Category:June 15, 2006

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The time is 18:00 (UTC) on June 15th, 2006, and this is Audio Wikinews News Briefs.


Immigration Detainees on Hunger Strike in Oxford UK

United Kingdom

One hundred and twenty detainees at an immigration removal centre in Oxford, UK, are on hunger strike.

Australian PM should convert to Islam: Bashir


Abu Bakar Bashir, the alleged spiritual leader of the Jemaah Islamiyah militant islamic organisation gave an address on return to his school in Surakarta in Central Java where he urged Australian Prime Minister John Howard to convert to Islam.

Australian government to censor 3G mobile content


Helen Coonan, Australia's communications minister announced on Wednesday that the Howard government planned on introducing legislation into parliament restricting access to inappropriate or harmful material on so-called "emerging content services".

FAA allows commerical spaceflights out of Oklahoma Spaceport

United States

The FAA has issued a license for commercial spaceflight operations to the Oklahoma Space Industry Development Authority.

Samples being taken from poultry farms in Eastern Oklahoma for lawsuits

United States

Oklahoma officials resumed testing soil, water, and runoff from 20 eastern Oklahoma poultry farms for Attorney General Drew Edmondson's lawsuit against 14 poultry companies in Arkansas. The lawsuit alleges their operations have polluted Lake Tenkiller and Illinois River watershed.

Rallies in Greece as Universities' strike continues


University students continue their opposition to a new law, proposed by the Greek government, through organizing new rallies in Athens and Thessaloniki as well as through the persistent occupancy of many departments in the two biggest Universities of Greece, the University of Athens and the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. The students are opposing the - proposed by the Minister of Education Marietta Yannakou - law which has to do with the foundation of private universities in Greece as well as other aspects of the academic organization.

War on terrorism memorial planned near Oklahoma Capitol

United States

A memorial dedicated to Oklahomans killed in the war on terrorism is planned for just north of the Oklahoma Capitol.

New Zealand to get free-to-air digital television

New Zealand

The New Zealand government has announced that New Zealand is to get Free-to-air (FTA) digital television by the start of next year.

University of California, San Francisco inviting tobacco users to test new nicotine vaccine

United States

Tobacco users are being invited by the University of California, San Francisco's Habit Abatement Clinic to test NicVax, a new vaccine being developed by Nabi Biopharmaceuticals.

"Living fossil" found in Laos


A retired biologist from Florida State University has captured photos of a rodent in Laos which scientists thought was extinct for 11 million years.

J.J. Redick arrested for drunken driving

United States

J.J. Redick was arrested and charged with drunk driving early Tuesday in Durham County, North Carolina and lost his driving privileges in North Carolina for 30 days.

Ecuador make short work of Costa Rica in Group A

sports – football or soccer

Ecuador created chances freely and kept Costa Rica quiet for a 3-0 victory in the AOL Arena, Hamburg, Thursday.

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