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Hope for Russian Soldiers – Murder Victim’s Husband Speaks Out – Oil Company in Wgtn – Jane Clifton’s In The House

- HOPE FOR RUSSIAN SAILORS: A diving bell may be the last hope for the Russian sailors trapped in the Kursk, a nuclear powered submarine stuck on the Barrents Sea bed in the Arctic Circle. The diving bell could carry 10 to 15 people to the surface at a time, the RIA news agency said.

- MURDER VICTIM’S HUSBAND SPEAKS OUT: The husband of murdered Auckland woman Joanne McCarthy believes there are four people who know what happened at the couple’s Whangaparoa home on the morning of November 12, 1998. He says he still does not know why Travis Burns, who was found guilty of Mrs McCarthy’s murder yesterday, bludgeoned her to death. Mr Burns denies he was even at the couple’s home that morning.

- OIL COMPANY IN WGTN: Giant oil company Exxon-Mobil has announced it will base its customer service centre for Australia and New Zealand in Wellington.

- JANE CLIFTON’S IN THE HOUSE: Opposition MPs have renewed debate on the different English and Maori translations of the Treaty of Waitangi, after health documents were referred to the fourth article of the treaty. The English translation only has three articles.

Inside political headlines:

- Guardianship paper argues against ‘ownership’ of children;
- Shipley fails to prove Clark went dirt-digging;
- Waitangi clause could be deal hiccup
- Letter reveals plan to get around Lee
- Pettis tunes in from hospital
- Bill’s passage could cost $29m

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