News briefs:March 30, 2006
Audio Wikinews transcript, 2006-03-30 0730 UTC
I'm Phillip Hong. The time is 0730 UTC on Wednesday the 30th of March 2006, and this is Audio Wikinews: News Briefs.
UK public sector workers strike over pension rights
Government workers in the UK withdrew their labour on March 29 as part of a dispute over pension entitlements. The members of 11 different trades unions were involved in the 24-hour strike.
Nigeria arrests Charles Taylor for war crimes trial
Yesterday in Nigeria, former Liberian president Charles Taylor was arrested after being caught trying to flee the country. Nigeria had announced that it would allow Taylor's transfer to Liberia at the request of the new Liberian president Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf. He is to be tried by the UN-backed War Crimes Court for Sierra Leone in Freetown.
Cyclone Glenda closes in on Western Australia
The Australian Bureau of Meteorology has reported the occurrence of 100-kilometre-per hour (62 mile-per-hour) winds along the Pilbara Coast as Tropical Cyclone Glenda closes in.
At 8 p.m. Western Australian Time Wednesday night, the Bureau of Meteorology reported that Glenda had weakened, and they reclassified it as a category 4 storm. The Bureau of Meteorology expects Glenda will cross the coast between Exmouth and Karratha tonight.
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