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Yesterday’s top 30 rating items on Scoop were...

1: Eco-Economy: How America Restores Credit Rating

Talk of empire is everywhere, yet seldom has the word been applied in the context of American foreign policy. That is beginning to change.

2: UQ Wire: The Essence Of GWB's Inner War-Child

Please look at this face. Tell me. What do you see? Do you know who this man is talking to? He's making a speech in front of a group of soldiers in Texas, on January 3, 2003. He's talking to the television.

3: Sweden Offers Free-speech Refuge To U.S. Officials

STOCKHOLM - Blaine Williams hasn't stopped grinning since he arrived in Sweden two weeks ago. Several times a day he'll approach a complete stranger, offer a handshake and a smile, introduce himself as a former CIA analyst from America, and proceed ...

4: Why I am not quite an atheist

It's comforting to believe that God sees into the hearts of all mankind. And there you have it - the sum total of my religious beliefs. The words may be a little old-fashioned: for example "mankind" is code for "people". And "God" is code not just for the Christian ...

5: UQ Wire: Security, Secrecy and a Bush Brother

A company that provided security at the World Trade Center, Washington D.C.'s Dulles International Airport and United Airlines between 1995 and 2001 was backed by a private Kuwaiti-American investment firm whose records were not open to full public disclosure, ...

6: UN Secretary-General's press conference - 14 Jan

We start the year with anxiety – anxiety over the prospect of war in Iraq, over nuclear proliferation in the Korean peninsula, and over what seems like violence without end in the Middle East. Even Côte d'Ivoire, which used to be one of the most stable ...

7: ACC Shambles Ruining People’s Lives

Police are being congratulated by ACC support groups for promptly swinging into action on Monday night when a farewell message posted on an ACC support website prompted claimant concern about the safety of one of their own.

8: Scoop Images: Cyclone Ami Strikes Fiji

Cyclone Ami has struck Fiji. News reports from the Island group indicate a loss of life and communications with the Northern Island have been interrupted. Click on images below for big versions…(For breaking news see…. Google News )

9: Minister Barking Up The Wrong Tree

Alleged threats of eco-terrorism to Kapiti, Cod Fish and Stewart Islands appear to have all the hallmarks of green extremists determined to undermine the credibility of the hunting community, ACT New Zealand Rural Affairs Spokesman Gerry Eckhoff said ...

10: Jason Leopold: The Return of Voo-Doo Economics

This economic stuff is a bit confusing. President Bush says his $674 billion stimulus package--which boils down to huge tax cuts that mainly benefit the rich--will spur economic growth. In California, the nation's most populous state, Democratic Governor ...

11: Mothers Take Government To High Court Over GE Cows

MAdGE today issued proceedings in the High Court at Auckland seeking to cancel the recent decision by Environmental Risk Management Authority (ERMA), allowing AgResearch to insert human and other animal genes into cows.

12: PC threatens to derail Waitangi Day

The National Party’s calling for Helen Clark and northern Maori to resolve their differences, so Waitangi Day celebrations aren’t plagued by ‘massive protests’.

13: Clampdown On Illegal Street Racing

More streets are to be restricted to non-residential traffic on weekends and public holidays in order to tackle the scourge of illegal street racing in Manukau. This will include a large stretch of Te Irirangi Drive between Dawson Road in Otara and ...

14: Esso's attempt to cybercensor critics in court

A French court will tomorrow hear the next round in Esso's attempt to curtail freedom of expression on the internet. Greenpeace France is appealing a ruling by a Paris judge in favour of Esso France which ordered the environmental group to remove its ...

15: Solomon Islands Aerial Photographs (Big Images)

A selection of photographs taken by Sergeant Andy Hall, RAAF, showing some of the scenes of Tikopia and Anuta islands in the Temotu Province of the Solomon Islands. These photos were taken in the immediate aftermath of Cyclone Zoe.

16: Scoop Images: Helms Deep Press Conference (1)

The following pictures show film director Peter Jackson with members of the cast and crew of the Lord of the Rings trilogy of films, the filming of which is now drawing to a close in the Wellington region.

17: Minister applauds declaration from NZ Muslims

New Zealand's Muslim community should be applauded for their declaration of peace and goodwill today, Ethnic Affairs Minister Chris Carter said.

18: Labour Sanctions Long-Term Unemployment

ACT New Zealand Social Welfare Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman today released new figures showing more than 6,000 people had been on the unemployment benefit since 1992, and accused the Government of failing the country's long-term unemployed.

19: PM Tony Blair Press Conference 13 January

Prime Minister Tony Blair has held his monthly press conference in the State Dining Room at Downing Street. These press conferences allow journalists to ask the Prime Minister questions on any aspect of government policy. Mr Blair answered questions ...

20: Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics

Satellite Imagery: Cyclone Ami - Orion Dispatched To Assess Ami Damage - Govt Shocked at Conservation Sanctuary Threats - Eco-Economy: Oil, War And The Markets - Jason Leopold: Taxation In America - UQ Wire: George Discovers His Inner Maniac - UQ Wire: ...

21: Students Deserve Better

Education Minister Trevor Mallard should apologise to students for the serious delay in releasing NCEA results, ACT New Zealand Associate Education spokesman Deborah Coddington said today.

22: Indigenous biodiversity projects funded

The first distribution of funding to improve indigenous biodiversity on private land was announced today by the Ministers for the Environment and Conservation, Marian Hobbs and Chris Carter, as part of the continuing implementation of the NZ Biodiversity ...

23: David Miller: Method in the Madness

It is interesting to see that the British Government is revising its hard-line stance on Iraq while deploying a naval task force to the Persian Gulf at the same time. Suddenly Mr. Blair is stating that the United Nations inspectors in Iraq need more ...

24: The RMA - Protecting Our Clean, Green Image

The Government is intending to pass an amendment to the Resource Management Act that will severely reduce the quality of environmental decision-making, says Forest and Bird.

25: Images: Flying Frodo Air

Air NZ's chief operating officer Andrew Miller launches Air NZ's bold worldwide promotion of Lord of the Rings - Unveiling a special Boeing 747-400 emblazoned with Frodo imagery. For more information see… Air NZ Unlocks The Secrets Of Middle Earth.... . Pics: ...

26: New Zealand welcomes Europe's fisheries reform

The European Union's agreement on reform of the Common Fisheries Policy was welcome news, Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton said today.

27: Labour employment policy flops

“Michael Joseph Savage would turn in his grave if he knew more than 6000 Kiwis have been on the dole for a decade or more,” according to the National Party’s Employment spokeswoman Katherine Rich.

28: Clarification: 10-yr plus unemployment statistics

Social Services and Employment Minister Steve Maharey is clarifying unemployment statistics released today by ACT MP Muriel Newman and commented on by National MP Katherine Rich.

29: Jaggi Singh Beaten and Deported from Israel

ISM Activist Abducted And Beaten To Be Deported To Canada - Jaggi was to be deported to Canada for visa violations. The Canadian Consulate visited him in prison and provided laisse passé documents for his return to Canada. Jaggi is now at Ben Gurion airport ...

30: National calls for delegation to North Korea

National says New Zealand should be backing Australia in putting pressure on North Korea against its withdrawal from international treaties.

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