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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.

Fiji coach facing dismissal after Cup losses

Fiji plans to advertise for a new national rugby coach, likely making Sam Domoni the first head coach to lose his job over his team's performance at the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

Back at work with biggest game in mind

Back at work with biggest game in mind

All Black mania lifted a notch as final preparations began yesterday for the biggest game in New Zealand rugby history.

New baby for Tori Spelling

New baby for Tori Spelling

Tori Spelling and husband Dean McDermott have a new baby girl.

Plot to assassinate Afghan president foiled

Plot to assassinate Afghan president foiled

Afghanistan's intelligence agency says it has thwarted a plot to assassinate President Hamid Karzai after arresting a bodyguard and five people with links to the Haqqani network and al-Qaeda.

Manila cleans up after killer typhoon

Manila cleans up after killer typhoon

Manila emergency services and residents are cleaning up and restoring electricity after a powerful typhoon unleashed floodwaters that killed at least 18 people and sent huge waves crashing over seawalls.