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Fiji Crisis - NZ Reaction- Legal Loophole - Cancer Warning - Charlie Dempsey - Germany & World Cup- LOTR Thief – Warehouse Union - Wimbeldon Final

FIJI CRISIS: Civil unrest appears to be on the increase in Fiji despite the signing of a new accord to end the country’s seven-week-old political crisis. The military and the coup leaders have signed an agreement

NZ REACTION: Foreign Minister Phil Goff has said the Government will look at its political and economic situation in Fiji and the likelihood of the country returning to a democracy before it decides on the level of New Zealand’s representation in the islands.

LEGAL LOOPHOLE: The Police Minister George Hawkins will urgently move to close a legal loop hole after a judge threw out a drink driving case because the breath-testing kit was improperly labeled.

CANCER WARNING: As Gisborne gynecologist has told the cervical cancer inquiry that she warned authorities in 1998 that there was an outbreak of cervical cancer in the region.

CHARLIE DEMPSEY: The president of the Oceania Soccer Federation, Charlie Dempsey, has just finished a press conference he called to explain why he abstained from a vote on who would host the 2006 world cup soccer finals.

GERMANY & WORLD CUP - Germany won the rights to host the 2006 world cup soccer tournament because German firms have announced over $6 billion investment in Asia, FIFA insiders say.

LOTR THIEF: A Wellington stunt-man has pleaded guilty to charges related to attempting to sell advanced footage of the Lord of the Rings film trilogy.

WAREHOUSE UNION: The Warehouse managing director Stephen Tindall says plans for a private union incorporating only Warehouse staff follow employee concern at the introduction of new employment legislation.

WIMBELDON FINAL: Defending champion Pete Sampras showed all his fighting qualities to beat Australian Pat Rafter and rewrite the record books in a rain-interrupted men's singles final at Wimbledon this morning.

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