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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

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

22 September 2017 5:00 AM Kiwi fashion designer convicted of fraud

A high-flying Rotorua fashion designer who this month featured in British Vogue will have to repay nearly $12,000 after being convicted of benefit fraud. Glamour designer Kharl WiRepa (25) appeared in Rotorua District Court today after previously pleading guilty to 14 charges of benefit fraud, totalling $11,844.16. The charges relate to a period between 6

22 September 2017 2:41 AM Broadcaster & Journalist David Beatson Dies

David Beatson notable broadcaster, journalist and businessman has died yesterday evening after a long illness. His career spans newspaper, magazine, radio and television journalism, current affairs, senior executive and board positions across television and radio broadcasting, print publishing, tourism and aviation, and information communications technology 3

21 September 2017 6:23 PM Mexico's president visits quake-injured; signs of life in collapsed school transfix the country

Scenes of desolation and rejoicing unspooled Thursday at the sites of buildings crumbled by Mexico’s deadly earthquake, which killed at least 252 people and galvanized heroic efforts to reach those trapped, including a child or children thought to still be alive in the ruins of a school. Battling grinding fatigue and mountains of rubble, rescuers in three

21 September 2017 12:44 PM Mexico races to save 12-year-old girl as quake toll hits 237

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Rescuers labored against the odds as dawn broke on Thursday to save a 12-year-old schoolgirl and other possible survivors trapped beneath crumpled buildings in central Mexico following the country’s deadliest earthquake in 32 years. More than 50 survivors have been plucked from several disaster sites in Mexico City since Tuesday

21 September 2017 12:11 PM Hurricane Maria: Puerto Rico may be months without power

Hurricane Maria has knocked out power across the island of Puerto Rico, home to 3.5m people, officials have said. Flash flood warnings cover the entire island, which continues to be lashed by heavy rain in the storm's wake. Meanwhile more pictures are emerging of widespread destruction on the small island of Dominica, hit on Monday. Maria, now a category 3

21 September 2017 6:24 AM Lotto's $30m prize will be split among 10 'great friends'

Several days after winning Lotto's $30 million Powerball, a syndicate of 10 women have come forward to claim their haul. The prize was won on Saturday in Taupo, prompting hundreds of hopeful customers to flock to the Richmond Superette to see if it was them. The new multi-millionaires - and good friends - have now come forward to claim their prize of $3,025,000 each. One of the winners 1

21 September 2017 3:02 AM It's Not Even Summer And Experts Are Worried About Australia's Heatwaves

Heatwaves in Australia are getting hotter, longer, more frequent - and have led to increased ambulance calls, emergency visits, illnesses, and deaths. Researchers from Doctors for the Environment Australia are saying doctors need to educate at-risk patients, hospitals must be better prepared, and that Australia needs to develop a national heatwave plan. Fears

20 September 2017 7:56 PM Mexicans race to save schoolgirl buried by quake; death toll at 237

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican rescuers raced against the clock on Wednesday to save a 12-year-old girl trapped beneath a collapsed school and reach other possible survivors buried in rubble in central Mexico following the country’s most deadly earthquake in three decades. At least 237 people were killed by the 7.1-magnitude quake that struck about