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24 September 2017 5:24 AM Jackie Chan reveals his dad was a spy in startling confession

JACKIE Chan has disclosed shocking new details about his life growing including that his dad was a spy hiding in Australia. “I am Australian,” Chan, the legendary 63-year-old Hong Kong-born martial arts star, told AAP last weekend while promoting his new animated family-comedy film, The Lego Ninjago Movie. It’s the first of numerous startling insights

24 September 2017 1:41 AM Trump tweets threats against North Korea after UN speech

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Twitter on Saturday North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho and leader Kim Jong Un “won't be around much longer” if Ri echoed the thoughts of “Little Rocket Man", an apparent reference to Kim. Ri told the United Nations General Assembly earlier on Saturday that targeting the U.S. mainland with its rockets was inevitable

23 September 2017 10:09 PM Trump insults make rocket attack 'inevitable': N Korea

Pyongyang's FM makes remarks in response to US President Donald Trump calling Pyongyang's leader 'rocket man'. North Korea has warned that US President Donald Trump's bellicose remarks against the Asian country and its leader will make the US mainland an "inevitable" target for rocket strikes. North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Hong remarks on Saturday

23 September 2017 4:02 PM Decision now lies with Peters

National and Labour had been almost neck and neck in opinion polls, with charismatic 37-year-old Jacinda Ardern almost single-handedly dragging Labour back into the race after taking over the party's leadership in August. National took 46% of the vote, the Electoral Commission said, while support for Labour was 35.8%. A final tally including overseas

23 September 2017 12:33 PM New Zealand's ruling Nationals win most votes, New Zealand First Party kingmaker

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand’s ruling National Party won the largest number of votes in the country’s general election on Saturday, securing a comfortable margin over the Labour Party after what had promised to be the most hotly contested race in recent history. National and Labour had been almost neck and neck in opinion polls, with charismatic

23 September 2017 11:47 AM Swarbrick to become youngest MP in 42 years

Chlöe Swarbrick, the young woman who came from nowhere and finished third in the Auckland mayoralty race last year, has made it to parliament 12 months later - the youngest MP in 42 years. The Greens candidate is ranked seventh on the party list, but came third in the electorate race in Maungakiekie. The 23-year-old says she knows her life is going to change 1

23 September 2017 4:47 AM Bali volcano: Thousands evacuated, travel advisory issued as Mt Agung threatens to erupt

Australia has issued a new travel advisory for Bali as experts warn the island's enormous volcano, Mt Agung, could erupt soon. Hundreds of tremors each day are shaking the volcano, and the region's leading vulcanologist has said the probability of an eruption is increasing by the day. Indonesian authorities raised the alert level for the volcano to the highest 1

22 September 2017 7:14 AM Antony Green's Election Blog

When Prime Minister Bill English announced in February New Zealand would go to the polls on September 23, it was with the expectation his Government should be re-elected. Mr English became Prime Minister in December last year following the retirement of his popular predecessor, John Key, a three-time election winner and prime minister since 2008. Despite 2

22 September 2017 12:40 AM Record-breaking rain for Canterbury

It may not surprise Cantabrians to hear rainfall this year has been above average, and the MetService is warning it's not over yet. Meteorologist Georgina Griffiths says the entire year may be headed towards breaking records. "We're on track to be in the top handful of very wet years," she told Newshub. "What's typically seen over the whole 12 months 2

22 September 2017 12:28 AM Newshub poll: New Zealanders want to see the Greens in Parliament

More New Zealanders would prefer to see the Greens stay in Parliament than have them turfed out, the latest Newshub-Reid Research poll has found. It's an upward trend on the previous poll, which had the Greens on 4.9 percent, just below the 5 percent threshold needed to enter Parliament. The party had fallen in popularity with Labour's change in leadership 3