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Tony Blair prosecution over Iraq war blocked by judges

High court rules that there is no crime of aggression in English law under which former PM could be charged<p>Tony Blair should not face prosecution for his role in the 2003 Iraq war, the high court has ruled.<p>The lord chief justice, Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, and another senior judge, Mr Justice …

Solid Energy announces closure of mothballed Spring Creek Mine after failing to find a buyer

Solid Energy has announced the closure of the Spring Creek Mine after failing to find a buyer, closing the door on one of the best coal resources in …

PM Bill English to meet West Coast Pike River Mine families

Pike River Mine families have been granted a meeting with Prime Minister Bill English, on February 15.<p>The following day, Parliament's commerce …

Footage from inside Pike River mine leaked

Footage from a robot inside Pike River mine that has been leaked to media will be considered as part of an investigation into the potential for an …

Govt checking if Pike River footage contradicts earlier safety assessments

The Government says it is checking whether leaked video footage from inside the Pike River mine was made available to investigators and whether it …

Pike River father says Government lying about mine safety

The father of one of the men killed in the Pike River mining disaster says the families have always believed the Government wasn't telling the truth …

Pike River families reject Solid Energy plan for re-entering mine

The Pike River families say they have rejected Solid Energy's proposals for staging an unmanned re-entry of the coal mine.<p>After meeting the families …

Emotional silent protest at Pike River Mine entrance

Twenty-nine figures stood in silence on the Pike River Mine access road this morning - each decked out in overalls, work boots, miner's helmets and …

Pike River Mine sealing deadline extended to June

Work Safe New Zealand has agreed to extend the Pike River Mine sealing deadline to June.<p>The daily picket by mine families and supporters, which …

Pike River mine to remain unsealed, Prime Minister Bill English tells families

Pike River victims' families say the Government's commitment to leave the coal mine unsealed and inspect it with drone technology falls short of …

Hundreds gather for Hikoi for homeless in south Auckland

The death of a homeless man in south Auckland has triggered hundreds of people to take to the streets, calling for support to deal with the area's …

Pakistan's ruling party vows smooth transition ahead of vote on interim PM | Reuters

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan’s president has called a special parliamentary session on Tuesday to hold a vote to install Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as interim prime minister, with the ruling party vowing a smooth transfer of power after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was ousted.<p>FILE PHOTO - Nawaz Sharif …

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