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Francis drops some holy beats

Pope Francis yesterday toured parts of Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic, a country wracked in recent years by civil strife that to an extent played…

HIV-dating app link

An "explosion" in the use of mobile phone dating apps has helped drive a surge in HIV infections among teenage boys and young men in Asia, according to a new United…

UK set to join air strikes in Syria

British Prime Minister David Cameron is preparing to give the go-ahead for air strikes on Isis tomorrow after Opposition Leader Jeremy Corbyn was forced into a climbdown…


Free-trade talks between NZ and EU

A free-trade agreement between NZ and the European Union has been discussed at a meeting between Prime Minister John Key and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.


Call to end polluter aid draws fire

New Zealand's call for all countries to stop subsiding polluting industries has prompted intense scrutiny about whether it is doing enough in its own backyard. Prime…

Life & Style

Man fired after vile Facebook post

High-profile columnist shares unbelievable torrent of vile sexist abuse she has received since a man was spectacularly fired from his job after abusing her online.






Quality field set for ASB men's Classic

A quality field will be finalised today for next month's ASB men's Classic in Auckland. All eight seeds will be ranked inside the world's top 30.Jo Wilfried Tsonga…


Lomu boys sing duet for dad

Draped in his No 11 All Black shirt, Jonah Lomu's coffin was carried on the backs of his pall bearers into the South Auckland church where his final farewell was held…

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