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Waving in a faster future

Stunning pictures of a supersonic air force jet flying over the Mojave Desert in the United States could help pave the way for high-speed commercial flights.

US steps up with secret kill squad

The clandestine programme represents a significant escalation of the CIA's involvement in the war in Syria, enlisting the agency's powerful Counterterrorism Centre.

Dairy prices keep rising

Whole milk powder prices, which are the key to determining Fonterra's farmgate milk price, rose by 12.1 per cent to an average US$2078 a tonne.



Refugees stuck in Hungary

Thousands of refugees remain stranded at Budapest's main international railway station, with authorities preventing them from moving on.



Wait a minute, this looks familiar

A blend of political parties' logos, a Weet-Bix packet or a corporate fern - the final flag designs are causing plenty of discussion and unfavourable comparisons.

Life & Style



Busking haka for South Island trip

A group of 7 and 8-year-old pupils from West Auckland's Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Te Kotuku ki Ranui busking on Auckland CBD's Vulcan Lane today. They are raising money…


Hip-hop heroes hit the big screen

Remember Dr Dre's brilliantly glamorous video for Still D.R.E? Where he and Snoop Dogg cruise around Compton in Chevys, bouncing on hydraulics and partying with bikini…




AB rejects: stand by for action

Steve Hansen has used Colin Slade's injury scare as a warning to the unlucky few not selected for the World Cup to prepare as if they will be required.


No.15: ABs' semifinal meltdown

Name a bigger upset in World Cup history than France's 43-31 semifinal victory against the All Blacks in 1999. There are other contenders but the tidal wave of French…

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