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Predicting the 2018-19 NBL award winners

The NBL regular season concludes with a Melbourne United-Perth Wildcats Sunday blockbuster leading into the awards night and while Sydney Kings captain Kevin Lisch thinks Andrew Bogut should sweep them, it remains a wide-open race for a number of ... Read more

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Australia's sport minister Bridget McKenzie appears to make fun of overweight ...

Australia's Federal Sport Minister Bridget McKenzie has apologised for appearing to mock overweight people at a national obesity summit in Canberra. The deputy leader of the Nationals apologised after being photographed puffing out her face and rubbing ... Read more

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ISIS bride Shamima Begum 'could be a challenge to de-radicalise' if she ...

It is likely the teenager's family will fund her journey back to the UK where she will be arrested, according to the Quiliam think-tank. Share. Comments. By. Neil Murphy. 20:22, 16 FEB 2019. News. The teen was pictured at Gatwick Airport moments before ... Read more

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Hurricanes hold on to edge Waratahs

They edged the Waratahs 20-19 across the ditch last night, despite trailing for large periods of the match. The men from the capital dearly missed the creativity of No 10 Beauden Barrett, who was still on his honeymoon, but Du'Plessis Kirifi crossed ... Read more

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Man accused in Aurora mass shooting had been convicted for beating girlfriend ...

A “disgruntled” employee, who fatally shot five people and wounded five officers at an Illinois warehouse Friday, severely beat a woman years ago in a domestic violence incident that turned him into a felon — and should have kept him from buying a gun. Read more

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Man suffers moderate injuries are being stabbed in neck on Hamilton street

A man is being sought following a stabbing on a Hamilton street on Saturday. Police were called to a property after reports of a neck stabbing, a police spokeswoman said. The assault happened on Hendon Rd in Fairview Downs, shortly after 11.30am, ... Read more

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Response to fruit fly in Devonport too slow says North Shore MP Maggie Barry

Quarantine officers are out in force in Auckland following the discovery of a Queensland fruit fly, but there are concerns Biosecurity New Zealand's been too slow off the mark. The seaside village of Devonport is at the centre of a surveillance ... Read more

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Lantern Festival celebrations across the globe

A Chinese language center in Houston, the fourth largest city of the United States, held a Lantern Festival on Thursday evening, attracting hundreds of local Chinese and American visitors. Decorated with all kinds of red lanterns, Talent Academy ... Read more

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No rain this weekend, but tropical cyclone bears over the horizon

Threats of heavy rain following weeks of tinder-dry conditions across the countries could have parts of the country bracing for floods. Category 2 tropical cyclone Oma, currently tracking near Vanuatu, has the potential to hit New Zealand, or head to ... Read more

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Singapore, Hong Kong and Tokyo among Asia-Pacific's top cities for millennials ...

Singapore is the most millennial-friendly city in the Asia-Pacific, with Hong Kong ranking as the third-best place for young people to move to, according to a new study. Research firm ValueChampion analysed a variety of public data and ranked 20 Asia ... Read more

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Bangladesh failed to execute plans, says Sabbir Rahman

The dream of winning an ODI series in New Zealand remained unfulfilled for the Tigers as they lost the first two games of the three-match series against the Kiwis. Bangladesh suffered a crushing defeat in the first match on February 16 and then again ... Read more

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Super Rugby: Crusaders coach Scott Robertson warns these Blues are much better

A relieved Scott Robertson paid his old mate Leon MacDonald a hefty compliment on the back of the Crusaders' thrilling 24-22 victory over the Blues on Saturday night. The back-to-back Super Rugby champions continued their tradition of making rather ... Read more

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Cirque du Soleil's 'sensual' and slapstick Kooza comes to Auckland

REVIEW: Finding Kooza's location was not easy. We accidentally dropped part of our party off at what they later said was "the Shetland pony races" – an apparently competing event, also at Auckland's Alexandra Park on Friday night. Take two was on the ... Read more

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Bangladesh failed to execute plans, says Sabbir Rahman

The dream of winning an ODI series in New Zealand remained unfulfilled for the Tigers as they lost the first two games of the three-match series against the Kiwis. Bangladesh suffered a crushing defeat in the first match on February 16 and then again ... Read more

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Brisbane Bullets on target NBL finals

The Bullets have made the improbable possible by qualifying for the NBL play-offs for the first time since 2008. Their title hopes, which had been on life support after losing five of their previous six games, are still flickering after an 84-78 win ... Read more

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Svitolina has a fight on her hand to make Dubai history

Elina Svitolina, who enthralled Dubai with that gorgeous forehand in her back-to-back Dubai triumphs, will leave no stone unturned in her attempt to become the first woman to win three straight Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships title. Only Justine ... Read more

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Scrub fire in Taupō, helicopter in attendance

A campground has been evacuated as firefighters try to get a large scrub fire that's been burning for six hours under control. Four fire crews were at the blaze south of Taupō, at Five Mile Bay, Fire and Emergency NZ northern shift manager Daniel ... Read more

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Du'Plessis Kirifi the hero as Hurricanes snatch scrappy win over Waratahs

The Hurricanes have got away with one. It took a try five minutes from fulltime to debutant Du'Plessis Kirifi for them to overcome a stuttering performance and grab a 20-19 win over the Waratahs at Brookvale Oval, north of Sydney, on Saturday night ... Read more

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The company behind an iconic Kiwi Easter egg

A change in shape for Cadbury's marshmallow Easter eggs left a sour taste in the mouths of many New Zealanders. It also increased demand for locally-made products, including one factory in Oamaru still making Easter eggs by half. Easter's still two ... Read more

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Bella Hadid and Kylie Jenner Got the Same Insane Valentine's Day Surprise From ...

