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Life under Kim Jong Un: recent escapees open up about their former life

When Kim Jong Un became the leader of North Korea almost six years ago, many North Koreans thought that their lives were going to improve.<p>He offered …

Korean Peninsula

Navy apologises after one of its pilots draws enormous penises in the sky

Navy officials issued an apology this week after one of their pilots allegedly created obscene drawing contrails in the sky.<p>It seems a mother from …

New Zealand

Faeces to blame for 16 Auckland beaches too filthy for swimming

West Auckland's Ruth Kerr was once a regular swimmer at Titirangi Beach.

New Zealand

Mansion Global Daily: New Development Demands, New Zealand Controversy, and More

Mansion Global’s daily round-up of the latest luxury real estate news from around the world<p>Whether they get it depends on the property’s location, …

Real Estate

Anti-LGBT politician resigns after being caught 'having sex with man in his office'

Wes Goodman, a Republican lawmaker from Ohio, US, known for his Christian conservative and anti-LGBT views, has been forced to resign after being …

New Zealand

Watch: Kieran Read calls for All Blacks to be a 'ruthless side' before Scotland Test

Rugby<p>Watch: Kieran Read calls for All Blacks to be a 'ruthless side' before Scotland Test<p>Source:<p>Ahead of the All Blacks' Test against Scotland at …

Rugby Union

9am World, Pacific and Sports News for 18 November 2017

The latest world, Pacific and sports news.

New Zealand

Wynne Gray: Read selection displays lack of depth at No8

Strange the All Blacks coaches didn't hold back damaged captain Kieran Read for one final season effort against Wales but it emphasises the struggles …

New Zealand

Massive search under way for missing Argentine submarine with 44 crew aboard

The ARA San Juan was in the southern Argentine Sea, 432km from the Patagonian coast, when it gave its last location.<p>An Argentine military submarine …

New Zealand

Rugby: All Blacks fury as Brad Shields turns down call-up and defects to England

The All Blacks are furious after the captain of Super Rugby side Hurricanes snubbed a call-up to the national team because he is signing for Wasps in …

Rugby Union

Jono and Ben allowed to use swear words, because their listeners expect it: BSA

Jono Pryor has had his vocabulary approved by the Broadcasting Standards Authority.<p>The Broadcasting Standards Authority has said it is fine for …

New Zealand

Unlucky man drove to a Utah canyon just as couple sought another victim

The husband and wife sat on the hill overlooking the dirt parking lot, watching cars crunch up the unpaved road into Red Butte Canyon.<p>Authorities say …


Life story: Deaf community was home for Margaret Coutts

Margaret Coutts influenced and inspired people in the deaf community.<p><b>OBITUARY:</b> Scarlet fever robbed a young Margaret Coutts of her hearing.<p>After the …

New Zealand

Live: Tonga v Lebanon - Rugby League World Cup quarterfinals

Jason Taumalolo leads Tonga into their Rugby League World Cup quarterfinal against Lebanon, in Christchurch.<p>Tonga star Jason Taumalolo.<p><b>- Stuff</b>

Rugby Union

Fashion in the Field: Riccarton races best dressed won by Wellington woman

Racegoers have once again pulled out all the stops for another big day of racing in Christchurch.<p>Canterbury's finest headed out to Riccarton Park …

New Zealand

Napier cats killed by antifreeze

The Napier SPCA is warning residents a number of cats in the city have died after drinking anti-freeze.


Axe-weilding men rob Whanganui dairy for cigarettes

Men wielding axes have robbed a Whanganui dairy.

New Zealand

Temaru writes to Macron, asking for Tahiti airport back

French Polynesia's pro-independence politician Oscar Temaru has written an open letter to the French president Emmanuel Macron, asking France to …

New Zealand

'Why my daughter?' Mother's pain after daughter attacked twice

"Because of you my daughter no longer speaks, is withdrawn and is afraid to go anywhere by herself."That is what one Rotorua mother would say if she …

New Zealand

Christine Fernyhough - The Museum of the Everyday

Christine Fernyhough is the author of the bestselling memoir The Road To Castle Hill: A High Country Love Story, and she set up Books in Homes and …

New Zealand

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern: North Korea is a 'real threat'

THE NATION<p>Jacinda Ardern discusses the New Zealand Government's approach to North Korea.<p>Nuclear testing in North Korea is not something the …

North Korea

Mum gets seven-year jail term for importing meth

A Vietnamese woman who imported methamphetamine bound for Hastings has been jailed for seven years.Lan Mai Thi Pham, 38, was living in Auckland in …

New Zealand

US Navy says genitalia air display 'absolutely unacceptable'

Residents of Washington state in the US turned their eyes to a clear blue sky on Thursday (Friday NZ time) and found themselves staring at a …


Andrew Little: The Renaissance Man

Justice Minister Andrew Little has an apple and the Labour-NZ First coalition agreement in front of him at the table in his Beehive office.The apple, …

New Zealand

The day my life changed when my husband Jim Donnelly vanished

BY TRACEY DONNELLY<p>Rebekah Parsons-King/RNZ<p>The Lost, RNZ’s new true crime series about missing New Zealanders. This week: Jim Donnelly.<p><b>Life was normal</b> …

New Zealand

George Clooney to return to TV in Catch-22 mini-series

A-list film star George Clooney is making his return to television armed with a classic novel, <i>Catch-22</i>.<p>On Thursday, Paramount Television confirmed …

George Clooney

Lizzie Marvelly: Exams are a hell you just have to get through

You couldn't pay me to be a teenager again. In fact, you'd have to come up with a rather large sum of cash before I agreed to willingly go back to …


Woman critical after being shot in Helensville, northwest of Auckland

Police are still at the scene after a reported shooting in Helensville, Auckland.<p>A woman has reportedly been shot in Helensville, northwest of …


Tesla's new supercar is the fastest car around, and it's fully electric

Tesla unveiled its new electric-powered truck this week, at an event where Chief Executive Elon Musk sold his truck as safer, more reliable and not …


Stepping up for the love of poetry

Selina Tusitala Marsh wondered whether she'd ever find time to tour with Sam Hunt after finding out she was the new Poet Laureate. He'd invited her …

New Zealand