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TV3 6pm News

TIMOR: Kiwi troops are guarding a building in Timor which mysteriously went up in flames today. The UN fear the building was torched by militia to conceal evidence of atrocities.

TROOPS: More Kiwi troops left for East Timor today.

CRASH: Grieving relatives laid flowers at the site of Britain's worst ever train disaster today. The death toll is expected to be well over 130.

RAIN: Rain played havoc with Auckland traffic today with over 25 accidents in the area.

DAM SLIP: The river dam in South Westland has survived a night of rain. The rain has stopped and residents have moved back into the area.

VOUCHERS: Holders of Musicman gift vouchers may be out of pocket by $1 million after the company responsible for them went bust this week. They are now effectively useless.

NELSON HOSPITAL: Nelson Hospital is due for a $35.5 million upgrade by 2002 the government announced today.

HOUSE: The House has risen for the last time before the election. Sir Bill Birch farewelled Kiwi politics today after holding 17 portfolios and having forwarded 80 bills.

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