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An Auckland hospital has started putting off elective surgery after it was swamped with acutely unwell patients causing a shortage of beds.

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Where are the missing 80 bodies?

International monitors say body parts are still scattered at the MH17 crash site, as Dutch experts said they were given 80 fewer corpses than rebels promised.

Queen's horse fails drug test

A horse owned by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II which won one of England's most prestigious races has failed a drugs test, Buckingham Palace announced.

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Wall Street rose overnight, pushing the S&P 500 Index to a record high, as investors opted to focus on better-than-expected earnings from companies including…

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Labour leader David Cunliffe says he would not have gone on his skiing holiday had he known how bad the polls were for Labour at the time.

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An 89-year-old Nazi war crimes suspect who was jailed while awaiting extradition to Germany has been granted bail after being hospitalised. Johann "Hans" Breyer can…

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Losing to the Sharks in pool play was so unlike the Crusaders, especially at home and with a man advantage after Jean Deysel was sent off early, they rarely got out…

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