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Parties will refuse result in Fiji election

Fiji First leader - Frank Bainimarama

Political parties opposed to Frank Bainimarama say they will not accept the results of the election as provisional tally gives the leader a massive 60 percent of the vote.

National, Greens down in latest poll

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Election 2014 - Support for National and the Greens has slipped, while support for New Zealand First has increased according to the latest One News Colmar Brunton poll out this evening.

Scottish referendum voting begins

Pro-independence 'Yes' supporters gather ahead of the referendum.

People in Scotland have begun voting on whether the country should stay in the UK or become an independent nation with a historically high turnout expected from voters.

Charge after Australian terror raids

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A man has appeared in a Sydney court charged with conspiracy to prepare for a terrorist attack on Australian soil, after a counter-terrorism operation in Sydney and Brisbane.

Tributes for Amster Reedy

Amster Reedy.

The people of Ngāti Porou are mourning the death of nationally respected cultural adviser Amster Reedy, who shared his knowledge with everyone from school children to top athletes.

Jockey guilty over betting charges

David Walker giving evidence

A racing judicial committee has found a jockey guilty of betting on a rival horse and then deliberately riding to ensure his bets were successful.

Approval for US plan to arm Syrians

US President Barack Obama meets with Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter Islamic State General John Allen at the White House in Washington, DC,

The US House of Representatives has approved President Barack Obama's plan to arm and train Syrian rebels as part of a planned war against Islamic State.

Craig caught off guard by resignation

Conservative Party leader Colin Craig in Radio New Zealand's Auckland studios.

Conservative Party leader Colin Craig says he has no idea why his press secretary has suddenly resigned, just days out from the general election. (AUDIO)

Small victory for flood-prone residents

Properties in the Flockton Basin have been repeatedly flooded.

Flood-prone residents in Christchurch are claiming a small victory after getting a high court case about the risk to their land shifted from Wellington to Christchurch.

Fiji parties claim systematic fraud

Mick Beddoes and Mahendra Chaudhry

Five political parties in Fiji have called on election authorities to suspend all counting and verification of provisional results, saying they will not accept the results of Wednesday's poll.

Test loss wouldn't hurt All Blacks says former coach

Graham Henry and Richie McCaw after the 2011 Rugby World Cup final.

The World Cup-winning coach Graham Henry has suggested it wouldn't hurt the All Blacks if they lose a game before they defend the Webb Ellis trophy next year in England.

Call to change Criminal Proceeds Fund

Drug smoking equipment

A kaupapa Māori drug rehabilitation programme wants money seized from criminals to be put back into all community groups, not only Government agencies.

Fed chair not raising rates yet

Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen.

US Federal Reserve chairperson Janet Yellen has refused to say when it will begin raising interest rates again after it completes the wind-down of its money-printing programme in October.

French formula firm plans expansion

Nutricia Karicare formula produced by Danone.

French-owned infant formula company Nutricia ANZ, a subsidiary of food giant Danoe, plans to double the capacity of the processing plants acquired in New Zealand.

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