Month: July 2005

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Dave reports from the bridge of the Rainbow Warrior, in New Zealand, on the eve of the 20th anniversary of the bombing of the ship's predecessor... I'm currently using my laptop to connect to the 'net via GPRS, while standing at the chart table on the bridge of the Rainbow Warrior. We're currently docked in Whangaroa (pronounced 'fangaroa') up the very north tip of New Zealand. It's been a strange few days. We left Auckland yesterday in a flurry of media and in a flotilla of sailing ships, almost 20 year to the day since the first Rainbow Warrior was bombed by the French Secret Service, just a few hundred metres from our berth. Last night we sailed north, with a ship full of visitors. Our skipper is Pete Willcox - skipper of the old Warrior 20 years ago, on the night it was attacked. Also on board is Marelle...

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Rape. Murder. Incest. Abortion and buried babies. It has all the hallmarks of a Hollywood horror movie. But something is wrong with this story. Very wrong... In the wake of the horrifying events unfolding in London, another, much smaller news story which had been getting significant news coverage globally has slipped quietly away. No, not the G8 summit or the Make Poverty History campaign. Rather, the story that has come to be known as the 'Dalkey baby' story. The story For those of you not in the loop on this, the following extract (taken from the Irish Independent breaking news site) says: The Garda (Police) dig in at at the back of a house in Dalkey (Dublin, Ireland) where they were searching for the body of a baby boy concluded today. Investigating officers stated that nothing of apparent evidential value had been found, but they stressed that all aspects of...