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Scoop Ratings - Today's Top 20

Today's Top 20 rating items on Scoop are...

1: Australian Troops Accused Of Torturing Militiamen

The following report was carried this morning in the Jakarta English language daily the Jakarta Post. It reports an East Timorese militia commander accusing Australian peace-keepers of torturing eight militiamen in Dili East Timor.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00210.htm


2: Heart of new government announced - Alliance List

The Alliance has released its party list naming the people who will be at the heart of a new government.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00540.htm


3: Rugby And Elections Speech – Simon Upton

There's a major contest looming sometime in November. New Zealanders are fixated on it. It will be a titanic struggle. The consequences of the result will be profound for this island nation. It is a watershed, a dividing line between going forward ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00539.htm


4: After APEC: Passing the buck

If you lower your sights far enough, you can always hit your target - even if it is your own foot. So it is with the success claimed for the APEC leaders' meeting in Auckland just ended.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00211.htm


5: HARD NEWS: Nice Dress, Shame About the Economy

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... so sorry to have missed last week's post-Apec appointment, but I was drugged by a shadowy group with links to powerful international financial interests and then taken to a secret location.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00206.htm


6: Scoop Column: VisionCorp To Replace World Bank

East Timor independence leaders will meet with officials of the IMF and World Bank in Washington this week, while high-powered critics are calling for both organisations to be cut down to size to break their hold on poor nations. Scoop's West Coast correspondent ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00214.htm


7: National Radio Midday Bulletin

Legislation - Referendum - Extradition - Troops - Air NZ - Russia - IMF - Arthritis - Education - Prison Hostages

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/NM9909/S00183.htm


8: Clark's Flip Flop Roading Policy

Labour leader Helen Clark has finally admitted that the principles of the National Government's roading policy must be implemented, despite previously criticising it, Transport Minister Maurice Williamson said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00555.htm


9: Images: Shooting - WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT

They show what appear to be Indonesian troops gunning down a youth in the street's of East Timor as he runs away.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00151.htm


10: Expect Labour’s Personal Attacks To Continue

“New Zealanders can expect the Labour-Alliance bloc to run a negative campaign based around personal denigration of the Prime Minister,” SOE Minister Tony Ryall said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00554.htm


11: United New Zealand Uniquely Placed For Election

United New Zealand is uniquely positioned to succeed at the coming General Election, according to leader and Ohariu Belmont MP, Hon Peter Dunne.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00551.htm


12: Wellington Woos Hiv Epidemic

“What sick irony! The very day that Wellington City Council proudly announces securing the Gay Tourism Convention, doctors in the capital are reported as being alarmed at the surge in sexual diseases in the region,” said Mrs Rosemary Francis, a spokesperson ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9909/S00097.htm


13: Countdown to National's defeat begins

Today's announcement of the general election date marks the beginning of the countdown to National's defeat, says Labour leader Helen Clark.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00545.htm


14: Scoop Advisory: Key Word Based Filtering Now Here

Scoop’s commercial Newsagent service has undergone a major upgrade implementing a new approach to the news filter interface which has been requested by many clients over the past few months.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00215.htm


15: Greens on track for election success

The Green Party has welcomed today's November 27 election announcement saying its key Coromandel electorate campaign is well advanced and it's on track to pass the five percent nationwide party vote threshold.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00548.htm


16: Scoop Opinion: Fire In The Sky

As Kiwi and Aussie diggers hunker down in Dili tonight their future is being decided not at home - where loved ones wait and elected leaders worry - but in Jakarta where the worries of East Timor are increasingly playing second fiddle to a domestic political ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00195.htm


17: Scoop Weekender - Hard News Special Bulletin

In response to an enthusisatic request from a Scoop Today subscriber we have today included the full text of Russell Brown's Hard News column... see below...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00212.htm


18: Bradford Speech To Tertiary Managers

As tertiary institution managers you have already had to operate in smarter ways as demands on resources have increased. But the increasing speed with which the world is changing means you will have to box even more cleverly if you are to keep your ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00550.htm


19: Electoral Roll Closes Soon – Reminder To Enrol

Time is running out to enrol for this year’s general election and referenda with the electoral roll closing for printing on Wednesday 27 October.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE9909/S00187.htm


20: Will Shipley use our troops for point-scoring?

Labour associate defence spokesperson Rick Barker said today he was appalled at suggestions the Prime Minister might visit Kiwi peacekeepers in East Timor - an outing that Mr Barker said would amount to a cynical, electioneering stunt.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00544.htm


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