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Rizalman appears in court

The former Malaysian defence attache who left the country while facing criminal charges five months ago has been remanded in custody following a court appearance today…

Oligarch must sell NZ land

A wealthy Russian has been ordered to sell his rural property after failing to make progress on a promised boutique winery and vodka distillery.

Mona wants ... $23m

Mona Dotcom has staked a $23 million claim on the fortune of her estranged husband, Kim Dotcom, saying half of what was seized in the FBI-initiated raid belongs to her…



From Russia with promises

Oil tycoon Mikhail Khimich's promises to transform sleepy Waiwera have so far come to nothing. The Herald investigates why…

The fight over Huka Lodge

They allegedly amassed at least $50 million in 15 years but have now spent even longer fighting over the spoils.

Cloud business boosts Microsoft

Microsoft's quarterly profit and revenue has sailed past expectations, as chief executive Satya Nadella's push to embrace cloud computing and diversify into mobile devices…


Texas Ebola nurses meet Obama

Two American nurses were declared cured of Ebola on Friday, and one was healthy enough to leave the hospital and meet President Barack Obama for a hug.


Key misses opportunity

Watching John Key tell Parliament he had not spoken to blogger Cameron Slater "in my capacity as Prime Minister" immediately brought to mind the famous words uttered…

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Google serious about robots

Google has announced a partnership with artificial intelligence (AI) teams at Oxford University to teach machines to think like people. Oxford professors behind Dark…


Rugby: Mid Canterbury retains Meads Cup

Mid-Canterbury have retained the top piece of silverware in the Heartland Championship. They beat Buller 36-13 in the Meads Cup final in Westport today for their second…


League: England just edge Samoa

This was just what international rugby league needed. Samoa pushed England to the absolute limit - and on another day could have won - in a spectacular beginning to…

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