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National Radio Midday Bulletin

1. The Crown is opening its case against the man accused of the Hope and Smart murders. The Crown says Scott Watson had the motive and the opportunity and gave himself away by his actions afterwards.

2. Nato troops crossing Kosovo have killed at least two Serbs in the first violence of the occupation. German troops exchanged fire with two men killing them and in another area British troops killed a man who opened fire on them. Two journalists have also been killed by unidentified people

3. Talks are underway about the unexpected Russian occupation of the airport in Pristina. American officials are playing down the significance of the move.

4. Food prices fell by nearly half a per cent in May.

5. The Aids Foundation is urging schools to put systems in place so HIV infected children can take part in a normal school life.

6. A depositions hearing is underway of four former IRD workers charged with corruption in relation to selling confidential information.

7. A highly critical report into the community wage scheme has led Labour to confirm it will scrap the scheme if they come into power.

8. Air New Zealand says things are running smoothly despite the majority of the their pilots taking strike action.

9. Labour says it has an answer to a stand-off about how to set up a Food Standards Authority.

10. The RSA says it is still a powerful lobby group despite NZ not being involved in a 'hot' war for decades.

11. There are concerns about alcohol abuse causing problems during major events in Auckland later this year.

12. The unofficial search for a missing fisherman in the Marlborough Sounds is to continue for another two days.

13. A new study in the United States shows that women who are physically active are more successful at giving up smoking.

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