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National Radio 8am Bulletin

East Timor – Chechnya – Nuclear Accident – MP Numbers – World Cup Rugby – Hokianga School – South Pacific Forum

EAST TIMOR: The UN is delighted with an Indonesian government decision to allow 200,000 Easxt Timorese refugees to return to East Timor from camps in West Timor.

CHECHNYA: The Russian military is broadening its assault on Chechnya. Russian forces are under orders not to suffer large numbers of casualties.

NUCLEAR ACCIDENT: Japanese officials are continuing investigations into last Thursday’s nuclear accident in Japan.

MP NUMBERS EDUCATION: A group of constitutional and electorall experts have organised an education campaign on why we should not reduce the number of MPs.

WORLD CUP RUGBY. NZ beat Tonga 45 to 9 in Bristol with Jonah Lomu scoring two tries. Lomu says he knew the Tongans would be fired up. Samoa won 43 9. And South Africa beat Scotland 46 29.

HOKIANGA SCHOOL: A Hokianga School reopens today after being moved in the aftermath of flash floods in January.

SOUTH PACIFIC FORUM: South Pacific Forum has opened in Palau. Topics to be discussed likely to include East Timor, Bougainville and shipments of Nuclear waste through the Pacific.

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