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1: Return Of The King Trailer Is Here! brings you this exclusive first look at THE RETURN OF THE KING! This file was sent to us by person or persons unknown, it shows 1:35 minutes in GLORIOUS quicktime a TON of shots from ROTK. Sam and Frodo in Moria, Pippin and Merry, Gandalf ...

2: China Urges USA To Recognise Tibet Part of China

China urged the United States to honour its commitment to recognize Tibet as a part of China and not support "Tibet independence.''

3: U.S. Will Do What Is Necessary to Win Iraq Victory

President Bush, in a televised speech to the nation September 7 from the White House, said "Iraq is now the central front" in the war on terrorism, and the United States "will do what is necessary, we will spend what is necessary," to ...
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4: DEA Breaks Up Key Colombian Drug Syndicate

Washington -- The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has announced it has broken up a key Colombian drug and money-laundering organization through large-scale arrests, the capture of significant amounts of illegal drugs, and the seizure of ...

5: Rapid restoration of Iraqi sovereignty priority

Seeking to further define the role of the United Nations in Iraq and accelerate the early restoration of Iraqi national sovereignty, Secretary-General Kofi Annan will meet with the Foreign Ministers of the five permanent members of the Security Council ...

6: Toni Solo: Terrorists, Friends And The Bogota 3

When President Bush attends fundraisers in Miami he certainly needs to watch out for terrorists. But no worries - they're likely to be on the invited guest list. Orlando Bosch and Virgilio Paz are just two prominent Miami Cubans who were members ...

7: Ardern charged with disorderly behaviour

National Party Deputy Leader Roger Sowry says the Party is surprised that a decision has been made to prosecute Taranaki - King Country MP Shane Ardern for disorderly behaviour.

8: AIDS, malaria and TB greatest threats to humans

There is no greater threat to individual human security than HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis, a senior official of the Global Fund set up to help combat those illnesses said today at a briefing at United Nations Headquarters in New York.

9: Prebble Stunned by MP's Prosecution

ACT Leader Richard Prebble said today he was very concerned at the action of the police in prosecuting a Member of Parliament for something that occurred within the precincts of parliament.

10: Sludge Report 158: Who's Driving the Gambling Bill

Apparently not George Hawkins from what Sludge hears around the halls today.

11: Questions for Oral Answer - Wednesday, 10 Sept.

1. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by her statement that she had heard that "traditionally Maori did not consider they owned those areas but they were most certainly kaitiaki. Now there may be the genesis of the answer ...

12: Questions & Answers For Oral Answer

1. MARC ALEXANDER (United Future) to the Minister of Justice: Does he remain satisfied that the Sentencing Act 2002 is working in the best interests of the victims of crime and protects the safety of the community; if not, why not?

13: Democratic Republic of Congo: Children at war

Although the Transitional Government of National Unity of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has recently been established, thousands of children in the DRC continue to compelled to sacrifice their childhood for the political and military advancement ...

14: Inside A U.S. Election Vote Counting Program

Publication of this story marks a watershed in American political history. It is offered freely for publication in full or part on any and all internet forums, blogs and noticeboards. All other media are also encouraged to utilise material. Readers ...

15: Hard News 10/09/03 - Vices

What kind of family-friendly party uses its limited political leverage to procure changes in gambling laws that will, without a shadow of a doubt, destroy a few more families? United Future, apparently. The new Gambling Bill, which passed another ...

16: Annan Planning Ministers Iraq Meeting in Geneva

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan told reporters September 8 that he would meet that day in his conference room with members of the U.N. Security Council in search of a solution to the issues of Iraq, and that he hoped to meet on the same ...

17: Neo-liberal Nicaragua: Neo Banana Republic

When US-backed candidate Violeta Chamorro won the most observed election ever in Nicaragua in 1990, she promised Nicaraguans that US government aid would quickly put the country back on its feet. After a decade of war, exhausted Nicaraguans took ...

18: Search intensifies for missing Featherston girl

It’s been 24 hours since missing Featherston six-year-old Coral Ellen Burrows has been seen and police are becoming increasingly concerned for her safety.

19: W32.Sobig.F@mm - updated statistics

Here's the latest updates on W32.Sobig.F@mm from the Symantec Security Response experts: Symantec Security Response has received a total of 6,031 submissions, of which, 654 are corporate submissions and 5,377 are consumer infections.

20: Scoop Has Feedback: Aquada Article Misleading

This article is extremely misleading ( amongst many others)and fails to acknowledge the 'actual' inventor being Terry Roycroft of Auckland.

21: Hard News 09/08/03 - Transgressions And Trains

Lock 'im up , demands this morning's Herald editorial on the disgraced TV3 newsreader Darren McDonald, who displayed insufficient "remorse, contrition and acknowledgment of guilt" to be allowed to apply for home detention. McDonald's star appearance on ...

22: Jane Kelsey: Erecting Defences Around The WTO

The symbolism of a World Trade Organisation under siege intensified as the security cordon around the venue for the WTO’s fifth ministerial meeting began tightening today.

23: UN Radio: Annan To Geneva For Iraq Meeting

Special Report: Civil Society Offers Expertise to UN: European Parliament Commissioner Rocard presents memorandum of International Ethical, Political and Scientific Collegium

24: Talks to bolster transition in Liberia underway

While talks aimed at shaping United Nations support for Liberia's transitional government got underway today in the capital Monrovia, the country's interior remains gripped by rumours of fresh rebel violence, forcing relief agencies to scale back operations ...

25: FAct Sheet: Budget Request For War Funding

The White House issued a fact sheet September 8 on President Bush's request to Congress for $87 billion to help pay for military and intelligence operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, and elsewhere in the war on terror, and for the reconstruction of both ...

26: Sludge Report #154 – Bigger Than Watergate!

In This Edition: Bigger Than Watergate! - How To Rig An Election In The United States - Fantasy vs Reality - How We Discovered The Backdoor - Evidence Of Motive - Evidence Of Opportunity - Evidence Of Method - Evidence Of Prior Conduct - Consistent Unexplained ...

27: Martin LeFevre: Crawling Back to the UN

The self-appointed President of the World spoke to the mostly sleeping-walking citizens of America last night.

28: Cancun: Kicking away the ladder?

The WTO's 'development round' trade talks get started in Cancun this week, looking for agreement on a number of issues that could impact on the lives of millions in some of the World's poorest countries.

29: Chomsky: US Press An Instrument of State Policy

Telephone interview by Bernie Dwyer for with Professor Noam Chomsky of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 28th August 2003 .

30: Mothers Lift Tops To Stop GE Moratorium Lifting

Women from the group MAdGE (Mothers Against GE in Food and the Environment) this afternoon tore off their tops exposing hot pink and black bras and waved GE Free flags to astonished MPs during question time in the house.

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Ramzy Baroud: The Palestinian Cause Belongs To The World

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