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1700 to 1707 NEWS
The police say security camera footage of slain Scottish tourist, Karen Aim, shows her movements were not impaired by alcohol. She was caught on camera leaving a BP service station, just before vandals set off an alarm at nearby Taupo-nui-a-Tia College. Detective Senior Sergeant Greg Turner. CUT Earlier today our reporter Matthew Farrell spoke to some of the neighbours. VOXPOPS Matthew joins us now. LIVE

The police in Balclutha have arrested two people and charged them with the murder of Kaitangata teenager Michael Hutchings. Mr Hutchings body was found in the Clutha river last Saturday. A 37 year old Kaitangata man and a 29 year old Kaitangata woman were arrested in Balclutha today. Detective Inspector Ross Pinkham joins us now. LIVE

No member of the royal family will be attending Sir Edmund Hillary's state funeral in Auckland next week. But the Queen has offered Sir Edmund's family a rare memorial service at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle in April. The Prime Minister, Helen Clark, this afternoon released details of the funeral and his lying in state. She says it will be special PREREC
Fears the US economy is falling into recession have once again spooked investors on Wall Street, and sent global markets tumbling. It came after the head of the US central bank Ben Bernanke offered a bleak view of the US economy. I'm joined by our business reporter Baden Campbell. LIVE

The police in Auckland have arrested a woman after post-mortem results revealed the extent of injuries suffered by a young baby. The findings show that 11-week-old Tahani Mahomed died as a result of a fractured skull and severe bleeding, but they also provide evidence of older injuries. Our reporter Lisa Thompson has details of the arrest PREREC

Close to 45-thousand people have packed Auckland's Mount Smart Stadium for this year's Big Day Out. Leilani Momoisea joined the crowds PKG
Kenya's opposition leader, Raila Odinga, has accused the government and the police of turning the country into "killing fields of the innocent" on the second day of protests against disputed elections. From Nairobi, here's the BBC's Adam Mynott: PKG

An Australian report says people almost double their chance of getting skin cancer if they use a sunbed before the age of 35. The report by the Queensland Institute of Medical Research recommends greater regulation of the tanning industry. Co-author, Louisa Gordon PREREC

The two anti whaling activists who boarded a Japanese whaler this week have been handed back to their Sea Shepherd ship, the Steve Irwin. But Sea Shepherd has vowed to pursue Japan's whaling fleet and disrupt its operations. An international law expert says the two men who boarded the japanese ship could still face charges if they are brought by Australian authorities. The ABC's Lindy Kerrin reports PKG

Three-year old identical twin sisters in Britain have helped doctors identify the cause of the most common form of childhood cancer -- leukaemia. Writing in the journal, Science, the research team said that by studying the twins -- one of which had leukaemia and the other which did not -- they were able to discover the stem cells that cause the cancer. The BBC's Matt McGrath has more details: PKG

One of Italy's best known culinary exports is Mozzarella cheese but its production is threatened by an infection in the Water Buffalo herd around the city of Naples. The Italian government has set up an emergency commission to try to stop the spread of the disease. From Rome, Christian Fraser reports : PKG

The former head of the Roman Catholic Church in Zambia, Archbishop Emmanuel Milingo, has held a chaotic book launch in Rome. The controversial archbishop was excommunicated by the Vatican for marrying and for attempting to ordain four married catholic priests as bishops in the United States. David Willey was at the event: PKG

There's a new claim that the tomb of Jesus has been discovered and kept hidden. It's renewed speculation that Jesus' adult life may have been a lot more complicated than previously thought. CNN's Ben Weederman explains PKG

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Reference number 36268

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Collection Sound Collection

Ngā Taonga Korero Collection

Credits RNZ Collection

Duration 01:00:00

Date 18 Jan 2008

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