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Dangerous heat wave scorching Europe

Joggers wheezed, electric wires warped, and Britain sweated through its hottest July day on record as a wide swath of Western Europe sweltered in a heat wave.

Barnes to referee ABs at World Cup

The referees for the Rugby World Cup pool games have been announced and there will be an obvious reaction to the man in charge of the All Blacks opener. Englishman…



A dustbin dance of the desperates

Piled high with rubbish congealing in the summer heat, municipal dustbin R21 on Athens' Sofokleous St does not look or smell like a treasure trove.

Over 140 dead after military plane crash

An ageing Indonesian military plane packed with soldiers and their families crashed after takeoff in a densely populated area of Sumatra's biggest city, killing more…


Day of reckoning over Chorus

The price of broadband and Chorus shares could be on the move today as the Commerce Commission releases an updated draft…

Caltex buy will not inflate pump prices

Z Energy, the listed service station chain, said its planned $785 million purchase of rival Chevron New Zealand's Caltex-branded network won't drive up prices at the…

Trump's Miss USA woes continue

Rapper Flo Rida has pulled out of Donald Trump's 'Miss USA' pageant and retail giant Macy's has dumped him as a result of his comment about Mexican immigrants.


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China: Trade and exchange

Jim Eagles' eyes are opened to the intricacies of trade at a livestock market in the Silk Road hub of Kashgar, China's westernmost city.




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