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Top 30 Stories On Scoop For September 29

Top 30 Stories On Scoop For September 29

Dates: 29/Sep/2005

1: U.S. Soldiers Trade Images Of Iraqi Dead For Porn

Richard Ehrlich reports that U.S. troops in Iraq have traded hundreds of images of mutilated corpses in exchange for free online pornography, according to the owner of a Web site investigated by the Pentagon.

2: UN: Kosovo, attempt on police commander's life

The top United Nations official in Kosovo this evening condemned the attempted assassination of the police commander for the Gjilan/Gnjilane region of the province, according to a statement released by the UN mission there.

3: U.S. Support for Democracy in Latin America?

Latin America has made great progress toward democratic consolidation over the last 25 years, but corruption, weak public institutions and inequality and poverty undermine this progress, says Adolfo A. Franco, assistant administrator for Latin America and ...

4: Maori Party Post-election Consultation Hui Details

The Maori Party made a commitment before the General Election, that whatever governing arrangements were discussed with the Party, post-election, the members would be fully consulted on before any decisions confirmed.

5: Statement From Chief Electoral Officer

The Chief Electoral Office is making good progress with the official count and results process for the 2005 General Election.

6: Peaceful Assault on the Epicenter of Evil

I arrived home on Sunday from the peace and social justice rally in Washington DC and began reflecting. As my mind sifted through the barrage of information which came at me over the course of the weekend, and the information I absorbed while reading ...

7: PUBLIC ADDRESS – Mega Serene Sep 29, 2005 and are counting down to the release of Serenity (and they have different countdowns, btw) but who cares? I've seen it! Hah! The line was very long at the megascreen in the Village Force cinema complex, hereafter known ...

8: Karim Sahai: Wearable Arts Parade Photos

A collection of photographs of the very colourful World of Wearable Arts parade by Wellington photographer Karim Sahai.

9: South Africa & Cuba to hold bilateral discussions

Havana - South African Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, is expected to hold bilateral political discussions with her Cuban counterpart, Foreign Minister Felipe Perez Roque later today (Wednesday, 28 September) in the Cuban capital, ...

10: Congress Reps. Object To Valerie Plame Inquiry Res

Dissenting Views to Accompany H.Res. 420, Resolution of Inquiry to the Attorney General - We strongly dissent from the Majority’s decision to report unfavorably H. Res. 420, a resolution of inquiry directed to the Attorney General regarding the ...

11: Queen's We Are The Champions Top Walkman Song

'We Are The Champions' by legendary rock band Queen is voted the World's Favourite Song in The Walkman(TM) phones 100 global poll.

12: Economic Partnership Agreements: EU and Caribbean

EU Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson travels to St Lucia today to launch the third phase of Economic Partnership Agreement negotiations between the European Union and the Caribbean region. The crucial third phase will launch negotiations on the text ...

13: The landscape of politics

One thing for sure, Labour scored a pyrrhic victory. Although the special votes have yet to be counted they are unlikely to change the flavour of Parliament. Whatever the coalition/supply and confidence/or abstention arrangements, a difficult time ...

14: Good Turnout Expected at CYF Strike Saturday

The Public Service Association (PSA) is expecting a good turnout at rallies across the country tomorrow by more than 2,000 striking Child, Youth and Family social workers and support staff.

15: Maori TV Response To Metiria Turei Statement

Maori Television rejects the claims being made by Metiria Turei regarding its employment practices. Ms Turei is uninformed and her comments are without foundation, inflammatory and deliberately misleading.

16: US & Turkey Discusse Iraq, Middle East, US Image

Washington -- Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Karen Hughes continued her goodwill tour to key Muslim nations September 28, arriving in Ankara, Turkey, where she met with Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul and his ...

17: Maxim Real Issues No. 176

On Monday the IRA announced it has completed its final disarmament; a bittersweet victory for the people of Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland as faced significant conflict, especially since the 1960s. At times its terror has reached as far as London. ...

18: The Fundamentalist Shadow of George W. Bush

“How do you find a lion that has swallowed you?” asked Swiss psychologist, Carl Jung, commenting on the moral dilemma posed by the “shadow,” his insightful term for the dark, hidden side of the human psyche. The answer to Jung’s questions is “you can’t ...

19: Afghan-Pakistan Coop. Needed for Border Security

President Bush’s national security advisor, Stephen Hadley, thanked the Pakistani government for its efforts to strengthen security along its border with Afghanistan, but said the United States, Pakistan and Afghanistan should coordinate more closely ...

20: On the eve of accession negotiations with Turkey

Let me first extend a warm welcome to the new observer Members of Parliament from Bulgaria and Romania. I am very happy to see that you are participating in the work of this House, and I am looking forward to cooperating with you in the future.

21: Aged Care Strikes Premature

Industrial action in aged care facilities is hurting the wrong parties, and puts the care and well-being of elderly at risk. Government funding and DHB apathy are at fault for current wage levels, says Martin Taylor, CEO of Healthcare Providers ...

22: SkyTV Revolution “My Sky” Launch Date Confirmed

SKY Television today unveiled “MY SKY”, the personal video recorder (PVR), to be launched on 5 December 2005, which will forever change the way New Zealanders watch television.

23: Hope in Talks in Nigeria for Ending Darfur Crisis

Washington -- Ending violence in Sudan's Darfur region, where more than 150,000 people have died in the past three years, is in the hands of negotiators for rebel factions and the Sudanese government who are now meeting in Abuja, Nigeria, Deputy Secretary ...

24: Pukaha Kiwi Chick First For Forest In A Century

For the first time in over 100 years a kiwi chick conceived in the wild has hatched at Pukaha Mount Bruce.

25: Interpol expands activities: fight terrorism

The existence of international terrorist networks has made it necessary to improve the ability of international law enforcement authorities to conduct cross-border investigations. At the 74th Interpol General Assembly held in Berlin from September ...

26: Hawke's Bay 1st To Get Smart Electricity Meters

Central Hawkes Bay will become the first region in New Zealand to switch to smart electricity meters when Meridian Energy begins a major installation project shortly.

27: Solid Energy's haste risks snail's extinction

Solid Energy risks causing the extinction of the endangered giant land snail, Powelliphanta "Augustus", in its haste to mine the only known habitat of this ancient species, the Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society says.

28: Maori TV must smarten up its employment procedures

Green Party Maori Affairs Spokesperson Metiria Turei is calling on Maori Television to reinstate presenter Julian Wilcox and improve its employment practices.

29: PM Howard on new Australian counter-terrorism laws

Transcript Of The Prime Minister The Hon John Howard Mp Coag Joint Press Conference, Parliament House, Canberra

30: DPRK's Stand on Nuclear Issue Reiterated

The DPRK will closely follow how the U.S. will move at the phase of "action for action" in the future. A DPRK delegate declared this at a plenary session of the Geneva Conference on Disarmament on September 22, referring to the close of ...


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