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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY: Scoop Exclusive: NGOs Say Barkan In North Korea
Police Make Three Arrests In Historical Rape Investigations
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Medic Witnesses Execution Of Unarmed Palestinian Youth
INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES
STORY OF THE WEEK: Israelis Imprisoned For Six Months For Passport Fraud
LAST WEEK's BIG STORY: High Court Rules Against Ahmed Zaoui's Bail/Transfer Bid

SCOOP COLUMNS:
FAHRENHEIT 911 PREVIEW NEARLY SOLD OUT
Stateside: War & The US Election
Hard News & More Is There!
John Roughan: The Solomons One Year After Intervention
TheOneRing.Net: A Review Of Costa Botes LOTR Doco
Darfur: Time For The Islamic World To Intervene

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
PM Says First Children To Get Meningococcal B Vaccine This Morning
Nats: Child Abuse Figures Rise By 10,000 In 1 Year
Internet Safety Training In Schools Announced
Dad's Refuge Good Idea Says NZ First
Govt Ought To Match Flood Donations
Community Consultations For Future Waitakere Schools
Electricity Rises 10.4% In Past Year
Teachers Strikes Loom
Gypsy Moth Spray Costs School Dearly
For This I Thee Wed

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LEAD STORY:
Scoop Exclusive: NGOs Say Barkan In North Korea

- Zev Barkan the suspected Israeli Mossad agent on the run from New Zealand Police has been sighted in North Korea, according to an Asian-based NGO closely linked to New Zealand intelligence networks. See... NGOs Claim Israeli Agent Barkan In North Korea [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00141.htm


Police Make Three Arrests In Historical Rape Investigations

- Police today arrested three men for the alleged abduction and rape of a woman at Mount Maunganui in 1989. The alleged offenders appeared in the Tauranga and Napier District Courts Monday afternoon. See... Historical Rape Investigations: Three Arrests Made [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0407/S00194.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Largest-Ever Deployment Of Ocean Floats [1]
  • Greens Say Government's hands no longer tied in Zaoui case [2]
  • Nats: Wedding Of Convenience For Overstayer [3]
  • Defence Top Brass Rewarded For Years of Service [4]
  • Palestine HRC Deplores Jewish Graves Desecration [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0407/S00022.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00302.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00300.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0407/S00192.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0407/S00189.htm


    Medic Witnesses Execution Of Unarmed Palestinian Youth

    - [Balata, Nablus] At approximately 7:20 PM, Israeli soldiers shot and killed Yasser Khalil Tantawi, an unarmed 20 year-old Palestinian man in the streets of Balata. Eyewitnesses report that Yasser was shot once by the soldiers and then shot nine times ... See... Medic Witnesses Execution of Unarmed Palestinian [1] ALSO: Press Advisories from Nablus and Qalqilia [2] - Journal About the Barta Action [3] - Israeli Military Continues to Provoke Residents [4]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0407/S00179.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0407/S00178.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0407/S00177.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0407/S00176.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES

  • Viet Nam: Another elderly dissident to trial [1]
  • Colombian Film Shows the Other Side of Drugs [2]
  • UN: Murder Of US Journalist In Moscow Condemned [3]
  • Amnesty: Iraq resolution: human rights issues unaddressed [4]
  • 1000s Malnourished Liberians Threatened By Famine [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0407/S00181.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0407/S00175.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0407/S00166.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0407/S00170.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0407/S00168.htm


    STORY OF THE WEEK: Israelis Imprisoned For Six Months For Passport Fraud

    - Two Israeli men suspected of being involved in an Israeli intelligence passport acquiring scam have been sentenced to six months imprisonment respectively in the Auckland High Court this afternoon. See... Israelis Sentenced To Six-Months In NZ Prison [1] AUDIO:Selwyn Manning Speaks On Israeli Spy Arrests On SBS Radio Australia [2] MORE: - NZ Prime Minister - NZ Govt. condemns actions of Israeli intel agents [3] - Greens - Passport case shouldn't end with light sentences [4] - Palestine Human Rights Campaign Calls For Israel UN Suspension [5]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00132.htm
    [2] - http://203.15.102.143:8080/ramgen/radio/f60255809.rm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00271.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00272.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0407/S00182.htm


    LAST WEEK's BIG STORY: High Court Rules Against Ahmed Zaoui's Bail/Transfer Bid

    - Justice Paterson: "This Court does not have power to grant bail to Mr Zaoui or vary the terms of his detention. It would not be appropriate on the evidence before the Court to order Mr Zaoui’s transfer to the Mangere Centre even if the Court had power..." See... Ahmed Zaoui Bail/Transfer High Court Judgment [1] MORE: 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 [2] - 2nd Zaoui Assault Investigation, Once Over Lightly [3] - 1st Zaoui Assault Investigation Used Sign Language [4] See also...SCOOP STORY OF THE WEEK - July 9 2004 [5]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00136.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00073.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00072.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00058.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00080.htm

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    FAHRENHEIT 911 PREVIEW NEARLY SOLD OUT

    - We have very nearly sold out this Friday’s special Scoop.co.nz preview screening of Fahrenheit 9/11 preceded by Guerrilla News Network’s Aftermath. This is your last chance to join the very nearly sold out event. See... Scoop’s Fahrenheit 9/11 Screening - Last Chance!!! [1] or Place A Bid In The Trademe Ticket Auction [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00142.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00142.htm#auctions


    Stateside: War & The US Election

    - There is one simple thing that all the millions of people in the United States who oppose the war in Iraq can do to express their sentiments this election: they can work to get Ralph Nader and Peter Camejo on the ballot in their state. See... How To Have A No War Voice Heard In This Election [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00140.htm


    Hard News & More Is There!

