Cervical Smear Inquiry Launched - The Government’s launched a ministerial inquiry into Gisbourne’s cervical cancer smear scandal. It comes after the Health Funding Authority revealed that discredited pathologist, Richard Botchrell, botched the smear readings of 119 women. 4900 smears have been retested so far. Another 20,000 smears still have to be read.
Quake Death-toll Rises - The death-toll in Taiwan’s worst earthquake this century is expected to rise through the night. While TV One News has been on air the death-toll has been revised to 802 dead,with thousands of others injured or trapped in the rubble.
UN Firms Control -
United Nations is tonight reasserting its control in East
Timor after the first
peacekeepers arrived in Dili. I Jakarta President B.J. Habibie told parliament that Indonesia should honour East Timor’s independence referendum result.