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Obama mistaken for waiter at gala

The First Lady was mistaken for a shop assistant at Target, her husband, a waiter at a black tie gala. The Obamas have detailed their first-hand experience of racism…

US and Cuba's Cold War thaw

The United States and Cuba have agreed to re-establish diplomatic relations - marking a historic shift in policy after a half-century of enmity.


Sports hit back at ad rule proposals

The All Blacks, Warriors and the Black Caps say proposed changes to alcohol sponsorship and advertising would threaten the sustainability of their codes at nearly every…



Cuba releases US spy held for 20 years

Cuba is releasing a US spy imprisoned for nearly 20 years in the communist country, Obama administration officials said, as part of the effort to restore diplomatic…


Call for ban on alcohol advertising

The Government has been told to end alcohol sponsorship of sports clubs and ban any alcohol advertising during televised matches by a ministerial forum.

Life & Style



Freddie Gibbs to play two NZ shows

Acclaimed rapper Freddie Gibbs will perform two shows in New Zealand next year. The Indiana MC, who played a part in one of the year's best rap albums, will perform…




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