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Top Scoop Stories - 29 February 2008 News Summary

Today's Top Scoops - 29 February 2008

LEAD STORY:

Scoop News Flash: Pumpkin's Father Arrested In Atlanta


NZ POLITICS:

Scoop Images: Body Movies
Scoop News: Peters Fights With Media - 28 February 2008
Telecom: Minister declines Telecom's Separation Plan
Kyoto: Foresters And Farmers Drop PR Bomb On Carbon Policy

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Finance: New Disclosure Rules For Investment Advisers In Force Tomorrow

WORLD:

World Travel: Cuba Announces New Projects To Attract Visitors
United Nations: Housing Rights Of Hurricane Katrina Victims
Bhutan: U.S. Resettlement Offer For Bhutanese Refugees
United Nations: Secretary-general Ban Welcomes Accord 'Breakthrough' In Kenya

COMMENT:

Bruce Dixon: No Arms! No Transfers! No Military Aid! It's Time To Demilitarize US Policy In Africa
Martha Rosenberg: Who Drank The Milk From Hallmark/Westland Cows?
Greg Palast: Exxon Suxx. McCain Duxx
Scoop Lea Barker: Stateside With Rosalea Barker: Train Wreck Ahoy!www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0802/S00337.htm

LIFESTYLE:

Culture: Prime Time Gift To Nation On Stratos
Photography: Wheelchair Bound Sexy Devils On Display


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LEAD STORY


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Scoop News Flash: Pumpkin's Father Arrested In Atlanta - Scoop News: American authorities have confirmed that United States Marshals have captured Nai Xin Xue in Atlanta USA this morning (NZ Time). An Interpol arrest warrant was issued for Nai Xin Xue in connection with the body-in-the-boot homicide case in Auckland, New Zealand. The body of Nai Xin Xue's wife Anan Liu (27) was found in the boot of a car in Mt Roskill after Nai Xin Xue abandoned their daughter 'Pumpkin' (3) at a Melbourne railway station. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0802/S00335.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0802/S00341.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0802/S00478.htm


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NZ POLITICS


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Scoop Images: Body Movies - Body Movies, a large-scale installation created by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, is running outside Te Papa every evening during the International Festival of the Arts from 9pm to 1am. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0802/S00341.htm


Scoop News: Peters Fights With Media - 28 February 2008 - Text + Images + Audio: Scoop's Kevin List reports: The reason people gave anonymously to political parties was because some donors have a lingering fear of being lined up and shot by communists according to New Zealand First Leader Winston Peters. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0802/S00330.htm


Telecom: Minister declines Telecom's Separation Plan - Communications and Information Technology Minister David Cunliffe has today notified Telecom NZ that he will not approve their Amended Separation Plan. "I am declining to approve the Amended Plan that I received from Telecom on 19 December 2007. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0802/S00475.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0802/S00503.htm


Kyoto: Foresters And Farmers Drop PR Bomb On Carbon Policy - The Forestry Offset Scheme, proposed by the Flexible Land Use Alliance today, will see investors buying and foresting some of the more than 800,000 hectares of seriously eroding land. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0802/S00477.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0802/S00475.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0802/S00476.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0802/S00478.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0802/S00479.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0802/S00468.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0802/S00465.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0802/S00467.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/business/5461.html


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH


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Finance: New Disclosure Rules For Investment Advisers In Force Tomorrow - New rules requiring investment advisers to provide up-front disclosure of fees and remuneration, including commissions, come into force tomorrow (29 February) and will give investors extra protection, Commerce Minister Lianne Dalziel says. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0802/S00455.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0802/S00483.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0802/S00481.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0802/S00474.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/business/5469.html

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WORLD


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World Travel: Cuba Announces New Projects To Attract Visitors - The construction of a Museum of Tourism in the Cuban capital's Centro Habana neighborhood -- traditionally its most commercial -- is one of the projects planned to attract more visitors to the city, according to Manuel Marrero Cruz. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0802/S00425.htm


United Nations: Housing Rights Of Hurricane Katrina Victims - UN experts on housing and minority rights today called on the U.S. Government to halt the demolition of public housing and protect the human rights of African-Americans affected by Hurricane Katrina, which battered New Orleans in 2005. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0802/S00422.htm


Bhutan: U.S. Resettlement Offer For Bhutanese Refugees - Any assessment of the prospects of further refugee flows from Bhutan should be examined in the context of the announcement by the US government in October 2006 to resettle 60,000 refugees. Several other countries, including New Zealand, expressed similar interests. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0802/S00429.htm

United Nations: Secretary-general Ban Welcomes Accord 'Breakthrough' In Kenya - Urging further measures to end the deadly tensions that erupted after disputed presidential elections in Kenya, Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon warmly welcomed the agreement on principles for a coalition Government announced in Nairobi today. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0802/S00419.htm


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COMMENT


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Bruce Dixon: No Arms! No Transfers! No Military Aid! It's Time To Demilitarize US Policy In Africa - It's time to demilitarize US policy toward the African continent. Since the end of the Cold War in 1989, Republican and Democratic administrations alike have provided military aid, military training, military assistance and arms transfers. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0802/S00333.htm


Martha Rosenberg: Who Drank The Milk From Hallmark/Westland Cows? - The Humane Society's recent slaughterhouse expose www.hsus.org which led to the biggest beef recall in US history was an ethical and hygienic shock to the public. We're eating WHAT people asked. The downer cows were products of the US dairy industry. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0802/S00336.htm


Greg Palast: Exxon Suxx. McCain Duxx - Next month marks 19 years since the Exxon Valdez dumped its load of crude oil across the Prince William Sound, Alaska. A big gooey load of this crude spilled over the lands of the Chenega Natives. But Exxon didn't do it alone. They had enablers. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0802/S00338.htm


Scoop Lea Barker: Stateside With Rosalea Barker: Train Wreck Ahoy! - Like a passenger in a car stalled on the railway tracks with a speeding train barreling down upon us, I was transfixed by the idiot in the drivers seat, who merely shouted louder that there are no railway tracks and there is no train. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0802/S00337.htm


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LIFESTYLE


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Culture: Prime Time Gift To Nation On Stratos - Asia Downunder has been a well-respected viewing favourite since its inception in 1994. This popular long-running show is now being screened nationwide in prime time on Stratos. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0802/S00320.htm


Photography: Wheelchair Bound Sexy Devils On Display - An internationally acclaimed photographic exhibition 'Intimate Encounters: Disability and Sexuality' by photographer Belinda Mason-Lovering will tour New Zealand. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0802/S00321.htm


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, 29 February 2008

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