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Attack on Gaza school sparks protests

Distraught relatives outside a hospital morgue following the attack on the UN-run school

At least two Palestinians have been killed and scores wounded in the West Bank during a protest against Israel's military campaign in Gaza that has seen the death toll climb above 800. (AUDIO)

PM stands by Brownlee over breach

Gerry Brownlee.

The Prime Minister is continuing to stand by Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee, even though he is being investigated over a breach of security after taking a short-cut at Christchurch airport. (AUDIO)

New Plymouth runway clear again

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Airport staff in New Plymouth have cleared the runway after a plane broke down as it was preparing to take off on Friday afternoon, forcing some flights to be cancelled.

THE BIG 'G' with Gael Woods

Performers take part in the opening ceremony for the 2014 Commonwealth Games at Celtic Park in Glasgow, Scotland.

The pressure was on Glasgow to deliver an opening Games ceremony to surprise and delight. Organisers well and truly delivered, with a wall-to-wall tartan spectacular.

Confidence eases, firms still optimistic

man on note

Firms remain buoyant about the economy's prospects, despite higher interest rates and a sluggish global recovery according to the latest ANZ Bank confidence survey. (AUDIO)

Cellphone evidence leads to conviction

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Evidence gathered solely from a cellphone has been used for the first time to convict a man for possessing child sex abuse pictures. He has been sentenced to 17 months in prison.

UN aid bypasses Damascus checks

Residents of the Yarmuk Palestinian refugee camp, south of Damascus, with food distributed by the UN earlier in July.

The United Nations says an aid convoy has entered Syria from Turkey without Syrian government consent. Until now, almost all aid has gone to parts of the country controlled by Damascus.

Gold for NZ sprint team

Sam Webster, Ethan Mitchell and Eddie Dawkins celebrate after winning gold in the Men's Team Sprint.

New Zealand has won its first gold medal at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games with the men's sprint cycling team of Ethan Mitchell, Eddie Dawkins and Sam Webster taking the top spot. (AUDIO)

Kaipara ratepayers 'liable' for debt

Mangawhai ratepayers say they expect to appeal against a High Court decision on the legality of their rates.

The High Court has ruled that Kaipara ratepayers must pay for debts the council ran up for the $60 million Mangawhai sewerage scheme, which they didn't told about. (AUDIO)

PNG Police to attempt to heal divisions

Thomas Eluh

Leading Police officers in Papua New Guinea have agreed to meet to try and heal divisions following recent political turmoil.

Ngati Ruanui opposes mining appeal

Black iron-sand of Taranaki's Ahu Ahu Beach

Ngati Ruanui is opposing an appeal by a company which wants to mine iron sand on the South Taranaki coast and has filed an application in the High Court to fight it.