    - No, it won't have done Helen Clark any political harm domestically to have been able to lay down the law to the Israeli government on live TV last night. The sentencing just before 6pm of the two Israeli agents on charges of fraudulently attempting to ... See... Public Address 16/07/04 - Take That! [1] and Public Address 19/07/04 - Considerations [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00135.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00139.htm


    John Roughan: The Solomons One Year After Intervention

    - This time last year Solomon Islanders waited in great expectation. On 24 July 2003 the nation accepted a multi-nation military force of more than 2,000 armed personnel to land on our shores. See... John Roughan: One Year On! [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00138.htm


    TheOneRing.Net: A Review Of Costa Botes LOTR Doco

    - Yesterday, at the Auckland International Film Festival, I got to see Costa Botes' documentary, ''The Making of the Fellowship of the Ring,'' of footage never before released from behind the scenes of the LOTR filming. See... The Making Of The Fellowship Of The Ring [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00137.htm


    Darfur: Time For The Islamic World To Intervene

    - It seems that while the rest of the world is indulging in semantic and diplomatic tussles, the Muslim World is waiting for somebody from the rest of the world to once again come and solve Muslim problems. See... Darfur Horror: What are Muslims Waiting For? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00133.htm



    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0407/S00178.htm
    NZ Naval Rescue In Gulf Of Oman

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    PM Says First Children To Get Meningococcal B Vaccine This Morning

    - Prime Minister Helen Clark and Health Minister Annette King are today visiting family doctors in Mangere in support of the first day of the $200 million MeNZB™ vaccine programme. See... First children receive Meningococcal B vaccine [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00297.htm


    Nats: Child Abuse Figures Rise By 10,000 In 1 Year

    - I was alarmed by the statistics showing the increase in the number of child abuse reports made to Child Youth and Family (CYF). The number of suspected child abuse cases has risen by 10,000 in the past year, representing a 31% increase. See... Judith Collins: Child Abuse Reports Soar [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00309.htm


    Internet Safety Training In Schools Announced

    - Five new training modules on cyber safety for schools were launched today by Education Minister Trevor Mallard. See... Cyber safety training for schools [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00314.htm


    Dad's Refuge Good Idea Says NZ First

    - New Zealand First social services spokesperson Bill Gudgeon says he’s thrilled that a dedicated house for fathers and children during marriage separation is being recognised for the much needed service it is providing. See... Support For Separated Dads A Good Move [1] Free Doctors Visits For Under Sixes Essential - New Zealand First has called for the Government to reinstate free doctor’s visits for children under six following new Ministry of Health statistics showing that almost one in six Pacific Island and one in eight Maori children fail a school-entry hearing ... See... Call For Free Doctors Visits For Under Sixes [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00313.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00312.htm


    Govt Ought To Match Flood Donations

    - United Future Bay of Plenty MP Judy Turner, who is today pitching in at a Whakatane flood evacuation centre, has called on the Government to match public donations for the victims of the weekend flooding in the Bay. See... Govt should match flood relief donations [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00311.htm


    Community Consultations For Future Waitakere Schools

    - Education Minister Trevor Mallard announced today the beginning of community consultation on future schooling options for students in the North West Waitakere area. See... Consultation on schooling in North West Waitakere [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00310.htm


    Electricity Rises 10.4% In Past Year

    - ACT New Zealand Energy Spokesman today labelled electricity price rises of 10.4 percent over the past year - revealed in data released as part of the consumer price index - the fruits of Labour's increasing government domination and regulation of ... See... More Government = Higher Power Prices [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00305.htm


    Teachers Strikes Loom

    - Bitter industrial action by primary teachers is inevitable, New Zealand First education spokesperson Brian Donnelly has warned. See... Primary Teacher Strikes Inevitable –NZ First [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00303.htm


    Gypsy Moth Spray Costs School Dearly

    - Green MP Sue Kedgley is calling on MAF to cough up and pay compensation to Fraser High School for the debt the school incurred covering sick leave for staff affected by the Asian Gypsy Moth spray programme over Hamilton late last year. See... MAF won't pay the bill for making teachers ill [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00301.htm


    For This I Thee Wed

    - The most celebrated of New Zealand's 20,000 overstayers looks set to get a reprieve thanks to a last-minute dash down the aisle, says National's Immigration spokesman, Wayne Mapp. See... Wedding of convenience for overstayer [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00300.htm

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