being taken from poultry farms in Eastern Oklahoma for lawsuits
- 1.6 Rallies in Greece as Universities' strike continues
- 1.7 War on terrorism memorial planned near Oklahoma Capitol
- 1.8 New Zealand to get free-to-air digital television
- 1.9 University of California, San Francisco inviting tobacco users to test new nicotine vaccine
- 1.10 "Living fossil" found in Laos
- 1.11 J.J. Redick arrested for drunken driving
- 1.12 Ecuador make short work of Costa Rica in Group A
- 2 Closing statements
One hundred and twenty detainees at an immigration removal centre in Oxford, UK, are on hunger strike.
Abu Bakar Bashir, the alleged spiritual leader of the Jemaah Islamiyah militant islamic organisation gave an address on return to his school in Surakarta in Central Java where he urged Australian Prime Minister John Howard to convert to Islam.
Helen Coonan, Australia's communications minister announced on Wednesday that the Howard government planned on introducing legislation into parliament restricting access to inappropriate or harmful material on so-called "emerging content services".
The FAA has issued a license for commercial spaceflight operations to the Oklahoma Space Industry Development Authority.
Oklahoma officials resumed testing soil, water, and runoff from 20 eastern Oklahoma poultry farms for Attorney General Drew Edmondson's lawsuit against 14 poultry companies in Arkansas. The lawsuit alleges their operations have polluted Lake Tenkiller and Illinois River watershed.
University students continue their opposition to a new law, proposed by the Greek government, through organizing new rallies in Athens and Thessaloniki as well as through the persistent occupancy of many departments in the two biggest Universities of Greece, the University of Athens and the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. The students are opposing the - proposed by the Minister of Education Marietta Yannakou - law which has to do with the foundation of private universities in Greece as well as other aspects of the academic organization.
A memorial dedicated to Oklahomans killed in the war on terrorism is planned for just north of the Oklahoma Capitol.
The New Zealand government has announced that New Zealand is to get Free-to-air (FTA) digital television by the start of next year.
Tobacco users are being invited by the University of California, San Francisco's Habit Abatement Clinic to test NicVax, a new vaccine being developed by Nabi Biopharmaceuticals.
A retired biologist from Florida State University has captured photos of a rodent in Laos which scientists thought was extinct for 11 million years.
J.J. Redick was arrested and charged with drunk driving early Tuesday in Durham County, North Carolina and lost his driving privileges in North Carolina for 30 days.
sports – football or soccer
Ecuador created chances freely and kept Costa Rica quiet for a 3-0 victory in the AOL Arena, Hamburg, Thursday.
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