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National Radio 8am Bulletin

US Elections – Israel – Research Rewrite – Small Print – Prostitution Bill – Auckland Incident

US ELECTIONS: A recount of votes is underway in Florida following an extraordinary sequence of events in the early hours this morning US time. Whoever wins Florida will become President. Election officials say the recount will not be complete till 11am tomorrow NZT. There is a quiet confidence in the George Bush camp that the recount will increase the Bush majority. The only other state undecided in the contest is Oregon. In the latest count Al Gore has 260 votes to George Bush’s 246. Republicans have retained control of Congress but Democrat Hillary Clinton has won an historic senate victory in New York. MSNBC is predicting the senate will end up in a 50/50 tie.

ISRAEL: The Israeli PM has told world leaders he is willing to accept the creation of a Palestinian state. But only if it arises out of agreement, and not if it is declared unilaterally by the Palestinians. Five more people have been killed overnight.

RESEARCH REWRITE: FRST is rewriting a document on research that suggests moving research funding into genetic research. The Minister of Research says FRST’s new priorities relate to working with the private sector.

SMALL PRINT: The Commerce Commission says that companies cannot hide details in small print of advertisements. ASB Bank has been fined for misuse of small print in a home loan advertisement.

PROSTITUTION BILL: A bill which would decriminalise prostitution has been sent to a Select Committee for consideration by a substantial margin with 87 votes in favour.

AUCKLAND INCIDENT: The police in Auckland are refusing to release details of an incident in the suburb of Kelson that is causing major traffic delays in Auckland this morning.

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