Wikinews Shorts: October 21, 2006

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A compilation of brief news reports forSunday, October 22, 2006

Annan Wants Quicker Hezbollah Disarmament

October 20, 2006

The UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has urged the Lebanese government to speed up the process of disarming the Hezbollah. Annan said that transforming Hezbollah into a solely political party with no armed branch should bring the country a step closer to full sovereignty.

Explosion in Paracin, Serbia

October 19, 2006

Early this morning at approximately 5 a.m. local time, the weapons warehouse in Paraćin, Serbia caught on fire. Most of the weapons in the warehouse were the explosives so there were explosions in the warehouse for more than 1 hour. Approximately 8 people were wounded in the accident; among them were a few policemen.

President Bush signs 2006 Military Commissions Act into law

October 18, 2006

On Tuesday morning, United States President George Bush signed into law the Military Commissions Act of 2006.

Iran reportedly bans high-speed Internet access

October 18, 2006

The government of Iran has banned service providers from offering high-speed internet access, of speeds above 128kbps. The telecom regulator declined to explain the reasons for the ban, which is seen by a pro-reformist newspaper, Etemad as part of an effort to counter western "cultural invasion".

Two subway trains collide in Rome

October 17, 2006

A subway train in Rome collided with another in Vittorio station. At least one woman has died and 60 people are injured.

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