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Top Scoop Stories - 17 April 2008 News Summary

Today's Top Scoops - 17 April 2008

LEAD STORY:

Oddspot: Dr Brash Has Evening Out Watching Himself

NZ POLITICS:

Questions For Oral Answer - Thursday, 17 April 2008
Wilderness Tragedy: Seven Die As Weather Bomb Strikes
Science: Report On GE Fails To Mollify Greens

WORLD:

Global Economy: UN Economic Council To Meet On Escalating Food Crisis
Climate Change: 10,000 Km Bicycle Trek Through Africa
Church Matters: Pope Benedict's Deep Shame For Clergy Sexual Abuse
East Timor: UN Beefs Up Security Ahead Of President Ramos-Horta's Return

COMMENT:

Paul G. Buchanan: Speaking bluntly in the US presidential campaign
Michael Collins: Zubaydah, Bush and the Bureaucracy of Torture
Jason Leopold: FBI Email Says Bush Signed Exec Order Authorizing Harsh Interrogation Methods
Richard S. Ehrlich: America's Secret Plan To Nuke Vietnam & Laos
Chinese may boycott French goods

LIFESTYLE:

Anzac Day: The Story Of A NZ War Hero On Maori Television
Tonsorial Wizardry: Head Start In Top Hairdressing Awards
Mighty Monty: Second Best Good Enough For Plunket
Groovin': Electro Outbreak In Capital


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LEAD STORY

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Oddspot: Dr Brash Has Evening Out Watching Himself - Amid the release of the police investigations into how author Nicky Hager obtained secret emails from Don Brash's office. Dr Brash found time to watch himself on stage last night! The cast of The Hollow Men, currently on stage at the Maidment Theatre in Auckland were stunned to last night (16 April) discover two of the characters played on the stage were sitting live in the audience. Former National Party leader Don Brash and party donor Diane Foreman attended the play separately last night More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0804/S00186.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00244.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00253.htm


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NZ POLITICS

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QUESTIONS OF THE DAY:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00437.htm


Wilderness Tragedy: Seven Die As Weather Bomb Strikes - Scoop Full Coverage: Seven Die In National Park Drowning Accident. New Zealand Police have confirmed that seven people are dead following an incident in rugged bush in the National Park, Ruapehu area in the Central North Island. This FULL COVERAGE report links audio of the Prime Minister's response, Police reports, Video coverage, and raw news text releases from Manukau City mayor Len Brown and others... More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00237.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00252.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00251.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0804/S00168.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00259.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00386.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00397.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00400.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00411.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/national/7021.html
[11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00237.htm


Science: Report On GE Fails To Mollify Greens - A new report shows the Government has implemented only 20 of a package of 49 recommendations of the 2001 Royal Commission on Genetic Modification. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00407.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00257.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0804/S00286.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0804/S00247.htm


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WORLD

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Global Economy: UN Economic Council To Meet On Escalating Food Crisis - The Economic and Social Council has announced plans to hold a meeting of the Council to discuss how to respond to the growing food crisis around the world. It was time for both short- and long-term measures to deal with the rising cost of basic foods. "The rapidly escalating crisis of food availability around the world has reached emergency proportions." More >> [1]

RELATED

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0804/S00174.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0804/S00149.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0804/S00148.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0804/S00143.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0804/S00135.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0804/S00122.htm


Climate Change: 10,000 Km Bicycle Trek Through Africa - A living example of climate protection is standing in the starting blocks: the Cycle Generation is ready to demonstrate solutions on climate change in its simplest form - two individuals crossing the African continent on their bicycles in only 12 months. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0804/S00188.htm


Church Matters: Pope Benedict's Deep Shame For Clergy Sexual Abuse - "It is a great suffering for the Church in the United States and for the Church in general, and for me personally, that this could happen. It is difficult for me to understand how it was possible that priests betray in this way their mission ... to these children. I am deeply ashamed." More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0804/S00185.htm


East Timor: UN Beefs Up Security Ahead Of President Ramos-Horta's Return - Ahead of the President's return, the UN Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste today unveiled strengthened security arrangements for the President on his arrival and afterwards, including checkpoints near his house and close protection by UN and Timorese police. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0804/S00182.htm


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COMMENT

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Paul G. Buchanan: Speaking bluntly in the US presidential campaign - Once again Barack Obama is in the news for the wrong reasons. This time it is the speech he gave to a closed group of well-heeled Californians, at least one of whom was not as supportive of his cause as Mr. Obama... More >> [1]

Also

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00248.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00262.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00250.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00254.htm


Michael Collins: Zubaydah, Bush and the Bureaucracy of Torture - The devastating attack of 9/11 conferred unprecedented popularity on the Bush administration. This was more a reflection of the strong desire for national unity in the wake of a tragedy than an endorsement of Bush policies. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00239.htm


Jason Leopold: FBI Email Says Bush Signed Exec Order Authorizing Harsh Interrogation Methods - President George W. Bush's comment to ABC News - that he approved discussions that his top aides held about harsh interrogation techniques - adds credence to claims from senior FBI agents in Iraq in 2004 that Bush had signed an Executive Order ... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00233.htm


Richard S. Ehrlich: America's Secret Plan To Nuke Vietnam & Laos - BANGKOK, Thailand -- The U.S. Air Force wanted to use "nuclear weapons" against Vietnam in 1959 and 1968, and Laos in 1961, to obliterate communist guerrillas, according to newly declassified secret U.S. Air Force documents. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00228.htm


Chinese may boycott French goods - Chinese citizens have organized an online campaign to boycott French luxury goods in retaliation for Beijing Olympic Torch tour protest in Paris. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0804/S00225.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Anzac Day: The Story Of A NZ War Hero On Maori Television - The unforgettable story of a New Zealand war hero - one of the first Maori pilots of the NZRAF and a leader of air crews in the skies over Europe - is re-enacted in an exclusive documentary. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0804/S00187.htm


Tonsorial Wizardry: Head Start In Top Hairdressing Awards - Auckland salons Servilles Newmarket, Ryder and D&M and Wellington salon Buoy Hairdressing lead the nominations for this year's Schwarzkopf Professional New Zealand Hairdressing Awards. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0804/S00185.htm


Mighty Monty: Second Best Good Enough For Plunket - The show may be over but Plunket couldn't be happier with Monty Betham & dancing partner Nerida Jantti making it into the finals of Dancing With The Stars. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0804/S00177.htm


Groovin': Electro Outbreak In Capital - New Zealand electronica band Heat Like Me opened sales of their debut EP, titled "You Want It", this month, featuring entirely analogue synthesizers. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0804/S00173.htm


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, 17 April 2008

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