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Suspected members of the Somali militant group al-Shabab have killed at least 28 people in an attack on a bus in Kenya. Officials say they separated out and killed those they thought were non-Muslim.
A Brazilian court has said that New Zealand murderer and paedophile Phillip John Smith is considered to be dangerous and ordered that he be deported within 10 days. (VIDEO)
New research shows how bacteria play a vital role in how the nervous system is formed. This Way Up speaks to Dr Chris Smith about a study involving mice uncolonised by any bacteria. (AUDIO)
A toddler remains in a critical condition in hospital after being rescued from a burning house in Auckland. A man also pulled from the house remains in a serious condition.
Laila Harre has announced she is quitting as the Internet Party leader and will step down next month. She has revealed she tried to stop Kim Dotcom from forming the Internet Party.
Winds reaching 140 kilometres an hour have been battering the lower North Island, prompting about 10 Fire Service callouts to lifted rooves and damaged telephone lines.
About 200 people protested outside the High Court in Auckland, over the failure of police to prosecute anyone in connection with a group of teens who boasted online of sex with underage girls.
Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce is heading to Perth to attend the first of four job fairs being held across Australia to try and persuade skilled workers to come to NZ.
Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner has condemned US President Barack Obama's use of executive powers to force through immigration reform.
The Commonwealth Observer Group monitoring the Solomon Islands election says significant impediments remain to women successfully standing for election in the country.
The All Blacks captain Richie McCaw says a good team performance against Wales will satisfy him more than any personal milestones. (AUDIO)
A Taranaki polytechnic wants to talk to every student who enrolled in its failed Maori performing arts course so it can work out how to help them.
Millions of dollars of deals in dairying, telecommunications and food research have been announced during the Chinese President Xi Jingping's visit to New Zealand.
An entertaining account of 59-year-old Venetia Sherson’s experience working as a WWOOFer in Italy.
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Anthropologist Dr David Boarder Giles has been investigating our cultural relationship to food consumption and wastage and he says the trash talks.
Visual displays, such as Google Glass can provide information in search and rescue, law enforcement, or firefighting operations, but how will they influence performance?
What will music look and sound like in the future? Victoria University students are creating robotics systems to drive old and new musical instruments.
Seven artists collaborated on an exhibition featuring contemporary interpretation of Waka Huia, intricately designed treasure boxes.
Dr Chris Smith from the Naked Scientists talks to Simon Morton about how bacteria plays a crucial role in the formation of the nervous system.
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