News briefs:June 22, 2006

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The time is 18:00 (UTC) on June 22nd, 2006, and this is Audio Wikinews News Briefs.


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Science academies urge teaching of evolution

Italy

The InterAcademy Panel on International Issues (IAP), a global network of the world's science academies, has released a statement urging parents and teachers to provide children with 'the facts about the origin and evolution of life on Earth'. The statement is signed by 67 of the 92 member academies of the organisation, and notes that in some schools around the world, 'testable theories' about evolution are being 'concealed, denied or confused by theories not testable by science'.


Australian government to provide internet filters for families

Australia

Australian Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, Senator Helen Coonan announced on Wednesday that the federal government would be spending AUD$116.6 million on a package of measures to protect Australians from inappropriate material on the internet.


85-year-old jailed for shoplifting in New Zealand

New Zealand

An 85-year man, Reginald Hugh Donovan has been jailed for a month by the Christchurch District Court for shoplifting. He is the oldest person in New Zealand to be sentenced to prison.


Ghana beat United States of America 2-1 in Group E

sports – football or soccer

In a game that on paper pitted youth and talent versus experience and organisation Ghana came out on top with 2:1 the score at the final whistle, Thursday.


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