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Salmond resigns after Scots vote no to split

Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond speaks during a press conference to announce his resignation.

Scotland's first minister, Alex Salmond, who led the campaign for independence, has announced he will step down. In yesterday's referendum 55 percent of Scots voted to stay in the United Kingdom.

Storms on way for election

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Polling stations throughout the country have opened for voting in the general election and will stay open until 7pm.

Poll irregularity 'evidence' shown in Fiji

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Five political parties in Fiji have presented evidence which they say back up their claims of irregularities in the country's landmark election.

NZ's oldest regiment turns 150

Queen Alexandra’s Mounted Rifles at Linton Military Camp on its official birthday, 16 September 2014.

A military parade will be held in Palmerston North this morning to mark the 150th anniversary of one of this country's oldest regiments.

Knights on winning streak in India

Kane Williamson in action for the Black Caps during the ICC World Twenty20 this year.

The winning streak continues for the national Twenty20 cricket champions Northern Districts at the Champions League in India.

Open dialogue 'the best terror defence'

Forensic experts collect evidence from a house in Sydney a part of  Australia's largest ever counter-terrorism raid.

Security experts say the risk of a home-grown terrorist attack in NZ can never be eliminated, but agree with local Muslim leaders that open dialogue is the best defence.

Bodies of Ebola education team found

Health workers wearing protective suits prepare to carry the body of a victim of Ebola in Conakry, Guinea.

Officials say nine members of a team trying to raise awareness about Ebola have been killed by villagers using machetes and clubs in Guinea

Roosters edge Cowboys in thriller

North Queensland's Jonathon Thurston

North Queensland's National Rugby League season has once again been ended on a sour note after a refereeing call went against them.

New lease of life for Wanganui port

Wanganui is to breathe new life into its derelict port.

A joint venture between Tupoho Whanau Trust and Wanganui District Council is to take over the running of the city's port once an upgrade of its facilities is completed.

Cooks Democrats withdraw another petition

Cook Islands Democratic Party Logo

The Cook Islands Democratic Party has withdrawn a petition against a tied seat in Mitiaro, which means the constituency will go to a by-election.

Reedy taught valuable lessons for life

Amster Reedy.

Ngāti Porou teacher and mentor Amster Reedy is being remembered as a man who instilled a sense of pride and inspiration about being Māori in an urban environment.