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

1: Terrorism in Iraq a "Desperate" Effort

Washington -- The terrorist attacks in Iraq -- at the Jordanian Embassy and U.N. headquarters in Baghdad, and at the Imam Ali Mosque in Najaf -- show "how desperate" the remnants of the former regime and the foreign terrorists are to counter the important ...

2: 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 ...

3: Chinese FM spokesman on Beijing six-party talks

China suggested on Sept. 2 that the United Nations Security Council take a cautious attitude toward getting involved in the Korean nuclear issue.

4: Arafat: Israeli Aggression Killed Roadmap

President Yasser Arafat told CNN Tuesday that the United States let the “roadmap” for peace and a Palestinian state die and the plan was dead only because of Israeli aggression, which has escalated militarily and politically with Israel’s renewed ...

5: UN Radio: Peacekeepers TakeOver French in DR Congo

UN Special Report: UN Peacekeepers Take Over Ituri Region in DR Congo from European Force

6: Cape Town Pizza Bomb Blast Injures 50

Nearly 50 people were injured on Sunday after a home made pipe bomb exploded in a busy Cape Town pizza restaurant in the tourism heart of South Africa.

7: Washington's Failures In Psychological Warfare

The aim of psyops/psywar is to influence foreigners to alter their usual way of thinking, be that independently reasoned or imposed or encouraged by their own authorities.

8: Bremer Hails Appointment Iraqi Cabinet Ministers

Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) Administrator L. Paul Bremer has hailed the appointment of Iraqi cabinet ministers by the Governing Council September 1 as "another step on the path to Iraqi sovereignty."

9: Roh Praises Beijing's Role in Nuke Issue

President Roh Moo-hyun on Wednesday (Sept. 3) called on China to continue its efforts toward resolving the standoff over North Korea¡¯s nuclear programs.

10: Efforts to ensure peace, stability in Liberia

In the uneasy calm that has settled over battle-scarred Monrovia, the top United Nations envoy for Liberia continued his meetings with local and regional players to cement the fragile peace, while UN agencies continued helping people in and around ...

11: 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 ...

12: ‘Orr Panel’ Finds Decades Israeli Discrimination

In a landmark report, an Israeli commission of inquiry found on Monday a pattern of government “prejudice and neglect” and decades of discrimination against Israel’s more than one million Arab minority, or the Palestinians who were not forced out ...

13: Questions for Oral Answer - Thursday, 4 September

Questions to Ministers 1. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Prime Minister: Why does she continue to say that she has confidence in the Minister of Immigration and the Minister of Health when there are many examples of violent crime committed by immigrants and ...

14: Wake Up Call On Child Obesity

“The revelation that children may die before their parents because of the obesity epidemic hitting New Zealand’s children should ring alarm bells in homes and schools,” said New Zealand First’s spokesperson for family affairs, Barbara Stewart.

15: Chuckman Cartoon: Mount Rushmore Monkey

Cartoon by John Chuckman….

16: Korea: Six Nations Fine-Tuning Joint Statement

BEIJING - Six nations taking part in the nuke talks on Thursday attempted to draft a joint statement that they hope will outline the date and venue for a second round of talks.

17: Questions & Answers for Oral Answer Wednesday

1. STEVE CHADWICK (NZ Labour—Rotorua) to the Minister of Health: What has been the reaction to changes to dispensing of pharmaceuticals?

18: Cheaper Flights Across The Ditch

New Zealand's small and medium sized companies will save an estimated $3 million annually on their trans-Tasman flight costs once Tasman Express flights commence on October 29 - that's the equivalent of an extra 5,500 return flights to Sydney ...

19: UN staff to be temporarily removed from Iraq

The United Nations has decided to temporarily remove a substantial number of international staff from Iraq while security issues are examined on the ground following the terrorist attack on UN headquarters in Baghdad two weeks ago which killed 22 people and injured ...

20: Big News: Taking The Piss

Who was the “dickhead” that organised tomorrow’s National Penis Day? An AIDS Foundation gimmick, the point of it all is to provide a fun way to promote a serious issue, men’s health - particularly men’s sexual health according to AIDS Foundation Executive ...

21: Myanmar: UN 'deeply disturbed' by hunger strike

The United Nations human rights expert on Myanmar today voiced deep concern over reports that Aung San Suu Kyi, General Secretary of the National League for Democracy (NLD), is on hunger strike and called on the Myanmar government to release her immediately ...

22: Hard News 04/09/03 - War, Avalanche And Corruption

I'm sorry, but this is getting silly. In Parliament yesterday Bill English accused all 35 chief executives of government departments - many of them appointed under the last National government - of corruption...

23: New Media Journal Makes Debut In NZ

AUCKLAND (AUT Communication Studies/Pacific Media Watch): New Zealand's Auckland University of Technology has become the new hub of Pacific Journalism Review, a journal critically examining the media industry in the Asia-Pacific region.

24: NZ's First Dual RW Compatible Home DVD Recorder

AUCKLAND, 4 September, 2003 - New Zealanders will now be able to record their own DVDs thanks to the launch of Sony's home DVD recorder. The RDR-GX7 offers consumers the best in recording and playback compatibility and as such is considered an industry ...

25: Green Left: GM Food A `Biological Time Bomb'

On August 7, the United States government formally demanded that the World Trade Organisation (WTO) set up a dispute settlement panel in order to legally challenge the European Union's five-year de facto ban on the new approval of genetically modified ...

26: W32.Sobig.F@mm - updated statistics

Here's the latest updates on W32.Sobig.F@mm from the Symantec Security Response experts: Symantec Security Response has received a total of 6,031 submissions, of which, 654 are corporate submissions and 5,377 are consumer infections.

27: The Theft of Your Vote Is Just a Chip Away

Are computerized voting machines a wide-open back door to massive voting fraud? The discussion has moved from the Internet to CNN, to UK newspapers, and the pages of The New York Times .

28: Issues regarding my dismissal from the NZ Herald

It has become apparent over recent days and weeks, that many critics of my work seem to misunderstand the role and responsibility of the political cartoonist.

29: Dunne corrects NZ Herald columnist errors

United Future leader, Peter Dunne, has corrected numerous errors in today's column by Garth George in the NZ Herald.

30: Fraudster behind mortgage finance scam

Fraudster behind mortgage finance scam Hamilton police are urging caution over a newspaper advertisement for a mortgage finance business that is being run by a known fraudster.

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Gordon Campbell: on the inquiry into the abuse of children in care

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