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5 deadliest attacks on commercial airliners

5 deadliest attacks on commercial airliners

A Malaysian airliner has been brought down over eastern Ukraine, killing all 295 people aboard and sharply raising the stakes in a conflict between Kiev and pro-Moscow rebels in which Russia and the West back opposing sides.

At a glance: Malaysian Airlines flight shot down

At a glance: Malaysian Airlines flight shot down

Malaysian Airlines flight MH-17 has been shot down over the Ukraine. What do you need to know?

Large flames in South Dunedin no cause for alarm

Large flames in South Dunedin no cause for alarm

Large flames in South Dunedin have caught the attention of social media users. 

Aoraki climber's hut hit by avalanche

Aoraki climber's hut hit by avalanche

A large rock avalanche has hit a climber's hut on Mount Cook Aoraki.

Rugby: Taieri rewrites record book

Rugby: Taieri rewrites record book

Taieri re-wrote the Dunedin premier rugby record book when it beat close neighbours Green Island 127-12 at Peter Johnstone Park today.

Rugby: Ben Smith may play in Crusaders clash

Rugby: Ben Smith may play in Crusaders clash

Highlanders fullback Ben Smith may take to the field tonight after all.

Rugby: Chiefs earn another life

Rugby: Chiefs earn another life

The Chiefs have kept their hopes of three consecutive Super Rugby titles alive with a win at Eden Park tonight which owed much to their ruthlessness in the wet and windy conditions and a fair bit to a Blues team who were anything but.

Netball: Southern Steel dumps shooter

Netball: Southern Steel dumps shooter

The Southern Steel has confirmed shooter Jodi Brown will not be returning to the franchise in 2015.

Armed Offenders Squad deployed in Southland

Armed Offenders Squad deployed in Southland

The Armed Offenders Squad was deployed following a family violence incident on the Thornbury-Waimatuku Road in Southland this morning.

Rain batters Japan as storm makes landfall

Rain batters Japan as storm makes landfall

Heavy rain battered a wide swathe of Japan, sending rivers over their banks and setting off a landslide as a weakened but still dangerous storm made landfall and headed east, leaving three people dead.