Wikinews Shorts: June 7, 2007

A compilation of brief news reports for Thursday, June 7, 2007.

Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in 2006.

Opposition gains control of Philippines senate

With results of the Philippine general election being slowly tabulated, winners are declared in 10 of 12 Senate seats, with opposition parties winning seven, and two going to supporters of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, giving the opposition control of the Senate.


Tornado devastates Vietnam villages

Thai Binh province highlighted on map of Vietnam.

A tornado ripped through several villages yesterday in Thai Binh Province, northern Vietnam, killing one person, injuring five others and destroying more than 70 homes and shops.

"This is the fiercest tornado hitting the district over the past 20 years," Tran Ba Cao, an officer from the Thai Phuong commune people's committee, was quoted as saying by the Vietnam News Agency.