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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY: NZ Govt Welcomes Illegal Ruling Of Israeli Wall
Full Results: Turia Swamps Contenders In By-Election
Minister / Department Misinforms Nigel Hampton QC Over Zaoui Case
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Amnesty Urges Syria To Stop Torturing Islamic Detainees
INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Book Tickets To UQ.Org / Indymedia Fundraising Screening Of Fahrenheit 911
Stateside With Rosalea: The Political Capital Of Homophobia
Hard News & More Is There!
Guest Opinion: Australia's Missile Defence Folly
Meditations: The Johns Edwards & Kerry
No Right Turn: How Positive Is Contact Energy?
Richard Ehrlich: Drug War Fuels Thai AIDs Epidemic
UQ Wire: Welcome To Terrorland
William Rivers Pitt: The Push
6,733 American Casualties In War On Terror
Cartoons: Chuckman & Kidd Millennium
Translated News From Latin America

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Gloves Off: Will Sir Bob Jones Streak In Auckland?
Winston Seeks Answers On Continuing Care
Views On Tax and Depreciation Sought
Youth MPs Selected For Parliamentary Debate
Tourist Numbers Continue To Climb
Goff Address Conference On Human Rights
Alexander Insists Nats Stole United’s Law & Order Policy
Govt Approves IVF Funding
Give Cops Tools To Fight P Says Mark

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LEAD STORY:
NZ Govt Welcomes Illegal Ruling Of Israeli Wall

- New Zealand has welcomed a strong ruling by the International Court of Justice that Israel’s West Bank barrier is illegal and that construction of it should be stopped immediately. See... NZ Welcomes Int. Court Ruling on Israeli Wall [1] ALSO: NZ Jews Called To Break Their Silence Over Wall [2] - UN: Israeli Wall In Palestine Is Illegal [3] - International Court of Justice: Dismantle the Wall [4] - ICJ Ruling and Action Reports [5] - Avnery on the Hague court/Ben Artzi appeal [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00180.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0407/S00106.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0407/S00104.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0407/S00089.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0407/S00086.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0407/S00085.htm

Full Results: Turia Swamps Contenders In By-Election

- “The Official Count will start on Sunday and cannot be completed under the law before 20 July. All votes will be recounted and special votes included, “ the Chief Electoral Officer, David Henry said tonight. See… By-Election: All Polling Places have now reported [1] ALSO: Tariana Turia's Big Day [2] - Maori Party - Tariana Turia has first job as a Maori Party MP [3] - United Future - Dunne on Te Tai Hauauru by-election [4] - Greens - Greens look forward to working with Maori Party [5] - Alliance - Alliance Party congratulates Tariana Turia [6] - ALCP - Cannabis party will pursue Justice for all [7]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0407/S00108.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00076.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00189.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00179.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00175.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0407/S00110.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0407/S00104.htm

Minister / Department Misinforms Nigel Hampton QC Over Zaoui Case

- A 8 September 2003 letter written by the Minister of Corrections, Paul Swain, incorrectly informed Nigel Hampton QC of the Howard League, that an internal investigation report concerning allegations of mistreatment of detained refugee, Ahmed Zaoui, had been forwarded to Zaoui’s solicitor. Paul Swain Misleads QC Over Zaoui Assault Reports [1] MORE: - 2nd Zaoui Assault Investigation, Once Over Lightly [2] - 1st Zaoui Assault Investigation Used Sign Language [3] See also...SCOOP STORY OF THE WEEK - July 9 2004 [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00073.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00072.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00058.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00080.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • King announces public funding for IVF second cycle [1]
  • Speech: Brash - National - the way forward [2]
  • Children Disappear Daily [3]
  • TOWER New Zealand Youth Choir Wins Int Competition [4]
  • By-Election: All Polling Places Report [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00181.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00178.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0407/S00107.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0407/S00050.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0407/S00108.htm


