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Cowell launching DJ talent quest

Cowell launching DJ talent quest

TV personality and music producer Simon Cowell is launching a new talent competition to find the world's best DJs.

Great rewards, great dangers on US peak

Great rewards, great dangers on US peak

As the search for four people on the slopes of Mount Rainier stretches into its second week, experts say the rewards for the hearty few who attempt the summit of the 14,411-foot heavily glaciated volcano in winter are great - as are the dangers.

Monkey thought extinct found in Indonesia

Monkey thought extinct found in Indonesia

Scientists working in the dense jungles of Indonesia have "rediscovered" a large grey monkey so rare it was believed by many to be extinct.

Haiti to scold 'Baby Doc' for defying house arrest

The former Haitian dictator known as "Baby Doc" has been summoned to court to be scolded for violating the terms of his house arrest by venturing outside the capital, a judge says.

River search for swimmer swept away

A search is continuing today for a man swept away while swimming in the Whanganui River.

Slideshow: Where it's winter

Slideshow: Where it's winter

While here in the South we may be enjoying a hot summer, winter is making itself felt in other places, as these images show.

Elevator fire attacker charged with murder

Elevator fire attacker charged with murder

A man accused of spraying gasoline on a 73-year-old woman and setting her ablaze in an elevator has been charged with murder and arson, appearing in court with the left side of his face blistered and burned, his upper lip swollen.

23 dead after drinking bootleg booze

Officials say 23 people have died after drinking bootleg liquor that sickened another 112 in a village in eastern India.

Police wait on forensic results in death inquiry

Police are awaiting further forensic results before drawing a conclusion as to the circumstances surrounding the death of a 46-year-old Dunedin man at his home on Friday night.

Rugby: Hurricanes to field young players

Samoan first five Tusi Pisi headlines the new-look Hurricanes side named today for the 2012 Super 15 season.