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1: Images: U.S.Troops In Iraq Sexual Abuse Photos

*** WARNING: This page contains graphic images of sexual abuse seemingly being committed by US Troops against Iraqi civilians and POWs. While images have been edited to remove sexually explicit details, many of the images remain highly offensive. Please view ...

2: Why Not Just Genetically Engineer Women For Milk?

MAdGE (Mothers Against Genetic Engineering in Food and the Environment) today launched a highly controversial billboard campaign in Auckland and Wellington to provoke public debate about the social and cultural ethics of genetic engineering in New Zealand.

3: AI Condemns Killing Of Abducted Journalist

Amnesty International condemns the killing of Wall Street Journal journalist Daniel Pearl who had been abducted on 23 January in Karachi and held hostage since then. A video showing his beheading was received by Pakistani and US officials on Thursday.

4: The Crimes at Abu Ghraib Are Not the Worst

Recent days have been hectic ones for the Supreme Rulers in Washington, D.C. President George W. Bush and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld have ceased their accustomed swaggering, put on their most somber faces, and issued one apology after another ...

5: Images: Lord Of The Rings Exhibition At Te Papa

In anticipation of the release of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, the central instalment in writer/director/producer Peter Jackson's epic trilogy based on the J.R.R. Tolkien masterpiece, Te Papa proudly announces a world exclusive and a bold ...

6: Scoop Feedback: Death and Casualty From Iraq

The following feedback has been received from Scoop readers in response to our decision to publish graphic pictures from Al Jazeera showing the true horror of war.

7: Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 11 May 2004

1. Student Visa System—Review 2. Crimes Act—Repeal of Section 59 3. Parole—Violent Offenders 4. Literacy—Children 5. Taxation—Top Tax Rate of 20c 6. Heritage—Government Stewardship 7. Tainui—West Coast Harbours and Waikato River

8: A Chance To Meet Mary-Kate And Ashley In LA

The ZM radio network in association with the mary-kateandashley brand is searching for New Zealand's biggest Mary-Kate and Ashley fan! The winner and two companions will get to meet the most famous teenagers on the planet in their home city, Los ...

9: An ominous sign for Labour

Shock. Horror. National’s inevitably messy, but in the circumstances not too messy, public disposal of the Creech Report on the country’s anti-nuclear stance had been undone by ill-judged remarks by the inexperienced MP from Rangitikei.

10: UQ Wire: Links - Fahrenheit 911 & FAA Tapes

Disney Forbidding Distribution of Film That Criticizes Bush & F.A.A. Official Scrapped Tape of 9/11 Controllers' Statements - LINKS TO NEW YORK TIMES

11: Time Travel Is Source Of World Religions

News Advice Public Release due June 1st 2004 Time Travel Is Source Of World Religions: Major implications

12: Image: Ronald McDonald Arrested At GE Protest

Auckland, Tuesday 11 May 2004: Ronald McDonald has been arrested today after locking himself to the gates of McDonalds' South Auckland distribution centre in Golden Arches Place, Wiri. Greenpeace Activist Gareth Hughes from Wellington, in full Ronald regalia, ...

13: Public Address 12/05/04 - Idol Thoughts

I was mildly astonished when I saw BMG's Michael Bradshaw inform 17-year-old NZ Idol runner-up Michael Murphy that "you've got a contract with BMG too" and insist on shaking his hand for the camera on Holmes last night...

14: Roger Sowry Speech Industrial Relations

Let me start today with a couple of quotes from Auckland businesspeople on Labour's current industrial relations plans.

15: Photo-Essay 1: Death and Casualty From Iraq

Editor’s Warning: The images in this series are horrific and depict the reality of injury and death in this US-led War against Iraq. Scoop is determined that its editorial policy will continue to serve truth, accuracy and honesty and that its reportage ...

16: War Pictures Cause Yellowtimes.Org To Be Shut Down

Somebody doesn't like hearing the truth. Okay, for a second, lets scratch that and choose a slightly less politically charged term. Someone doesn't like to be disputed with alternative views, counterclaims, research and fact. Someone wants you, the ...

17: IRAQ: Detained Children Abuse Allegations Surface

The United Nations Children’s Fund UNICEF) is profoundly disturbed by news reports alleging that children might have been among those abused in detention centres and prisons in Iraq, a spokesman said today.

18: Scoop Images: U.S. POWs Shown On Al Jazeera TV

An unknown group of U.S. soldiers have been captured by Iraqi forces. The U.S. mainstream media has not shown footage of the event, even though they have shown footage of Iraqi POWs. Apparently there are five U.S. soldiers captured, and an unknown number ...

19: St Molesworth: Things The PM Doesn't Want To Hear

Top 10 things Helen Clark doesn't want to hear from her MPs

20: UQ Wire: New Israeli Moving Van Mystery

Two Israelis driving a moving van were arrested in Tennessee last Saturday after leading police on a high-speed chase, marking at least the third time since 9/11 that Israelis in moving vans suspected of espionage in the U.S. have been taken into ...

21: Claimants' complaints valid

Many long term ACC claimants recently laid complaints with ACC's Office of the Complaints Investigator over David Rankin's inappropriate comments in media reports regarding Work Preparation Programmes.

22: Questions for Oral Answer - Wednesday, 12 May 2004

1. RUSSELL FAIRBROTHER to the Associate Minister of Education (Tertiary Education): What progress is the Government making towards its target of 6,500 Modern Apprenticeships by June 2004?

23: Photo-Essay 2: Tell Us Is This Liberation?

GRAPHIC IMAGES MAY DISTURB: The purpose of information sharing is to empower individuals to make informed choices. If publishing these images causes those, who would support more killing to consider their decisions, then publishing is justified.

24: - road safety information

The LTSA is encouraging people to visit the new website to access road safety information and to get their driving up to scratch.

25: Chilling Portrait One Shot On Show At The Edge

Love, revenge and celebrity obsession come together in the acclaimed black comedy, One Shot, opening at the Herald Theatre, Aotea Centre, THE EDGE® in June.

26: Iraq: New Zealand Shares the Shame

New Zealand’s participation in Iraq becomes more shameful and less tenable by the day.

27: The Abortion Bonus

In a similar way to the economic upside that is now being attached to divorce – that it doubles the market – researchers are now redefining the economic and social consequences of abortion. Abortion used to be a purely moral issue with the debate surrounding ...

28: Nathan Gray: Water Wars – A Nuclear Travesty

A sonic boom pierces my ears as a military jet screams overhead towards Pakistan. I'm in the Indian state of Rajasthan, about 73 kilometres from the Pakistan border, staying in a 900 year-old palace fort with ancient temples and army troops all around.

29: Photo-Essay 2: Death and Casualty From Iraq

Editor’s Warning: The images in this series are horrific and depict the reality of injury and death in this US-led War against Iraq. Scoop is determined that its editorial policy will continue to serve truth, accuracy and honesty and that its reportage ...

30: Nuclear Deception And Learning On The Job

President Bush and his embattled Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld have enough problems right now without having Don Brash in Washington without the guiding hand of a responsible adult, says New Zealand First leader Winston Peters.


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