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Pilot's suspected aneurysm

Captain Ann Barbarich had just landed Dreamliner plane full of passengers at an Australian airport when she suffered an medical emergency.

The cost of defeating Isis

Iraqi forces have driven militants from Jurf Al-Sakhar, but all that's left is a shell. The town is now emptied of its 80,000 residents, and building after building…

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Contractor takes out the internet

About 1400 Spark customers in the lower South Island have had their broadband services impacted by damage to a fibre cable in the Rakaia area.

'This ad is cruel and damaging'

OPINION: Ten skinny models in push-up bras and pants simper and giggle their way across a billboard. This is what Victoria's Secret thinks represents the "Perfect Body"…

Father wants son's killers set free

The father of a Lower Hutt man who was shot dead last year says he has forgiven his son's killers and has asked they remain free. Shane Harrison, 44, and Dillin Pakai…

Aussie kicked off flight

An Australian man suffering 'probably the worst hangover of his life' appeared in court after he was kicked off a flight and charged with threatening to kill.

National

NZ@Noon: Drink driver snaps

Stories making headlines around the regions today include a snappy and highly intoxicated man and community funded equipment which saved a man's life.

Business

Japanese buyer for top NZ tech firm

New Zealand's eleventh biggest tech company and one of the fastest growing, BCS Group, which deals in baggage handling and logistics systems, is selling an 80 per cent…

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Rugby

Rugby: The American dream team

The All Blacks are Stateside and are spreading the rugby message. But what would have happened if Columbus had got his bearings all wrong, the British ended up discovering…

Tales from the Windy City

In popular culture, Chicago is home to Al Capone and the Valentine's Day Massacre, to John Dillinger and bank robbery, to Chess records and the Blues.

Sport

League: Whare declared fit for Samoa

Kiwis centre Dean Whare has recovered from a minor groin strain and has been cleared to start in Saturday's Four Nations test against Samoa in Whangarei. The Penrith…

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