Indonesian Vice Presidency – Chechnya – GE Food Labelling – School Hopping – Britomart – Viagra – Guscott Retires
INDONESIAN VICE PRESIDENCY: The race for the vice presidency of Indonesia is over – Megawati Sukarnoputri has won the position. General Wiranto and Akbar Tanjung withdrew from the race. Megawati won by 100 votes. Extract from her speech translated.
CHECHNYA: A huge explosion has blasted the center of Chechen capital Grozny. Russia says it has not been firing missiles at the city.
GE FOOD LABELLING: The grocery marketeers association has warned that price rises of up to 6% on foods is possible if all food containing GE ingredients has to be labelled. ANZFA ministers are meeting to discuss the issue today.
SCHOOL HOPPING: Problem of school-hopping children needs to be addressed. Principal says that it makes it hard to plan.
BRITOMART: The Auckland City Council is to decide shortly whether the Britomart project is dead.
VIAGRA: A Christchurch coroner is calling for caution in the use of viagra after the death of a man of a heart attack.
GUSCOTT RETIRES: The England rugby centre Jeremy Guscott has pulled out of the Rugby World Cup and says he is retiring from the game.