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National Radio 9am Bulletin

EAST TIMOR: Head of NZ Institute of International Affairs says the UN will be reluctant to arm itself in East Timor. The UN will resist the urge to arm its people, he says. "The UN sees itself as a peacekeeper."

SUHARTO SUES TIME: Lawyers for former Indonesian President Suharto have filed a defamation suit against Time Magazine in Jakarta. The article dealt with $15 billion in assets allegedly in the President's family's posession. Allegations concerning $9 billion transferred to Austria however do not appear to be well supported.

SOLOMONS: The ICRC says it has delivered food and supplies to 1000 displaced people in the Solomon Islands.

BABY DEATHS: Findings are due out today into a treatment linked to the death of 5 babies in Auckland in 1993 and 1994. The percussion therapy technique has been under an inquiry for a while.

POWER CUTS: Better lines of communication needed between Trustpower, Delta and their customers says Energy Minister. A small number of homes are still

TURKEY: Kurdish rebels have stepped up terrorist actions following the death sentence issued against their leader Abdullah Ocalan - a suicide bomber has attacked a police station in Ardana, In instanbul a bomb was planted in a rubbish bin at a park.Ocalan's workers party has threatened violence throughout Turkey unless the death sentence against Ocalan is ended.



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