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20 September 2017 4:33 AM Election 2017 Live: National’s poll puts it at 43 to Labour’s 39

With three days to go, the election debate focused on infrastructure stresses in the midst of a jet fuel crisis, although officials said this afternoon the crisis was easing. Jacinda Ardern campaigned on homelessness and low wages in South Auckland and warned Bill English against using "fake news" in tonight's debate. Bill English spoke to lawyers in Auckland

20 September 2017 3:20 AM Mexico: Strong earthquake topples buildings, killing scores

A strong earthquake has struck central Mexico, killing more than 140 people. The 7.1 magnitude quake toppled dozens of buildings in the capital, Mexico City, including a school where several children were reported to have died. There has also been widespread damage in Morelos and Puebla states and in Mexico State. The tremor struck while many people

20 September 2017 12:31 AM Trump defends ‘America first’ foreign policy at U.N., threatens to ‘totally destroy’ North Korea

NEW YORK — President Trump on Tuesday delivered a toughly worded defense of his “America first” foreign policy in his inaugural address to the United Nations and threatened to “totally destroy” North Korea if necessary. The president, speaking at the United Nations’ hallowed green-marble rostrum, also excoriated the international nuclear deal with Iran as an “embarrassment

18 September 2017 10:19 PM Police find missing Dunedin man's car

Detective Sergeant Nik Leigh said a police search and rescue operation was now underway after Mr Lowe's car was found. Det Sgt Leigh was not keen to reveal where the car was found apart from saying it is in coastal Otago. The search and rescue team was searching the area where the car was found. Earlier, police said Mr Lowe could be as far as 400km away from his Portsmouth 1

17 September 2017 2:26 AM Kelowna, B.C., jury finds Peter Beckett guilty of first-degree murder

Beckett was found guilty of drowning his wife in Upper Arrow Lake in August 2010 A jury in Kelowna, B.C. has found Peter Beckett guilty of the first-degree murder of his wife. Beckett, a former New Zealand city councillor, was accused of drowning Laura Letts Beckett while they were boating in Upper Arrow Lake near Revelstoke in August 2010. The couple 4

17 September 2017 2:26 AM Kiwi found guilty of killing wife in Canada

The jury took several days to return the verdict, finding Beckett guilty of first degree murder. Sentencing took place immediately, Beckett receiving 25 years' imprisonment with no possibility of parole. The 60-year-old stood trial at the British Columbia Supreme Court in Kelowna charged with the murder of his second wife, Canadian school teacher Laura 3

16 September 2017 10:38 PM Second suspect in London subway attack arrested; terror threat level downgraded to 'severe'

A second suspect was arrested on Saturday in connection with the subway attack at London’s Parsons Green station that left 30 people injured, officials announced on Sunday as the city’s terror threat level is downgraded to “severe.” A 21-year-old man was arrested late Saturday night in Hounslow in west London under the Terrorism Act, authorities said. Another 3

16 September 2017 9:15 PM Kearney confirms wife has breast cancer

Warriors coach Stephen Kearney has confirmed his wife Piri is recovering after treatment for breast cancer. The diagnosis came days before Christmas last year, the Herald on Sunday reports. Kearney has been living in Auckland since joining the Warriors last October while his wife and two daughters stayed in Brisbane where the girls were settled in high school 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