News briefs:June 19, 2006
The time is 18:00 (UTC) on June 19th, 2006, and this is Audio Wikinews News Briefs.
2000 Cantabrians are still without power a week after a huge snowstorm struck and took out the electricity in mid and south Canterbury.
St Kitts and Nevis
Pro-whaling countries within the International Whaling Commission celebrated yesterday after a resolution was passed which says that the commission's 20 year moratorium on commercial whaling is "no longer necessary" and blames whales for depleting fish stocks. 33 countries voted in favour of the resolution, with 32 voting against, and China abstaining.
Large quantities of Niobium was discovered at Panda Hill in Mbeya Region in Tanzania.
sports – football or soccer
Togo were eliminated from the 2006 Fifa World Cup after a 2-0 loss to Switzerland in Group G, Monday.
sports - golf
Today, at Winged Foot Golf Club, in Mamaroneck, New York, Geoff Ogilvy won the 106th U.S. Open with a score of 285, 5 over par.
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