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Aggravated robbery of TAB in Hastings

Police are responding to an aggravated robbery of a TAB in Hastings. A weapon was used and a sum of cash taken during the robbery at the TAB on Heretaunga St in St Leonards. It is believed no one was injured during the incident...

 

Almost 400,000 Kiwis have not read a book in the last year

Almost 400,000 Kiwis have not read or even started to read a book in the last year, according to a new survey. The Book Reading in New Zealand survey found 30 per cent of Kiwi adults said they didn't have time to read, while more...

 

21yo man arrested after speeding, overtaking on blind corners and crashing in Otago

A man has been arrested after the car he was driving rolled and was found upside down in the middle of the road in Otago, following numerous reports of dangerous driving. Police in the Roxburgh and Alexandra area responded to a...

 

Man seriously injured in fall from motorbike

A 45-year-old man is seriously injured after falling off a motorbike on a farm in the Kinleith forest.The BayTrust Rescue Helicopter was sent to the scene this afternoon.Local ambulance crews and an on-board paramedic stabilised...

 

Auckland man plied 14-year-old girl with alcohol, conspired with her mum before sexually assaulting her

GRAPHIC WARNING A 29-year-old Auckland man has been jailed for six years after plying a 14-year-old girl with alcohol before sexually assaulting her in an attack he planned with the girl's mother.The judge, sentencing him today,...

 

Power out to 1400 Auckland homes after car hits transformer

Power is out in 1400 homes in Mission Bay after a car hit a transformer which then caught on fire.Fire crews were called to the incident on Marau Crescent shortly after 6pm.Crews were waiting for the transformer's power to be...

 

Commuter chaos: Major delays after track fault at Britomart train station

A track fault at Britomart Station has caused major delays for Auckland commuters.Auckland Transport has advised services are now back up and running, but delays are expected. Line clearance received. Services are now arriving...

 

Advert with two men discussing wife's breasts still on air despite complaints

An advert where two men discuss one's wife's breasts has been found offensive by the Advertising Standards Authority, but is back on air following an internal investigation.In an ad for Wills Contracting, which was played on digital...

 

Gustav Sanft guilty of manslaughter of 2-year-old daughter

Gustav Otto Sanft has been found guilty of his daughter's manslaughter after shooting her in the head with a sawn-off shotgun. Sanft, 26, has been on trial at the High Court in Auckland after he accidentally killed two-year-old...

 

Cash van robbed outside Link Drive bank in Auckland's Wairau Valley

Police are responding to an aggravated robbery of a cash van outside a bank on Auckland's North Shore. Two offenders, in possession of a weapon, robbed the cash-in-transit van and took a sum of money, just before 5pm on Link Drive...

 

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Mail Rail lets tourists visit London's secret postal railway

LONDON (AP) " London's newest tourist attraction is perfect for underground explorers. It's not ideal for the claustrophobic.A visit to Mail Rail , a subterranean train network that once carried millions of letters a day across...

 

The Latest: Walker says Foxconn incentives tied to new jobs

MADISON, Wis. (AP) " The Latest on the deal for a planned $10 billion Foxconn manufacturing plant in Wisconsin (all times local):9 a.m.Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says critics of the state's proposed $3 billion deal to land a...

 

Why you still can't ditch your cable box

NEW YORK (AP) " Not that long ago, the clunky cable box looked like it was on its way out. The federal government was pressuring cable companies to open up their near-monopoly on boxes to more competition, and industry leader Comcast...

 

Oregon scientists do first human gene embryo editing in US

For the first time in the United States, scientists have edited the genes of human embryos, a controversial step toward someday helping babies avoid inherited diseases.According to MIT Technology Review, the experiment was just...

 

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TOP STORY:SOC--UEFA-VILLAR RESIGNSGENEVA " The corruption crisis in world soccer removes another top FIFA official. Jailed in Spain on suspicion of financial wrongdoing as head of the Spanish football federation, Angel Maria Villar...

 

Report: Iran successfully launches satellite-carrying rocket

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) " Iran successfully launched a satellite-carrying rocket into space on Thursday, the country's state media reported without elaborating.Iranian state television described the launch as involving a "Simorgh" rocket...

