'We tortured some folks'

obama strap

Obama admits US tortured al Qaeda detainees captured after September 11 attacks.

Israeli soldier ambushed

East Jerusalem

Hamas claims it has no clear indication on the whereabouts of a missing Israeli soldier.

Barking mad? Music for dogs

Michelle Shocked

US singer Michelle Shocked has released an entirely silent album she claims only dogs can hear.

Staff adopt slide time

trade me

It's become obligatory for big tech companies to have quirky and colourful offices.

Gaza ceasefire over

Benjamin Netanyahu strap

Gaza ceasefire crumbles hours after it began, with at least 40 Palestinians killed by Israeli shelling and Israel accusing militants of violating truce.

Explosion rips streets apart

Taiwan explosion

Video captures moment of gas explosion in Taiwan that killed at least 24 and injured 271.

Who is the woman in black?

Woman in black

For months, she walked across America. Now she has stopped and revealed her remarkable story.

Giving the games a shot

Liam Martin and Valerie Adams

Not many teenage boys would dare to take on Kiwi golden girl Valerie Adams. Enter Liam Martin.

Banks: I will appeal

John Banks

John Banks says he has "unimpeachable, watertight" evidence to exonerate him as he's sentenced over donations.

Tribespeople show themselves

Amazon tribe

Amazon tribespeople emerge from the rainforest and make contact with the wider world.

Giraffe killed by low bridge

 Giraffe killed after hitting bridge

It was like something from a movie. A giraffe on a trailer and a low bridge. What happened next was tragic.

Lorde's the Katniss of the music industry


NZ's reigning queen of pop asked to curate soundtrack to upcoming Hunger Games film.

Foggy morning for Auckland


Restrictions lifted at Auckland airport but patches of fog remain over the city.

Headbutt hurts 'friendly Games'

Francois Etoundi

Disgraced weightlifter sent back to Australia after breaking rival's nose in fight over a woman.

Kiwi directs new Katy Perry vid

Katy Perry

Katy Perry's new music video released overnight was directed by a Kiwi.

Shock bronze 'incredible'

David Bishop

Auckland student becomes first gymnast to win a medal for NZ in gymnastics since his coach did in 1998.

Fragile beauty

Maya Payne


Christchurch teenager Maya Payne is attracting international attention with her music.

Bieber taunts Bloom


Justin Bieber has posted an image on Instagram of Orlando Bloom crying.

Adams wins NZ's 600th

Valerie Adams

A golden throw of 19.88m secures champion shotputter a special place in NZ's Games history.

Jaguar unleashes F-Type


An "intimidating" sports car was trailed by helicopter searchlights through Auckland streets last night.

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