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Yugoslavian Elections – Olympic Rain – Medal Table – Mussel Spat – Cancer Information – Indian Floods – ERA x 2 – Quake - Fire

YUGOSLAVIAN ELECTIONS: The polls have closed in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in Presidential elections. Serbian officials are accusing Nato forces of blackmailing voters.

OLYMPIC RAIN: A sudden downpour in Sydney late yesterday washed away chances of new records in track and field events. Meanwhile part of the roof blew off.

MEDAL TABLE: Australia has slipped to 6th on the medal table when rated by medal value, and third on the basis of total medal numbers.

MUSSEL SPAT: Mussel farmers have asked the Ministry of Fisheries to open new spat collection sites.

CANCER INFORMATION: The cervical cancer inquiry wants a definite yes or no from the Ministry of Health on the supply of information concerning cancer so it can make a decision about taking High Court action.

INDIAN FLOODS: Mobs have been looting shops in Eastern India as floods rise.

ERA: An interim good faith bargaining code has been criticised as meaningless by ACT leader Richard Prebble. Margaret Wilson says the code is a robust and useful document.

ERA: Meanwhile lawyers expect the new ERA will create lots of work for a new employment mediation service, provided for under the act.

QUAKE: An earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale centred south of Waiouru struck at around 3.30am. The quake was felt in Wellington.

FIRE: Firefighters may have to monitor the site of a large scrub-fire near Taupo for a week.

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