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Tennessee gunman sent Islamic verse to friend

Tennessee gunman sent Islamic verse to friend

Hours before the Tennessee shooting that killed five US servicemen, the suspected gunman texted his close friend a link to a long Islamic verse that included the line: "Whosoever shows enmity to a friend of Mine, then I have declared war against him."

Caution urged on treacherous roads

Caution urged on treacherous roads

Snow and ice have made roads treacherous around the region this morning, and motorists should take extra care.

Cricket: Australia executed perfect game plan - Johnson

Cricket: Australia executed perfect game plan - Johnson

Australia have hit back hard following their surprise defeat in the first Ashes test in Cardiff, fast bowler Mitchell Johnson said after his team took complete control of the second match at Lord's.

15,000 gather for Jaffa race

15,000 gather for Jaffa race

A crowd of about 15,000 gathered at Dunedin's Baldwin Street today for the annual Jaffa races.

Nick Cave's son dies after fall

Nick Cave's son dies after fall

A teenage son of Australian rocker Nick Cave is dead after falling 18m from a cliff in East Sussex.

Ex-Dunedin designer in Project Runway

Ex-Dunedin designer in Project Runway

Otago Polytechnic graduate Duncan Chambers-Watson will be a contestant in US hit series Project Runway, it has been announced.

Hampden crash victim named

Hampden crash victim named

Police today named the woman killed in a fiery car crash on State Highway 1 near Hampden on Friday. 

Man charged with murder over Waldronville death

Man charged with murder over Waldronville death

Police have formally charged a 22 year-old man with murder after a woman was found dead at a Waldronville address on Friday night.

Highlanders fans heading north

Highlanders fans heading north

Highlanders fans heading north for tonight's Super Rugby final against the Hurricanes were dressed for the occasion at Dunedin Airport this morning.

Football: Blatter to miss women's world cup final

Football: Blatter to miss women's world cup final

FIFA President Sepp Blatter will not travel to Canada for the final of the women's World Cup on July 5 for personal reasons, his US-based lawyer said.