News briefs:June 29, 2006
The time is 18:00 (UTC) on June 29th, 2006, and this is Audio Wikinews News Briefs.
The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the military commissions set up in the Guantanamo Bay detainment camps in Cuba, to try terrorist suspects are not authorized by the Congress’ Joint Resolution authorizing military action in Afghanastan, and that the President does not have the legal authority to establish military commissions absent express authorization from Congress.
Today the New Zealand Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA) decided to throw out the 35 complaints made against a South Park episode. Three of the 35 were from church societies. The South Park episode in question was aired in February and depicted the Virgin Mary menstruating. The episode was named Bloody Mary
Google has today launched it's foray into the world online payment processing with Google Checkout. This is considered by many to be a rival to the payment giant PayPal, owned by eBay. This service is currently only available to U.S. residents.
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