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Top Scoop Stories - 09 October 2007 News Summary


Today's Top Scoops - October 09, 2007

LEAD STORY:

Scoop Flashback: Hayley, Jock And The PM In Happier Times - Two Days Ago

NZ POLITICS:

Images: Weapons Makers Protested In Wellington
World News: Top Kiwi At UN Giving Seminar In Wellington
Defence: Air Force Orion Saves Tongan Fishermen

WORLD:

Viral Migration: Viruses From Tropics Moving To Temperate Zones
Cyber Crime: Foundation Laid For Global Cybersecurity Roadmap
Maldives: Radical Religious Group Surrender To National Defense Force
War Zone: Australian Soldier Killed In Roadside Bomb Attack
Money On Trees: World Bank Violated Own Rules On Rainforests
World Education: Lack Of Qualified Teachers Obstacle To Education For All

COMMENT:

Dylan Quinnell: Mugabe's Madness - Zimbabwe In Turmoil
Michael Collins: Lousy Leaders & How to Get Rid of Them
Suzan Mazur Confronts Carl Bernstein On Mena
Stateside With Rosalea: Play Big
Cynthia Boaz and Shaazka Beyerle: Burma's Saffron Revolution - Goodbye, Generals


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LEAD STORY

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Scoop Flashback: Hayley, Jock And The PM In Happier Times - Two Days Ago - The Eiffel Tower, one of the world's most iconic landmarks, was this week joined by the world's largest inflatable rugby ball. The official unveiling of New Zealand's rugby Ball - that measures 25 metres long and 12 metres high - took place two days ago in Paris at the foot of the Eiffel Tower at le Champ de Mars during sunrise. New Zealand Prime Minister, Helen Clark, was there to officially declared the giant rugby Ball 'open' to kick-off New Zealand's Rugby World Cup 2011 campaign. More>> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0710/S00104.htm


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NZ POLITICS

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Images: Weapons Makers Protested In Wellington - A small but enthusiastic and noisy group of protestors from Peace Action Wellington welcomed delegates to a conference of Weapons manufacturing companies being held at the Duxton Hotel this morning. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00117.htm


World News: Top Kiwi At UN Giving Seminar In Wellington - Senior New Zealander in the United Nations, Ross Mountain, is to address a Wellington branch meeting of the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs on 11 October. Mountain represents the UN Secretary-General in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0710/S00076.htm

Defence: Air Force Orion Saves Tongan Fishermen - A Royal New Zealand Air Force Orion crew saved the lives of six fishermen on the weekend when it located their boat, Denisiola, drifting 10km North of Tonga. The crew found the stranded sailors at 4.30pm on Saturday after flying three hours from RNZAF Base Whenuapai in Auckland. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0710/S00093.htm


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WORLD

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Viral Migration: Viruses From Tropics Moving To Temperate Zones - Animal diseases are advancing globally and countries will have to invest more in surveillance and control measures, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today, citing West Nile Virus, Crimean Congo Haemorrhagic Fever and other plagues that have crossed from tropical to temperate zones. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0710/S00210.htm


Cyber Crime: Foundation Laid For Global Cybersecurity Roadmap - The legal, technical and institutional challenges posed by cyber-threats and cybercrime are global and far-reaching. Experts at a UN-backed conference have agreed to jointly take action to combat the constantly evolving and increasingly sophisticated challenges posed by cybercrime. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0710/S00216.htm


Maldives: Radical Religious Group Surrender To National Defense Force - A special operation which began yesterday in the island of Himandhoo, by the Maldives Police Service and the Maldives National Defense Force has ended with the radical religious group from the island surrendering to the authorities without any conditions. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0710/S00218.htm


War Zone: Australian Soldier Killed In Roadside Bomb Attack - One Australian soldier serving with the Reconstruction Task Force in Afghanistan has been killed and another soldier wounded when Bomb detonated next to their vehicle in Oruzgan Province. The wounded soldier was provided with immediate first aid and evacuated to a nearby medical facility by an ISAF helicopter. He is undergoing further treatment. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0710/S00219.htm


Money On Trees: World Bank Violated Own Rules On Rainforests - The World Bank encouraged foreign companies to destructively log DRC's rainforests, endangering the lives of thousands of Congolese Pygmies; misled Congo's government about the value of their forests, and repeatedly broke their own rules. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0710/S00203.htm


World Education: Lack Of Qualified Teachers Obstacle To Education For All - The growing shortage of qualified teachers is the main challenge to the realization of international education targets, including the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the head of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said in a message issued to mark the Day. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0710/S00187.htm


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COMMENT

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Dylan Quinnell: Mugabe's Madness - Zimbabwe In Turmoil - It was after the Canadian farmer had been missing for a few days that his neighbours became concerned. His family, who were in Harare for safety, were rung and when it was found he had not joined them, a search party was hastily set and sent to look for him. Later, they found what was left of him... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00113.htm


Michael Collins: Lousy Leaders & How to Get Rid of Them - Hey, hold on there! Who says we have lousy leaders? Just about everybody. Between 40% and 60% of voting age citizens stay away form the polls in just about every election. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00107.htm


Suzan Mazur Confronts Carl Bernstein On Mena - Much has been written about the CIA cocaine operation at Mena, Arkansas during Bill and Hillary Clinton's watch as governor and first lady of that state in the 1980s. So I wondered why Carl Bernstein left it out of his book on Hillary Clinton, A Woman in Charge, when the argument put forth by Clinton biographer Roger... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00102.htm


Stateside With Rosalea: Play Big - Behind the checkout desk in a clothing store, a handwritten sign intended to inspire the sales associates pretty much sums up what Washington, DC, is all about: Play big or go home crying. I want to go home crying every night, and not just from the exhausting enervating heat, humidity, and allergy-inducing swamp air of the place. The city is just so full of obstructions... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00104.htm


Cynthia Boaz and Shaazka Beyerle: Burma's Saffron Revolution - Goodbye, Generals - Just because we can't see protestors any longer doesn't mean they aren't there. The Burmese regime wants us to believe their claims that they have "restored normalcy" to the country. They want us to conclude that the repression was successful and that ... More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00111.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00078.htm


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, October 09, 2007

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