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Bus driver dies after being set alight by passenger in Brisbane's Moorooka, police say

ABC Online - ‎5 hours ago‎
Police have interviewed a 48-year-old man with "no apparent motive" who allegedly killed a bus driver by setting him alight at a stop in suburban Brisbane, leaving morning commuters and onlookers horrified.
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New Zealand Customs working with China over record meth seizure - ‎12 hours ago‎
New Zealand Customs officers are to work with law enforcement agencies in the Chinese mainland and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) after announcing their biggest ever methamphetamine seizure.

Finger-pointing over Dreamworld not helpful

The Age - ‎8 hours ago‎
To suggest that the tragic accident at the Dreamworld amusement park on the Gold Coast on Tuesday has had a visceral impact on people across Australia is no exaggeration.
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In 'failure of US democracy,' China's strongmen see a chance to get stronger

The Globe and Mail - ‎17 minutes ago‎
Rodrigo Duterte is not much given to the formalities of office. The Philippine President is prone to swearing in front of the camera, sports loafers without socks and conducts his leadership duties in an assortment of athletic polos and short-sleeved ...
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Michelle Obama joins Hillary Clinton in first joint rally

The Grio - ‎2 hours ago‎
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - As first ladies they could hardly have been more different. But as Democrats looking to fire up female voters, Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton were firmly bonded on Thursday.
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Landmark Hobart deal creates world's largest marine park

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎9 hours ago‎
The Antarctic Ross Sea is the healthiest marine ecosystem on the planet - home to toothfish, seals, a range of penguins and a unique population of killer whale.
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China denounces those who say graft battle aimed at political foes

Reuters - ‎5 hours ago‎
A man looks at a building covered in posters of Chinese President Xi Jinping in Shanghai, China, March 26, 2016. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo.
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DIY doctors: New Zealand medical students 'operating on themselves at home'

The Guardian - ‎9 hours ago‎
Some medical students at Otago University are practicing invasive medical procedures on their own bodies, a study has found. Photograph: Lynne Cameron/PA.
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The art of war on P, Tribal Huk style - ‎11 hours ago‎
Tribal Huk president Jamie Pink with his sledgehammer, which he used to get rid of P houses in Ngaruawahia. The photo was taken before he suffered his eye injury.
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'No one says mate like Helen' - hundreds pay tribute to the late Helen Kelly

TVNZ - ‎8 hours ago‎
Hundreds from across the country and around the world came in solidarity to pay tribute to Helen Kelly at an emotional public service today.
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Robbers use shotgun to force Auckland bar manager to open safe - ‎11 hours ago‎
A police employee at the Te Atatu Tavern this morning. A sliding door with smashed glass can be seen behind. Two men broke into a west Auckland pub and at gunpoint demanded the manager give them access to its safe.
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Masala restaurant boss sentenced for exploiting migrant workers - ‎14 hours ago‎
The head of an Indian restaurant forged documents to hire a woman as assistant manager, paid her $3 an hour and got her to do housecleaning, in a case described as exploitation of a migrant worker.

Expedia and cave to new rules as Commerce Commission intervenes in NZ hotel booking prices - ‎10 hours ago‎
Hotels like the Heritage in Christchurch will have more choice when offering prices to booking agencies and to guests who ask. People booking hotel or motel accommodation may be better off booking direct with providers as a result of intervention by ...
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First shops closed, jobs axed at Pumpkin Patch

Radio New Zealand - ‎11 hours ago‎
The receivers of the troubled children's clothing retailer Pumpkin Patch have started to wield the axe. Some of the 160 Pumpkin Patch stores across New Zealand and Australia are likely to close.
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New Zealand milk supplies down as wet spring takes its toll

Irish Independent - ‎16 minutes ago‎
The figures for September show that the wet spring the North Island experience had a knock-on effect on production and in turn the country's main processor Fonterra has reduced its forecasted milk volumes.
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Pornhub offers to buy Vine and turn it into a six-second porn site

