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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.

Five dead in Norway avalanche

Five dead in Norway avalanche

Police say four Swiss and one French citizen have been confirmed killed by a massive avalanche in northern Norway.

Rugby: Italy win leaves Scotland last

Rugby: Italy win leaves Scotland last

Italy passed the Six Nations rugby wooden spoon back to Scotland when they beat the visitors 13-6 at Rome's Stadio Olimpico.

Rugby: France recover to draw with Ireland

Rugby: France recover to draw with Ireland

France have shrugged off a poor first-half performance to draw 17-17 at home to Ireland in the Six Nations, ending its hopes of a Grand Slam and leaving Wales alone at the top of the standings.