News briefs:June 28, 2006

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The time is 21:00 (UTC) on June 28th, 2006, and this is Audio Wikinews News Briefs.


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Israel Defence Forces invade Gaza Strip[edit]

Israel

After the bombing of 3 bridges in the Gaza Strip to restrict the movement of the kidnapped 19-year-old Israeli tank gunner Corporal Gilad Shalit and the helicopter attack on a power station in Gaza plunged large portions of the Gaza Strip into darkness, Israeli troops and armored vehicles moved into Gaza near a disused international airport.

Montenegro becomes 192nd UN Member State[edit]

United Nations

Republic of Montenegro became 192nd member state of the United Nations, following a vote in the General Assembly.


More than 100,000 protest against workplace reforms across Australia[edit]

Australia

Across Australia more than 100,000 people have rallied to protest against the federal government's controversial Workchoices workplace reforms. According to estimates by police, the largest rally was held in Melbourne where more than 80,000 people were thought to be in attendance. The earlier protest in Sydney attracted some 30,000 protesters.


Failure for constitutional ban on flag-burning in U.S. Senate[edit]

United States

An amendment of the United States constitution banning the burning of the American flag failed by one vote in the Senate on Tuesday, the final tally was 66-34 (two-thirds are required for the amendment to pass).


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