 

UAE airline Etihad announces loss of $1.87B in 2016

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) " The United Arab Emirates' flagship carrier Etihad said on Thursday it lost $1.87 billion in 2016, blaming "one-off impairment charges and fuel hedging losses" for the massive loss.The Abu Dhabi-based...

 

Barcelona train crash injures 48 people after train ploughs into França station

A commuter train has crashed into a railway buffer in Barcelona's Francia station, injuring 48 people, five of them seriously. The driver is among the seriously injured. ARE YOU A KIWI IN BARCELONA? SEND US AN EMAIL. The...

 

'Skinny' Obamacare repeal fails in US Senate dealing Donald Trump, Republican leaders a major setback

By Juliet Eilperin, Kelsey Snell, Sean Sullivan US Senate Republicans suffered a dramatic failure today in their bid to advance a scaled-back plan to overhaul the Affordable Care Act, throwing into question whether they can actually...

 

The Trump White House just went full reality TV

By Aaron Blake If Thursday morning is any indication about what the Scaramucci Era will look like, it will make the first six months of the Trump administration look tranquil.The new White House communications director just called...

 

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Too many fans: Udinese vs. Hannover friendly called off

ST. VEIT, Austria (AP) " Local authorities in southern Austria have called off Sunday's friendly match between Udinese and Hannover as the estimated number of spectators exceeds the capacity of the stadium.The city of St. Veit says...

 

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TOP STORY:SOC--UEFA-VILLAR RESIGNSGENEVA " The corruption crisis in world soccer removes another top FIFA official. Jailed in Spain on suspicion of financial wrongdoing as head of the Spanish football federation, Angel Maria Villar...

 

NRL: Kearney looks for weekly improvement

It's time to draw the curtains on the Warriors season.Coach Stephen Kearney admitted as much after the 26-12 loss to the Sharks last night, which has surely ended their faint finals hopes. "The light is getting dimmer and dimmer...

 

Tall Ferns easily beat DPR of Korea at Asia Cup

The Tall Ferns bounced back from the disappointment of the semi-final loss to South Korea by beating North Korea 82-61 at the FIBA Asia Cup in Bangalore on Friday.In a classification game for places 5-8 the Kiwis made a lightning...

 

NRL: Warriors succumb to Shark attack

Sharks 26 Warriors 12 Cronulla hammered another nail into the Warriors coffin with the home side's finals hopes exhausted following tonight's 26-12 NRL defeat at Mt Smart Stadium.The Warriors fourth-straight loss leaves them with...

 

Live NRL updates: New Zealand Warriors v Cronulla Sharks

Follow live updates as the New Zealand Warriors take on the Cronulla Sharks in their round 21 NRL clash at Mount Smart Stadium. The Warriors head into tonight's match needing to win all of their remaining six games to keep...

 

Tall Blacks settle into China ahead of first tournament

The Tall Blacks have settled into their work in China as they step up preparations for the FIBA Asia Cup in Lebanon next month, with six games over the next eight days against quality international opposition set to fine tune this...

 

Rugby: All Blacks to appeal Sonny Bill Williams decision

Sonny Bill Williams has appealed World Rugby's decision which has him set to miss the first Bledisloe Cup test.The World Rugby Judiciary Committee decided not to include the All Blacks match on August 11 in the four week suspension...

 

Big Read: McCaw, Shelford reason for All Blacks dominance, claims new book

The All Blacks are, by any reasonable accounting, the world's preeminent sports dynasty.Don't take my word for it, it's right there on page 65 of The Captain Class: The hidden force that creates the world's greatest teams . The...

 

Rugby: Sonny Bill Williams call causes All Blacks midfield muddle

The All Blacks would like to bring the midfield selection merry-go-round to a halt during the Rugby Championship. Ideally, they would like to see a combination emerge as obviously the strongest so they can build continuity and understanding...

