Monday, August 16, 2010

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Longer sentence sought for Khmer Rouge convict

Posted: 16 Aug 2010 04:43 AM PDT

Prosecutors for Cambodia's UN-backed genocide tribunal appealed Monday for a longer sentence for the former chief jailer of the Khmer Rouge.

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Sea Eagles lose to fired up Dragons

Posted: 16 Aug 2010 04:39 AM PDT

The Dragons have thumped the Sea Eagles 32 - 10.

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China overtakes Japan in 2Q as No. 2 economy

Posted: 16 Aug 2010 03:48 AM PDT

Japan lost its place as the world's No. 2 economy to China in the second quarter as receding global growth sapped momentum and stunted a shaky recovery.

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Russian wildfires shrink as cold front advances

Posted: 16 Aug 2010 03:43 AM PDT

Russian firefighters have succeeded in pushing back wildfires while an advancing cold front is expected to finally end the two-month heat wave.

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Family, friends mourn 8 killed in off-road wreck

Posted: 16 Aug 2010 03:28 AM PDT

The driver of an off-road vehicle that killed eight people at a California desert racetrack, has said on Facebook that he's "lost and devastated" by the tragedy.

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Child poverty statistics remain static - report

Posted: 16 Aug 2010 03:14 AM PDT

Child poverty rates have remained largely static while overall poverty is slightly down, a new report shows.

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Life for Taranaki murderer

Posted: 16 Aug 2010 03:08 AM PDT

A Black Power member Matiu Pahau was sentenced today to a minimum 17 years in jail for the murder of New Plymouth man Peri Niwa.

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Are 3D movies becoming old hat?

Posted: 16 Aug 2010 03:01 AM PDT

Several high-profile film directors have spoken out against the 3D phenomenon, raising questions about how much longer 'the Avatar effect' will last.

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Why are ping pong tables popping up in London?

Posted: 16 Aug 2010 02:57 AM PDT

Ping pong tables have sprung up all over London as the city prepares to host the 2012 Olympics.

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Morrison, Gervais among Emmy presenters

Posted: 16 Aug 2010 02:38 AM PDT

The first crop of Emmy presenters have been announced, and they represent some of the most popular and most nominated shows of the year.

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Avatar director to celebrate birthday underwater

Posted: 16 Aug 2010 02:33 AM PDT

James Cameron is going from outer space to under water.

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Mexican attacks inflame tensions on NYC island

Posted: 16 Aug 2010 02:28 AM PDT

Across the United States, the immigration debate plays out in suspicion of outsiders and sometimes escalates into violence.

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Fingerprint scheme takes aim at illegal migrants

Posted: 16 Aug 2010 02:13 AM PDT

New Zealand and Australian immigration officials have begun sharing fingerprint information.

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World News Summary - 17.08.10

Posted: 16 Aug 2010 01:59 AM PDT

Stay up-to-date with the latest headlines as the news from around the world develops throughout the day.

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Cop goes on trial for perjury

Posted: 16 Aug 2010 01:56 AM PDT

A long-serving police officer went on trial in Dunedin today for perjury.

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Evening News Update - 16.08.10

Posted: 16 Aug 2010 01:54 AM PDT

Stay up-to-date with the latest headlines as the news from New Zealand and the world develops throughout the day.

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Govt moves to protect public holidays

Posted: 16 Aug 2010 01:13 AM PDT

The Government is going to change the Holidays Act to make sure workers don't lose four days leave when firms shut their doors over Christmas and New Year.

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Former Nat MP guilty of ripping off charities

Posted: 16 Aug 2010 01:07 AM PDT

Former National MP and Children's Commissioner Roger McClay has admitted to ripping off charities.

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NKorea threatens 'merciless counterblow' on South, US

Posted: 16 Aug 2010 12:56 AM PDT

Tens of thousands of South Korean and US troops launched a fresh round of military drills Monday despite North Korea's warnings.

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Purse seine fishing plummeting NZ tuna supply

Posted: 15 Aug 2010 11:47 PM PDT

Conservationists are calling on the Government to support the closure of high sea fisheries in the Pacific to industrial fish netting.

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Opotiki mayor: flooding highlights need for alt routes

Posted: 15 Aug 2010 11:15 PM PDT

Floodwaters are receding in the Bay of Plenty, after days of torrential rain.

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Michelle Obama more popular than Barack

Posted: 15 Aug 2010 10:57 PM PDT

US first lady Michelle Obama is quickly becoming the hottest political ticket in town.

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Key: Jury safety may be at risk

Posted: 15 Aug 2010 10:50 PM PDT

The Prime Minister has weighed into a debate over the safety of jurors, which is putting him on a collision course with lawyers.

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First look at Waihi's new language school

Posted: 15 Aug 2010 10:36 PM PDT

A $45 million language school has opened its gates to reporters for the first time.

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NZ dairy industry looks to improve tainted image

Posted: 15 Aug 2010 10:31 PM PDT

New Zealand dairy farmers have launched a $2 million ad campaign after recent bad press surrounding the industry.

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Competition for flats heats up in Dunedin

Posted: 15 Aug 2010 10:25 PM PDT

There is still three months to go in the university year, but Otago students are already competing for next year's flats.

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Gillard overshadowed by former party leaders

Posted: 15 Aug 2010 10:18 PM PDT

With the election just five days away, Australian prime minister Julia Gillard has finally officially launched her party's campaign.

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Vodafone unveils 'naked' broadband

Posted: 15 Aug 2010 10:10 PM PDT

Vodafone customers won't have to pay for a landline phone connection to have the internet at home.

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Pac Blue's rivals advance after airline's domestic departure

Posted: 15 Aug 2010 10:05 PM PDT

Low-cost airline Pacific Blue says it will stop domestic flights in New Zealand in October.

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Kiwis win first trans-Tasman dodgeball contest

Posted: 15 Aug 2010 09:58 PM PDT

New Zealand's first ever dodgeball team is right now in Las Vegas for the world champs.

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