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Leading Headlines

Man dies after SH1 crash

A man injured in a serious crash between a car and a truck in South Canterbury this afternoon has died in an ambulance on the way to hospital.

Arrest over racist rant

A Lower Hutt man has been arrested after a video of a racist rant on a Wellington bus against two young men who appeared to be Muslim was published online.

Co-pilot's father 'devastated'

The father of the Germanwings co-pilot who allegedly deliberately crashed his plane into the French Alps, killing all 150 people on board, is said to be "completely…


The Forgotten Millions

The pain of a life left behind

"As I write to you, I feel so much sadness because you stayed behind in Syria on your own. You are far away and the war in Syria has grown distance between us."

Grandmother takes on huge role

Sometimes Fatma's granddaughters want to talk about their old life in Syria. They lived in a nice house in Aleppo and went to school every day.



Islamist fighters seize Syrian city

Islamic fighters led by al-Qaida's branch in Syria seized almost full control of the northwestern city of Idlib on Saturday, taking over major roundabouts and government…

Applause on ill-fated flight route

A pilot who once flew with killer airman Andreas Lubitz yesterday spoke of how he flew the "route of death" just two days after the Alps tragedy.

Life & Style





When will I be a Kiwi?

Heather du Plessis-Allan wonders: At what abstract point do we decide an immigrant has earned the right to call him or herself a New Zealander?



Cricket World Cup

Black Caps: 'We're not afraid to lose'

Among the pile of questions thrown at Brendon McCullum yesterday, was whether he'd rein his style in given the size of the occasion at the Melbourne Cricket Ground today…

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