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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY:
Convicted War Criminal Major General Adam Dimiri Continues To Serve In Aceh -Amnesty International today condemned Indonesian trials that resulted in light sentences for those held responsible for crimes against humanity in East Timor in 1999 ? including a military officer currently serving in Aceh. See... Indonesia: Guilty General Serving Officer in Aceh [1]
COLUMNS:
A Strategic Deterrent Remembering Hiroshima
Activists Active On Ahmed Zaoui’s Detention
On Board The Empire Builder Train
Hard News Is There
Scoop Captures A Down-Under Winter Wonderland
The Real Oil On U.S./Cuba Relations

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Greens Have “No Confidence” In Govt Over GE
HNZ Will Expand Beyond State Houses
ACT: Speaker Must Give Duynhoven The Sack
Dalziel Says Security Was Not Compromised
Tizard Says Aucklanders Must Work Together On Transport
Mark Inglis Receives A New Zealand Order of Merit
Power Cites Bassett As Proof Of Anti-USA Labourisms
Jakarta Bombing Proves NZ Not In Benign Strategic Environment
AG’s Report An IRD Wake-Up Call
ACT: Jobs Jolt Self Flattery Shallow
United Wants Govt To Intervene In Rates Revolt
Biosecurity Insecurities Abound
Alleged Pilot Licence Scam Alarms Nats
Questions And Answers (Tuesday)

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Photo Essay: Remembering Hiroshima Day

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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LEAD STORY:

Convicted War Criminal Major General Adam Dimiri Continues To Serve In Aceh -Amnesty International today condemned Indonesian trials that resulted in light sentences for those held responsible for crimes against humanity in East Timor in 1999 ? including a military officer currently serving in Aceh. See... Indonesia: Guilty General Serving Officer in Aceh [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00056.htm


NEW ZEALAND NEWS:

Scoop Is In The House - 1. DEBORAH CODDINGTON to the Minister with responsibility for Auckland Issues: Following her advice yesterday that "Rates are one of the things that affect all of our choices about where we live" and that she regrets the choices that rate hikes. See... QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWER (WEDNESDAY AUGUST 6) [1]

  • Pioneering Mâori Author, Witi Ihimaera, To Receive Honorary Doctorate [2]
  • National alarmed by alleged pilot licence scam [3]
  • Only 5 Signatures Needed To Recall Full Auckland Regional Council [4]
  • June Quarter Export Values Down [5]
  • Death by coffee in Nicaragua [6]
  • New vehicle market continues to set records [7]
  • Scientists closer to understanding earthquakes [8]
  • World's largest robotic telescope ready for action [9]

  • [1] - HTTP://WWW.SCOOP.CO.NZ/MASON/STORIES/PA0308/S00094.HTM
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0308/S00022.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00090.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0308/S00033.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0308/S00047.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0308/S00042.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0308/S00039.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0308/S00019.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0308/S00018.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

  • Indonesia: Guilty Verdict Insufficient For Justice [1]
  • Indonesian Court's Final East Timor Sentence Joke [2]
  • Indonesia: Guilty General Serving Officer in Aceh [3]
  • UN Radio: Annan Condemns Bomb Attack in Jakarta [4]
  • Palestinian Israeli Roadmap Meeting Cancelled [5]
  • Health Report On Un-Recognized Villages In Negev [6]
  • Israeli Military Detains 41 Peaceful Activists [7]
  • Over 45 Human Rights Activists Detained Today [8]
  • UN help avert humanitarian crisis in Monrovia [9]
  • UN: All Liberians must cease hostilities at once [10]
  • UN Fund Issue 5.5 Million Iraqi Students Textbooks [11]
  • White House Press Briefing, August 5, 2003 [12]
  • U.S. Strongly Condemns Terrorist Attack in Jakarta [13]
  • No Basis for Washington Post Report on Powell [14]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00047.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00046.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00056.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00055.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00060.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00050.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00049.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00048.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00054.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00052.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00051.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00059.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00058.htm
    [14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00057.htm


    COLUMNS:


    A Strategic Deterrent Remembering Hiroshima

    - Photo Essay: On August 6, 1945, an American B-29 bomber named the Enola Gay, left the island of Tinian for Hiroshima, Japan. This mission was piloted by Col. Paul Tibbets. Hiroshima was chosen as the primary target since it had remained largely untouched by the bombing raids and the bomb's effects could be clearly measured. See... Photo Essay: Remembering Hiroshima Day [1] SEE ALSO:Dawning Of The Tactical Nuke: Are We Running Out Of Luck? [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00039.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00027.htm


    Activists Active On Ahmed Zaoui’s Detention

    - Images: Activists put their views of Ahmed Zaoui's detention on a billboard by Wellington's Basin reserve early this morning. See... Images: Spraying It Loud For Ahmed Zaoui [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00038.htm


    On Board The Empire Builder Train

    - Somewhere near Cut Bank, Montana, I swear I heard Napoleon cussing in my ear: "What the hell was I thinking?" The Empire Builder train I was on had just passed a Harvest States grain truck and a shed belonging to the Oil Field Lumber Co. See... Stateside with Rosalea: Portland to Milwaukee [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00037.htm


