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Woman killed after lying on road named

An 18-year-old woman who walked into traffic and lay down in the middle of the road before being struck and killed by a car in south Auckland has been named by police.

Suicide bomber blew up airport bus

A suicide bomber carried out the attack that killed eight people in a bus transporting Israeli tourists in Bulgaria, the country's interior minister said today, and Israel accused Iranian-backed Hezbollah militants of responsibility.

Basketball: Sluggish US beat Brazil

Basketball: Sluggish US beat Brazil

The U.S. men's basketball team eased past Brazil 80-69 in an exhibition game today, but their sluggish play and spotty shooting should banish any thoughts they will waltz to another Olympic gold medal in London.

Rugby: OBHS beats Christchurch Boys

Otago Boys High School's first XV has beaten Christchurch Boys 22-19 in a rugby game played in Christchurch today.

Fatal crash near Hastings

Fatal crash near Hastings

One person is dead and another is seriously injured after a crash near Hastings.

Police swoop on Canterbury drug ring

Police swoop on Canterbury drug ring

Eight people have been arrested in an operation targeting a sophisticated methamphetamine and burglary ring police have described as one of the most significant crime operations seen in Christchurch for some time.

Chinese city declares war on piranhas

Chinese city declares war on piranhas

A southern Chinese city is on the alert for piranhas after two people were attacked in a river, and is offering a 1,000 yuan ($160) reward for every fish caught, dead or alive.

Jail for kidnap, sexual assault of tourist

Jail for kidnap, sexual assault of tourist

A man who kidnapped and sexually assaulted a French woman while she was hitchhiking from Taupo to Napier has been jailed for eight-and-a-half years.

Paint party held at Edgar Centre

Young people flocked to the Edgar Centre in Dunedin last night for the 2012 Vodka Cruiser Illuminate Paint Party.

Woman found dead in Wellington named

Woman found dead in Wellington named

Police have named the woman found dead on Monday near a running track on Wellington's Mt Victoria.