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National Radio 8am Bulletin

Solomon Islands – Fiji Coup – Economy – President Assad – Congo War – Zimbabwe – Public Transport – Cabinet – Murderers

SOLOMON ISLANDS: The Foreign Minister Phil Goff says the conflict in the Solomon Islands is very volatile. Phil Goff is concerned about reports of the involvement of the BRA.

FIJI COUP: The wife of one of the hostages in Fiji says she doesn’t want the military to attempt to free the hostages. A protest march against the coup begins in Western Fiji today.

ECONOMY: A National Bank survey finds regional growth is strong but that growth in the cities has slowed. This is attributed to the recovery shifting towards being an export based recovery.

PRESIDENT ASSAD: Cast crowds of mourners are expected at the funeral of President Assad in Syria. His death on Saturday followed 30 years of rule. Hundreds of soldiers line the streets in Damascus as mourners parade through the streets.

CONGO WAR: Rwanda says it has ordered the unilateral withdrawal of its troops from Kisangani in the Congo.

ZIMBABWE: The Commonwealth Secretary General says conditions in Zimbabwe do not appear to be conducive to free and fair elections. The UN said last week it had pulled out of the elections. Robert Mugabe responded by accusing the UN of trying to seize control

PUBLIC TRANSPORT: The Transport Minister says the current $46 million of government support for public transport is not enough. He hopes $27 million more will encourage services to be added where they are necessary.

CABINET: Cabinet is expected to discuss coalition difficulties today. Alliance leader Jim Anderton describes recent events as a couple of hiccups.

MURDERERS: Two men will appear in court this morning charged with murder. A Glen Innes man accused of murdering Kylie Jones will appear in Auckland and a Paeroa man will appear in court in Wellington charged with the murder of a Wellington cab driver.

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