Wikinews Shorts: June 15, 2008

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A compilation of brief news reports for Sunday, June 15, 2008.

Opposition leader in Zimbabwe arrested again

Flag of the Zimbabwean opposition party, the Movement for Democratic Change

Morgan Tsvangirai has been arrested again according to his party, the Movement for Democratic Change.. The police detention of Tsvangirai and 11 co-workers occurred in Shurugwi, but all were released after three hours. In the past week, the MDC leader was arrested four times as Zimbabwe approaches the June 27 secondary elections to determine if he, or incumbent President Robert Mugabe will receive a clear majority of votes.


Space Shuttle Discovery
Image: NASA/Kim Shiflett.

Space Shuttle Discovery touches down in Florida

Space Shuttle Discovery landed at 11:15 AM Saturday on Runway 15 at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The STS-124 mission successfully delivered parts for Kibo, an experimental module developed in Japan, to the International Space Station.


R. Kelly found not guilty on charges of child pornography

R. Kelly, a popular American R&B musician has been found not guilty on all 14 charges involving a videotape of him having sex with a minor. Both Kelly and the girl who was alleged to be his partner both denied they were participants in the video recording. Had the Chicago-based trial jury convicted the singer, he could have faced a 15-year prison term.