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Rugby: Southern grind out win over Pirates

Southern centre Apelu Alapati's try in the 70th minute helped Southern retain the Jack Hore Memorial Trophy, and bank a valuable bonus point, when it defeated Pirates at Hancock Park.

38 dead in Yemen clashes

At least 22 al Qaeda-linked militants and 12 Yemeni soldiers were killed in clashes and air strikes overnight during a US-backed offensive against insurgents in the south of the country, officials say.

J-Lo tops list of powerful celebs

J-Lo tops list of powerful celebs

Jennifer Lopez has topped the annual Forbes list of the 100 most powerful celebrities in the world, taking over from fellow pop singer Lady Gaga and beating out media mogul Oprah Winfrey.

Rugby: Big scores in Highlanders 1st XV games

Rugby: Big scores in Highlanders 1st XV games

Some big scores have been run up in the Highlanders 1st XV competition today, with a couple of teams carding 50 points or more.

Taylor guilty of Sierra Leone war crimes

Taylor guilty of Sierra Leone war crimes

A United Nations-backed court convicted former Liberian president Charles Taylor of war crimes and crimes against humanity, the first time a head of state has been found guilty by an international tribunal since the Nazi trials at Nuremberg.

Syrian bloodshed spreads across borders

The bloody conflict in Syria spilled across two tense borders when gunfire from government forces killed a cameraman in Lebanon and wounded at least six people in a refugee camp in Turkey, authorities said.

Tropical storm could dampen Easter

Tropical storm could dampen Easter

A tropical storm is building in the Pacific and threatens to dampen the beginning of the Easter holiday - but forecasters say New Zealanders should expect a fine, warm weekend before it arrives.

Treasure trove found in restored mansion

Workers restoring a 19th-century mansion in the Russian city of St. Petersburg have discovered a vast trove of silver and jewellery hidden in a secret compartment.

Baby does runner from bath

Baby does runner from bath

An elephant called Baby did not want a bath.

Queen crashes Manchester wedding

Queen crashes Manchester wedding

Queen Elizabeth II has become a wedding crasher.