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The world reacts

Reaction from around the globe to Sepp Blatter's sudden announcement that he will step down as FIFA president amid a corruption scandal.



MH17 downed by Russian-made missile

The Russian maker of the Buk air defence missile system said that it has concluded that Malaysian Airlines flight 17 was downed by an older version of the missile.

Roller coaster crash horror

One roller coaster car slammed into another on one of Britain's biggest amusement park rides, leaving four teenagers seriously injured.



Key warning on boat people

A boat of asylum seekers had a credible chance of reaching NZ - but the Government will not say what options were being considered if that had happened.

Life & Style



Cowell 'felt like an idiot' over dog act

Music and TV mogul Simon Cowell has admitted he "felt like a bit of an idiot" after learning Britain's Got Talent winner Jules O'Dwyer used a stunt double dog during…


Five top spots to eat in Macau

It's flavour-fusion heaven in Macau. Whether you dine on drunken shrimp, minchi, clams or cod, you'll be delighted, says Megan Singleton.




Barrett to return on Friday

Hurricanes first-five Beauden Barrett will return to Super Rugby against the Highlanders on Friday night but is unlikely…

Black Ferns squad named for Canada

The selection of two New Zealand sevens players marks the naming of the Black Ferns squad to tour Canada later this month. Honey Hireme and Selica Winiata, fresh from…

Rugby: NZ U-20s thrash Scotland

New Zealand have opened their World Rugby Under 20 Championship campaign in style with a 68-10 thrashing of Scotland in Parma. Once they had worked out the often mysterious…

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