From ELLE. Most people gave their significant others bouquets for Valentine's Day. Kylie Jenner and Bella Hadid's millionaire musician boyfriends Travis Scott and The Weeknd gave them some flowers too. But they got like, literal homes full of them. Read more

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Two teens arrested after pursuit, allegedly having been on the run for two days

Two Canterbury teenagers have been arrested after allegedly being on the run from police in stolen vehicles for two days. Police generic. Police say the two Canterbury teenagers were on the run from police in stolen cars for two days. Photo: RNZ ... Read more

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Black Cap Martin Guptill starting to feel like himself again

With back-to-back centuries to his name, Martin Guptill is starting to feel like his old self again. The hard-hitting opener blasted 118 from 88 balls at Christchurch's Hagley Oval on Saturday as New Zealand thumped Bangladesh by eight wickets to ... Read more

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284 Cars Missing In Papa New Guinea Following APEC Summit

It's not uncommon for official functions – be it corporate or political – to offer courtesy cars for attendees. Last November, Papa New Guinea hosted the Asia-Pacific Economic Corporation summit and dropped some coin on a fleet of vehicles for world ... Read more

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Three people rescued from water at Orewa, north Auckland, found clinging to boat

A fishing trip quickly turned life-threatening for three mates when their boat was flipped over by a large wave and then swept out to sea. The trio was clinging to their dinghy when they were found by the Coastguard three nautical miles off the coast ... Read more

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Brisbane Bullets return to NBL finals for the first time since 2008 with win ...

For the first time since 2008, Brisbane are into the NBL finals. The equation for the Bullets against the New Zealand Breakers at Southbank Saturday night was simple — win and you are in the top four. And Brisbane delivered a season-defining display ... Read more

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LTTV: Murphy previews Saracens away day

Geordan Murphy knows Saturday's trip south to face Saracens in Round 13 of this season's Gallagher Premiership will be a tough test, despite the Tigers registering a historical first ever away win at Allianz Park in the same fixture during last year's ... Read more

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China's top economists call for more action to fend off growing risks

Top Chinese economists have called for more action to keep the economy, investment and job market steady as the country faces growing risks, including from the trade war with Washington. The call came from members of the Chinese Economist 50 Forum ... Read more

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Setpiece battle sets up massive Loftus derby

If there was every a reason to smile about the future of South Africa's engine room, Saturday's Vodacom Super Rugby showdown at Loftus Versfeld will be easy for rugby punters to see. The titanic clash between two of the more physical packs in the ... Read more

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Sunwolves ready to battle the Sharks

The Sunwolves finished last in the 15-team Super Rugby last year, but the highlight of their season was improving their win rate to three from two in 2017 and one in 2016. Two of the wins last year came against two South African sides, the Bulls in ... Read more

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Brisbane Bullets return to NBL finals for the first time since 2008 with win ...

For the first time since 2008, Brisbane are into the NBL finals. The equation for the Bullets against the New Zealand Breakers at Southbank Saturday night was simple — win and you are in the top four. And Brisbane delivered a season-defining display ... Read more

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NRL won't bow to pressure to stand down Jack de Belin

NRL boss Todd Greenberg has not contacted the Dragons to tell them that Jack de Belin needs to be stood down – and there is no chance he will do that. The only way that de Belin won't be playing is if he stands down of his own volition for mental ... Read more

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2nd ODI: Mithun fifty takes Bangladesh to 226

Mohammad Mithun posted his second successive half-century against New Zealand as Bangladesh recovered from an early collapse to set a 227-run target in the second one-day international in Christchurch on Saturday. Mithun scored 57 off 69 deliveries, ... Read more

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Rāhui over the Northland's Mermaid Pools attracts strong support

A hugely popular but overused swimming hole in Northland frequented by people from all over the world will be indefinitely closed to stop it being further degraded. The Te Whanau ā Rangiwhakaahu hapu will put a rāhui in place over the Mermaid Pools at ... Read more

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Two teens arrested after pursuit, allegedly having been on the run for two days

Two Canterbury teenagers have been arrested after allegedly being on the run from police in stolen vehicles for two days. Police generic. Police say the two Canterbury teenagers were on the run from police in stolen cars for two days. Photo: RNZ ... Read more

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James Cummings to send Microphone to Sydney

Microphone will return to Sydney to tackle the Skyline Stakes at Randwick after dominating his rivals up the straight at Flemington on Saturday. The two-year-old was hardly tested, sprinting clear at the 200 metres to defeat Talented by two-and-a-half ... Read more

