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Scoop Today - Yesterday's Top 20

Yesterday's top 20 rating items on Scoop were...

1: Australian Troops Accused Of Torturing Militiamen

The following report was carried this morning in the Jakarta English language daily the Jakarta Post. It reports an East Timorese militia commander accusing Australian peace-keepers of torturing eight militiamen in Dili East Timor.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00210.htm


2: Rugby And Elections Speech – Simon Upton

There's a major contest looming sometime in November. New Zealanders are fixated on it. It will be a titanic struggle. The consequences of the result will be profound for this island nation. It is a watershed, a dividing line between going forward ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00539.htm


3: Heart of new government announced - Alliance List

The Alliance has released its party list naming the people who will be at the heart of a new government.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00540.htm


4: After APEC: Passing the buck

If you lower your sights far enough, you can always hit your target - even if it is your own foot. So it is with the success claimed for the APEC leaders' meeting in Auckland just ended.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00211.htm


5: Deceit And Deception - US Dealings in Indonosia

Deception, Deceit and Betrayal - More revelations today from official declassifed US Commerce Department documents on United States government dealings in Indonesia. John Howard reports, "Follow the Money."

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00200.htm


6: HARD NEWS: Nice Dress, Shame About the Economy

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... so sorry to have missed last week's post-Apec appointment, but I was drugged by a shadowy group with links to powerful international financial interests and then taken to a secret location.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00206.htm


7: Scoop Opinion: Fire In The Sky

As Kiwi and Aussie diggers hunker down in Dili tonight their future is being decided not at home - where loved ones wait and elected leaders worry - but in Jakarta where the worries of East Timor are increasingly playing second fiddle to a domestic political ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00195.htm


8: Scoop Weekender - Hard News Special Bulletin

In response to an enthusisatic request from a Scoop Today subscriber we have today included the full text of Russell Brown's Hard News column... see below...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00212.htm


9: NEWSFLASH: November 27th Election Date Set

The Prime Minister Jenny Shipley has just announced the election date will be November 27th.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00213.htm


10: US Intelligence Say Habibie “Right Type Of Person"

Recently declassified documents from the US Commerce Department reveal the Clinton White House intelligence report on Indonesian President, B.J. Habibie. In the CIA’s opinion Habibe is "the type of official needed today in developing countries." ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00140.htm


11: Images: Shooting - WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT

They show what appear to be Indonesian troops gunning down a youth in the street's of East Timor as he runs away.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00151.htm


12: The end is nigh

Labour Leader Helen Clark said today that with the election campaign poised to begin, three events in the past 24 hours emphasise the failure of nine years of National government and the need for a new Labour government.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00524.htm


13: Survey Confirms Scoop Social Decline Investigation

A report which shows 73 percent of households cannot meet all regular bills confirms Scoop reports into the plight of low socio-economic families.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00199.htm


14: Countdown to National's defeat begins

Today's announcement of the general election date marks the beginning of the countdown to National's defeat, says Labour leader Helen Clark.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00545.htm


15: Rankin - Ansett NZ Pilots Confront 90s' Reality

For most of this month, Ansett New Zealand pilots have been in dispute with their employer. Ansett New Zealand is 100% owned by News Corporation (meaning media magnate, Rupert Murdoch). The dispute is not just about Ansett.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00189.htm


16: Wellington Woos Hiv Epidemic

“What sick irony! The very day that Wellington City Council proudly announces securing the Gay Tourism Convention, doctors in the capital are reported as being alarmed at the surge in sexual diseases in the region,” said Mrs Rosemary Francis, a spokesperson ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9909/S00097.htm


17: New Indonesian Security Law Suspended

The sweeping new security laws passed by the Indonesian Parliament on Thursday have been suspended following violent clashes on the streets of Jakarta in which at least four protestors and one policeman have died.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00209.htm


18: Burglars Commit 20,000+ Privacy Heist - Wishart

The author of a bestselling book on privacy says a burglary that’s netted criminals the names, addresses and possibly even credit card details of thousands of New Zealanders may be the biggest ever privacy breach in this country.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00188.htm


19: Scoop Archive: Scoop Today - East Timor Latest And Much More...

All the latest news on East Timor and from around New Zealand - brought to you by Scoop - visit the site for much, much more...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/a1/c8/199909241740.f0f1452c.html


20: Peace in our time - Gordon Campbell

If Indonesia has treated the outside world with contempt over the last few weeks, it has been encouraged to do so. For decades, Indonesia was given carte blanche to rule East Timor as it saw fit, while New Zealand assured Jakarta that nothing would ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00202.htm

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