 

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Anthony Scaramucci's rant shows White House has become a Ponzi scheme of scandal

ANALYSIS: The bizarre and obscene on-the-record rant by US President Donald Trump's new head of communications, Anthony "the Mooch" Scaramucci, to a senior White House reporter confirms that the president himself is an agent of chaos; a leader either unable to exert discipline upon the executive branch or determined to distract from ongoing controversies by igniting new ones.

 

Massive blow to Donald Trump as US healthcare repeal fails

Dealing a serious blow to US President Donald Trump's agenda, the Senate has rejected a measure to repeal parts of former President Barack Obama's health care law after a night of high suspense.

 

Hydroponic tomato garden, tea leaves inspire police to raid US family's home

The police report would claim it all kicked off at 7.38am, but Bob Harte later thought it had to be earlier.

 

Russia accuses US of 'Russophobia', retaliates for sanctions by ousting diplomats

Russia has ordered the US to cut its embassy and other personnel in the country, and to vacate two properties in Moscow, retaliating angrily to a new sanctions bill in the US Congress.

 

Cruise ship passenger killed wife because 'she would not stop laughing at me'

A US man accused of killing his wife aboard a cruise ship off south-east Alaska was caught trying to drag her body to the balcony of their blood-splattered cabin, according to an FBI criminal complaint.

 

Passengers thrown to the floor, 53 in hospital after train crash in Spain

A Spanish commuter train has crashed into a buffer at a station in northeastern Barcelona, tossing passengers to the floor and sending 53 people to hospital.

 

Man arrested for trying to smuggle cobras into the USA inside potato chip cans

A Los Angeles man has been arrested after federal prosecutors claimed he arranged the smuggling of three live, highly venomous king cobra snakes hidden in potato chip canisters into the United States.

 

Japanese defence minister quits over alleged UN peacekeeping cover-up

Japan's beleaguered defence minister has resigned over an alleged cover-up of military documents from UN peacekeeping operations, the latest blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's scandal-ridden government.

 

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions: Donald Trump's criticism hurts, but I won't quit

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he has been hurt by President Donald Trump's criticisms, but is still honoured to serve the president as the nation's chief law enforcement official and push forward his conservative agenda.

 

Fire destroys just bought Ferrari 430 Scuderia

A Ferrari supercar has been burnt to a crisp within a hour of its new owner picking it up in the UK.

 

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Kohli puts India on target for crushing win
Galle (Sri Lanka) (AFP) - Virat Kohli and Abhinav Mukund fired quick runs off dispirited Sri Lankan bowlers on Friday to power India to a hefty second-innings lead of nearly 500 in the first Test.
 

Stokes century sees England to 353 all out against South Africa
London (AFP) - Ben Stokes made a century as England were dismissed for 353 on the second day of the third Test against South Africa at The Oval on Friday.
 

Ricciardo fastest in Hungary F1 practice
Daniel Ricciardo is confident that he can put his Red Bull RB13 on pole for the Hungarian Grand Prix after topping the timesheets in Friday practice.
 

Hawks down Swans in tense AFL clash at MCG
Sydney's seven-game AFL winning streak has come to an end with a six-point loss to Hawthorn at the MCG.
 

McCullough injured as Eels down Broncos
Parramatta have taken a giant leap towards making the NRL top eight after beating Brisbane 28-14 at ANZ Stadium.
 

India punish Sri Lanka in first Test
India are 3-189 in their second innings after the third day's play in the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle to hold a commanding overall lead of 498 runs.
 

England fight back in 3rd Sth Africa Test
England are 6-269 at lunch on the second day of the third Test against South Africa at The Oval, where Alastair Cook has been dismissed for 88.
 

Sharks' Fa'amanu Brown taken to hospital
Cronulla five-eighth Fa'amanu Brown has been taken to an Auckland hospital after being knocked out during the NRL clash against the Warriors.
 

Horror incident leaves Sharks' five-eighth in hospital
Cronulla five-eighth Fa'amanu Brown has been taken to an Auckland hospital after being knocked out during the Warriors match.
 

Warriors' NRL finals hopes fade v Sharks
The Warriors have lost 26-12 to Cronulla in Auckland, making qualification for their first NRL finals since 2011 even harder.
 

 

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