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

1: Raelians Help Gays, Lesbians Leave Catholic Church

Each year, Brazil's Catholic Church is losing millions of "faithfuls" because they prefer religions that are more suitable to their way of life. The Raelian Movement of Brazil commits to increase this bleeding by revealing one of the Church's best ...

2: Burmese MP to speak Wed night

An exiled Burmese MP, Teddy Buri, arrived in New Zealand yesterday to seek this country's support for pressure on the Burmese military regime to release democratic leader Aung San Suu Kyi and restore democracy.

3: Ahnuld, Lay, George Bush, Dick Cheney & Gray Davis

Arnold Schwarzenegger isn’t talking. The Hollywood action film star and California’s GOP gubernatorial candidate in the state’s recall election has been unusually silent about his plans for running the Golden State. He hasn’t yet offered up a solution ...

4: Desperately Seeking The ROTK Trailer? Click Here

Go to Google , type "ROTK Trailer" into the box and click the "I am feeling lucky" button.

5: Council should formally lift Libya sanctions

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has called for the Security Council to formally lift sanctions imposed against Libya in connection with the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland.

6: America Two Years After 911: 25 Things We Now Know

Last year, close to the time of the first anniversary of the 2001 terror attacks, I wrote ''Twenty Things We've Learned One Year After 9/11.'' Now we're approaching the second anniversary, and it's time for an update.

7: Inside A U.S. Election Vote Counting Program

Publication of this story marks a watershed in American political history. It is offered freely for publication in full or part on any and all internet forums, blogs and noticeboards. All other media are also encouraged to utilise material. Readers ...

8: What Has Happened To The US Army In Iraq?

Recently there have been several reports of incidents in Iraq involving the killing of civilians by the US Army. There is no doubt that civilians are being killed in increasing numbers, and the matter of army involvement is apparently being investigated.

9: Rodney Hide Fails Miserably

ACT New Zealand Finance Spokesman Rodney Hide said today that he was very disappointed to have failed so miserably and comprehensively to have boosted the ratings of Dr Brian Edwards' show `Edwards at Large' last Saturday night.

10: InternetNZ Lodges Complaints Against Spammer

Atkinson has been identified in the media as being responsible for the sending of up to 100 million spam e-mails a day to promote his penis enlargement pills.

11: Return Of The King Trailer Is Here! brings you this exclusive first look at THE RETURN OF THE KING! This file was sent to us by person or persons unknown, it shows 1:35 minutes in GLORIOUS quicktime a TON of shots from ROTK. Sam and Frodo in Moria, Pippin and Merry, Gandalf ...

12: Linda Clark & Colin James Talk About The Beach

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a paraphrased transcript of this morning's Radio New Zealand interview of political commentator Colin James by Nine To Noon host Linda Clark. It concerns the Government's proposals on Maori customary rights in the Foreshore ...

13: Chinese leader to visit New Zealand

Chinese President Hu Jintao is set to visit New Zealand during late October in what may turn out to be the public face of a new self interest balancing act for Wellington’s foreign policy makers.

14: Microsoft Withstands Denial of Service Attack

AUCKLAND, New Zealand - Saturday, August 16, 2003 - Microsoft New Zealand today confirmed that the denial of service attack on the has had minimal impact on New Zealand computers users.

15: 50-Page Thumbs-Up Feature On NZ In Time Magazine

An unprecedented 50-page in-depth study on why New Zealand is suddenly 'hot' on the edge of the world features in this week's Time magazine.

16: World Vision Commits Ethiopia Famine Crisis Funds

Caption: World Vision doctor, Dr Abele Bekera, examines Aster Belete, three years old, who arrived at the Feeding Centre three days before this photo was taken. She was semi conscious and is now alert. "It takes time for them to adapt to the ...

17: NEWSFLASH: This Is Not A Drill - Blaster Worm Link

If computer virus's are like earthquakes… then this one is of a new variety that has the potential to flatten several city blocks. Window's NT, 2000 and XP user's (And - yes that means you at home as well as at work.... )have till Saturday to either ...

18: Iraq: US Troops Shoot 2nd Palestinian Journalist

US occupation troops in Iraq shot dead an award-winning Reuters Palestinian cameraman Mazen Da’na, 43, while he was filming on Sunday near a prison run by American soldiers on the outskirts of Baghdad, to be the second Palestinian journalist killed by American ...


Scoop is delighted to present to Frodo and Bilbo Baggin’s house in the Waikato – Bag End. Now we are getting magical….

20: We've seen the enemy and they is US!

The above quote comes from a comic strip character "Pogo" when he worried out loud about the weakening environment of his swamp-home near the Mississippi River bayous. But he found out it was the very ones living in the bayous who were destroying ...

21: Labour Comment Inaccurate And 'Cheap'

ACT New Zealand Deputy Leader Ken Shirley today criticised Prime Minister Helen Clark and Deputy Prime Minister Dr Michael Cullen for their cheap swipe at the Marlborough District Council, and said their comments were both inaccurate and offensive.

22: Sludge Report #154 – Bigger Than Watergate!

In This Edition: Bigger Than Watergate! - How To Rig An Election In The United States - Fantasy vs Reality - How We Discovered The Backdoor - Evidence Of Motive - Evidence Of Opportunity - Evidence Of Method - Evidence Of Prior Conduct - Consistent Unexplained ...

23: Exiled Burmese MP seeks NZ help

An exiled Burmese MP, Teddy Buri, arrived in New Zealand yesterday to seek this country’s support for pressure on the Burmese military regime to release democratic leader Aung San Suu Kyi and restore democracy.

24: UN & Finland President Hotspots & multilateralism

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan and the President of Finland have held talks on a number of the world's most troubled regions as well as the need for a concerted international approach to global problems.

25: Arrival of the biggest cruise ship to visit NZ

P&O Cruises has released the full calendar of New Zealand visits this summer for the biggest cruise ship ever to sail here - the 109,000-ton Star Princess.

26: Singapore Airlines Review Its Business Processes

Singapore Airlines has embarked on a project to evaluate its internal business processes and review its organization structure. The project team, which began work earlier this month, will report to a steering committee headed by Singapore Airlines’ CEO, ...

27: Afghanistan: UN envoy condemns attacks on aid work

The chief United Nations envoy in Afghanistan today deplored a recent "brutal and premeditated" deadly attack on aid workers, but affirmed that the relief drive will continue.

28: Just Say No To The Spread Of Forced Labour

Stop the spread of forced labour! Boycott Mamee Double Decker Food products - Mamee noodles and Mister Potato Chips.

29: Hard News 19/08/03 - On The Beaches

HARD NEWS 19/08/03 - On the beaches Full Hard News blog entry includes comment on Corngate, The East Coast Blackout, Rugby and Music. For Full HTML Marked up version of this page see…,

30: Johnson's Baby Of The Year Finalists

Five finalists have been selected from the more than 6,500 entrants in this year's Johnson's Baby of the Year competition.

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