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National Radio 8am Bulletin

Middle East Peace – Palestinian Arrests – Part Time Detention – UK Rail Crash – West Papua – Boy Missing – Currencies And Shares – One Tree Hill – Asian Growth

MIDDLE EAST PEACE: The Israeli PM Ehud Barak says he still fears Israel does not have a peace partner in the Palestinians as clashes continue. In Ramallah clashes continue only a day after an agreement to end the violence.

PALESTINIAN ARRESTS: Israel radio say Eight Palestinians have been arrested for the lynching of two Israeli soldiers. The Palestinians deny they have been involved in any arrests.

PART TIME DETENTION: Get tough on crime petitioner Norm Withers says he supports part time jail for some criminals.

UK RAIL CRASH: A broken rail has been found at the site of a rail accident in the UK where four people were killed.

WEST PAPUA: Police in the Indonesian province of Papua have extended the deadline for the lowering of the Morning Star flag by independence supporters.

BOY MISSING: A police dive team and helicopter are involved in the search for an 11-month-old boy in the Lake Wairarapa area. A 39-year-old woman will appear in court today in relation to the incident.

CURRENCIES: The Kiwi, Australian and Euro currencies all dropped to new record lows overnight. Meanwhile sharemarkets around the world have fallen sharply with worries about tech stocks. IBM has been the latest company to warn that sales are slowing down. Prices in NY have since recovered much lost ground.

ONE TREE HILL: The Mayor of Auckland says One Tree on One Tree Hill may have to come down soon. She says it is sad the tree has to go.

ASIAN GROWTH: NZ Businesses are being urged to chase their share of growth in Asia in coming years.

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