Wikinews:Briefs/July 20, 2006

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The time is 18:00 (UTC) on July 20th, 2006, and this is Audio Wikinews News Briefs.


Villagers evacuating as Mayon volcano erupts[edit]


Officials in Manila have issued evacuation orders for a 6km (4mi) radius around Mayon Volcano in the Philippines as ash clouds, rivulets of lava, and sulphur dioxide levels indicate an imminent explosive eruption.

International bodies express concern over Israel-Hezbollah conflict[edit]


International humanitarian organisations and human rights watchdogs have expressed concerns over the rising civilian casualties and the humanitarian crisis caused by the ongoing conflict in Lebanon and northern Israel. They have also warned the warring groups that their conduct may not comply with international laws governing the safety of civilians in combat areas.

Aid gets through to victims of Indonesian tsunami[edit]


Aid is being provided for the 50,500 people who have been left homeless after a tsunami hit the Indonesian island of Java.

Many hurt on Alton Towers ride[edit]

United Kingdom

Six people have been taken to hospital and 23 others are being treated for cuts and bruises after an accident on a ride at Alton Towers, the UK’s most famous theme park.

Carbon trading scheme proposed by British MP[edit]

United Kingdom

The UK Environment Secretary, David Miliband proposed a carbon trading scheme for private citizens during the Audit Commission's annual lecture. Under the scheme all individuals will receive equal carbon points and can trade electricity, gas, petrol and air travel for carbon points.

CBC's new show The One sparked some controversy over simulcast[edit]


The One: Making a Music Star is a new reality show hosted by CBC personality George Stroumboulopoulos.

New Zealand policewoman found moonlighting as prostitute[edit]

New Zealand

An Auckland policewoman, who has not been named, has been working part-time as a prostitute.

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