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

1: Hans Blix - Iran Has Legal Right To Enrich Uranium

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Iran has ''a legal right'' to enrich uranium for peaceful purposes, but an attack by the U.S. or Israel would probably push the Iranians to build a nuclear bomb, former top U.N. weapons inspector Dr. Hans Blix said.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0502/S00087.htm


2: Investigation: The Meningococcal Gold Rush

New Zealand's meningococcal disease story, as unravelled through analysis of previously secret documents obtained under the Official Information Act, reveals that the New Zealand government, media and public have been mislead and manipulated by officials, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0502/S00064.htm


3: Manisha Koirala: Give the King and Nepal a chance

Nepal's conditions have been going from bad to worse, there is no law and order, no peace and no security. The economic conditions too have deteriorated. I grew up in the country, and though a child's memories are always beautiful, I do remember ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0502/S00172.htm


4: Dipta Shah: Making Sense out of Non-sense

With the Royal proclamation of February 1, 2005, Nepal has once again been thrust onto the international arena, grabbing headlines and courting controversy. The image portrayed has all the elements of international disapproval, dissention, and emotionally ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0502/S00090.htm


5: Nigeria: Fight for Oil Wealth Fuels Violence

Nigeria: Fight for Oil Wealth Fuels Violence in Delta Government Must Combat Impunity; Oil Industry Should Ensure Transparency

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0502/S00156.htm


6: Bush Puppets Push For New Law To Protect Drug Cos.

Autism rates across the country have grown over 1000% since 1990, according to the National Autism Association. Autism was first diagnosed as a disorder in the 1950s. The symptoms described then are essentially the same as those used to diagnose autism ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0502/S00076.htm


7: Opening Of Stonehenge Aotearoa - E=mc² Launched

OPENING OF STONEHENGE AOTEAROA AND THE LAUNCH OF E=mc² The Story of the Universe

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0502/S00025.htm


8: Questions for Oral Answer - 8 February 2005

1. RON MARK to the Minister of Police: Is he satisfied that the policy of police having dedicated highway patrol units is not reducing the ability of police to respond to emergency situations?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0502/S00149.htm


9: Top writers’ evening to benefit tsunami relief

Eight top New Zealand writers will appear together at an 11 February event in Wellington to raise funds for the New Zealand Red Cross’s relief work in tsunami-affected areas of Asia.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0502/S00061.htm


10: Media Blackout Outside Kathmandu - Royal Crackdown

The International Federation of Journalists’ (IFJ) grave concerns for the safety of media in Nepal were reinforced today after it was confirmed that King Gyanendra has ordered a complete black out of all media outside the Kathmandu Valley.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0502/S00159.htm


11: Fair.Org: The Emperor's New Hump

In the weeks leading up to the November 2 election, the New York Times was abuzz with excitement. Besides the election itself, the paper’s reporters were hard at work on two hot investigative projects, each of which could have a major impact on ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0502/S00072.htm


12: Images: Alanis Morissette "Exposes" US Censorship

In a pre-planned, live sketch last night at The 2004 JUNO Awards, Canada's music awards, host Alanis Morissette made light of the recent Super Bowl controversy in the United States when she ''exposed'' herself on Canadian television.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0404/S00053.htm


13: Public Address 8/2/5: Talkback Radio With Pictures

I confess, I briefly wondered whether I had chanced upon a stray episode of Eating Media Lunch during the first item of the debut airing of Prime TV's Paul Holmes vehicle, Paul Homes. The eponymous host linked live to reporter Solina Theron for a report ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0502/S00094.htm


14: George W. Bush: State Of The Union 2005 - Summary

In his State of the Union Address, President Bush described the state of our Union as confident and strong - the U.S. economy is growing steadily, more Americans are finding jobs, and our Nation is serving as an active force for good in the world. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0502/S00113.htm


15: Rice Interview With Turkeys Kanal-D TV

QUESTION: What do you think about the recent Kurdish statements about breaking away from Iraq as an independent state? Can you declare clearly that the US will not tolerate any division of Iraq and will not allow any unilateral changes by the Kurds in the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0502/S00193.htm


16: Kamala Sarup: The King and International Support

"I think the situation is extremely volatile right now. If India, United States, and Great Britain decide not to support the King, then it is very likely that the Maoists will come to power in Nepal and establish a communist Republic," Dr. Khagendra ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0502/S00067.htm


17: Rt Hon Winston Peters: “The Forgotten People”

An address by Rt Hon Winston Peters to GreyPower Mana/Tawa, Pataka Community Room, Porirua 2pm Tuesday 8 February 2005

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0502/S00155.htm


18: 200 Jobs Lost With Wellington Factory Closure

ASSA ABLOY New Zealand (formerly Interlock Group) Ltd, announced to staff today that all operations at the Miramar factory will wind down through this year culminating in the total closure of the Miramar plant by the end of 2005.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0502/S00087.htm


19: NZ Farmers Warned Over Loss of Access to Seed

New Zealand farmers urgently need to work together to protect their long-term access to seeds and the right to save seeds for planting each year.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0502/S00028.htm


20: Rice Interview With David Frost on BBC's

QUESTION: And, going on from there, we were looking at a website of your supporters here and, lo and behold, on that it says "Condi for 2008".

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0502/S00189.htm


21: Protemix Corporation Steps On World Biotech Stage

New Zealand biopharmaceutical company Protemix Corporation has taken a major step forward in its development by recruiting a top American pharmaceutical expert to head up its new centre of northern hemisphere operations in San Diego.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0502/S00018.htm


22: Bush Pays Halliburton For Services Never Rendered

As of June 2004, the Government Accounting Office estimated that more than $1 billion in taxpayer money had been wasted due to illegal overcharges by contractors in Iraq, since the onset of the war. Furthermore, experts say that once the total is calculated ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0502/S00073.htm


23: Prestigious Backing for Marine Research

The Marine Ecology Research Group (MERG) at the University of Canterbury has, for the second time in five years, been funded by a major United States philanthropic organisation.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0502/S00027.htm


24: Office Costs increase per Workstation in NZ

Office Accommodation Costs increase per Workstation in New Zealand with Auckland ranking 71st Globally in 2005, rising from 78th Position in 2004

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0502/S00082.htm


25: World-first digital encyclopedia goes live online

Prime Minister and Minister of Arts, Culture and Heritage Helen Clark today launched Te Ara: the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, the first original, official, digital, national encyclopedia in the world.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0502/S00152.htm


26: Who Is Responsible For The Cost Of BMR?

Who's responsible for the illegal and inhumane imprisonment scheme which has so far cost us over a million dollars...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0502/S00086.htm


27: Norwegian, Cypriot, Kenyan, Lao PDR & Egyptian

New High Commissioners for Cyprus and Kenya and Ambassadors of Norway, Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) and Egypt present their credentials to Governor-General Dame Silvia Cartwright at Government House tomorrow (8 February at 11am).

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0502/S00067.htm


28: Rice IV With Germanys BILD Zeitung Newspaper

Interview With Kai Diekmann and Jorg Quoos of Germany's BILD Zeitung Newspaper Secretary Condoleezza Rice Berlin, Germany February 4, 2005

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0502/S00190.htm


29: Nepalese call for NZ Help to Restore Democracy

New Zealanders have a special responsibility to help the people of Nepal to restore democracy, Council of Trade Unions president Ross Wilson said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0502/S00071.htm


30: Mates Rates From Freedom Air

One fare, two people! Freedom Air launches a special three-day, two-for-one sale that will put a smile on Kiwi faces.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0502/S00081.htm

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