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Who is New Zealand's new PM?

New Zealand's new Prime Minister is a former farmer and literature student from smalltown Southland who once described himself as "specialising in being boring".


Aleppo old city back with army

Syrian government forces swept through the old city of Aleppo as rebel forces debated when to withdraw from their shattered stronghold.

EPA gets fierce critic as boss

Donald Trump embraced new Cabinet officers whose backgrounds suggest he's primed to put tough actions behind his campaign rhetoric.


Market Watch: Trends for 2017

Political instability, higher interest rates and inflation are some of the big global trends for investors in 2017, says Pie Funds CEO Mike Taylor.


PM's pants spark chat

Since she entered office in July, there has been a lot of interest in the clothes worn by Theresa May, Britain's Prime Minister.

Leader speeches - the lost scrolls?

My hackster informant Lambshank has wetsuited up and plunged into the hard drives of the pretenders, thieving digital files containing draft speeches.

'I got a lot of shipmates there'

Seventy-five years after Japanese warplanes streaked over the hills here thousands gathered on a placid morning to pay tribute to those who died that day.





DOC properties listed on Booking.com

No, it's not the Sheraton or the Four Seasons - New Zealand's latest accommodation provider to list its wares on Booking.com falls a little further off the beaten track…




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