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25 die in Myanmar train crash

A train in Myanmar carrying petrol derailed and burst into flames, killing 25 people and injuring 62, most of them villagers trying to collect fuel spilled in the accident, state television said.

Rugby: Deans not replacing Cooper

Rugby: Deans not replacing Cooper

Australia coach Robbie Deans has opted not to replace Quade Cooper in his squad for the last two tests of the Rugby Championship despite losing his first choice flyhalf to injury for the rest of the competition.

Poo pays off at fundraiser

Poo pays off at fundraiser

Six-year-old Outram dairy cow Nels Enigma, estimated to weigh about 700kg, walks past children at a King's High School fundraising event yesterday, which included a ‘‘moo poo'' raffle in which participants guessed which square of grass the cow would poo on first.

Pair charged over Auckland murder

Two men have been charged with murdering Lee McMurdo at his Helensville home in July last year, police said today.

Football: 'Desperate' Van Persie completes Man U transfer

Football: 'Desperate' Van Persie completes Man U transfer

Dutch international striker Robin Van Persie was "desperate" to join Manchester United and wanted the challenge of "coming to the biggest club in the world", manager Alex Ferguson said.

Petrol prices rise again

Petrol prices rise again

The price of petrol is climbing again, and three companies lifted the price of 91 octane fuel by 3c a litre yesterday.

The Dark Knight Rises - 'bleak, black and brilliant'

The Dark Knight Rises - 'bleak, black and brilliant'

Plaudits are coming thick and fast for ''The Dark Knight Rises'', one reviewer proclaiming it to be "the biggest, best and most exciting Batman of them all".

Four taken to hospital after crash

Four people, including two American tourists, were taken to hospital after a double-cab utility crashed on State Highway 8 south of Omarama about 3pm yesterday.

Fears for future as Egyptians cast votes

Fears for future as Egyptians cast votes

For Egyptians worn down by a tumultuous military interregnum, the first opportunity to choose their leader freely looked as much like a poisoned chalice as a triumph of democracy.

Rugby: University A fire to upset Kaikorai

University A produced its best performance of the season when it overwhelmed Kaikorai at the University Oval.