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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.

Tonga team named for NZ clash

Tonga coach Isitolo Maka has named the following team to play New Zealand in their World Cup Pool A clash at Eden Park on Friday.

Trial a tough challenge for Jackson doctor

Trial a tough challenge for Jackson doctor

Michael Jackson's former doctor faces a tough challenge clearing himself of involuntary manslaughter charges in the pop star's death as his trial, which promises to avoid many dark aspects of Jackson's life, begins with jury selection due this week.