CHILD CANCER: The Child Cancer Foundation has told parents not to panic over suggestions that child cancer services should be moved from Dunedin and Wellington to Christchurch and Auckland. The HFA says it is considering the report and will make a decision in a couple of months.
TURKISH QUAKE: Heavy rain is hampering the relief effort in Turkey. Relatives of the missing want the search for survivors to continue.
CHECHEN REBELLION: Chechen Rebels say they have left a village in Dagestan – the Russian’s say they are lying.
EAST TIMOR: In Dili thousands of people have taken to the streets campaigning for independence. Outside of Dili there is increasing tension.
EAST TIMOR: New Zealand meanwhile is beefing up its contribution to the East Timor peace contingent.
DRUNK MUMS: Survey of expectant mothers shows many mothers still drink to intoxication.
Beatrice Faumuina finished fifth in the world athletics