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Hamas denies having missing Israeli soldier

Palestinian onlookers pause to inspect an Israeli army bomb laying unexploded on the road that links northern and southern Gaza.

The militant wing of Hamas has said it has no information about an Israeli soldier who Israel claim was captured in Gaza. They believe he and a group of Hamas fighters may have been killed.

Claims crew were drinking in Honolulu

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Passengers on an Air New Zealand flight that was stranded in Honolulu say they're angered by claims some of the crew were partying while they were stuck in limbo for three days.

Pengxin promises more investment

Shanghai Pengxin says it will invest in boosting productivity and environmental compliance on Lochinver Station.

Chinese company Shanghai Pengxin is defending the purchase of another large North Island farm - Lochinver Station near Taupo. Pengxin already owns 29 farms in New Zealand.

Staying safe on a dangerous job

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Feature: After 10 forestry workers were killed, and more than 150 injured, on the job last year an independent panel was set up to investigate the industry's safety record.

THE BIG "G" with Gael Woods

Some buskers at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow go the extra mile.

There's a lot more to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow than the sport. There's also the music, and national anthems are taking on a greater significance at the Games.

Banks to appeal with new evidence

John Banks after his sentencing in the High Court at Auckland.

Former ACT leader John Banks has been sentenced to community work for filing a false electoral return, but says he is innocent and will appeal against his conviction. (VIDEO)

Ebola outbreak prompts WHO plan

Medical staff working with Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF) prepare to bring food to Ebola patients in an isolation area.

World Health Organisation head Margaret Chanand and the leaders of West African nations affected by the Ebola outbreak are to announce a joint $100 million response plan.

Crusaders chase 8th title

Todd Blackadder at Crusaders training.

The Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder says his side can emulate the great Crusaders teams of the past and win the Super Rugby trophy for a record eighth time.

Waihi gold mine secures $1b funding

Newmont Waihi Gold has secured funding for a $1 billion underground mine.

Mining company Newmont Waihi Gold has secured funding for a $1 billion underground mine in Waihi. The company hopes to have it operating by early 2015.

Nauru appoints Chief Justice, judges after long vacancy

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After almost four months without, Nauru has announced the appointment of a new Chief Justice.

South Taranaki iwi signs Treaty deal

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Ngaruahinerangi has signed its Treaty of Waitangi settlement at a pa in South Taranaki, where the Crown apologised for past actions. The tribe is to receive $67m in financial redress.