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AOL TIME WARNER MERGER: First Mega-Merger of the new millennium. AOL and Time Warner plan to revolutionise the way people communicate.

AIR FARES: Travel agents are advising customers to shop around in the wake of price rises from Air New Zealand. Ansett hasn't yet decided to change its prices. Price changes blamed on falling dollar and higher oil prices.

JETSKI ACCIDENT: One of the country's richest men Allan Gibbs has been in a jetski accident while holidaying with Doug Meyers. A mother and daughter air lifted to hospital for back and leg injuries. Marine Radio Operator says the injured family say they are lucky to be alive and that Gibbs had apologised to them. If charged Gibbs faces up to a year in jail or a $10,000 fine.

UN AND AIDS: The UN Security Council has identified the AIDs virus a high priority for the next decade. Kofi Annan says AIDs is a very serious threat to economic and social security in Africa where the population of workers is dying faster than it can be replaced. 30 million more orphans are expected in next few years. Some cities have 1 in two adults infected.

UK FIRST LADY NABBED: UK First Lady Cherie Blair has been forced to pay a 10 pound fine for riding a train without a ticket.

FRENCH BIRTH CONTROL: French high school nurses are now supplying morning after pills - but teenage pregnancy continues on the rise.

HAIRS FOR HISTORY: Otago Museum is looking forward to the next millennium by plucking 50,000 hairs and putting them into a time capsule due to be opened at the next millennium. Museum wants to also get famous peoples hair for its capsule.



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