AAP General News (Australia)
Vic: The main stories in today’s Melbourne newspapers
MELBOURNE, March 13 AAP – The main stories in today’s Melbourne newspapers
Page 1 – America unveils the world’s most powerful non-nuclear bomb.
Page 2 – Dying girl may live after she receives stem cell transplant from her naturally
conceived brother; Patrick Rafter wins Dawn Fraser Award; Victorian man dies when his
boast capsizes off NSW coast.
Page 3 – Drunk driver escapes jail because of blood test flaw; Sean Connery opposes
war in Iraq; Scientists find world’s oldest footprints on Italian volcano.
World – Libya is said to have reached a deal with the US and Britain to accept responsibility
for Lockerbie bombing; A juror expelled from court for wearing fcuk T-shirt; Thailand’s
male policemen battling unwanted advances from women and gay men because of hot uniform.
Coca-Cola has new rival called Mecca-Cola ; BHP Billiton pays more than $500 million
to cement its Calypso connection with the development of gas and oil field in West Indies.
Sport – Brad Ottens to miss at least 12 games because of prolapsed disc in back.
Page 1 – Commonwealth Games budget blows out to $1.1 billion; Prime Minister John Howard
to outline new reasons for war with Iraq; Two Australians imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay
will have their case taken to the US Supreme Court; World’s oldest footsteps discovered
in Italian volcano.
Page 2 – Channel seven to have half hour bulletin solely about Iraq on Monday; Disquiet
over Australia’s backing of war in Iraq reportedly widespread across intelligence sector;
Iraqis living in Shepparton protest over reports they were being spied on by police; US’s
pursuit of Iraq has effectively destroyed NATO alliance says strategic analyst; Federal
cabinet’s budget razor gang begins to shape budget; Jordan’s Islamic opposition group
warns Australia of backing US in war with Iraq.
Page 3 – Point Nepean land to become public parkland; Monash IVF criticises Epworth
Hospitals over delays in deciding whether to allow designer babies to help terminally
ill siblings; Speaker rules to allow breastfeeding in Parliament; Lorne one of Victoria’s
premier real estate spots.
World – US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld suggests Britain may pull out of attack
on Iraq; Anti-war Labor MPs have warned Tony Blair he could face a leadership challenge;
US military tested world’s most powerful conventional bomb.
Business – Consumer sentiment falls to lowest level in two years; Telstra announces
deals with Austar United Communications; Cameron O’Reilly set to play investment management
Sport – Brad Ottens to miss first half of season; Dean Rioli to play midfield in the
centre line for Essendon.