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1: 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.

2: Burma and multinational companies: who profits

The International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU) today released a new report on business with Burma. The 28-page document, entitled “Doing Business with Burma”, concentrates on investment in and trade with Burma and shows how foreign ...

3: Ghost Stories Haunting Thailand's Tsunami Zones

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Many Thais believe ghosts are wandering tsunami-hit beaches, spooking taxi drivers, making the Andaman Sea hungry for more victims, and jinxing an economic recovery for devastated resorts.

4: Public Address 27/01/05 - The Best Minds

TVNZ's Sofia Wenborn was in touch yesterday regarding my comments on Close Up and its poll. She notes that the programmes won its timeslot with a "significantly higher" share than the equivalent Holmes show last year...

5: Wave of deadly clashes in Sudan's Darfur region

Dozens of people have been killed or injured during a series of attacks by rebels or armed tribesmen against villages in Sudan's war-scarred Darfur region, the United Nations Advance Mission in Sudan (UNAMIS) reported today.

6: UNICEF appeals for $763 million for emergencies

Saying that people care deeply about youngsters caught in the emergencies that are highlighted by the news, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) today appealed for more than $760 million to help children struggling to survive conflicts and other ...

7: Global Warming May Have Exacerbated Tidal Wave

Rising Ocean Levels Tied to Global Warming May Have Exacerbated Tidal Waves' Destructive Power - Interview with Ross Gelbspan, journalist and author, conducted by Scott Harris

8: Maoism In India And Its Appearance In Nepal

India being a big neighbour, it is nothing wrong having co-operation in terms of military supplies and sharing of defence intelligence information. Although India, the U.S. and Britain have given the Royal Nepal Army weapons and training, the army ...

9: Iraqis To Bush: What Have We Done To Deserve This?

Despite Bush's endless hypocritical assertions about how we have brought freedom to Iraq, the truth is that almost all of the people in that country who have managed to survive the military attacks, have lost loved ones and had their lives ruined.

10: Bush Gives Key To Medicare Fund To Known Criminals

The new Medicare Prescription Drug Bill was supposed to make drugs more affordable for seniors citizens, but numerous studies reveal that it has done just the opposite.

11: Advertising Board rejects wind energy complaint

The New Zealand Wind Energy Association (NZWEA) has welcomed the rejection of a complaint to the Advertising Standards Complaint Board (ASCB) that an advertisement for wind energy was misleading.

12: Whatever Happened to Personal Responsibility?

As most of you know, I came into politics after a career in business and central banking. I did so because it is clear that this country will not provide future generations the opportunities which my generation has enjoyed unless we confront some fundamental ...

13: 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.

14: Rajen Prasad once again shows his political colour

"Families Commission boss Rajen Prasad is clearly protecting his own job with his misguided outburst today attacking Don Brash," says National Party Families spokeswoman Judith Collins.

15: $225 million Govt. boost for Wellington Transport

The government is to boost transport spending in the Wellington region by $225 million (excluding GST), Finance Minister Michael Cullen and Transport Minister Pete Hodgson announced today.

16: Equal Values Announces Its Arrival

The public launch this week of the newest entrant into the political arena was announced today by Party founder Adele Hughes, who outlined that the party has been preparing policy over the past year in preparation for the 2005 elections.


With air pollution contributing to some 12,000 deaths each year in Mexico City, the United Nations atomic watchdog agency, better known for its efforts to prevent the proliferation of nuclear weapons, is using nuclear technology to help the citizens ...

18: Wellington delighted by new funding

The Capital should be delighted at today's announcement of an extra $225 million in new money for transport in the Wellington region, Wellington Central MP Marian Hobbs said today.

19: Bill Berkowitz: Overdosed

Team Bush and Big Pharma's plan for the nation's mental health includes heavy emphasis on new and expensive drugs.

20: State Dept. Daily Press Briefing for January 26

VENEZUELA/COLOMBIA Query on What the U.S. is Doing to Enlist the Help of Other Hemispheric Partners to Resolve Dispute Issue of No Support for Terrorism Query on Whether Colombia Should Have Tried to Extradite FARC Members Captured in Venezuela

21: Jordan Carter: Reflections On Orewa II

So now we have the speech, and the media coverage, and it is as it was expected to be - a speech about the welfare system.

22: U.S. Declares Iraqis Can Not Save Their Own Seeds

As part of sweeping ''economic restructuring'' implemented by the Bush Administration in Iraq, Iraqi farmers will no longer be permitted to save their seeds, which include seeds the Iraqis themselves have developed over hundreds of years.

23: Has National's welfare spokesperson been silenced?

New Zealanders must be wondering what has happened to National's normally vocal welfare spokesperson Katherine Rich, Social Development and Employment Minister Steve Maharey said today.

24: Alberto Gonzales Lacks Respect for the Rule of Law

Statement of U.S. Senator Russ Feingold at the Senate Judiciary Committee on the nomination of Alberto Gonzales to be Attorney General of the United States.

25: Consumers Deceived as US GE Corn Arrives

One of the first products to be sold in New Zealand and identified as containing Genetically Engineered corn from the United States has arrived on supermarket shelves.

26: Electric Boat soon operating at Karori

An electric boat will soon be providing Karori Wildlife Sanctuary visitors with a unique experience of the Sanctuary from their lower lake.

27: Whatever happened to community responsibility?

Mr Brash’s proposals for welfare reform would see greater responsibility for the needy and vulnerable in our society passed from the State to church and community agencies, as was the case in the 1990s, says Catholic social justice agency Caritas.

28: Backpackers To Prop Up Post Tsunami Thai Tourism

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Low-budget, international backpackers will prop up Thailand's crippled travel industry, after tsunamis killed more than 5,300 people, destroyed beach resorts and made wealthier tourists fearful, the author of Lonely Planet's ...

29: New Zealand Flag worthy of respect

For most countries the national flag is but one of a number of national symbols. Every country has a national flag. Most also have one or more state, naval, merchant or official flag. In addition to flags, government or dynastic coats of arms are ...

30: OAS Secretary-General Candidates Jockey for Votes

The Secretary-General seat of the Organization of American States (OAS) is still up for grabs, but three candidates have appeared as the most likely to succeed former and now disgraced Costa Rican President Miguel Angel Rodríguez as OAS Secretary-General: ...


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