    Hard News Is There

    - Russell Brown's Hard News: Buy this week's Listener. Read it. The wry feature by Bruce Ansley and a diligent analysis by Steven Price represent your best chance of grasping just how difficult and complex the seabed and foreshore issue actually is. See... HARD NEWS 06/08/03 - Of Worms and Winters [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00035.htm


    Scoop Captures A Down-Under Winter Wonderland

    - Photo-Essay: Scoop Editor Alastair Thompson is spending this week half-way up Mt Ruapehu... So far the weather has been perfect, and today is looking to be another stunner. See... Scoop Images: Yet Another Perfect Day [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00034.htm


    The Real Oil On U.S./Cuba Relations

    - Published recently on this website was a most inappropriately-named 'Fact Sheet' issued by the United States Department of State as a press release on 31 July 2003, outlining purported Cuban espionage against the U.S. A close look reveals rather ... See... Cuba in the Sights [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00033.htm

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Greens Have “No Confidence” In Govt Over GE

    - The Government's fixation with lifting the GE moratorium in October means that the Green Party will express no confidence in it, during tonight's Budget vote. See... Greens have no confidence in GE-irresponsible Govt [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00100.htm


    HNZ Will Expand Beyond State Houses

    - Housing New Zealand Corporation (HNZC) will continue to expand beyond state rental properties, to help provide more social housing that reflects community aspirations, Housing Minister Steve Maharey said today. See... Wider role for Housing New Zealand Corporation [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00089.htm


    ACT: Speaker Must Give Duynhoven The Sack

    - ACT New Zealand Leader Richard Prebble today called on Speaker Jonathan Hunt to immediately suspend Minister Harry Duynhoven from Parliament, as the Speaker has a statutory duty to declare vacant a seat where the MP concerned has made an act ... See... Prebble Calls On Speaker To Act At Once [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00098.htm


    Dalziel Says Security Was Not Compromised

    - In responding to claims made in Parliament this afternoon, Immigration Minister Lianne Dalziel has assured business (investor) applicants that at no stage was the security of any files compromised. See... Minister reassures applicants for residence [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00087.htm


    Tizard Says Aucklanders Must Work Together On Transport

    - Auckland Issues Minister Judith Tizard said today that the government and Auckland must continue to work together to meet the cost of providing a good transport mix in the region. See... Auckland transport solution a team effort [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00086.htm


    Mark Inglis Receives A New Zealand Order of Merit

    - Mark Inglis, who lost both legs to frostbite when climbing Mt Cook, walks up to be invested by Governor-General Dame Silvia Cartwright at Government House in Wellington. See... Mark Inglis Receives Award From Governor General [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00085.htm


    Power Cites Bassett As Proof Of Anti-USA Labourisms

    - The Prime Minister's recent foreign affairs faux pas was clearly not a slip of the tongue says National Party Defence Spokesman Simon Power, in responding to comments by former Labour Minister Michael Bassett. See... Bassett Speech reconfirms Labour's Anti-US [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00099.htm


    Jakarta Bombing Proves NZ Not In Benign Strategic Environment

    - The tragic terrorist attack in Jakarta should serve as a sombre reminder to the Government that New Zealand is not operating in a 'benign strategic environment', says National Party Defence spokesman Simon Power. See... Bombing contradicts 'benign environment' claim [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00091.htm


    AG’s Report An IRD Wake-Up Call

    - ACT New Zealand Revenue Spokesman Rodney Hide said today that the Auditor-General's report on the IRD's `Performance of Taxpayer Audit' was a wake-up call for the IRD and the Minister of Revenue Michael Cullen. See... Auditor-General's Report A Wake-Up Call For IRD [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00097.htm


    ACT: Jobs Jolt Self Flattery Shallow

    - How can Social Services and Employment Minister Steve Maharey pat himself on the back for his Jobs Jolts initiatives, when some of the problems he is trying to solve are of his own Government's making, ACT New Zealand Social Welfare Spokesman Dr Muriel ... See... Beneficiaries Need Consistency, Not Knee-jerks [1] ALSO:Newman’s The Column: Families An Endangered Species [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00095.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00096.htm


    United Wants Govt To Intervene In Rates Revolt

    - North Shore-based United Future MP, Paul Adams, is calling on the Government to intervene in the Auckland rates revolt, to ease the strain on elderly people and others on fixed incomes. See... Adams: Govt must help Akld ratepayers [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00093.htm


    Biosecurity Insecurities Abound

    - National's Biosecurity spokesman Shane Ardern is slamming the Government's slack attitude on biosecurity following reports that yet another dangerous pest has taken up permanent residency in New Zealand. See... Another biosecurity blunder [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00092.htm


    Alleged Pilot Licence Scam Alarms Nats

    - The National Party is alarmed by reports of an alleged pilot licence scam connected to New Zealand. See... National alarmed by alleged pilot licence scam [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00090.htm


    Questions And Answers (Tuesday)

    - 1. KEITH LOCKE (Green) to the Minister of Immigration: Does the Minister stand by her statements in the House of 24 March 1999 that “I am frightened … that there will be people who will have a security risk certificate issued against them and they ... See... Questions And Answers For Oral Answer [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00088.htm

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