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Scoop Top 11 Daily Ratings 19 September 2006


Yesterday's top 11 rating items on Scoop were...

1: Thai Counter-Insurgency Officials Coup Plotters?

BANGKOK, Thailand -- After surviving an alleged car bomb assassination plot, Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra now faces about 10 military counter-insurgency officials charged with attempting to murder him, including a sergeant who confessed to planning ...

2: William Rivers Pitt: The Other War

Most people in the United States haven't given a moment's thought to the war in Afghanistan in a very long time. That war is over, we are told, and we won. The Taliban was routed, and al Qaeda lost a safe haven. Seventy-four families have had a different ...

3: Audio: Selwyn Manning At the Tongan King's Funeral

Scoop Co-editor Selwyn Manning was up at an ungodly hour this morning in order that he could fly to Tonga with the Prime Minister and various media and farewell the recently departed King of Tonga, King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV. Mr Manning checked in ...

4: Investigate To Claim Clark/Brash Affair

In an upcoming issue of Investigate magazine, editor Ian Wishart is expected to present the result of his probe into the alleged relationship between Prime Minister Helen Clark and Don Brash. With a cover announcing "The Smoking Whatever-It-Is-Wishart-Is-Smoking ...

5: King Of Tonga Tangihanga Live On Maori Television

Maori Television will broadcast live coverage of the tangihanga for King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV in Tonga tomorrow (Tuesday September 19).

6: NRT: The Brethren smear in Sweden as well

The Brethren have paid for ads in some of Sweden's biggest newspapers, they have done direct marketing in mailboxes in many parts of Sweden, they have been leafleting and put flyers on cars in many places. Among other things, the flyers say that thousands ...

7: Ancient Art Italy Wants Back From Boston's MFA

With Boston's Museum of Fine Arts nearing an accord with Italy over its collection of classical art acquired primarily from Italy both before and after the1983 UNESCO curb on antiquities trafficking - I thought it might be interesting to revisit a ...

8: Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya: Iranian War Games

War games and military exercises are now well underway within Iran and its territory. The Iranian Armed Forces—the Regular Armed Forces and the Revolutionary Guards Corps—began the first stage of massive nationwide war games along border areas ...

9: Africa Action: The Tale of Two Genocides

Africa Action is the oldest Africa advocacy organization in the U.S. Its mission is to change U.S. Africa relations to promote political, economic and social justice in Africa. Africa Action provides accessible information and analysis, and mobilizes ...

10: TV3 Statement Regarding Clint Brown

TV3 is investigating information it has received regarding the circumstances surrounding the assault of presenter Clint Brown in Taupo last Wednesday night.

11: Chris Trotter Does NOT Rise To PM's Call!

This email was received by Scoop from political pundit and widely published columnist Chris Trotter in response to audio posted on Scoop recently. The audio was a replay of Scoop Co-editor Selwyn Manning's weekly radio show with BFM's Simon Pound. In ...


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