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Convicted murderer and child molester Phillip Smith could be released from a Brazilian jail early next week if he is not deported by Monday, according to a journalist in Rio de Janiero. (AUDIO)
The Attorney-General and Minister in charge of the SIS, Chris Finlayson, is defending the speed under which new laws against terrorist fighters are being put through Parliament. (AUDIO)
Australian cricketer Phil Hughes has spent a second night in an induced coma after undergoing emergency surgery for a head injury suffered when he was hit by a ball during a match.
Prime Minister John Key's contact with blogger Cameron Slater about a report on the SIS the night before it was released beggars belief, the leader of the Labour Party says. (AUDIO)
A trustee building houses for whanau says a home loan aimed at Maori is prescriptive, conservative and dictatorial. The Kainga Whenua loans is a government initiative.
A physicist who discovered why mercury is liquid at room temperature using Einstein's theory of relativity has won New Zealand's most prestigious science award, the Rutherford Medal.
The Government and Auckland Council are labelling the Auckland Housing Accord a success based on a first-year report but Labour says it has been a hopeless failure.
A major government information technology project is close to $30 million over its original budget, and a year away from being fully operational.
Protests have spread to a dozen US cities over the decision not to charge a white policeman who killed an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri.
It is election day in Tonga with voters going to the polls in the second election under political reforms that were widely hailed.
Pakistan took advantage of winning a vital toss to dominate day one of the third and deciding cricket Test against New Zealand in Sharjah.
The Ministry of Education says an ERO review of troubled Northland charter school Te Kura Hourua ki Whangaruru has been delayed - but will ultimately be released.
Tourism Holdings is confident it has turned the corner on poor performance as its strategy for growth begins to pay off, lifting its full year net profit forecast by $1 million. (AUDIO)
A "library of everything", the Internet Archive provides free public access to websites, music, moving images, and nearly three million public-domain books.
The Skid Row Housing Trust provides permanent, supportive housing in down town L.A. for those in extreme poverty, with poor health, disabilities, mental illness and addiction.
District Court Judge and DNA expert Arthur Tompkins tells the tale of the 1911 theft by Vincenzo Perugia of the Mona Lisa.
Historical film footage showing New Zealand in the 1940s has turned up in California (watch it here), and the search is on to find out who filmed the images.
Alvy Ray Smith directed the first feature film sequence using computer graphics, for Star Trek the Wrath of Khan in 1982. He went on to co-found Pixar Animation.
There was a time when you would join a waiting list, possibly for years, to buy an imported car. Find out about the colourful history of car imports to NZ.
Simon Morton meets contestants, robots and Professor Jacky Baltes at Robot World 2014 held recently in Seoul, South Korea.
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