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National Radio 7am Bulletin

ACT Party Economics - Suzanne Bruce - Turkish Quake - Skeptics On Mexican Cancer Clinics - CHOGM - Lightning Strikes - EgyptAir Crash - Passenger Weight Survey - Afghanistan Protests - Golf - Cricket Victory

ACT PARTY ECONOMICS: The ACT Party is facing skepticism from other parties over the numbers used in its economic policy. Labour Finance spokesman Michael Cullen says the policy is based on an unrealistic value for TVNZ. Bill English also wonders how realistic it is.

SUZANNE BRUCE: Doubt is being cast over whether NZ First candidate Suzanne Bruce is or is not a candidate in the upcoming election. Ms Bruce stepped down on Friday. The party's local electorate chairman says it appears that Ms Bruce is still a candidate. Party President Doug Woolerton says she has resigned whatever the legal position is.

TURKISH QUAKE: Turks are burying their dead as rescuers race to find survivors from Friday's earthquake. Latest death toll 374.

SKEPTICS ON MEXICAN CANCER CLINICS: Head of the skeptic society says Mexican cancer clinics provide false hope for cancer sufferers.

CHOGM: Commonwealth Heads of Government are urging the military rulers of Pakistan to release the former PM Nawaz Sharif. In a statement the leaders have adopted a statement on trade.

LIGHTNING STRIKES: Lightning strikes have caused power disruptions in the South Island high country.

EGYPTAIR CRASH: It could be several days before the cockpit voice recorder from EgyptAir flight 990 reveals its secrets. The recorder was found at the weekend and is being inspected in Washington.



PASSENGER WEIGHT SURVEY: A CAA survey on passenger weight may be unfair to small airlines some say. The average passenger weight is considered 77kg but the CAA thinks passengers are getting heavier.

AFGHANISTAN PROTESTS: Thousands of protestors have attacked the UN mission in Kabul following the imposition of sanctions against Afghanistan by the US. The UN is condemned as a US puppet.

GOLF: NZ Golfer Michael Campbell has won the Johnny Walker open in Hong Kong.

CRICKET VICTORY: NZ has beat India by 48 runs in the fourth one day international. The series is now tied up at two all with one game to play.

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