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National Radio 7am Bulletin

Concorde Crash – Middle East Peace – Kiwi Soldiers Death – Samuels – Horomia – Airways – Cancer Inquiry – Fiji Coup

CONCORDE CRASH: A Concorde supersonic airliner has crashed on take off from Fance. 109 died on the plane and four on the ground. 100 German tourists were on the plane and 10 air crew. One of the aircrew survived the crash. One of the engines was thought to be on fire by witnesses. The French PM is at the scene now. Air France and British Airways both said earlier this week that they had detected cracks in the wings but these are not thought to be related. Concorde entered service in the mid 1970s. 13 planes are in service for Air France and British Airways.

MIDDLE EAST PEACE: Camp David Peace talks close. Ehud Barak and Yasser Arafat had been locked into Camp David. The future of both political leaders must now be in doubt.

KIWI SOLDIER’S DEATH: The death of a NZ soldier in East Timor has been condemned by Indonesia’s foreign minister. He says Indonesia will help to investigate the incident. Phil Goff will meet his Indonesian counterpart at an ASEAN meeting.

KIWI SOLDIER’S DEATH: Private Manning’s body is expected to arrive back today.

SAMUELS: Labour MP Dover Samuels has upset women’s group and embarrassed his colleagues by naming a woman who has made rape allegations against him. It is his comments that false allegations of rape are worse than rape itself that are the most controversial.

HOROMIA: The new Minister of Maori Affairs has signalled he will take quick action on the appointment of new Maori Fisheries Commissioners. Parekura Horomia says he wants to move quickly on it.

AIRWAYS: The NZ Government is being targeted by some Labour Party MPs in the UK over the privatisation of British Air Traffic Control. Brit Labour MPs want the NZ Labour Party to pull the plug on Airways Corp’s involvement in a bid for the British Air Traffic Control system.

CANCER INQUIRY: The inquiry will again consider whether privacy issues are leading to the deaths of women today in Gisborne. Brian Cox will today return to the witness box. Cox was appointed to conduct an audit of the cervical screening programme but could not do so because of concerns from ethics committees about privacy.

FIJI COUP: The latest round of talks to find a new administration in Fiji have failed. Meanwhile the deposed coalition government is seeking international help to deal with Fiji-Indian refugees.

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