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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: 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


3: 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


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: 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


6: Scoop Column: VisionCorp To Replace World Bank

East Timor independence leaders will meet with officials of the IMF and World Bank in Washington this week, while high-powered critics are calling for both organisations to be cut down to size to break their hold on poor nations. Scoop's West Coast correspondent ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00214.htm


7: Clark's Flip Flop Roading Policy

Labour leader Helen Clark has finally admitted that the principles of the National Government's roading policy must be implemented, despite previously criticising it, Transport Minister Maurice Williamson said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00555.htm


8: Expect Labour’s Personal Attacks To Continue

“New Zealanders can expect the Labour-Alliance bloc to run a negative campaign based around personal denigration of the Prime Minister,” SOE Minister Tony Ryall said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00554.htm


9: 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


10: National Radio Midday Bulletin

Legislation - Referendum - Extradition - Troops - Air NZ - Russia - IMF - Arthritis - Education - Prison Hostages

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/NM9909/S00183.htm


11: Scoop Advisory: Key Word Based Filtering Now Here

Scoop’s commercial Newsagent service has undergone a major upgrade implementing a new approach to the news filter interface which has been requested by many clients over the past few months.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00215.htm


12: United New Zealand Uniquely Placed For Election

United New Zealand is uniquely positioned to succeed at the coming General Election, according to leader and Ohariu Belmont MP, Hon Peter Dunne.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00551.htm


13: 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


14: 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


15: 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


16: Greens on track for election success

The Green Party has welcomed today's November 27 election announcement saying its key Coromandel electorate campaign is well advanced and it's on track to pass the five percent nationwide party vote threshold.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00548.htm


17: Labour Surges & National Stumbles In Manukau City

The Labour Party looks set to achieve considerable gains in electoral support throughout Manukau City at the forthcoming General Election. The surge in support for Labour comes at the expense of National and New Zealand First.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9909/S00100.htm


18: 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


19: Second study shows ACT best for jobs and growth

A second independent survey has found that the ACT Party's policies would have the most positive impact on job creation and economic growth.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00557.htm


20: 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

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