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edit NAL TODAY— 16.JUL.2008— World Notes: International News in Brief

BRISBANE-- The Whummlin World Cup scandal took another turn as the Ouisconsin women's skip Kassandra Jenssen resigned, causing her team to drop out of the tournament and forfeit its scheduled match against English Australia. Jenssen faces ongoing allegations of inappropriate financial deals with gamblers, some connected with Chicago Pegré members. English Australia will face Cuba today in the next round of competition.

TOKELAU ISLANDS-- The much-anticipated election that may turn this Pacific republic into a privatized state has been postponed, according to the islands' provisional government. The Tokelauan people will vote on the controversial proposal early in September. The islands are currently a part of Fijian Polynesia.

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(To be added to http://www.bethisad.com/news2008b.htm. Source: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/conculture/message/31187)

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