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1: Powell Draws Outlines of "New Middle East"

Dead Sea, Jordan -- President Bush's vision for a prosperous, peaceful and democratic Middle East is optimistic and forward-looking and has the full commitment of his administration, Secretary of State Colin Powell says.

2: Latte Set Making The Firearms Rules In Secret

ACT New Zealand Justice Spokesman Stephen Franks on Friday night accused Police Minister George Hawkins for waiting for a suitably newsworthy firearms crime to launch a new attempt to force firearms registration on the police and law-abiding gun owners.

3: The Road to Coverup Is the Road to Ruin - Sen Byrd

Remarks by U.S. Senator Robert C. Byrd June 24, 2003 "The Road to Coverup Is the Road to Ruin" Mr. President, last fall, the White House released a national security strategy that called for an end to the doctrines of deterrence and containment ...

4: John Chuckman: Liberals Versus The Crypto-Nazis

The Real Clash Of Civilizations: Liberals Versus The Crypto-Nazis By John Chuckman June 24, 2003

5: Link: US Attacked Convoy In Syria – USA Today

U.S. military forces crossed into Syria and engaged in a shooting match with border guards last Wednesday after destroying a caravan that was suspected of carrying Saddam Hussein or members of his family, Defense officials said Monday.

6: Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday, 25 June 200

1. GRAHAM KELLY to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade: What actions has he taken to protest at the arrest of Aung San Suu Kyi by Myanmar’s military government?

7: Iraqi Fighters "We Will Send Them Back The Bodies"

Somewhere in America, someone is itching to say "told you so". Elsewhere in the world, millions of people laugh, scoff, mock, and launch vitriol and hyperbole when discussing America's role in the world. All of a sudden, the so-called victory in Iraq, which ...

8: Questions of the Day Transcript - Tuesday June 24

1. Seabed and Foreshore—Crown Ownership 2. Literacy—Home Environment 3. Treaty Settlements—Government Policy 4.Agriculture—Greenhouse Gas Emissions 5. Parole—Preventive Detention 6. Home Buy-back Schemes—Statutory Management 7. Mental Health—Patients in Police Cells 8. ...

9: UN: help Palestinians, Syrians and Kurds in Iraq

The United Nations refugee agency is stepping up its relief efforts in Iraq on several fronts, ranging from finding housing for hundreds of evicted Palestinians and registering undocumented Syrian refugees to providing aid for returning Iraqi Kurds forced from ...

10: Saving Air NZ: Everyone Heads For The Courts

As round two of the Commerce Commission review of the Air New Zealand-Qantas Alliance gets underway, Air New Zealand has reminded everyone that its initiative is bold, smart, innovative and commercially necessary.

11: Post-bill cross-party prostitution probe call

Two MPs have called for a cross-party inquiry into prostitution if the Prostitution Reform Bill is defeated in Parliament tonight.

12: Seabed ownership row 'dangerous' for NZers

United Future leader, Peter Dunne, today outlined the serious consequences for New Zealand, if the row over ownership of the nation's seabeds and foreshores becomes a protracted legal wrangle.

13: Some Lives Seem More Important In War on Terror

Many innocent lives have been lost recently in Iraq and Afghanistan due to US bombs and weapons. There has been little or no outcry over this. In this article I will examine why it seems American lives are more valued and have more importance.

14: Armed Opposition to the U.S. Occupation of Iraq

Armed Opposition to the U.S. Occupation of Iraq Could Signal a Protracted Guerilla War - Interview with Chris Toensing, executive director and editor of Middle East Report, conducted by Scott Harris

15: Butt Out, Labour

ACT New Zealand Health Spokesman Heather Roy today renewed her attack on the Labour Government for trying to drive the Smokefree Bill nail into the coffin of New Zealanders' personal freedom and property rights.

16: Should all women be entitled to human rights?

"The Prositution Law Reform Bill will extend human rights protection to all women regardless of occupation, it is up to parliament to decide whether we deserve it." said Jan Logie Executive Director YWCA Aotearoa New Zealand

17: Radio Waves, Oil & Gas, Foreshore, Seabed...

Rt Hon Winston Peters has again warned that New Zealand faces many decades of divisive arguments over Maori claims for environmental resources.

18: Security Response: W32.Bugbear.B@mm - SEVERE

W32.Bugbear.B@mm is a variant of W32.Bugbear@mm (originally discovered and named in the Sydney Symantec Security Response Centre in October 2002) and appears to be spreading quickly.

19: Liberian refugees caught between two conflicts

Côte d'Ivoire: Liberian refugees caught between two conflicts: a solution is urgently needed

20: NewsFlash: Prostitution Decriminalised By Parlt.

MP Tim Barnett’s Prostitution Reform Bill has passed by the thinnest possible margin, decriminalising soliciting, pimping and brothel keeping in New Zealand.

21: Brothel bill "pill" will have nasty side-effects

Like far too many medicines today, the Prostitution Reform "Pill" will have a large number of bad side-effects.

22: Kenya: UN concerned about violence in refugee camp

After 11 people died during nearly a week of fighting between local residents and Sudanese refugees in northwestern Kenya, officials from the United Nations refugee agency today expressed grave concern about the violence and loss of lives, and warned ...

23: Inside Iraq: Palace of the Poor: Mosul

When Amjad Mutar’s family was kicked out of their modest home they ended up living in the grounds of one of Suddam Hussein's palaces. Here is Amjad's story.

24: SRA Commentary: Post-National Depression

Last week's collapse in international bond prices was a warning, if any were needed, about the fragility of the markets. It was followed late in the week by a drop in the US equity market, which most observers attributed to disappointment with US economic ...

25: Prostitution Bill : New Zealand First Firmly Again

All New Zealand First MPs will be voting against the Prostitution Reform Bill in the third reading debate.

26: GPJA Newsletter - Independence From The USA July 4

The government's decision to send troops to Iraq and Afghanistan makes the planned July 4 protests an important opportunity to make our opposition to these colonial wars of occupation clear. The theme of the protests is Independence from the USA ...

27: Stateside with Rosalea: Whale watcher watching

Saturday 21 June was First Nations Day up the road in Canada, so it seemed like the right time to go and see Whale Rider, which had opened at local theatres the previous day, in time for the school holidays. The theatre chain it's being shown in - Landmark ...

28: Supporting Human Rights And Democracy: Q&A

Richard L. Armitage, Deputy Secretary of State; Lorne W. Craner, Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Remarks on The Release of Department's New Annual Publication Washington, DC June 24, 2003

29: Hard News 25/06/03: The Late Debate

Hard News 25/06/03: The Late Debate By Russell Brown - For the Full HTML version with embedded links see:,

30: Winston Peters Ejected From House And Named

During Parliamentary question time moments ago Winston Peters was "named" by Speaker Jonathan Hunt for refusing to follow a direction from the chair to leave the house.

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