News briefs:June 19, 2006

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The time is 18:00 (UTC) on June 19th, 2006, and this is Audio Wikinews News Briefs.


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2000 houses still have no power, Canterbury, New Zealand

New Zealand

2000 Cantabrians are still without power a week after a huge snowstorm struck and took out the electricity in mid and south Canterbury.


IWC passes pro-whaling resolution after close vote

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.


Niobium discovered in Mbeya

Tanzania

Large quantities of Niobium was discovered at Panda Hill in Mbeya Region in Tanzania.


Switzerland too much for Togo in Group G

sports – football or soccer

Togo were eliminated from the 2006 Fifa World Cup after a 2-0 loss to Switzerland in Group G, Monday.


Brazil beat Australia with two second half goals in Group F

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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