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20 September 2017 1:59 AM Magnitude 5.8 quake shakes lower South Island

A magnitude 5.8 earthquake has struck south-west of Invercargill this afternoon. It struck 585km south-west of Invercargill at a depth of 12km. Residents in Balclutha, Gore, Invercargill, Lumsden, Roxburgh, Te Anau and Tuatapere have reported that they felt shaking, according to GeoNet. It was initially classified as a strong quake, but has since been classified

19 September 2017 11:15 PM Unique UFO home sells

The flying saucer-shaped home in Park Rd, Warrington, was listed on Trade Me on September 4. That listing had since generated almost 50,000 views, resulting in the home selling by Monday. The home was owned in trust by Christchurch woman Juanita Clearwater and her family. She had bought the rare Futuro one-bedroom, one-bathroom house from previous owner

14 September 2017 10:25 AM The Daily 202: Bipartisan initiative to thwart election hacking gains steam

Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri during a meeting yesterday in Sochi. (Michael Klimentyev/Sputnik/AFP/Getty Images) THE BIG IDEA: West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner’s son was wounded by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan and suffered traumatic brain injury. When he finally made it home, the Republican 3

14 September 2017 2:34 AM Same-sex marriage: ABS warns Australians to avoid posting photos of survey on social media

Same-sex marriage postal surveys arrived in letterboxes around the country this week and some Australians have been quick to show off their votes on social media. But the ABS has asked people to avoid posting pictures of their ballot online to safeguard privacy and security. The barcode on the bottom right corner of each ballot paper is linked to the corresponding 7

12 September 2017 4:32 AM Satellite images capture Hurricane Irma's devastation in Caribbean

Newly released satellite photos show the widespread destruction left by Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean islands over the weekend. A common sight after Irma was also the "browning" of lush green vegetation usually found in the Caribbean. NASA says it happens when tropical vegetation is ripped away by a storm's strong winds, leaving satellites with a view of a more bare ground 7

11 September 2017 8:20 PM Robert Whitwell showed granddaughter Brittney Jade Dwyer family photos moments before she stabbed him to death

AN HOUR after helping her friend stab her grandfather to death, Bernadette Burns made a telling Facebook post. Court documents released by the Supreme Court on Monday reveal that Brittney Jade Dwyer, 19, used a knife to fatally stab her grandfather in the neck and chest in his Craigmore home on August 5, 2016. The documents state Dwyer’s friend Bernadette 21

11 September 2017 12:40 AM The Latest: 3rd construction crane falls to Irma’s winds

A third construction crane has toppled in Florida in the powerful winds of Hurricane Irma. Officials say it happened at a project on Fort Lauderdale beach during the storm Sunday. Officials with developer The Related Group told the Sun-Sentinel the crane collapse caused no injuries and did not appear to damage anything else. Two other cranes toppled 5

10 September 2017 11:20 AM North Korea Leader Praises 'Perfect Success' of Nuclear Test

Seoul: North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un praised the "perfect success" of the country's sixth and largest nuclear test and urged further weapons development, according to state media on Sunday, in the face of a US drive for tough new sanctions. Pyongyang held a banquet, concert and performances in a weekend display of pageantry to celebrate the September 6

10 September 2017 9:51 AM The Latest: Crane collapses in downtown Miami as Irma hits

The National Weather Service says that a crane has collapsed in Miami as strong wind from Hurricane Irma blows in. The weather service’s Miami office said in a Tweet that one of its employees witnessed the crane boom and counterweight collapse in downtown Miami. The employee captured video of the collapse. It wasn’t immediately clear if the collapse 5

9 September 2017 3:02 AM Tinder hires James Blunt as 'Chief Blunt Officer'

"Not everyone supports the shirtless bathroom selfie, Joshua, but I think it's a great strategy for weeding out anyone with an ounce of self-respect," he told one person. "For crying out loud! Are all you photos group shots? It's Tinder cat. Not Guess f***ing Who!" he told another. But the relationship between Tinder and Blunt didn't last long. "Although 1