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Dozens die in Mexico prison riot

Dozens die in Mexico prison riot

A fight among inmates led to a prison riot in northern Mexico that killed 44 people, a security official says.

Sea Shepherd ruling 'victory for the whales'

Sea Shepherd ruling 'victory for the whales'

A federal judge in Seattle has declined to immediately restrain the activities of a Washington state-based anti-whaling group.

Family buys daughter NY apartment for $105 million

Family buys daughter NY apartment for $105 million

The family of a Russian billionaire has bought a New York City penthouse apartment for $88 million ($NZ105m).

Houston death prompts look at doctors, meds

Houston death prompts look at doctors, meds

It's become standard-operating procedure when a celebrity dies too young - investigators immediately go looking through their nightstand and medicine cabinet.

Actor David Kelly dies

Actor David Kelly dies

Irish stage and screen actor David Kelly, known for appearances in British comedies such as Robin's Nest, has died aged 82.

Queen marks 60 years on the throne

Queen marks 60 years on the throne

Sixty years after she ascended to the throne in an austere Britain still facing post-war rationing, Queen Elizabeth has marked the milestone with a new website that showed just how much the world has changed during her reign.

Nth Korea leader looking to bond with his people

Nth Korea leader looking to bond with his people

North Korea's young new leader gets rock star treatment when he visits his troops - just as his father did. But while the late Kim Jong Il mostly stayed aloof in dark shades, his son holds hands and hugs his soldiers.

Steamboat milestone in New Orleans

Steamboat milestone in New Orleans

Two hundred years ago, the first steamboat meandered down the Ohio and Mississippi rivers, taking more than four months to reach New Orleans.

Tennis: Nadal bests Federer in Melbourne semi

Tennis: Nadal bests Federer in Melbourne semi

There was no title at stake and no trophy to lift but Rafa Nadal's victory over Roger Federer in the Australian Open semifinals has added another glorious chapter to the greatest rivalry in tennis.

Security alert closes port at Dover

British authorities say the port of Dover has been shut down because of a "security incident" and a bomb squad has been sent to the scene.