News briefs:June 17, 2006

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The time is 18:00 (UTC) on June 17th, 2006, and this is Audio Wikinews News Briefs.


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Three people die in New South Wales, Australia car accidents

Australia

Police were kept busy around Blayney in New South Wales' central west this morning as two separate crashes on the Mid Western Highway claimed three lives. Both accidents occurred within 20 minutes of each other and were only seven kilometres (4 miles) apart.


Portugal beat Iran 2-0 in Group D

sports – football or soccer

Just when Portugal might have wondered if they could breakthrough Deco produced a wonderful goal to send Luiz Felipe Scolari's side into the knock-out stage of the World Cup, Saturday.


Australia defeat England in rugby to win Cook Cup

sports - rugby

Australia has defeated England 43 points to 18 in the second match of the Cook Cup series between the two nations in rugby union. The second win for Australia saw them win the Cook Cup trophy, which was held by England entering the series.

All Blacks defeat Ireland in second rugby test

The All Blacks defeated Ireland in the second of two rugby tests. The All Blacks managed to create a good lead in the first half, though the Irish fought back to get within just three points. The All Blacks however held on in the end to win. The match was played at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand.

Fiji defeat Italy in rugby

Fiji defeated Italy 29 to 18 in rugby in Fiji on Saturday. It was their first meeting since November of 2005, when Italy were victorious in Monza. The match was played in front of a capacity crowd at Churchill Park in Lautoka.

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