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Magic Moments winner claims prize

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 17:32
Magic Moments 2017 winner Stu Hardisty (left) collected his first place prize. Photo: Christine O'Connor The Otago Daily Times Magic Moments 2017 photography competition winner collected his prize on Friday. 
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Man broke bat in attack on pregnant ex

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 17:27
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Melbourne airport find 5kg cocaine

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 16:50
A man tried to smuggle 5kg of cocaine into Melbourne in a suitcase. Photo: GettyImages An Australian man has allegedly tried to bring more than $1 million of cocaine hidden in a suitcase through Melbourne Airport.
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Woman killed in Storm Doris

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 15:56
  A woman was killed by flying debris on Thursday as storm Doris battered Britain and Ireland, disrupting travel and leaving thousands without power as it swept in from the Atlantic.
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Senegal arrests suspected jihadists

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 15:45
#Senegal: 2 #Mali-an nationals arrested in #Dakar suspected of being jihadists involved in the Grand-Bassam attack https://t.co/G2RWGjxQyH— MENASTREAM (@MENASTREAM) February 24, 2017 Senegalese authorities have arrested two suspected foreign jihadists in Dakar, including one who had been in contact with the mastermind of an attack on an Ivory Coast hotel a year ago.
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Farming tours get under way

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 15:21
Some of the committee members (from left) Norman Paterson, of Millers Flat, Alan Hore, of Beaumont Station, committee chairman Rod Pemberton, of Teviot, Jude Ormond, of Millers Flat, Pat Garden, of Teviot and Allan Ashworth, of Millers Flat. Photo: Yvonne O'Hara Millers Flat hosted the first of four groups of farmers visiting from overseas on Monday.
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Beyonce pulls out of Coachella Festival

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 15:15
Beyonce has pulled out of the Coachella Festival on doctors' orders. Photo: Reuters Pregnant singer Beyonce on Thursday pulled out of performing at California's Coachella music festival in April, citing doctor's orders.
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Woman's bite wards off attacker

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 15:12
A 21-year-old woman fought off what is believed to be a sexually motivated attack by biting a man in Christchurch last night.
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‘Bargain bin’ horse turning heads

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 15:10
Kimberleigh McCabe and Kace reflect on their journey to Horse of the Year at their Gorge Road home recently. Photo: Nicole Sharp The underdogs of the show jumping world, Kace and owner Kimberleigh McCabe, of Gorge Road, Mataura, have had quite a journey in the past six years
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Earthquake strikes Zambia

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 15:06
[GFZ] M5.4 Nov-02 18:25:41 UTC, Zambia, Depth:10.0km, http://t.co/0tIF2mm8Z6 #quake pic.twitter.com/I2Xvj5IQnE— Earthquakes (@earthquakesApp) November 2, 2014 An earthquake of magnitude 5.7 struck the southern area of Lake Tanganyika early on Friday, the US Geological Survey said.
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Stud breeder still believes in sheep

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 15:02
Te Rae Genetics owner Chris Wilson, flanked by dog Scott, reflects on his journey taking on his grandparents stud and where he is heading at his home recently. Photo: Nicole Sharp As the sheep have gone to the hills, Te Rae Genetics has diversified its operation to move with the times.
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Protesters arrested as pipeline camp cleared

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 14:56
2017-02-24t011237z_1430892934_rc1bb6ef5720_rtrmadp_3_north-dakota-pipeline.jpg Police arrested protesters as they cleared the Pipe line campsite. Photo: Reuters Dozens of armed law enforcement officials swept through a protest camp near the site of the Dakota Access pipeline Thursday, clearing the camp that for months served as a base of opposition to the multi-billion dollar project.
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Oscar best actor race is tale of two opposites

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 14:42
denzelsag.jpg Denzel Washington poses with the SAG award he won for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for "Fences" . Photo: Reuters It looks like it will be a two-horse race for Academy Award for Best Actor this year as critics pit Denzel Washington against Casey Affleck. 
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Toxic VX nerve agent killed Kim Jong Nam: report

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 14:34
kim_jong-nam_maybe_hs_0.jpg A VX Nerve agent was used to kill Kim Jong Nam, a report says. Photo: Reuters The estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was killed with a highly toxic chemical weapon known as VX nerve agent, Malaysian police said on Friday, citing a preliminary report.
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Indonesia and Australia to discuss joint patrols

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 14:27
Joint patrols proposed for South China Sea https://t.co/udCBKFo3pM pic.twitter.com/2sccp58UW4— Sky News Australia (@SkyNewsAust) February 23, 2017 Indonesia President Joko Widodo will discuss the prospect of joint patrols with Australia in the South China Sea when he meets his counterpart Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at the weekend.
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Safety record of farmers improving

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 14:18
a_farming_survey_highlights_facts_about_pay_in_the_516a72695f.JPG A drop in injured agriculture workers in the South means they are spending less time off work with injury. Photo from ODT files. Southern farmers are continuing to make health and safety a key focus of their farming practices, with only one recorded fatality in the agriculture sector in Otago/Southland last year. Southern Rural Life reporter Nicole Sharp looks into the downward trend of incidents on farms in Southland and Otago.
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Kiwi facing paedophile charges named

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 14:16
An accused paedophile identified in the investigation into two jailed Queensland child abusers has been extradited to Brisbane and will remain in custody.
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Top cop 'hugely disappointed' over drink-drive conviction

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 14:08
scczen_230217nzhmcbush01_620x310.jpg Police Commissioner Mike Bush. Photo NZ Herald Police Commissioner Mike Bush has opened up about a historic drink driving conviction, saying he was - and remains - ''hugely disappointed'' in himself.
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Bodies of 27 migrants found

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 13:59
Bodies of migrants were also washed up on a beach near the city of Zawiya, Libya. Photo: Reuters The bodies of 27 migrants have been recovered in Western Libya, 13 of whom died of suffocation in a shipping container, the Red Crescent said on Thursday.
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Schools in lockdown in Auckland

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 13:57
Three schools are in lockdown and a major police operation is unfolding after police received reports a woman is injured in the Auckland suburb of Remuera.
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