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Pistorius cries during final cross-examination video Pistorius cries during final cross-examination

Oscar Pistorius breaks down while describing the moment…

Ukraine: Military recaptures eastern airport video Ukraine: Military recaptures eastern airport

Ukraine's acting president says special forces have…

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Deadly sinking off South Korean coast
Deadly sinking off South Korean coast

South Korea have despatched coastguard vessels and helicopters to rescue about 450 passengers - mostly students - on a ferry…

Top 10 stories to read today
Top 10 stories to read today

1. Kiwi 'foot soldier' for al-Qaeda killed in Yemen by drone A New Zealander was killed by a US drone attack in Yemen…

Chile leader to relocate Valparaiso fire victims
Chile leader to relocate Valparaiso fire victims

Chile's President Michelle Bachelet has vowed to reconstruct the once-beautiful port city.

Security Council sees grim images of Syrian dead
Security Council sees grim images of Syrian dead

The UN Security Council fell silent after ambassadors viewed a series of ghastly photographs of dead Syrian civil war victims…

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All 'View' co-hosts will salute Barbara Walters

LOS ANGELES (AP) ABC's "The View" will gather all 11 past and present co-hosts to salute Barbara Walters as she retires…

US home building up in March after frigid winter

WASHINGTON (AP) U.S home construction rose in March to the highest level in three months as builders resumed work at the…

US home building up in March, led by 6 percent gain in single-family home construction

WASHINGTON (AP) US home building up in March, led by 6 percent gain in single-family home construction.

Bank of America posts loss, hurt by legal expenses

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (AP) Bank of America said Wednesday that it swung to a loss in the first quarter, hurt by $6…

Filipino positive for MERS virus home from UAE

MANILA, Philippines (AP) A Filipino health worker who tested positive for the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus…

Paul Weller's children win lawsuit over pictures

LONDON (AP) The children of musician Paul Weller won a privacy lawsuit Wednesday over paparazzi pictures published on a…

Merkel: Russia should withdraw from Ukraine border

BERLIN (AP) Germany is calling on Russia to withdraw its troops from the Ukrainian border and tone down reports in its…

NATO ups military presence amid Russian threat

BRUSSELS (AP) NATO is strengthening its military footprint along its eastern border immediately in response to Russia's…

NATO says it's reinforcing its military presence on eastern border on sea, land and in the air

BRUSSELS (AP) NATO says it's reinforcing its military presence on eastern border on sea, land and in the air.

Parliament to elect Lebanon president on April 23

BEIRUT (AP) An aide to the speaker of the Lebanese parliament says that a parliamentary session to elect the country's…

Court rejects bankruptcy protection for Mt. Gox

TOKYO (AP) The Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange in Tokyo is headed for liquidation after a court rejected its bankruptcy protection…

Afghan policeman shoots, wounds female lawmaker

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) An Afghan policeman has opened fire and wounded a female lawmaker in the country's capital, Kabul…

Gunmen kill 9 on bus in Ethiopia near dam project

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) Ethiopian officials say that attackers fired on a public bus in the country's west, killing…

Russian economy hit by Ukraine turmoil

MOSCOW (AP) Russia's economy slowed sharply in the first three months of the year as uncertainty over the crisis in Ukraine…

UK lawmakers slam lax security in Taliban attack

LONDON (AP) British lawmakers said Wednesday that U.K. commanders' complacency and inadequate security were partly to blame…

Hoeness tax case has Germans dashing to confess

BERLIN (AP) The high-profile tax evasion trial against former Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has prompted a surge…

Baby lost in bombing chaos to be reunited with mom

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) A baby lost in the chaos of the bus station bomb blast in Nigeria's capital is to be reunited Wednesday…

UK unemployment keeps falling amid recovery

LONDON (AP) Britain's unemployment rate has fallen below 7 percent for the first time in five years, with earnings growth…

Belgian head of Congo's Virunga park shot

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) The Belgian director of Africa's oldest national park, a reserve in conflict-ridden eastern Congo…

UN seeks $274 million for Central African Republic

GENEVA (AP) The United Nations and aid groups launched an appeal for $274 million Wednesday to help people fleeing the…

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$1m window into human body
$1m window into human body

Amillion-dollar microscope has allowed Kiwi scientists an unparalleled window into the human body, shining a new light on…

Planet no longer butt of jokes
Studies: Lab-grown vaginas successful
Brain injury epidemic
David Skegg: We must choose: riches or water?
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Space

Blood moon: Best view on East Coast
Blood moon: Best view on East Coast

Star gazers on the east coast of the North Island have had the best view of the blood moon tonight, MetService says.

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Turkey warns Syria after downing jet
Turkey warns Syria after downing jet

The Syrian conflict encroached threateningly on Nato's eastern frontiers yesterday when Turkey shot down an Assad regime…

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