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

1: Full Coverage: Nicolas Berg Beheading

Firas Al-Atraqchi: Zarqawi Be Damned - Nicholas Berg screamed. He screamed when he saw the sword brandished in the hands of one of his captors. He screamed when he was pushed down on the ground and his held pulled back, ready for the slaughter. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00151.htm


2: Firas Al-Atraqchi: Zarqawi Be Damned

Nicholas Berg screamed. He screamed when he saw the sword brandished in the hands of one of his captors. He screamed when he was pushed down on the ground and his held pulled back, ready for the slaughter.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00124.htm


3: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00003.htm


4: Iraq: Beheading Of Civilian Condemned

Amnesty International condemns in the strongest terms the abduction and beheading of an American civilian by an armed group, Muntada al-Ansar, in Iraq - a video of which was released yesterday. The organization is appalled by the public display ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0405/S00145.htm


5: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00001.htm


6: NZ Broadband Prices Very Competitive – OECD

New Zealand broadband customers are getting good value. And New Zealand is doing well getting broadband to rural areas, the OECD has also found.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0405/S00167.htm


7: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0210/S00234.htm


8: Scoop Link: Seymour M. Hersh - The Gray Zone

The roots of the Abu Ghraib prison scandal lie not in the criminal inclinations of a few Army reservists but in a decision, approved last year by Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, to expand a highly secret operation, which had been focussed on ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00155.htm


9: Bush Condemns Brutal Execution of Nicholas Berg

THE PRESIDENT: I want to express my condolences to the family and friends of Nicholas Berg. Nicholas Berg was an innocent civilian who was in Iraq to help build a free Iraq. There is no justification for the brutal execution of Nicholas Berg -- no justification ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0405/S00126.htm


10: Suzan Mazur: Peak Oil - Debate Or Vendetta?

I sometimes think peak oil has already hit Manhattan as subways become increasingly unpredictable (although surveillance cameras are state-of-the-art) and escalator shut-downs present stair master survival challenges, a kind of perverse underground ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00143.htm


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http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0405/S00172.htm


12: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0310/S00118.htm


13: No Right Turn: Somebody's Going To Jail

Seymour Hersh's latest instalment in the New Yorker is earth-shattering:

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00167.htm


14: Images: 1 Million Cubans March Against US Policy

CUBA PROTESTS AND ACCUSES By Ángel Rodríguez Álvarez http://www.ain.cubaweb.cu/english/may13edprotest.htm

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0405/S00164.htm


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http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00335.htm


16: Public Address 17/05/04 - Running On Empty

Dear Island Life? Where are you? Got any more quizzes planned? How's Mary-Margaret? I'm very well indeed, and thanks for asking. I have this habit of saying "yes" to anyone who asks me to do a job - or at least any job that sounds like fun…

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00168.htm


17: Act's The Letter - 17 May 2004

The Primary, The Budget, The surplus, Family Facts, Beneficiaries the Winners, Brash's Economic Policy, War in Digital...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00339.htm


18: Don Brash Address - A New Agenda For Maori

May I begin by thanking you all - the President Judy Kirk, regional office-holders, electorate office-holders, delegates, Parliamentary colleagues - for the tremendous effort you have all put in over the last year. It has been a turbulent year. But ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00331.htm


19: Israel Agents Send NZ Message Via Asian-Based NGOs

Non-Government-Organisations with New Zealand connections are being sent a stern message from the Israeli intelligence community apparently in retaliation for New Zealand openly trying two suspected Israel intelligence connectives on passport charges.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00133.htm


20: NZ Vets Arrive In Cassino - North By North-West

CASSINO, ITALY -- New Zealand World War II veterans have arrived at the place of a famous battle at Monte Cassino, Italy.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00153.htm


21: Brash demonstrates his ignorance again

National leader Don Brash’s ill-informed latest attack on Maori tertiary students confirms he has no idea what he is talking about and has instead resorted to making up stories, Associate Education (Tertiary Education) Minister Steve Maharey said ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00346.htm


22: Full Coverage: Abu Ghraib Torture Scandal (2)

Just when I thought I couldn’t feel more disgust in this race-to-the-bottom ''war against terrorism,'' both sides attain new depths of human depravity.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00150.htm


23: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00265.htm


24: Progressive saves centre-left Majority post-Turia

Mrs Tariana Turia's decision to resign from Labour today in order to establish a new Maori party which apparently supports privatising the justice system threatens neither the stability of the Labour-Progressive government nor the Centre-Left's ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00337.htm


25: Nuclear Notes Reveal Brash Amateurism

Rt Hon Winston Peters has described the release of the MFAT notes on the Brash meeting as unfortunate, but revealing of Dr Brash’s inexperience and inability to handle foreign affairs issues.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00320.htm


26: Martin LeFevre: Whirling on the Axis of Twin Evils

Just when I thought I couldn’t feel more disgust in this race-to-the-bottom ''war against terrorism,'' both sides attain new depths of human depravity.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00149.htm


27: Corporate Political Censorship Runs Wild

It appears that the Corporate Media giants have decided to cripple the efforts of the most effective critics of Bush Republicanism going into the 2004 Presidential elections.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00166.htm


28: PM welcomes new film projects

Prime Minister Helen Clark has welcomed the announcement at the Cannes Film Festival that two new films are to go into production in New Zealand.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00336.htm


29: Emirates Springs Dubai Summer Surprises

Emirates Airline is offering its customers worldwide a fantastic opportunity to experience northern summer fun in Dubai with travel packages that start from as little as US$29.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0405/S00176.htm


30: Scoop Archive: UQ Wire: 9/11 Visibility Project - Action Alert

A number of AMAZING breakthroughs are taking place right now within the 9/11 Truth movement. There are so many, in fact, that we decided to compile them together into this single ACTION newsletter, rather than send them out one at a time.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/37/e7/200405141149.61e7bd7f.html

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