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Washington Riots – Sharemarket Crash – Bee Crisis - Malaysia – Lisbon Gassing – Crooked Cricket

WASHINGTON RIOTS: Riot police have clubbed protestors with battons and used pepper spray . A group of masked protestors pushed a large wheeled rubbish bin at police lines and were attacked with pepper spray. In other incidents a photographer is injured in hospital after being clubbed. The Washington Mayor has defended the actions of his police force.

SHAREMARKET CRASH? All eyes will be on the NZ sharemarket when it opens in half an hour following massive losses on the US market on Friday.

BEE CRISIS: Police are investigating at least three bee-keepers for moving bee hives and equipment around the North Island in breach of biosecurity laws.

MALAYSIA: Malaysian police have widened their crackdown on the opposition. Several 100 protestors took to the streets on Saturday. An opposition leader has been arrested.

LISBON GASSING: Police in Lisbon say they are still investigating the motives for an attack on a nightclub with poison gas. Seven people died and 65 were injured. Of the victims one was Spanish the rest were Portuguese Africans.

CROOKED CRICKET: An investigation into Hansie Cronje’s match fixing will begin under the supervision of a judge today.

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