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Top Scoop Stories - 04 January 2008 News Summary


Today's Top Scoops - January 04, 2008

LEAD STORY:

Peak Oil: Crude Price Hits US$100 a Barrel

NZ POLITICS:

Grim Statistics: 2007 Road Toll Rises On Last Year

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Weather: National Climate Summary - December 2007

WORLD:

Foreign Affairs: Africa Action Calls For U.S. Leadership To Support Kenyan Democracy
Sarawak: Missing Penan Chief Found Dead, Suspected Murdered

COMMENT:

Benazir Bhutto: A Pakistani Tragedy
Rosalea Barker: An Occasional Note On The 2008 Campaigns
Book Review: Surrender Is Not An Option, John Bolton

LIFESTYLE:

Lifestyle: Ozone Hole Smaller But UV Radiation On The Rise


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LEAD STORY

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Peak Oil: Crude Price Hits US$100 a Barrel - The Green Party is warning that the record breaking crude oil price of US$100 per barrel is just the first flirtation in what is going to be a long term relationship with triple digits in an ongoing trend of rising oil prices. The price of oil reportedly surged during the first trading day in the New Year with light sweet crude rising US$4.02 to US$100 a barrel in New York. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0801/S00012.htm


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NZ POLITICS

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Grim Statistics: 2007 Road Toll Rises On Last Year - 422 people died on New Zealand roads last year. The Ministry of Transport said nearly 4,600 deaths and 132,000 injuries from crashes on our roads over the past 10 years... The deadliest year on our roads was 1973, when 843 were killed. The lowest road toll in over 40 years was in 2006.



ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0801/S00032.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0801/S00028.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0801/S00023.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0801/S00014.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0801/S00005.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Weather: National Climate Summary - December 2007 - December 2007 was characterised by near or below normal rainfall in many regions of NZ. Severe soil moisture deficits persisted from November in Marlborough, Canterbury, North and Central Otago, with significant soil moisture deficits occurring in Auckland. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0801/S00002.htm


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WORLD

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Foreign Affairs: Africa Action Calls For U.S. Leadership To Support Kenyan Democracy - In light of the serious human rights violations and challenges to stable governance Kenya has experienced in the past week, Africa Action calls for an immediate and comprehensive recount of presidential ballots supervised by international election monitors, and an end to the media broadcast ban. The clumsy series of contradictory remarks on the election made so far by U.S. officials have not been helpful. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0801/S00036.htm


Sarawak: Missing Penan Chief Found Dead, Suspected Murdered - Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear friends, we have to report the sad news that missing Penan leader Kelesau Naan, headman of the Penan settlement of Long Kerong in the Upper Baram region of Sarawak, was found dead near his village on 17 December 2007. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0801/S00035.htm


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COMMENT

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Benazir Bhutto: A Pakistani Tragedy - O n December 27, a little more than two months after her return to Pakistan from years of exile, Benazir Bhutto was killed while leaving the grounds of Liaquat Bagh after addressing a rally of party faithfuls. Daughter of the charismatic Zulfiqar ... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00021.htm


Rosalea Barker: An Occasional Note On The 2008 Campaigns - ::A little help for our friends in Iowa:: So many undecided Iowans! So little time! What to do? Well, Iowans could go to this really simple page that makes their decision easy. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00020.htm


Book Review: Surrender Is Not An Option, John Bolton - Surrounded by terrorists, 'Islamofascists', the old guard complacency of the ''EUroids'', a resurgent Russian Empire, a belligerent if not hostile China, and almost above all else the two largest threats of Iran and North Korea... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00009.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Lifestyle: Ozone Hole Smaller But UV Radiation On The Rise - ''A combination of the sun being at its highest in the sky and the break-up of the ozone hole over the Antarctic, makes this the worst time for ultra violet radiation. And it's also the period when we tend to spend more time than usual outdoors.'' More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0801/S00005.htm

And those were the Top Scoops on this day, January 04, 2008

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