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Top Scoop Stories - 15 July 2008 News Summary

Today's Top Scoops - 15 July 2008

LEAD STORY:

Police: Hunt On For Snatched Child

NZ POLITICS:

Meaty Issues: Trade With Indonesia Cooking With Gas Again
National TVNZ Policy: Labour And Paul Norris Wrong Says Coleman
International Law: Military Lawyer Off For Geneva Convention
Road User Charges: Recent Bitter Enemies Agree To Review
Goodbye Kiwi Ingenuity: Brownlee Doubts Kiwis Capable Of Building Trains
TV3 Video: Peters Issues Warning To Newspaper Editor
Scoop News: Aucklanders Sign-Up To Protest Human Rights Abuses

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Rising Prices: Food Becomes Luxury Item
Science: Record Research Investment
Fashionable Auckland? NBA Wants Rodney To Hide Garish Jacket
Apprenticeships: WorldSkills Engineering hopefuls compete at UCOL

WORLD:

Crimes Against Humanity : ICC Seeks Arrest Of Sudanese President Omar Hassan Ahmad Al Bashir
Power Broker: President Bush Moves On Outer Continental Shelf Oil Exploration
Sunscreen Products: Facts & Claims - What Matters For Consumers?
Financial Markets: U.S. Mortgage Giants Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac Get Thrown A Lifeline

COMMENT:

Michael Collins: Election Fraud & Tyranny - Part 1
Uri Avnery: Why Not?

LIFESTYLE:

Opera: Gingerbread Terror Strikes New Zealand
Kiwi Pride: Lovelock's World Record Anniversaries


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LEAD STORY

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Cina Ma, 5,
abducted from her home in Albany, Auckland, New Zealand,
Monday, July 14, 2008 Police: Hunt On For Snatched Child - 'Our Number One priority is to get this little girl back to her parents,' Detective Inspector Steve Wood, of Waitemata District CIB said this morning. 'We do have concerns for the safety of this young girl,' he said. A large team of police have been working through the night in their ongoing investigation into the abduction yesterday of five and half year old Cina Ma aka known as 'Shing Shing'. Police call on anyone who has seen any suspicious vehicle activity in the streets within Harrowglen in recent days -- or anyone with information on the whereabouts of this missing girl -- to contact the North Shore CIB urgently.More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0807/S00138.htm


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NZ POLITICS

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Meaty Issues: Trade With Indonesia Cooking With Gas Again - A Trade Minister Phil Goff announced today that Indonesia has lifted a temporary suspension of New Zealand meat imports which was put in place last week due to Indonesia concerns over labelling and halal certification. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0807/S00261.htm


National TVNZ Policy: Labour And Paul Norris Wrong Says Coleman - National Party Broadcasting spokesman Jonathan Coleman says claims from Labour and Christchurch Polytech Broadcasting School head Paul Norris that National intends selling TVNZ are wrong. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0807/S00249.htm


International Law: Military Lawyer Off For Geneva Convention - Centre for Defence Studies lecturer Captain Jane Derbyshire has been chosen to attend an advanced training course in international humanitarian law in Geneva, Switzerland. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0807/S00043.htm


Road User Charges: Recent Bitter Enemies Agree To Review - Transport Minister Annette King and Road Transport Forum chief executive Tony Friedlander say a comprehensive review of the model for allocating the costs of maintaining roads and building new ones. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0807/S00265.htm


Goodbye Kiwi Ingenuity: Brownlee Doubts Kiwis Capable Of Building Trains - A plan by the Government to build its own locomotives for the railways is daft, says National's SOE spokesman, Gerry Brownlee. "Even if this idea should be considered for a moment, we don't have the expertise. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0807/S00244.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0807/S00107.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0807/S00248.htm


TV3 Video: Peters Issues Warning To Newspaper Editor - New Zealand First leader Winston Peters says he wants the editor of a prominent newspaper to be sacked once he proves it printed lies about him. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/politics/10475.html
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/politics/10468.html
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/politics/10477.html
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/politics/10481.html
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/politics/10504.html


