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
The price of petrol is climbing again, and three companies
lifted the price of 91 octane fuel by 3c a litre yesterday.
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 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.
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.
University A produced its best performance of the season when
it overwhelmed Kaikorai at the University Oval.
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
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.
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
Some big scores have been run up in the Highlanders 1st XV
competition today, with a couple of teams carding 50 points
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