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1: Ethiopia, Eritrea agree in principle on UN plan

Military officials from Ethiopia and Eritrea have agreed in principle to a United Nations proposal to improve the handling of border incidents, the UN mission in the area said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0312/S00092.htm


2: Scoop Link: TIME: Notes from Saddam in Custody

Saddam was asked whether Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction. “No, of course not,” he replied, according to the official, “the U.S. dreamed them up itself to have a reason to go to war with us.” The interrogator continued along this line, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00145.htm


3: Saddam Flushed WMD Stash Down Toilet

Baghdad--Details of the former dictator's arrest reveal that in the final moments before a raid on his hideout, Saddam Hussein likely disposed of valuable evidence that would have proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that he possessed weapons of mass ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00142.htm


4: Saddam Hussein Captured In Tikrit

British Prime Minister Tony Blair as confirmed Saddam Hussein has been captured in Tikrit, Iraq. Unconfirmed news broke late Sunday night (NZ Time) after Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani was quoted by the official Iranian news agency saying that the former ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00121.htm


5: Diebold Memos Disclose Florida 2000 E-Voting Fraud

Something very strange happened in Volusia County on election night November 2000, the night that first Gore won Florida, then Bush, and then as everybody can so well remember there was a tie.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00211.htm


6: Deck of Cards Helps Identify Regime's Most Wanted

WASHINGTON, April 12, 2003 – Coalition forces in Iraq are using a specially created deck of 55 playing cards to identify the "most wanted" members of Saddam Hussein's regime.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0304/S00221.htm


7: Images: Anna Kournikova Lauches the OMEGA Bijoux

Click for big version Anna Kournikova, styled as Marilyn Monroe, is overwhelmed with diamonds from OMEGA Bijoux collection at the Miljonair Exhibition in Amsterdam on 11 December 2003. The event marked the official launch of the OMEGA Bijoux collection ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0312/S00092.htm


8: ACT Caucus Votes To Expel Donna Awatere Huata

ACT New Zealand Leader Richard Prebble today announced that the ACT Caucus has voted by more than 75 percent to expel Donna Awatere Huata from Parliament.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00382.htm


9: UQ Wire: 911 ''Coverup in Progress'' In Florida

FBI agents harassed and intimidated witnesses to the 9/11 terrorist conspiracy’s activities in Florida, issuing warnings to avoid talking with reporters, say current and former residents in Venice, Florida.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00144.htm


10: Questions for Oral Answer - Tuesday, 16 December

1. Dr DON BRASH to the Prime Minister: Do the comments made by the Hon Tariana Turia, in relation to management of the coast and sea, that "... there is no way that tangata whenua will ever give up our rights voluntarily, or allow them to be subject ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00386.htm


11: Transport & Women's Affairs CEOs Announced

Appointment Of Chief Executives For The Ministry Of Transport And The Ministry Of Women's Affairs

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0312/S00119.htm


12: Public Address 16/12/03 - Reports

This week, The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (or LOTR:ROTK as fans refer to it) opens to the public worldwide, but here in Wellington we've been catching tantalising glimpses of it for quite a while...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00143.htm


13: Sierra Leone border patrols against infiltration

The United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL) has stepped up around-the-clock air, land and river patrols along the West African country’s borders with Guinea and Liberia to prevent illegal infiltration resulting from efforts to disarm former ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0312/S00095.htm


14: Bush Press Conference On Iraq and Economy

The terrorists in Iraq remain dangerous. The work of our coalition remains difficult, and will require further sacrifice. Yet, it should now be clear to all, Iraq is on the path to freedom. And a free Iraq will serve the peace and security of America ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0312/S00099.htm


15: UN Radio Annan Hopes Saddam’s Capture Offers Peace

There's been reaction at the United Nations to Saturday's capture of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein by US forces. Secretary-General Kofi Annan consider the arrest " an important event." In a statement through a UN spokesman, the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0312/S00096.htm


16: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00065.htm


17: UQ Wire: We Caught The Wrong Guy

Saddam Hussein, former employee of the American federal government, was captured near a farmhouse in Tikrit in a raid performed by other employees of the American federal government.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00137.htm


18: 911 Victim Ellen Mariani Open Letter To The POTUS

This ''open letter'' is coming from my heart. I want you to know that I am neither a Republican nor a Democrat and that this is not an attempt to ''bash the Government''.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00262.htm


19: Molesworth a steal for the Government

The National Party is attacking the Government's plan to put the Department of Conservation in charge of New Zealand's largest farm - Molesworth Station.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00389.htm


20: 911 Victim’s Wife Files RICO Case Against GW Bush

Philip J. Berg, Esquire, announced today that he, attorney for Ellen Mariani, wife of Louis Neil Mariani, who died when United Air Lines flight 175 was flown into the South Tower of the World Trade Center on 9-11 at a news conference regarding the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00261.htm


21: U.S. Defense Details Saddam's Capture Near Tikrit

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14, 2003 — With three words – “We got him” – Ambassador L. Paul Bremer III announced at a press briefing in Baghdad today that U.S. forces had captured Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein near his hometown of Tikrit.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0312/S00076.htm


22: Stateside with Rosalea: I Really Think So

What did the Japanese know, and when did they know it? That's my question.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00129.htm


23: Scoop Link: Bush Misunderstood Military Doctrine

Read this unprecedented, penetrating analysis of the failures of U.S. Military Strategy the reasons for those failures.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00140.htm


24: Court victory sparks call for resignations

National MP Murray McCully is calling for the resignations of the Race Relations Commissioner Joris de Bres and the chairperson of the Human Rights Commission Roslyn Noonan, following a High Court decision today ruling that Mr de Bres cannot claim ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00377.htm


25: GM Crops Increase Pesticide Use

On the eve of the decision on field trial of GE Onions in New Zealand more proof has emerged of increased use of sprays with GE crops rather than the claimed reduction.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0312/S00044.htm


26: Would You Choose To Live In A Same Sex Family?

The Government plans to introduce legislation to recognise same sex relationships in a few months. Two bills are to be introduced and will extend to same sex and opposite sex couples.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00138.htm


27: Woman elected to Afghanistan's tribal council

One woman was named a Vice-Chair of Afghanistan's Constitutional Loya Jirga tribal council, which on its second day of work finished electing its bureau, the United Nations mission in the country reported today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0312/S00094.htm


28: Progress' made at EU enlargement talks: Blair

The Prime Minister has briefed MPs on last week's European Council discussions over the draft constitutional treaty. Mr Blair began his statement to Parliament by updating the house on the capture of Saddam Hussein.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0312/S00088.htm


29: UQ Wire: Bush Bribes Max Cleland To Shut Up?

A month has passed since former Senator Max Cleland, member of the National Commission investigating the Sept. 11 attacks (the Kean Commission), told the New York Times that the White House and President Bush's re-election campaign had reason to fear ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00006.htm


30: Rules in place, Russia must join Kyoto now

Milan At the close of the climate negotiations in Milan, Greenpeace called upon Russia to do the right thing, and join the 120 other nations that have ratified the Kyoto Protocol. Russia's ratification is required for the Kyoto Protocol to enter into ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0312/S00078.htm

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