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Auckland Transport apologises for delayed trains on busy night

Auckland Transport has apologised for less than perfect services on Friday night, when thousands of people used trains to get to major events in the city. Big crowds attended the Lantern Festival in Auckland Domain and the Wellington Phoenix football ... Read more

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Super Rugby: Plucky Crusaders show their class to hold off gallant Blues

The champs played like the dynasty they well and truly are, but the chumps weren't half bad either in an Eden Park Saturday night Super Rugby classic. At the end of an exhilarating 80 minutes at Auckland's showpiece rugby venue it was the Crusaders who ... Read more

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Nine hour underwater dive to raise awareness of endangered dolphins

Free-diver William Trubridge has swum Cook Strait underwater to raise awareness of critically endangered Hector's and Māui dolphins. Yesterday's 22 km crossing - the first of its kind - consisted of a series of 930 dives, interspersed with horizontal ... Read more

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BVB on high alert with season at risk

Borussia Dortmund were in the running for three trophies only weeks ago but a recent slump in form has left them in a situation where they must beat bottom club Nuremberg on Monday to try and turn their faltering season around. The Bundesliga leaders ... Read more

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Kovac: Bayern can't afford defensive mistakes against Liverpool

The German side cannot afford defensive mistakes is they want to move on in the Champions League, according to their manager. Bayern Munich coach Niko Kovac warned his team they would find themselves under heavy pressure against Liverpool unless ... Read more

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Mithun anchors Bangladesh again as New Zealand chase 227

Christchurch (New Zealand) (AFP). Mohammad Mithun posted his second successive half-century against New Zealand as Bangladesh recovered from an early collapse to set a 227-run target in the second one-day international in Christchurch on Saturday. Read more

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Cyclone Oma path update: Where is Cyclone Oma RIGHT NOW? Ravaging storm on ...

The ravaging storm will pass dangerously close to New Caledonia at the start of next week. Oma is currently a Category 2 tropical cyclone on the Fiji scale with winds of 111 km/h (69 mph). This works out to a Category 1 hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean, ... Read more

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Winx claims Apollo for 30 wins in a row at Randwick

Winx has started her latest and most likely final racing campaign with a record- breaking win at Randwick. Posting the 30th consecutive victory of her decorated career, Winx broke the race record in the Group Two Apollo Stakes on Saturday. In her first ... Read more

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Biosecurity NZ launches large operation in Devonport against Queensland fruit fly

A large operation is under way today in the Auckland suburb of Devonport to tackle the discovery of a Queensland fruit fly on Thursday. So far, no further signs of fruit flies have been found, but action is stepping up against the risk to the country's ... Read more

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Martin Guptill century drives Black Caps to ODI series win over Bangladesh

Form is temporary, but class is permanent. Opener Martin Guptill made it back-to-back centuries in front of 4571 at Christchurch's Hagley Oval on Saturday as New Zealand belted Bangladesh by eight wickets to clinch the ODI series 2-0 with a match to ... Read more

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Few changes in Lautoka's starting line up

Lautoka football coach Kamal Swamy will make a few changes to its starting line-up for a do or die match against Central Sports in the OFC Champions League today. Swamy says the players are aware of the circumstances and are ready to deliver against a ... Read more

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Live Updates: Blues vs Crusaders

Kia ora, good evening and welcome to Newshub's coverage of the Super Rugby match between the Blues and Crusaders from Eden Park. The Crusaders will be starting their quest for a three-peat as they head to Auckland for the second of two New Zealand ... Read more

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Supercars: Cameron Waters has hot start in new Mustang

DESPITE topping the timesheet at the official Supercars Test Day at Phillip Island on Thursday, Tickford Racing's Cameron Waters says his team still has a long way to go to bounce back from a disappointing 2018. PHOTOS: Supercars, including new ... Read more

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Superstar Information: 14 Early President's Day Sale Objects to Purchase Now

President's Day is a favorite for obvious reasons, but there's a bonus reason we're fans: the sales. As with many other three-day weekend holidays comes a plethora of slashed prices on items we've had our eye on. That goes-with-everything pair of ... Read more

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The Vanity results and replay – 2019

View the results and replay for the 2019 The Vanity. The Vanity was raced at Flemington racecourse on 16/02/2019. Replay: "Too classy!" ✨. Isn't that the truth, Amphitrite takes out The Vanity! @lindsayparkrace @CWilliamsJockey pic.twitter.com/Qk0dJ0962D. Read more

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Surely Sacred cements Derby favouritism with Guineas win

Posted by Richard Edmunds | Feb 16, 2019 | Featured, Gallops. Surely Sacred cements Derby favouritism with Guineas win. Surely Sacred took another step in the hoofprints of his stablemate Rangipo in today's Gr. 2 Schweppes Avondale Guineas at ... Read more

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George Clooney Defends Meghan Markle From Being Chased Like Diana, and Other ...

We're pleased to bring you “While You Were Out”—the Verily editors' quick takes on the happenings of this week. Our Favorite Moments from the Grammys. This past Sunday, country singer Kacey Musgraves took home the biggest prize of the night with ... Read more