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Crewe inquiry fails to solve key questions

Harvey and Jeannette Crewe on their wedding day.

The long-awaited police review into the Crewe murders 44 years ago has failed to answer the questions who killed the couple and why a police officer was not prosecuted for corruption. (AUDIO)

US seeks control of Dotcom assets

Kim Dotcom with his seized cars

The United States government has formally applied to permanently take control of Kim Dotcom's assets as the Court of Appeal considers a freeze on them.

Hamas vows to keep fighting in Gaza

Heavy smoke billows from buildings following an Israeli military strike in Gaza City on Tuesday.

The military wing of Hamas has rejected a truce with Israel, saying the fighting will go on until Israel stops its bombardment and lifts the blockade of the territory.

Adams going for gold in Glasgow

Val Adams competing in Poland this year.

The closest thing New Zealand has to a sure bet, Valerie Adams, competes on day 7 of the Commonwealth Games for a gold in the shot put and looks unlikely to be troubled.

New building consents rebound

Consents for building new homes rose in March.

The number of consents for new houses and apartments has rebounded, rising 3.5 percent in June compared with the previous month, official figures show.

Novopay under Government control

Steven Joyce  during a press conference regarding Novopay next steps.

The Government will take over the running of the Novopay payroll system and has reached a cash settlement with Australian company Talent2. Principals welcome the change.

US, EU extend sanctions on Russia

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The United States and the European Union have agreed the toughest sanctions yet against Russia over its support for rebels in Ukraine. Moscow denies it is supplying weapons.

Gold and silver in mountainbiking

Anton Cooper wins 2014 Commonwealth Games mountain bike gold.

A day to remember for New Zealand at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games mountain bike park with Anton Cooper winning gold and Sam Gaze silver in the men's competition.

Govt 'under pressure' over quake land

The NZ Coat of Arms on the Supreme Court building in Wellington.

The Crown was under pressure to give Christchurch residents timely decisions about quake-damaged land in 2011, the Supreme Court has been told.

Palau's President calls for strong oceans support

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The President of Palau is urging Pacific leaders to pull up their sleeves and get to work to protect the region's oceans and precious fisheries.

Actor dismisses claims of Mana support

Cliff Curtis.

Cliff Curtis is dismissing claims he endorses the Mana Party. An online article cites the actor as the "latest celebrity to publicly declare support for the Mana Movement".