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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 4:02 PM Mexico anxiously awaits the fate of a 12-year-old schoolgirl after deadly earthquake

MEXICO CITY — A sprawling earthquake recovery effort spanning several states turned intensely personal Thursday as Mexicans were riveted by an effort to save a 12-year-old girl who was pinned in the rubble of her elementary school. The drama played out live late Wednesday and early Thursday on the major news channels here, with television cameras tracking

21 September 2017 2:20 PM Nicole Kidman wows in sexy, corset-inspired black dress

The actress, who picked up her first Emmy on Sunday for her lauded "Big Little Lies" role, stepped out on Wednesday night for Big Little Night. The event honored Kidman for shining a light on domestic violence with her performance and was thrown by Futures Without Violence, a San Francisco-based nonprofit that combats violence against women. Kidman wowed

21 September 2017 1:46 PM New Zealand rocked by another earthquake just days after a 6.1 magnitude quake struck the country

New Zealand has been shaken by another earthquake, just a day after the country's centre was rattled by two massive quakes. Just before 8.30pm Thursday night New Zealand was struck with a 2.7 magnitude earthquake about 15 kilometres south-east of Seddon. The earthquake was 15 kilometres in depth and was described as 'weak' by GeoNet. It comes just a day after 1

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

21 September 2017 8:15 AM Good news for passengers

Air New Zealand believes it won't have to cancel any flights because of fuel issues on Friday, saying its planes should run according to schedule. Thousands of passengers have been disrupted this week after a pipeline carrying jet fuel from Refining NZ's Marsden Pt ruptured. But the national carrier says its domestic network has "operated largely as normal

21 September 2017 6:14 AM National a point ahead of Lab/Green bloc in Newshub poll

The final major poll of the election cycle, from Newshub-Reid Research has National maintaining a solid lead over Labour, but only a point ahead of the combined Labour-Greens bloc (scroll down for charts). And after a rollercoaster few weeks, things, the bottom line remains the same: NZ First as kingmaker. NZ First leader Winston Peters has indicated 1

21 September 2017 6:14 AM Final Newshub-Reid Research Poll

Two days out from Election day, the results of the final Newshub-Reid research poll* show that it could all come down to the decision of Winston Peters. The final poll results show that in the battle at the top, National is leading on 45.8% (down 1.5%**), ahead of Labour on 37.3% (down 0.5%). In the minor party results, both the Greens (2.2% increase) 2

21 September 2017 5:01 AM New poll: Peters in kingmaker position

On the Newshub Reid Research poll released on Thursday evening, National is on 45.8% and Labour is on 37.3%. National has slipped two points since the last poll on September 12, while Labour is down only slightly. However, the Green Party has moved up from below the 5% threshold to 7.1% - and between them Labour and the Greens have 44.4%. It is the final 2

21 September 2017 3:33 AM Beneficiary to sue MSD over fake names

A Social Security Appeal Authority decision yesterday revealed the Ministry of Social Development has been using pseudonyms during clients' benefit reviews, a practice the authority labelled "repugnant to the most fundamental concept of justice". The ministry argued it only used fake names for clients it considered a risk, and it was necessary to protect