Wikinews:Briefs/October 21, 2006
A compilation of brief news reports for Sunday, 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
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.
- "Annan renews call for Hizbullah's disarmament" — , October 21, 2006
- AP-AFP-Naharnet. "Annan Urges Lebanon Speedy 'Timeline' for Hizbullah's Disarmament" — , October 20, 2006
- "Series of Explosions in Paracin, Serbia" — , October 19, 2006
- Gabriella Blum and Martha Minow. "The Israeli model for detainee rights" — , October 18, 2006
- Bill O'Reilly. "President Bush Signs Military Commissions Act Into Law" — , October 18, 2006
- Warren Richey. "Will the Supreme Court shackle new tribunal law?" — , October 17, 2006
- Robert Tait. "Iran bans fast internet to cut west's influence" — , October 18, 2006
- "High-speed internet bandwidth, higher than 128K now prohibited by the Islamic regime" — , October 12, 2006
- "Two killed, 60 injured in subway train collision in Rome" — , October 17, 2006
- Library of Congress entry for the 2006 Military Commissions Act includes link to text