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No news on Bond actor as next film set for 2019

1 hour 3 min ago
The next James Bond film has been confirmed for 2019 despite not having a star attached to the role of 007. Photo: Reuters James Bond is returning to movie theatres in November 2019, producers said on Monday, but they did not say who will play Britain's most famous fictional spy.
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Minister counselled over foul-mouthed rant

1 hour 55 min ago
Agriculture Minister Bill Byrne counselled over foul-mouthed rant. #9News https://t.co/E9MgbjGRK0 pic.twitter.com/aUaqkS9FrA— Nine News Queensland (@9NewsQueensland) July 25, 2017 Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has counselled Agriculture Minister Bill Byrne after he launched an expletive-laden tirade directed at her office.
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Tapaunui, Milton must 'limit water use': CDC

2 hours 2 min ago
An aerial view shows water from the flooded Tokomairaro River spreading over the plains south of Milton on Saturday. Photo: Samuel White. The Clutha District Council has issued a conserve water notice for both Tapanui and Milton after the flooding.
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Egg producer in court for false free range labels

2 hours 5 min ago
Are you buying Swan Valley Eggs? #freerange #cruelty #wapol"New evidence has emerged against Snowdale Holdings,... http://t.co/WJGCiSAaWC— AnimalWelfareWA (@AnimalWelfareWA) December 4, 2014 One of Western Australia's biggest egg producers is likely to be penalised after the Federal Court found it deceived shoppers by falsely labelling some of its products free range.
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Sick days and poor sleep linked: study

2 hours 21 min ago
tirednessoffice.jpg One in four Australians are taking one day off a month because they've had a bad night's sleep, researchers say. Photo: Getty Poor sleep and sick days are cosy bedfellows with more than one in four Australians taking a day off a month because they're too tired, researchers say.
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Protests in Barbados over tax increase

2 hours 39 min ago
Thousands march in nationwide Barbados protestDetails: https://t.co/OxikqitdlX pic.twitter.com/cojRQbeJa9— JamaicaObserver (@JamaicaObserver) July 24, 2017 Thousands of Barbadians took to the streets of Bridgetown on Monday to urge Prime Minister Freundel Stuart to reconsider a recent tax increase that has sparked a string of protests by workers.
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New 'Game of Thrones' books could be released next year

2 hours 39 min ago
Author George R. R. Martin has teased the next two novels in his popular 'A Song of Ice and Fire" series could be out next year. Photo: Reuters Author George R.R. Martin has hinted at the possibility of not one but two new Game of Thrones books in 2018, whetting the appetites of fans who have been waiting for the next installment of the epic saga since 2011.
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Unaware of 100 immigrants dying in truck: driver

2 hours 49 min ago
James Matthew Bradley Jr. is escorted from a prisoners van before appearing briefly in federal court, authorities found eight men dead in the back of his tractor trailer truck. Photo: Reuters The man accused of smuggling at least 100 illegal immigrants inside a sweltering tractor-trailer, 10 of whom died, has said he was unaware of the human cargo he was hauling until he took a rest stop in Texas, court papers showed on Monday.
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Israel removes metal detectors at holy site

3 hours 8 min ago
Israeli security forces remove metal detectors which were recently installed at an entrance to the compound known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount in Jerusalem's Old City. Photo: Reuters Israel decided on Tuesday to remove metal detectors it had placed at the entrance to a holy site in Jerusalem's Old City and replace them with smart, less obtrusive surveillance means, a Cabinet statement said.
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Arrest made over attempted burglaries

3 hours 16 min ago
Police have arrested a man in relation to several recent attempted burglaries in Dunedin.
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Adams on the move?

3 hours 20 min ago
Steven Adams. Photo: Getty Images Kiwi NBA star Steven Adams has been linked with a move to the New York Knicks, according to reports.
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Cull to take local govt role

3 hours 40 min ago
Dave Cull Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull is set to be unveiled as the next president of Local Government New Zealand.
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'Why I believe David Bain's guilty'

4 hours 15 min ago
David Bain was acquitted in at a retrial in 2009. Photo: ODT files The journalist whose podcast details the horrific Bain murders has spoken to Newstalk ZB about why he came to believe in David Bain's guilt.
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Venezuela president's 'Despacito' remix backfires

4 hours 16 min ago
Maduro's unpopular leftist government on Sunday promoted a remixed version of 'Despacito' to encourage Venezuelans to vote for the Constituent Assembly. Photo: Reuters Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro's attempt to use Latin hit Despacito - which means 'slowly' - to inject some cool into his controversial new congress has backfired quickly.
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Kushner details Russia contacts, denies collusion

4 hours 34 min ago
White House Senior Adviser Kushner departs after closed session of the Senate Intelligence Committee in Washington. Photo: Reuters President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, emerged from behind the scenes on Monday (local time) to tell Senate investigators he had no part in any Kremlin attempt to meddle in the US election despite having met Russians four times last year.
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Teen arrested after reportedly streaming fatal crash

5 hours 1 min ago
Local media reported that the driver was livestreaming herself as she drove and rapped to music. Photo: Getty Images A California teen driver who reportedly shot live video before and after a crash that killed her 14-year-old sister has been charged with manslaughter, police said on Monday (local time).
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Items stolen from Dunedin vehicles

6 hours 5 min ago
A wallet and sunglasses were stolen from a car in Dunedin.
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Barclay due back at Parliament

6 hours 32 min ago
Todd Barclay Embattled National MP Todd Barclay is set to return to Parliament today.
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Jilted lover jailed for posting nude photos of ex

6 hours 33 min ago
A jilted lover has been jailed for posting nude photos of an ex-girlfriend online along with her name, phone number and a suggestion she was available for sex. Photo: Getty Images/ iStock A jilted lover has been jailed for posting nude photos of an ex-girlfriend online along with her name, phone number and a suggestion she was available for sex.
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What Ben wore

6 hours 55 min ago
Every year a bunch of my closest girlfriends and I meet in Queenstown for a wild winter weekend away, however this year we thought we'd try and be less 'party party' and more 'at one with nature', so we decided on Wanaka, thinking it would be more subdued.
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