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Schools lawyer up

Furious parents are threatening principals with legal injunctions if their kids are overlooked for sports teams and school musicals.

'Why weren't we told?' say victims

Survivors of the Tunisian terror attack have questioned the absence of armed security after it emerged that a suicide bomber had blown himself up at the same resort.

Body on bullet train exposes faults

A fatal fire on Japan's bullet train, started by a man who self-immolated this week, has revealed blind spots in a system known for its speed, punctuality and safety…



Migrants storm the Eurotunnel

Around 150 migrants tried to storm the Eurotunnel terminal in Calais on Friday night in an effort to climb onto the trains…

Festive Dalai Lama turning 80

Hundreds of well-wishers are expected at a three-day Global Compassion Summit to mark the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader's big day.

Greece stocks up just in case

Greece has stockpiled enough reserves of fuel and pharmaceutical supplies to withstand a long siege, and has set aside emergency funding to cover all the country's vitally…



Life & Style



Ed Sheeran bags 'gruesome' role

Ed Sheeran has revealed he's secured himself his first acting credit and will appear in a new US TV show, which he promises will be "gruesome".


A leap of faith

Expect a gathering of crazy wharf jumpers at Russell's Birdman Festival, writes Donna McIntyre.


Bring on the sugar tax

Preliminary results from a study by Mexico's National Institute of Public Health show their sugar tax has decreased the average consumption of sugar.



Highlanders close out maiden title

After expending every last ounce of energy on the field, Elliot Dixon experienced mixed emotions while watching the Highlanders close out their maiden Super Rugby title…


Rugby: Chasing his dream

Kahn Fotuali'i gave up on his All Black dream in 2010 when he left the Crusaders for the Ospreys club in Wales.

Fired-up foes will battle it out

Sweltering heat of 29°C and 74 per cent humidity await the men in black when they kick off their Rugby World Cup campaign and play a historic first test in Samoa.

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