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New Zealand Herald
Wild weather: Thousands of lightning strikes, deluge hits Auckland, North Island
New Zealand Herald
Thousands of lightning strikes have struck the North Island this morning and heavy rain is battering Auckland as wild weather moves across the region. And in Waikato, residents of Tokoroa have described seeing a flash and hearing a loud bang as ...
Thunderstorm for Auckland today after west coast gets hammeredNewshub

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Washington Post
Take a look back on the life of legendary soul singer Aretha Franklin
The clarity and the command. The daring and the discipline. The thrill of her voice and the truth of her emotions. Like the best actors and poets, nothing came between how Aretha Franklin felt and what she could express, between what she expressed and ...
Detroit residents remember Aretha Franklin, impact on cityNew Zealand Herald
Aretha Franklin: an intense, personal voiceRadio New Zealand
Jennifer Hudson, President Trump, other celebs pay tribute to Aretha FranklinUSA TODAY
Vanity Fair -Rolling Stone -New York Times -BBC News
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NZ Defence Force team called to Auckland Airport after passenger declares WWII artillery shells
Emergency services were called to Auckland International Airport after a passenger declared two WWII artillery shells in his luggage yesterday. The area was evacuated after the passenger, who was in the arrivals hall, declared the shells at around 10.10pm.
Airport evacuated over WW2 artillery shells in luggageOtago Daily Times
Bomb squad called to Auckland International AirportRadio New Zealand
Passenger declares WWII artillery shells at Auckland AirportNewshub

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Trump hits back after organised media campaign defending importance of free press
AMERICAN media outlets have joined forces to hit back at Donald Trump's claims they are “the enemy of the people”. He isn't happy about it. AFP. News Corp Australia NetworkAugust 17, 20186:14am. Video; Image ...
Trump lashes out against US news outlets defending press freedomThe Guardian
Trump's 'dirty war' on media draws editorials in 300 US outletsRadio New Zealand
Donald Trump responds after hundreds of newspaper editorials criticise his attacks on the pressNew Zealand Herald
USA TODAY -ABC News -The Mercury News -Miami Herald
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Qantas cargo flight investigated after cabin loses pressure, pilot incapacitated
Australia's national transport safety body is investigating an incident on a Qantas-owned cargo plane that left a pilot incapacitated after the cabin depressurised. The Boeing 737 had departed from Brisbane late on Wednesday night and was on its way to ...

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A Chinese Boeing 737 has crash landed at Manila International Airport
A Xiamen Airlines jet has crashed while landing at Manila's Ninoy Aquino International Airport. "On August 16, 2018, Xiamen Airlines Flight MF8667 from Xiamen to Manila experienced a runway excursion while landing at Manila Airport at 23:55 Beijing ...
Accident: Xiamen B738 at Manila on Aug 16th 2018, runway excursion on landingThe Aviation Herald
Xiamen 737-800 suffers runway excursion at Manila: reportsFlightglobal
Chinese Boeing 737 crash-lands at Manila airportMarkets Insider
Daily Pakistan -ABS-CBN News
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Magnitude 5.3 earthquake hits Italy's Adriatic coast
A large 5.3 magnitude earthquake has struck Italy. The quake struck at a depth of 12km and was centred 5km south east of Palata on the the Adriatic coast, according to U.S Geological survey. The are no immediate reports of damage. Earthquake. (file ...
Italy earthquake video: Fears for Mount Vesuvius VOLCANIC ERUPTION after Naples
Central Italy magnitude 5.3 quake causes minor damageReuters
Magnitude 5.3 earthquake hits ItalyInfosurhoy

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Radio New Zealand
'Foreign buyers will continue to be an important part of the market'
Radio New Zealand
The real estate industry says foreign buyers will not leave the housing market altogether after the government banned them - they will invest in developments. No caption. Photo: RNZ / Richard Tindiller. After campaigning on the promise, last night the ...
Blame Peter Thiel and Matt Lauer for Strict New Zealand Housing LawObserver
Foreign buyers ban passed by ParliamentTVNZ
NZ passes bill banning foreigners from buying housesMortgage Business

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 16 Aug 2018 

National says NZ First party rule turns MPs into 'bonded slaves'
The National Party says a legal clause in New Zealand First's party rules turns its MPs into bonded slaves. The NZ First constitution states any MP who leaves the party will face a fee of $300,000 if they don't quit Parliament within three days ...
NZ First MPs signed $300k good behaviour bond - SmithVoxy

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 16 Aug 2018 

Herald Sun
Rugby: Five debutants named in Black Ferns squad
New Zealand Herald
Auckland first five Ruahei Demant and wing Alena Saili will make their Black Ferns debuts in Sydney on Saturday after being named to start the Laurie O'Reilly Memorial Trophy Test against Australia in Sydney. Demant will wear the pivotal number 10 ...
Five debutants named in Black FernsRadio New Zealand
Wallaroos go to school on FernsThe Australian
Wallaroos hope injured Riordan will play in second
Māori Television -The Guardian
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 16 Aug 2018 

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