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Top Scoop Stories - 01 August 2008 News Summary

Today's Top Scoops - 01 August 2008

LEAD STORY:

Human Rights: Gordon Campbell on the Olympics

NZ POLITICS:

Media/Politics: Mayor Lauches Pre-emptive Strike On SST Journo
Legal Issues: IHC Takes Complaint To Human Rights Commission

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Media: John Bishop on Conservatives vs Liberals

WORLD:

For King & Country: War Grave Plans Announced For Fromelles WW1 Dead
Modern Masterpiece: New OneGeology Map Strips Mother Earth Naked
Falun Gong: Olympic Reporters' Guide To Labour Camps Published
US Elections: Republicans are Disturbed by New John McCain Ad

LIFESTYLE:

Art: Gallery To Become Baby Magnet


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LEAD STORY

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Human Rights: Gordon Campbell on the Olympics - Yesterday, it surfaced that Helen Clark has signed up to an Amnesty International protest over capital punishment in China. When talen together with the fact that Clark is not joining other heads of state ( such as George Bush or Sarkozy) in Beijing, this represents an interesting change of tack by New Zealand, now that the China FTA has been signed. More >> [1]

[1] - http://election08.scoop.co.nz/gordon-campbell-on-the-olympics/


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NZ POLITICS

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Media/Politics: Mayor Lauches Pre-emptive Strike On SST Journo - North Shore Mayor Andrew Williams is questioning the motives behind Sunday Star Times reporter's enquiries regarding the North Shore Mayor, in both North Shore and Auckland circles. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0808/S00006.htm


Legal Issues: IHC Takes Complaint To Human Rights Commission - IHC has lodged a complaint with the Human Rights Commission against government policies and practices that prevent disabled students participating fully at their local school. The complaint targets government action that puts up barriers to learning for students with disabilities. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0807/S00401.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0807/S00571.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0807/S00096.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Media: John Bishop on Conservatives vs Liberals - Demonising the right is always a popular left wing pastime. (It happens in reverse too.) Chris Trotter's column in the Sunday Star Times of 20 July was one of the more outrageous examples More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0808/S00001.htm


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WORLD

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For King & Country: War Grave Plans Announced For Fromelles WW1 Dead - The British and Australian Governments have announced plans to re-bury the World War One dead found at a mass grave in Fromelles, France. The soldiers from the two countries, believed to number up to 400, will be re-buried in individual graves. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0808/S00020.htm


Modern Masterpiece: New OneGeology Map Strips Mother Earth Naked - Ever wondered what our world would look like stripped bare of plants, soils, water, man-made structures? Wonder no longer; images of the Earth as never seen before have been unveiled in the world's biggest geological mapping project ever. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0808/S00018.htm


Falun Gong: Olympic Reporters' Guide To Labour Camps Published - To help foreign reporters overcome the Chinese regime's media censorship and shed light on rights violations, a Falun Gong group has released a guide to detention facilities located near Olympic venues, and known for abuse of Falun Gong prisoners of conscience. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0808/S00024.htm


US Elections: Republicans are Disturbed by New John McCain Ad - Results of a national study conducted today among 320 Americans revealed that a majority of Republicans (61%), reported that they were disturbed, skeptical and saddened after viewing a new ad by John McCain, which likens Barack Obama to Britney Spears. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0808/S00023.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Art: Gallery To Become Baby Magnet - Mums and Dads, Grandparents and caregivers– bring the baby in the buggy and join us for a family-friendly tour of Fiona Hall: Force Field. Australian artist Fiona Hall's work is characterised by startling transformations of everyday materials and objects - American dollars are woven into birds'nests, Coca Cola cans are knitted into baby clothes. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0807/S00328.htm


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, 01 August 2008

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