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20 September 2017 2:11 AM The Latest: Buildings tumbled in Mexican town near epicenter

Buildings collapsed, including the town hall and local church, in the town of Jojutla in southern Morelos state, which was close to the epicenter of Tuesday’s magnitude 7.1 quake. Twelve people died in the town. The Instituto Morelos secondary school partly collapsed, but school director Adelina Anzures said the earthquake drill the school held in the morning

19 September 2017 9:40 PM Socialist Equality Group statement on the election

The New Zealand election on September 23 poses the urgent need for an internationalist and socialist movement of the working class. Whatever its outcome, the election will not address the great issues of the day that confront workers and young people: the failure of capitalism as an economic system; growing international tensions and the undeniable danger

19 September 2017 6:10 PM Body pulled from sunken car in Auckland Harbour

A man's body has been pulled from a vehicle that plunged into Auckland Harbour last night. Police have now identified the only person inside the Toyota Prius that went into the water about 7.20pm. A spokeswoman said the body of the driver and the car were removed from the water about three hours later. Witnesses say the car went through a roundabout

16 September 2017 12:41 AM WATCH: NZ Politicians Read Mean Tweets

A range of politicians from across the New Zealand spectrum have valiantly agreed to read out brutal tweets. Here’s the video, and, below, Luke Sweeeney of the University of Auckland Public Policy Club explains why they produced it. At one of our exec meetings. We were trying to think of something really fun to do around the election and we just started 1

14 September 2017 12:07 PM Fatal Malaysia religious school fire likely caused by mischief, not short circuit: Fire department official

KUALA LUMPUR - A deadly blaze that engulfed a religious school in the capital city of Malaysia on Thursday (Sept 14) morning could have been an act of mischief, said the Kuala Lumpur fire department, disputing earlier speculation of electrical short circuit. Kuala Lumpur Fire and Rescue Department director Khirudin Drahman said he ruled out short circuit 5

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 6:40 AM On standards in public life, and Jian Yang

My honeymoon was paid for by a week or so helping an arm of the expansionist and repressive Chinese government (the IMF was paying, and it involved helping run a course in some obscure provincial city on liquidity management and the implementation of monetary policy). In more recent times, I've also done a couple of lectures on New Zealand economic management 1

13 September 2017 5:02 PM Peters Speech: After The Election

A lot of water has gone under the bridge since New Zealand First’s winter bus tour. National want to co-fund it with the private sector so private investors profit at the expense of patient care. Just to sweeten things hitherto “Skinflint Bill” has found some money to redevelop a couple of schools here as well. Both Labour and National remember Otago 2

13 September 2017 6:04 AM New Zealand politician says he taught Chinese spies but he's loyal to new home

A New Zealand lawmaker who was born in China said Wednesday he taught Chinese spies while working at that nation’s elite military colleges but had never engaged in any intelligence activities himself and was loyal to his new nation. Yang Jian told reporters he’d never tried to hide his background but hadn’t always highlighted it either because New Zealanders 6

13 September 2017 4:32 AM How did the ducklings cross the road

A video of a Whakatane Police officer helping ducks cross the road is making the rounds on social media after it was posted this morning. The video shows a member of public and a Police officer helping a duck and its ducklings to cross the road at a busy Whakatane roundabout. Whakatane driving instructor Marylou Bruys posted the video to her driving 14