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ISLAND COUP
Rebels' threat to shoot hostages
Rebel gunmen holding Fiji Prime Minister Mahendra Chaudhry and other MPs have threatened to shoot their hostages after the military and police declared their loyalty to the elected government, according to Radio Fiji. Full report. Plus:
Military, police back ousted PM
Fiji at flashpoint
Payback time? Coup leader shoots from hip pocket
Hamish McDonald: Fallout from a colonial time bomb
Personal diary: Coup started as a joke - but ended in chaos
Editorial: Fiji's wild non-coup
Comment: Irresponsible act a slap in the face of decency
News Focus: for the story so far.

NEW VIRUS THREAT
Love Bug 2: it's worse than ever
Don't open that email attachment just yet. New Love, a computer virus described as deadlier and harder to detect than the Love Bug, has crippled computer systems in the United States and Europe, major software makers warned yesterday. Any email attachment should now be treated with suspicion, the Australian Computer Emergency Response Team's senior security analyst, Mr David Conran, said. Full report.

THE CHRIS TYLER STORY
Bad company
From his 17-room mansion in one of the world's most exclusive suburbs, former Solution 6 boss Chris Tyler gives every indication he would rather not be found: "I have no interest in talking to you, goodbye." If Tyler's intention was to seek some privacy away from the prying media after resigning as the high-flying chief executive of Solution 6 on Monday, then he had picked the right spot. Full report.

RECONCILIATION
'Invisible man' leaves PM's handprints
It was meant to be a people's document. At its final crafting, the Prime Minister was in Israel. But internal papers that members of the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation used to write their declaration reveal that it has John Howard's handprints all over it. Full report. Plus:
Spectrum: Betrayal
News Review: Blood and water

THE REGION: WEST TIMOR
125 dead as floods sweep refugee camps
At least 125 people are feared dead and more than 35,000 others displaced after flash floods in Indonesian West Timor swept through border refugee camps in the region's worst flooding in 22 years. Full report.

COSTLY POLITICS
Hanson may have to refund $850,000
One Nation's founder, Ms Pauline Hanson, may be forced to pay back as much as $850,000 in election funding payments after the NSW branch of the party was deregistered by the State Electoral Commission yesterday. Full report.

OTHER TOP STORIES
Dollar up on RBA speculation
Howard's trade talks to boost Asian clout
Dreamers' oasis in the red earth
It seems someone pulled the pin ... and this Ansett jet fell on its nose
Big screen is not big-picture enough for Kureishi
Jeff in dot-com Tribe
More ...

WORLD
Violent ritual masks fading support for protests
Island jihad's menacing turn
Reform falters as corruption thrives
Exhibitionist on sex crusade
More ...

SPORT
Chelsea bid to salvage something out of season
Wolves search for common ground
Turland: Leave out Trampuz, Troop
Sir Frank the merciless ready to jettison young Jenson
More ...

BUSINESS
Tough call for Optus
$A lifts on talk of RBA buying
Is Ted talking up the new economy - or talking down our surpluses?
Rates, $A disquiet subdues market
More ...

NEWS REVIEW
The grapes of wrath
In a flap
Indonesia's secret civil war
Blue-blood brawl
More ...

SPECTRUM
Old man icon
Mind over mating
Prince of the city
And I am actually a supermodel astronaut
More ...


 -   INSIDE  


All hail the queen ...
Susie O'NeillThe queen is back and didn't the fans love it. Hayley Lewis, the one-time darling of Australian swimming, is in her third Olympic team after running away with the 800m last night. Plus:
More swimming stories
video.gif  Sam Riley on her future and Hayley Lewis on how she doubted she'd make it back. Plus: all the video and audio from the first seven days of competition in Sydney Games.
Will Perkins make the team? ... Live from 1500 (AEST).


Taylor - and models - turn it on
Liz TaylorCannes 2000: (1) Dame Elizabeth Taylor made a grand entrance at a star-studded charity fashion show to raise cash for AIDS research.
(2) Film fame beckons for UK director
Courtney Love Courtney Love says 'real pirates are record companies'; Sex with McGregor 'just a job'; Paula Yates fights back; Geri Halliwell puts some spice in her career


League HQ: Penrith win battle of West.
Rugby Heaven: Super 12 semi-final previews.
AFL: Saints finally come marching in.

Literary Lunch: Tim Rice
The world's best-known lyricist talks about his musicals, his relationship with Andrew Lloyd Webber and ... cricket.

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