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National Radio 8am Bulletin

Business Forum – North Korea – Middle East – US Elections – George Speight – Gun Registration – Tauranga Stabbing – Missing Man - Paralympics

BUSINESS FORUM: The government is talking about looking at tax breaks after meeting with business leaders yesterday in Auckland. The forum also pressured the government to simplify the tax system. National and ACT say that the government needs to prove it can work with business in the medium term not just overnight

NORTH KOREA: The US says North Korea has promised to end long range missile testing. An agreement is not yet completed but a proposal is being considered that would

MIDDLE EAST: The violence in the Middle East has spread to Jordan where more than 20,000 Palestinian supporters clashed with security forces. Meanwhile the Israelis are now digging in for a lengthy conflict.

US ELECTIONS: George Bush continues to lead Al Gore in the latest MSNBC tracking poll by 44% to 42%.

GEORGE SPEIGHT: Fiji’s coup leader George Speight and his accomplices are expected to face treason charges when they appear in court today.

GUN REGISTRATION: The anti-gun lobby group Gunsafe is concerned that 50,000 gun owners are not yet licensed under a new regime.

TAURANGA STABBING: A Tauranga man will appear in court today charged with stabbing three people in the Warehouse.

MISSING MAN: A missing is being sought by family and friends in Hamilton.

PARALYMPICS: Several paralympians are doing well.

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