    Amnesty Urges Syria To Stop Torturing Islamic Detainees

    - Amnesty International today called on the Syrian authorities to put an immediate end to arbitrary arrests and intimidation of Islamist activists including nationals from other countries. In recent weeks and months the authorities have arbitrarily arrested scores of Islamist activists without due legal process and contrary to the Syrian Constitution and international human rights treaties to which Syria is a state party. See… Syria: Torture of Islamist Activists Must Stop [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0407/S00091.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES

  • Asia Will Continue To Be Plagued By Bird Flu [1]
  • Afghanistan Presidential Parliamentary Poll Dates [2]
  • Sudan: Militias Are Destroying Food Sources [3]
  • Two Million Children Vax Against Measles In Darfur [4]
  • 6-Month Extension Of Nato Force In Bosnia [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0407/S00106.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0407/S00105.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0407/S00103.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0407/S00101.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0407/S00100.htm

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Book Tickets To UQ.Org / Indymedia Fundraising Screening Of Fahrenheit 911

    - Do you want to see Michael Moore's Cannes Palm D'Or Fahrenheit 911 a week before it opens? Did you miss out on the booked out Film Festival screenings? Do you support the work of Independent Media? Do you have any Unanswered Questions about what happened on September 11th 2001. See... SCOOP FAHRENHEIT 911 PREVIEW SCREENING 23rd JULY [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00095.htm


    Stateside With Rosalea: The Political Capital Of Homophobia

    - Sorry, porn-trollers who've gotten here by mistake. This is about the other p-word: politics. Specifically the Kerry-Edwards combo that doesn't seem to be able to keep its hands off each other. See... Stateside with Rosalea: Men And Men [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00083.htm


    Hard News & More Is There!

    - I never met T P McLean, but I long admired him for his ability to bring style and grace to sports journalism, for his vision of why sport ("the study of the human being under stress") was a worthy topic for literary exercise, and for the fact that ... See... Public Address 12/07/04 - Respect And Reason [1] and Public Address 09/07/04 - The Week That Was [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00082.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00075.htm


    Guest Opinion: Australia's Missile Defence Folly

    - In John Howard's continuing successes at ingratiating himself with the White House, Australia has joined the American "coalition of the willing" to build a missile defence shield. See... Guest Opinion: American In Canberra [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00081.htm


    Meditations: The Johns Edwards & Kerry

    - John Edwards beams before a press mob literally falling over themselves as he exits his Washington residence to enter the arena as John Kerry’s vice-presidential running mate. See... Meditations: The False Hope of Kerry-Edwards [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00074.htm


    No Right Turn: How Positive Is Contact Energy?

    - You may have noticed the ads for the "Positive Energy" site on TV or the web. The site purports to be a balanced presentation of information about New Zealand's future energy needs and how we might solve them. See... "Positive Energy" Is Corporate Spin [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00094.htm


    Richard Ehrlich: Drug War Fuels Thai AIDs Epidemic

    - BANGKOK, Thailand -- The government's "war on drugs" in which more than 2,000 people died, also locked thousands of suspects in prisons rife with AIDS, allowing the disease to spiral out of control, according to a United Nations report. See... Thai Drug War Fuels Prison AIDs Epidemic [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00087.htm


    UQ Wire: Welcome To Terrorland

    - Although the FBI has denied it even existed, the terrorist support network that provided assistance to Mohamed Atta and his fellow hijackers remains in place today in Florida. See... UQ Wire: Terror Network Alive In Florida [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00092.htm


    William Rivers Pitt: The Push

    - The simple awe and horror created by the policies and practices of the Bush administration has created a situation where the normally fractious base of the Democratic Party has put aside its typical internecine warfare, and rallies now under the flag of "Anyone but Bush". See... William Rivers Pitt: The Push [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00091.htm


