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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
LEAD STORY: Appeal Court Judge Seeks Election To Int. Court Of Justice
NEW ZEALAND NEWS HEADLINES:
Hamas Seeks Vengeance After Israeli Gun-ships Assassinate Four More
INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES:
STORY OF THE WEEK - THE FIGHT ON THE BEACHES: Foreshore, Seabed Consultation Plan Unveiled

SCOOP COLUMNS:
US Democracy For Sale - $100,000 to $200,000
Brian Cloughley: Nuclear Lies
Hard News Is There!
ZZZZZZzzzzt Scoop Has Feedback
David Miller: The Dangerous Streets Of Christchurch
Guest Opinion: USP Professor On New South Pacific Forum Chief
Dennis Hans: Britain’s Top Spooks Are Mightily Confused
Firas Al-Atraqchi: A Peacemaker Who Isn't
We Want Our Kids To Come Home!
Daily Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Love One Another, Or Not
Sympathy Statement On Indian Bombing
NZ's Regions Still Growing
WTO Needs To Work Harder - Sutton
Are Our Soldiers Properly Equipped?
Cancer Control Strategy Launched

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NZ Soldiers Peacekeeping In The Solomons(Image courtesy of NZ Defence)

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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Scoop Is In The House

– For today’s questions for oral answer see... Questions for Oral Answer - 26 August 2003 [1] . Come back this evening for the uncorrected transcript of the answers.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00493.htm

LEAD STORY:
Appeal Court Judge Seeks Election To Int. Court Of Justice

- New Zealand is supporting senior Court of Appeal judge Sir Kenneth Keith's bid to be elected to the International Court of Justice, Foreign Minister Phil Goff announced today. See... NZ backs Sir Kenneth Keith for ICJ [1] and Professor of Law Candidate for International Court [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00492.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0308/S00091.htm


NEW ZEALAND NEWS HEADLINES:

  • $107 Million End-Of-Year Profit For Skycity Entertainment [1]
  • Blue Star Print Group Delivers Solid Performance [2]
  • One In Three Aucklanders Are In Default On Rates [3]
  • Climate change: liability looms for directors [4]
  • Powerco’s Credit Rating Reaffirmed [5]
  • Two Division One Lotto Wins For Newtown Store [6]
  • Centre Formed To Address NZ's Energy Needs [7]
  • West Auck Health Foundation Appeals For Baby Clothes, Blankets [8]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0308/S00225.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0308/S00224.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0308/S00121.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0308/S00222.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0308/S00223.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0308/S00092.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0308/S00088.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0308/S00074.htm


    Hamas Seeks Vengeance After Israeli Gun-ships Assassinate Four More

    - Four Palestinians have been extra-judicially killed on Sunday after an Israeli Apache gunship fired several missiles at their vehicle in an overcrowded neighbourhood in Gaza City following Israel’s refusal of a Palestinian offer to renew the ceasefire ... See... Israel Persists With Assassinations, Kills 4 More [1] Click Here for Israel Palestine Full Coverage [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00304.htm
    [2] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=israelpalestine


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES:

    Germany and EU

  • Germany: Military Role In Iraq Not Under Consideration [1]
  • Middle East
  • PLO: Israel Marginalizes PM Mahmud Abbas’ Govt [2]
  • Israel has continued to violate Geneva Conventions [3]
  • Israel Rejects Proposal for a New Truce [4]
  • Israel Opens Fire On Palestinian Protesters [5]
  • Large Scale Demolition Tulkarem/Nablus [6]
  • Avnery On Collapse Of Hudna/Roadmap [7]
  • Cosmopolitan Justice: Gush Shalom Given As Example [8]
  • Asia Pacific
  • Multilateral Talks Offer Nth Korea Opportunity [9]
  • United States
  • U.S. President's Radio Address [10]
  • United Nations
  • Annan To Return To New York Following Rio Funeral [11]
  • Annan Vows To Honour De Mello's Dying Wish [12]
  • Africa
  • Rwanda: Presidential Elections Marred By Threats [13]
  • SADC Leaders Should Place Zimbabwe On The Agenda [14]
  • South America
  • Argentina: A New Chapter In The Search For Truth [15]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00296.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00306.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00305.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00293.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00292.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00289.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00288.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00287.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00298.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00303.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00295.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00294.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00286.htm
    [14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00285.htm
    [15] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00284.htm


    STORY OF THE WEEK - THE FIGHT ON THE BEACHES: Foreshore, Seabed Consultation Plan Unveiled

    - The government will consult widely over the next five to six weeks on how to ensure public access for all New Zealanders to the seabed and foreshore while also acknowledging Maori customary rights, Deputy Prime Minister Michael Cullen and Maori Affairs Minister Parekura Horomia said today. See... Wide consultation planned for foreshore and seabed [1] - National - Clark ducks the hard questions - again [2] For last week's Story Of The Week coverage.. Click Here... [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00495.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00494.htm
    [3] - #msow

