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Pistorius gets five years

Oscar Pistorius was dramatically jailed for five years last night for killing his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp - but could spend as little as ten months behind bars…

Boy, 12, taunted from stolen laptop

"Low-life" thieves stole a family's courtesy car then logged into a 12-year-old boy's Facebook page and taunted him, saying "Catch me if you can I'm the ginger bread…



Fletcher addresses concerns at lively AGM

Fletcher Building has forecast an 11 per cent operating earnings uplift by as much as $66 million this financial year but some shareholders still expressed dissatisfaction…


Aussie ex-PM Gough Whitlam dies

Former Australian prime minister Gough Whitlam has died, aged 98. The AAP looks at his legacy and the myths and passions surrounding his fall.

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Stars' Halloween shockers

From pregnant nuns to Rhianna with a black eye, for some, Halloween is just an excuse to dress inappropriately. Here are eight celebrities who have shocked with their…

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Deans backs Cheika as coach

Robbie Deans has backed Waratahs coach Michael Cheika to be the best option for the Wallabies' hotseat, saying today he has the singlemindedness required to bind a disparate…

Rugby: 11 new caps in Maori All Blacks

Eleven new caps have been named in the Maori All Blacks squad to take on Japan next month while the scheduled match in Singapore has been axed due to pitch issues. The…


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