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

1: Swarm Of Earthquakes Hits Wellington Region

Since 6.54pm this evening there have been five earthquakes in roughly the same spot 40km south east of Martinborough off the Wairarapa Coast.

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: Emirates' Airbus A380-800 Fact Sheet

Emirates was the first airline to order the A380 and has 45 on order for delivery ? more than any other carrier by far, and a full third of the firm orders received by Airbus for this new aircraft.

4: Warren Stewart: What Are They Hiding in New Mexico

In the shadow of overwhelming irregularities in the Ohio’s election, New Mexico has played out it’s own post-election drama almost unnoticed by anyone outside the state. Even before the November 2, New Mexico had been in the news for reports of malfunctioning ...

5: Jeanette Fitzsimons: “Picnic for the Planet 2005”

It’s good to be here on Waiheke with you, sharing what is at last a traditional New Zealand summer: sun, sea, families, home-grown music, fun and general goodwill. It’s also good to be back in Green heartland. Waiheke residents gave the Greens 21 percent ...

6: IBM serves up Australian Open results on demand

Melbourne, AUSTRALIA – January 18, 2005 -- Marking thirteen consecutive years as the Official Information Technology Provider to the Australian Open tennis tournament, IBM today announced a range of innovative new and enhanced initiatives to support ...

7: Public Address 19/1/04 - A Couple For The Road

Body Shop shaving cream. Body Shop shaving cream. All the way up Rte 91 to Hartford, an hour-long drive in hellishly slushy conditions, I quizzed myself about my partner's beauty products – actually, his only beauty product...

8: Tsunami Spotlights Long-Term Development Needs

18 January 2005, Bangkok –“Each year, half a million women die giving birth – that is the death toll from one Asian tsunami every four months. Every year, three million people die of AIDS. That is one tsunami every three weeks. Every year, 11 million ...

9: McDonald's dominates NZ Children's Food Awards

McDonald's has emerged as a leading contender in the second New Zealand Children's Food Awards, whose shortlist was announced at a ceremony at Parliament this afternoon.

10: Images: Departing LOTR Stars Meet Their Planes

The Lord of the Ring's stars come face to face with themselves on the side of Air NZ planes as they bid New Zealand goodbye at Wellington Airport before boarding the Air New Zealand 767 emblazoned with giant images of the characters Aragorn and Arwen.

11: Israel: Kate Raphael Bender Deported Thursday

Activist Kate Raphael Bender expects to be deported from Israel on Thursday. Below is additional information on her court case:

12: Sam Smith: Getting Through The Bad Times

Logic has failed us, theories have failed us, technology has failed us, policy has failed us, diplomacy has failed us, our military, our leaders in government, media, and the intelligentsia. . . even our faith seems to have failed us.

13: Guest Opinion: Why We Must Question Our Elections

I am a statistician. When I testified about electoral tampering in Martin County, Florida, in November 2000, I focused exclusively on the fact that the number of disputed ballots would have changed the outcome. That was shortsighted. As U.S. newspapers ...

14: Mexican tariff reductions benefit NZ and Mexico

New Zealand and Mexico will benefit from unilateral tariff reductions in Mexico, Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton said today.

15: Daniel Hopsicker: The Covert Op That Ate The World

While both of the terrorist pilots who crashed into the World Trade Center were students at Venice Florida’s Huffman Aviation, the flight school's owner Wallace J. Hilliard, 72, of Naples, FL., was simultaneously pursuing his own diplomatic opening to Fidel ...

16: To Torture or Not: How Is That Even the Question?

I just read another well-written, facts-inclusive article about the malevolent Bushies that comments on their continuous coddling of that country commonly commended for its commanding compassion: Saudi Arabia.

17: Scoop Link: Seymour Hersh - The Coming Wars

George W. Bush’s reëlection was not his only victory last fall. The President and his national-security advisers have consolidated control over the military and intelligence communities’ strategic analyses and covert operations to a degree unmatched since ...

18: Bush's Inaugural - After A Spritz Of "B.S. Away!"

During the past year, my Silicon Valley inventor-friend twice had demonstrated the efficacy of his amazing ''B.S. Away!'' * spray. He spritzed it on newspaper stories, television monitors, government press conferences -- and, voila!, the inner truth ...

19: Political correctness threatens 'the Kiwi way'

This week, Newman on-line looks at the origins of political correctness, its rise in New Zealand, and outlines what Kiwis can do to oppose it.

20: Tsunami Report: Thai Shops Selling Gruesome Photos

PHUKET, Thailand -- Shops are selling high-quality, color photographs of bloated, blackened corpses of foreign tourists and Thais who perished in the tsunami, and video compact disks showing waves battering and flooding Thailand's tiny islands.

21: UN Commissioner - Conditions in Gaza Horrendous

Peter Hansen, the Danish Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine (UNWRA), who will be will be leaving his position in March according to reports in the Danish media, spoke out about the conditions in Gaza, Palestine ...

22: Sec. of State-Designate Dr. Rice Opening

Dr. Condoleezza Rice Prepared Statement at Confirmation Hearing Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Washington, DC January 18, 2005

23: U.S. Foreign Policy: Question All Assumptions

Post-World War II U.S. foreign policy, including that of the Bush administration, has been based on certain assumptions about the nature of the world. Unfortunately, most of those assumptions are suspect.

24: Tsunami Devastation In Indonesia Truly Staggering

As the United Nations General Assembly held a plenary session in New York today on the devastating Indian Ocean tsunami, teams in the field painted a "truly staggering" picture of "enormous devastation" and the "enormous extent of human ...

25: UQ Wire: The Role Of The U.S. Government On 9-11

For 50 minutes, from 8:15 a.m. until 9:05 a.m. on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, the Federal Aviation Administration and the Department of Defense were aware that four domestic U.S. passenger airplanes had been hijacked.

26: 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 ...

27: Key Election Evidence Destroyed

A civil lawsuit, filed on behalf of eight New Mexico residents Friday claims that the certified results of the 2004 New Mexico general election demonstrate that voting machines used in the election malfunctioned seriously enough to affect the outcome ...

28: Tattoos Help Identify Tsunami Victims' Bodies

PHUKET, Thailand -- The popularity of tattoos among foreigners and Thais has helped identify bodies recovered from the tsunami, especially when it is difficult to match DNA with a relative, or find dental records, according to a U.S. government forensic ...

29: FYI: Kerry Calls For Rumsfeld To Be Fired

Mr. President, I was surprised and disappointed that you told the Washington Post last week that no Bush administration official should be held accountable for our failures in Iraq.

30: Death Penalty Emotionally Satisfying, Wrong Choice

Who wasn¹t shocked at the horrific stabbing murder of Mona Morriss? The person who did this is a monster. Rangitikei Mayor Bob Buchanan knows the solution. He wants the death penalty.


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