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    US Democracy For Sale - $100,000 to $200,000

    - On Friday Aug. 22, a meeting was held. David Allen, publisher of Black Box Voting attended this meeting, which was a private teleconference among voting industry insiders that was supposed to be secret. He obtained a transcript and a document. See... Bev Harris: Secret Meeting - Democracy for Sale [1] For MUCH MUCH MORE see... SCOOP'S FEATURE PAGE... "A Very American Coup" [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00190.htm
    [2] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=usacoup


    Brian Cloughley: Nuclear Lies

    - The Washington Post last Sunday commented on Iraq's supposed possession of nuclear weapons. "Bush evoked the mushroom cloud on Oct 7 [2002], and on Nov 12 General Tommy Franks, [then] chief of US Central Command, said inaction might bring "the sight of the first mushroom cloud on one of the major population centers on this planet." See... Brian Cloughley: When In Doubt, Lie Your Head Off [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00194.htm


    Hard News Is There!

    0 I despair sometimes, I really do. We heard yesterday from the Corngate select committee inquiry that the Prime Minister consulted her brother-in-law, a crop scientist, when she was first alerted to the possibility of an accidental GM release in November ... See... Hard News 26/08/03 - Hard And Soft [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00193.htm


    ZZZZZZzzzzt Scoop Has Feedback

    - Thank you. War is not simply "messy" as Rumsfeld would have it, it is atrocities at every level. My personal site will post the heart-tearing image of the dead little girl with her feet blown off. See... MORE FEEDBACK… Scoop’s Iraq War Coverage [1] and More Scoop Feedback: Should U.S. Warships Be In NZ [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00185.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00184.htm


    David Miller: The Dangerous Streets Of Christchurch

    - The mugging and beating of two Canadian tourists recently in downtown Christchurch, while despicable, should not come as a surprise to anyone. See... David Miller Online Christchurch’s Violent Streets [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00183.htm


    Guest Opinion: USP Professor On New South Pacific Forum Chief

    - The appointment of Mr Greg Urwin to the position of Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat marks an important milestone in the history of the regional organization. See... New Secretary General for Pacific Islands Forum [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00192.htm


    Dennis Hans: Britain’s Top Spooks Are Mightily Confused

    - Suppose you wrote what you claim to be the ''definitive biography'' of George Washington. In the Introduction you say that it is your ''judgment'' that George Washington chopped down the cherry tree. See... Dennis Hans: African Uranium, The Scarlett Dossier [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00189.htm


    Firas Al-Atraqchi: A Peacemaker Who Isn't

    - ''The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) has vowed to fight tooth and nail Daniel Pipes' nomination to the United States Institute of Peace,'' says CAIR Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper. See... Pipes Nomination Will Cause "Immeasurable Damage" [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00188.htm


    We Want Our Kids To Come Home!

    - Military Families Call for End to Iraq Occupation and Return Home of U.S. Troops Interview with Susan Schuman, Military Families Speak Out, conducted by Scott Harris See... Military Families Call for End to Iraq Occupation [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00187.htm


    Daily Katya Rivas

    - As dawn approaches the night grows lighter, yielding its own darkness to the rising rays; therefore, when the sun rises, every nocturnal trace is dispersed giving way to the day. See... Katya Rivas: Towards the Justification of Love [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00186.htm


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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Love One Another, Or Not

    - United Future Leader Peter Dunne obviously did not include his own conduct when he campaigned to lift standards of behaviour for MPs, in light of his rudeness toward a concerned correspondent, ACT New Zealand Health Spokesman Heather Roy said today. See... Oh Peter, How Very Un-Christian [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00490.htm


    Sympathy Statement On Indian Bombing

    - Foreign Minister Phil Goff today extended his sympathy to the families of victims caught in two bomb blasts that killed at least 46 people and injured over 100 in Mumbai, India. See... Goff offers sympathy to India bomb blast victims [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00489.htm


    NZ's Regions Still Growing

    -National Bank's June Quarter Regional Trends report is encouraging given the adverse international conditions faced by the country in the three month period, Regional Development Minister and Progressive leader, Jim Anderton, said today. See... Regions continue to develop [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00488.htm


    WTO Needs To Work Harder - Sutton

    - A draft text for the World Trade Organisation ministerial meeting next week was progress, but much more work was needed, Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton said today. See... Draft WTO text needs more work [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00487.htm


    Are Our Soldiers Properly Equipped?

    "The Government must now take a serious look at whether it's continuing to collect on the insurance provided by our defence forces, without paying the full dividend," according to National Party Defence spokesman Simon Power. See... Troops must be properly equipped [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00486.htm


    Cancer Control Strategy Launched

    - Health Minister Annette King says the New Zealand Cancer Control Strategy, launched today at Parliament, may prove our most effective weapon yet against this country's second leading cause of death. See... King launches New Zealand Cancer Control Strategy [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00491.htm

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