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PM: Gaza conflict blot on world and must end

A child wounded after the UN building was shelled is treated in hospital.

New Zealand's Prime Minister says Israel's shelling of civilians sheltering at a UN school in Gaza is deeply worrying and Israel's claim that people can get out of harm's way is flawed.

Teen gets life on murder, sex charges

Sina Solomona

A teenager who was 15 years old when he murdered and sexually violated an Ashburton mother has been jailed for life. Bronson Kelekelio will serve at least 14-and-a-half years.

Guilty verdict in homeless man murder

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A teenager collapsed and had to be held up by security guards at the High Court in Auckland after being found guilty of murdering a homeless man off Queen Street.

THE BIG "G" with Gael Woods

Scotland's gold medalist Christopher Sherrington poses with the Scottish flag at the medal ceremony for the men's judo +100kg class at the SECC Precinct during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Instructions to spectators at the Hampden Park athletics stadium in Glasgow are either to "Gie it laldie", or to "Hod your wheest" ... and then there's the "Weegie Wave".

A-G won't say if Dotcom discussed

Chris Finlayson.

New Zealand's Attorney-General Chris Finlayson has met with the Deputy Director of the FBI, but is refusing to say whether they discussed internet entrepeneur Kim Dotcom.

NZ warned to monitor Ebola outbreak

Members of Doctors Without Borders (MSF) wearing protective gear outside an Ebola isolation ward in Guinea

Health authorities are being warned to monitor the deadly Ebola outbreak in west Africa closely but the Ministry of Health says it's unlikely to reach New Zealand.

Israeli attack on UN school condemned

A Palestinian looks on at the carcass of a donkey killed earlier in the day during the strike on a UN school in the Jabalia refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip.

The United States and the United Nations have condemned the shelling of a school housing displaced civilians in Gaza. The UN chief described it as "outrageous" and "shameful."

Villumsen a medal chance in Glasgow tonight

NZ Cyclist Linda Villumsen

The New Zealand cyclist Linda Villumsen has a good chance to add to her impressive career when she competes in the road time trial at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games tonight.

Long jail term for family abuser

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A man who sexually offended against young family members has been jailed for 17 years. The man who can't be named for legal reasons was sentenced on a range of charges.

PNG PM dismisses rivals' allegations

Papua New Guinea, money, kina

Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister Peter O'Neill has again dismissed moves by law agencies to have him probed over alleged illegal state payments as politically motivated.

Ngaruahinerangi to sign settlement

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A South Taranaki tribe will sign its treaty settlement on Friday with majority support from the iwi. Ngaruahinerangi initialled its deed of settlement at Parliament last month.

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