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Leg amputated with old saw

A Scottish health board is investigating claims that surgeons used a saw found in a hospital cupboard to amputate a man's leg.

US attacks Iraq's lack of 'will'

US Defence Secretary Carter warned that Iraqi troops would not be able to defeat Isis until they developed a "will to fight", reflecting surprise after the collapse…


Writedowns depress Sanford's profit

Sanford, New Zealand's largest listed fishing group, reported an 18 per cent drop in first-half profit as it wrote down the value of its fleet and Christchurch mussel…

Lawyers look at SCF disclosure timing

A SCF investor who is helping fund a legal probe says he bought preference shares on the back of statements the company made about its prospects only months before it…


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Much to decide as the playoffs loom

There are three weeks to go in Super Rugby's regular season and few things about the playoff picture are clear given 10 teams are still in the hunt to claim six spots…

Rugby: Cheika defends Skelton's tackling

NSW Waratahs coach Michael Cheika has defended giant lock Will Skelton's tackling technique, saying his 203cm height generally rules out going around the legs. Skelton…

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