The Independent - ‎13 minutes ago‎
Adult website Pornhub says that it can save Vine, the video sharing company, by buying it. The company has sent an official letter to Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Vine's owner Twitter, offering to buy the company.
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Kiwi SMBs not keen on cyber insurance

Computerworld New Zealand - ‎10 hours ago‎
Sign up now to get free exclusive access to reports, research and invitation only events. Twitter · Facebook. Cyber security could be an export earner, says NZTech.
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John Key's time in India was 'short and sweet' but will be chalked up as a success - ‎20 hours ago‎
Prime Minister John Key and former Black Caps captain Brendon McCullum have been travelling in India together. OPINION: Prime Minister John Key's time in India was short and sweet but a success as far as strengthening diplomatic ties go.
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Canterbury rebuild homes draw praise

The Press - ‎5 hours ago‎
This Cust house won the Architectural Design Award for new homes from 150sq m to 300sq m. A new home for a red-zoned family and an earthquake rebuild are among four Canterbury buildings to have won national architectural recognition.

Nutcracker debut for ballet students

New Zealand Herald - ‎6 hours ago‎
Russian ballet teacher Elena Zhelnina was in Hamilton last week to finalise the timing and acting of the parts played by students from the Valerie Lissette School of Dance.
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Analysis: Was Joseph Parker's heavyweight bout 'political dynamite' for MPs? - ‎13 hours ago‎
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Watch: Jerome Kaino unveils new high-tech All Blacks jersey

TVNZ - ‎14 hours ago‎
The All Blacks have unveiled their most technologically-advanced jersey to date this morning set to be used for the first time in their Chicago Test against Ireland.
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Shaun Johnson unsure what to expect from England

New Zealand Herald - ‎12 hours ago‎
New Zealand Halfback Shaun Johnson is unsure what to expect from England but is confident the Kiwis have what it takes to win their Four Nations opener in Huddersfield on Sunday.
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Fifita to replace Retallick in Chicago

Radio Sport - ‎14 hours ago‎
Fifita has been officially added to the touring party after originally being named as cover for Brodie Retallick. Retallick has not yet cleared to return from concussion suffered in the Bledisloe Cup test against Australia last weekend.
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Report: Two-thirds of wild animals at risk by 2020

Fusion - ‎3 hours ago‎
Ari Phillips is a senior editor overseeing Fusion's environmental coverage in the form of Project Earth. By Ari Phillips · Follow · Feed · Share Tweet WhatsApp Tumblr Email.
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Big-eye tuna tagging to fill knowledge gap

Radio New Zealand - ‎11 hours ago‎
Scientists are hoping a recent tagging expedition in the Western Pacific will improve the assessment and understanding of tuna stocks.

VIDEO: Largest Cat-proof Fence Built On Largest Volcano

Big Island Video News - ‎13 hours ago‎
MAUNA LOA (BIVN) - Video shows the federal effort to build a 5-mile fence around Mauna Loa, protecting a 600-acre 'ua'u nesting habitat from hungry felines.
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IWC adopts non-binding whaling resolution

Chicago Tribune - ‎1 hour ago‎
PORTOROZ, Slovenia - A resolution aiming to block scientific research whaling was adopted by a majority at the general meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) on Thursday.
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More Adults Think E-Cigs as Harmful as Cigarettes

WebMD - ‎1 hour ago‎
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Obesity epidemic already upon us, say medical professionals

New Zealand Doctor Online - ‎19 hours ago‎
The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons has issued a dire warning to Australians and New Zealanders about their countries' weight problem, as alarming statistics highlight the prevalence of the problem in young people.
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ASU researchers take novel approach to studying obesity

Arizona State University - ‎16 hours ago‎
A newly implemented policy requiring passengers to weigh in before boarding flights on Hawaiian Airlines has triggered a national conversation over obesity and whether people of larger body sizes face discrimination.