News briefs:June 21, 2006
The time is 19:00 (UTC) on June 21st, 2006, and this is Audio Wikinews News Briefs.
- 1 Headlines
- 1.1 Northern Hemisphere celebrates summer solstice for 2006
- 1.2 Australia's Old Parliament House becomes heritage listed
- 1.3 NZ law exempts working farm dogs from embedded ID tag rule
- 1.4 England fans watch match in cinema
- 1.5 Mexico lose 1-2 to Portugal but still qualify in Group D
- 1.6 Angola draw 1-1 with Iran in Group D
- 2 Closing statements
Around 17,000 people converged on the ancient monument of Stonehenge this morning to celebrate the summer solstice. Despite a night of torrential rain, spirits were high as the sun rose over the horizon - though the cloud did block out the dawn for much of the event.
Australian Prime Minister John Howard announced on Tuesday that Old Parliament House in Canberra has been heritage listed. It is the 31st entry on the National Heritage List.
New Zealand farmers have won a key victory in Parliament, with MPs voting to exempt Working farm dogs from microchipping legislation, passing 61:60.
sports – football or soccer
A few hundred England fans weren't watching the match against Sweden last night in a pub or at home, but instead had ventured out to their local cinema to see the game on the big screen.
Portugal struck two early and held on to beat Mexico in their final Group D match in Gelsenkirchen, Wednesday.
Angola scored its first Fifa World Cup goal against Iran in a 1-1 draw that was not enough to put the African side into the round of sixteen.
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