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
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.
'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.
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.
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