Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings - 27 April 2006
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In 2000 the General Assembly of the United Nations passed a resolution that proclaimed June 20th to be World Refugee Day. Some time ago the UN's High Commissioner for Refugees said the following: "Every day we can observe incredible courage and strength of ...
Representative Karen A. Yarbrough, a Democratic member of the Illinois State Assembly, introduced a resolution calling for the impeachment of President George W. Bush.
Public opinion in the United States and Iraq favors pulling U.S. troops out of Iraq, not to mention removing any who have already entered Iran. This sentiment will be on display this Saturday at the United for Peace and Justice March in New York: www.april29.org
Writers now have greater scope to show their skill in the country’s leading short story competition.
QUESTION: Madame Secretary, a very unprecedented move, both you and Secretary of Defense coming, why both of you?
I first met University of Arizona political science professor David N. Gibbs about a year ago while researching a story about the Patrice Lumumba matrix. Dr. Gibbs spent a couple of years in Africa in the Peace Corps(Niger, 1979-1980) where his ...
Dr. Mark Lagon, Deputy Assistant Secretary, International Organization Affairs Palais de Nations Geneva, Switzerland April 25, 2006
Gas prices are on the rise again and news analysts are kicking it around, wondering who is being ripped off this time. But geologists, scientists and even some economists suspect that unlike other gas shortages, this one is the real thing, or at least ...
Auckland, 26 April 2006 – Fair Trade advocate Sarah Scarborough is urging New Zealanders to brew a good cuppa to help stop millions of desperately poor Third World workers from being ripped off.
As consumers around the world baulk at US$75 oil (per barrel) suspicion sets in that the oil companies are price gouging even when a few seconds rational thought informs us that oil is traded transparently on the open market to the highest bidder. Hilariously ...
Recent rainfall in the South Island breaking the drought on the Taieri Plains and bringing flooding to Oamaru has had a clear upside for the rest of the country. Over the past five days the rain has also seen the Southern hydro lakes rapidly filling ...
Joining Illinois, California has become the second state in which a proposal to impeach President Bush has been introduced in the state legislature. And this one includes Cheney as well.
Renowned primatologist and United Nations Messenger of Peace Jane Goodall has met at UN Headquarters with Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who voiced strong support for her advocacy of informed, compassionate action to protect the environment for all ...
“Nuclear powerplants are, next to nuclear warheads themselves, the most dangerous devices that man has ever created. Their construction and proliferation is the most irresponsible, in fact the most criminal, act ever to have taken place on the planet.”
In a rare interview given while at home in Auckland, the unpretentious Hollywood star explains why New Zealand is still home to her and her family, and how she's managed to keep her Kiwi accent in a new role on a hit US sci-fi television show.
COPA the Panamanian airline is now flying the Brazilian company Embraer's E-190 commercial airliners on routes previously dominated by Boeing 737s. This detail highlights broader shifts in the economic balance of power in Latin America away from United States ...
Students taking part in the national youth environment forum have occupied part of a busy central Wellington road to highlight how much city space is taken by cars.
As the price of oil hangs at record heights, unmoving, like a pall threatening to choke economies and festering the sore that is inflation (October delivery contracts on the NYMEX are over US$75 a barrel), the cattle-class as well as the impotent media ...
In language more lofty than most who advocate yet another preemptive military attack, Mark Steyn writes in City Journal : "Whether or not we end the nuclearization of the Islamic Republic will be an act that defines our time."
A major new classroom initiative to help kids survive a disaster fronted by a cartoon dog called Stan, has been launched by Civil Defence Minister Rick Barker.
The disturbing scenes in the Solomon Islands of civil unrest and calamitous violence against property are an example of what can happen when logging industry corruption is allowed to continue unchallenged.
David Parker rises like a Phoenix from the ashes ... The nation ponders what will be in a crucial budget ... Did NZ and Australia go into the Solomons again without any road map on the future? ... Phil Goff got a warm welcome from Donald Rumsfeld ...
National's Associate Health spokesman, Dr Jonathan Coleman, is asking why DHBs are failing to spend all of their allocated funding for mental health services when the mental health sector is in so much trouble.
I haven't written in quite a while, so I thought I'd sit down to a hot cup of coffee and a dusty keyboard and let my thoughts roll. I haven't written because my thoughts never get a chance to settle before something else comes out of Washington, DC, to ...
Comprehensive employment help will be available to all Work and Income clients regardless of their benefit type under a new case management approach launched today by Social Development and Employment Minister David Benson-Pope.
RSA Security’s Anti-Fraud Command Center (AFCC) has tracked significant growth in phishing attacks targeting financial institutions in non-English speaking countries over the past six months. While the overall number of phishing attacks has only slightly ...
While children continue to die twenty years after the Chernobyl catastrophe, an out-of-touch (and often corrupt) fringe advocates a "rebirth" for the failed technology that is killing them.
Today, on the 20th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster we must reflect on the impact of the day that changed the world's view of nuclear power. Chernobyl was not simply an industrial accident.
In a move to reduce Fonterra's overall debt financing costs, the company plans to redeem a large portion of the capital notes it has on issue with the NZDX.
An extremely rare but toxic weed found growing in two paddocks near Tauranga has sparked a region-wide search and a call for help by Environment Bay of Plenty.