Scoop News: Aucklanders Sign-Up To Protest Human Rights Abuses - Natasha Burling reports: A steady stream of campaigners signed banners in Auckland to protest against human rights abuses in China. Amnesty Int's Kirsten Slatter said the group got a "great response" to their three two-metre long banners. More >> [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0807/S00130.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Rising Prices: Food Becomes Luxury Item - For the year to June 2008, food prices rose 8.2 percent. This is the highest annual increase since June 1990, Statistics New Zealand said today. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0807/S00253.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0807/S00252.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0807/S00258.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0807/S00254.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0807/S00270.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/business/10521.html


Science: Record Research Investment - The Foundation for Research, Science and Technology has approved a record $785 million in contracts with more than two dozen research organisations in its main 2008 investment round. The 96 contestable contracts are with 24 organisations including Crown Research Institutes, universities, other research organisations and private companies. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0807/S00025.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0807/S00255.htm


Fashionable Auckland? NBA Wants Rodney To Hide Garish Jacket - The heart of the Epsom electorate, Newmarket, has banned its local MP from wearing a bright yellow jacket which it describes as "ghastly beyond belief". More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0807/S00242.htm


Apprenticeships: WorldSkills Engineering hopefuls compete at UCOL - The regional competition for engineering apprentices is part of the build up to the National WorldSkills competition in September and the International WorldSkills in Calgary in Canada in September next year. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0807/S00038.htm


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WORLD

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Crimes Against Humanity : ICC Seeks Arrest Of Sudanese President Omar Hassan Ahmad Al Bashir - Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo presented evidence showing Sudanese President, Omar Hassan Ahmad AL BASHIR committed crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes in Darfur. More >> [1]

ALSO

RELATED 'WAR CRIMES' NEWS

RECENTLY, CONCERNING THE ICC

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00405.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00422.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00418.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00406.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00396.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00358.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00380.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00335.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00408.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00363.htm


Power Broker: President Bush Moves On Outer Continental Shelf Oil Exploration - President Bush on Monday said, "The time for action is now. Today, I've taken every step within my power to allow offshore exploration of the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). All that remains is for the Democratic leaders in Congress to allow a vote." More >> [1]

REACTION

WHITE HOUSE BRIEFING

EARLIER

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00411.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00414.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00407.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00414.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00356.htm


Sunscreen Products: Facts & Claims - What Matters For Consumers? - Sunscreen products cannot deliver total protection from UV radiation. Even the high SPFs do let some of the UV radiation through. This holds also true for products claiming to be a "sun block" or to offer "total protection". More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00400.htm


Financial Markets: U.S. Mortgage Giants Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac Get Thrown A Lifeline - "Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac play a central role in our housing finance system and must continue to do so in their current form as shareholder-owned companies. Their support for the housing market is particularly important as we work through the current housing correction." -- Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson, Jr. More >> [1]

ALSO

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00381.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00385.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00378.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00373.htm


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COMMENT

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Michael Collins: Election Fraud & Tyranny - Part 1 - Mark Crispin Miller's new book, "Loser Take All," identifies and analyzes election fraud, the foundation of extremist power in the United States since 2000. Manipulated elections have enabled everything we've experienced from the Iraq war to the current economic meltdown... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0807/S00133.htm


Uri Avnery: Why Not? - IF YOU want to understand the policy of a country, look at the map - as Napoleon recommended. Anyone who wants to guess whether Israel and/or the United States are going to attack Iran should look at the map of the Strait of Hormuz between Iran and the Arabian Peninsula. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0807/S00121.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Opera: Gingerbread Terror Strikes New Zealand - As something of an Opera expert after enjoying La Boheme a few months back it came as something of a shock that Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel was sung in English. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0807/S00134.htm


Kiwi Pride: Lovelock's World Record Anniversaries - The next anniversary to celebrate the achievements of this Kiwi world-beater is 6 August. That's the day Lovelock broke the world 1500 metre record at the Berlin Olympics and won New Zealand's first ever gold medal for athletics. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0807/S00260.htm


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, 15 July 2008

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