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Broods: New Zealand's next pop export

57 min 12 sec ago
Meet New Zealand's next big musical exports

Broods: New Zealand's next pop export

57 min 12 sec ago
Meet New Zealand's next big musical exports

Broods: New Zealand's next pop export

57 min 12 sec ago
Meet New Zealand's next big musical exports

WTO fails to seal global trade deal

59 min 7 sec ago
The World Trade Organization says its 160 members have failed to agree a global customs pact drawn up in meetings in Bali last December.

WTO fails to seal global trade deal

59 min 7 sec ago
The World Trade Organization says its 160 members have failed to agree a global customs pact drawn up in meetings in Bali last December.

WTO fails to seal global trade deal

59 min 7 sec ago
The World Trade Organization says its 160 members have failed to agree a global customs pact drawn up in meetings in Bali last December.

Multiple Taiwan gas blasts kill 20

1 hour 8 min ago
A series of gas explosions in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung kills at least 20 people and injures more than 200 others.

Israel and Hamas 'agree new truce'

1 hour 10 min ago
Israel and Hamas agree to an unconditional 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire to begin on Friday morning, the US and UN say.

Israel and Hamas 'agree new truce'

1 hour 10 min ago
Israel and Hamas agree to an unconditional 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire to begin on Friday morning, the US and UN say.

Tory disquiet over Israel action

1 hour 28 min ago
Conservative MPs put pressure on David Cameron to take a more robust stance with Israel over its actions in Gaza.

Make-up 'godfather' Dick Smith dies

1 hour 59 min ago
Oscar-winning make-up artist Dick Smith, who memorably transformed Marlon Brando into Vito Corleone in The Godfather, has died aged 92.

Make-up 'godfather' Dick Smith dies

1 hour 59 min ago
Oscar-winning make-up artist Dick Smith, who memorably transformed Marlon Brando into Vito Corleone in The Godfather, has died aged 92.

Make-up 'godfather' Dick Smith dies

1 hour 59 min ago
Oscar-winning make-up artist Dick Smith, who memorably transformed Marlon Brando into Vito Corleone in The Godfather, has died aged 92.

WHO sounds alarm over W Africa Ebola

2 hours 24 min ago
The World Health Organization and presidents of West African nations affected by the Ebola outbreak are to announce a joint $100m response plan.

Police urged to carry drugs antidote

2 hours 39 min ago
US Attorney General Eric Holder has urged federal law enforcement agencies to equip some of their officers with the heroin overdose antidote Naloxone.

Gaza school attack unacceptable - US

2 hours 39 min ago
The shelling of a UN shelter in Gaza by the Israeli military is "totally unacceptable and totally indefensible", the White House says.

US ex-governor's wife 'sought gifts'

2 hours 46 min ago
The star witness in the corruption trial of Virginia ex-governor Bob McDonnell says the ex-first lady sought gifts in return for business help.

Tesla and Panasonic to build factory

3 hours 3 min ago
Electric carmaker Tesla is to team up with Japanese electronics firm Panasonic to build a battery manufacturing plant in the US.

Hat-trick of golds for England gymnasts

3 hours 40 min ago
England gymnasts Max Whitlock and Claudia Fragapane win their third gold medals of the Commonwealth Games with individual wins.

Amos beats Rudisha to 800m gold

4 hours 17 min ago
Nijel Amos produces a stunning run down the final straight to beat David Rudisha to 800m Commonwealth gold.