    6,733 American Casualties In War On Terror

    - 877 dead, 5,394 wounded in Iraq for a total of 6,271 casualties in Operation Iraqi Freedom. 130 dead, 332 wounded in and around Afghanistan for a total of 462 casualties in Operation Enduring Freedom. See... Patricia Johnson: 6,733 Reasons To Vote [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00090.htm


    Cartoons: Chuckman & Kidd Millennium

    - Cartoon By John Chuckman See... Chuckman Cartoon: Frankenstein Wants You! [1] and Kidd Millennium Cartoon: Fit To Be Tried [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00089.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00088.htm


    Translated News From Latin America

    - Scientists from Mexico, Canada and the United States met on March 11th this year in the Hotel Victoria in Oaxaca for a symposium on the effects and possible risks of the presence of genetically modified maize in Mexico. See... Genetic Contamination of Mexican Maize [1] . - AND - With the current so-called energy crisis, Argentineans and South Americans in general are being submitted to one of the best planned disinformation campaigns of recent times. See... Energy Crisis In Argentina, FTAA Goes One Game Up [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00085.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00084.htm



    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00071.htm
    A Final Run At The End Of A Perfect Day

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Gloves Off: Will Sir Bob Jones Streak In Auckland?

    - ACT ACT is not prepared to sit idly by and allow Auckland Mayor Hon John Banks get away with firing broadsides at Wellington, ACT New Zealand North Shore-based MP Deborah Coddington said today. See... Sir Robert Jones To Run Naked Down Queen St [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00201.htm


    Winston Seeks Answers On Continuing Care

    - New Zealand First leader Winston Peters is questioning the Government’s commitment to elderly people following the recent withdrawal of Bay Care Medical Services’ after hours services to elderly residents in rest homes and private hospitals in Tauranga. See... Rest Home Residents Being Penalised [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00200.htm


    Views On Tax and Depreciation Sought

    - Revenue Minister Michael Cullen today welcomed the publication of an issues paper inviting consultation on how to improve the tax rules on depreciation of assets. See... Tax depreciation issues paper released [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00198.htm


    Youth MPs Selected For Parliamentary Debate

    - The Youth Parliament's 120 Youth MPs have been selected and their mock legislative bill topic chosen, Youth Affairs Minister John Tamihere announced today. See... Youth MPs selected and ready to go [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00197.htm


    Tourist Numbers Continue To Climb

    - Tourism is an economic powerhouse that is delivering benefits across New Zealand, says Tourism Minister Mark Burton, and Statistics New Zealand’s latest Accommodation Survey proves it. See... Tourism continues to be a winner for New Zealand [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00196.htm


    Goff Address Conference On Human Rights

    - Foreign Minister Phil Goff's speech to the UNESCO Human Rights Education conference, Orakei Marae, Auckland on July 11 See... Speech: Goff - Living and Learning [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00195.htm


    Alexander Insists Nats Stole United’s Law & Order Policy

    - United Future’s law and order spokesman, Marc Alexander, says it’s very flattering and positive that National’s leader, Don Brash, is advocating United Future’s law and order policies. See... National adopts UF law and order policy [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00194.htm


    Govt Approves IVF Funding

    - Couples undergoing fertility treatment received a significant boost today with Health Minister Annette King’s announcement of public funding for a second IVF (In Vitro Fertilisation) cycle. See... King announces public funding for IVF second cycle [1] ALSO: NZ First Common Sense Prevails With IVF Funding [2] Hobbs Says NZ Backs AIDS Fight - Aid Minister Marian Hobbs has defended government spending on fighting the global HIV/AIDS epidemic in the face of World Vision criticism that it is not enough. See... NZ backs international HIV/AIDS battle [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00181.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00193.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00191.htm


    Give Cops Tools To Fight P Says Mark

    - New Zealand First law and order spokesperson Ron Mark says that the lack of police resourcing is helping to destroy New Zealand communities as criminal gangs grow stronger on the proceeds of crime. See... Police Must Be Helped To Fight 'P' [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00190.htm

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