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An Islamic State video has appeared which purports to show the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff. The 31-year-old disappeared in Syria in 2013.
Election 2014 - National Party leader John Key promised to announce more details of tax cuts for low and middle income earners next week, as he criticised Labour's financial management.
Two designers of the CTV building will be interviewed by police as part of a criminal investigation into the building's collapse in February 2011, killing 115 people. (AUDIO)
About 80 police officers remain in Ashburton investigating yesterday's shooting at a Work and Income office in which two women died and another was seriously injured. (VIDEO)
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Former music and drama teacher Charles Harter has pleaded guilty to indecently assaulting nine children he had contact with while teaching at Havelock North Primary School. (AUDIO)
A monument to remember 300,000 Nazi victims with physical and mental disabilities or chronic illnesses has opened in Berlin - the city's fourth monument to Nazi victims.
The Labour Party wants a return to 10-year passports and a review of locations and nature of gambling outlets in neighbourhoods as part of its Internal Affairs policy.
Three houses have been evacuated after a truck carrying fertiliser chemicals rolled in the Bay of Plenty town of Opotiki. Firefighters are clearing the scene.
Australia's Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has ordered that no asylum seekers be sent to Manus Island, instead directing them to the small Pacific Island of Nauru.
The New Zealand men's basketball team has suffered its third straight loss at the World Cup, going down 98-71 to the NBA-filled USA team in their latest match in Spain.
The Maori community in Ashburton is mourning the death of local kuia, Peggy Turuhira Noble, caught up in yesterday's fatal shooting at a Work and Income office in the town.
Global commodity prices for the country's exports have fallen for the sixth successive month. The commodity price index declined by 3.3% in August, from the previous month.
Jack Perkins discovers an Aladdin's cave of oriental rugs and carpets in the central Wellington workshop of Anna Williams.
Lynda Chanwai-Earle heads to Kilbirnie Mosque for the opening of Islamic Awareness Week.
British journalist and author John Lanchester whose new book is How to Speak Money: What the Money People Say - and What They Really Mean.
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