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Wednesday, Dec 14

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Aleppo ceasefire collapses, fighting resumes

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The Syrian city of Aleppo is once again the scene of heavy fighting after a truce to allow civilians and rebel fighters to flee the war zone collapsed overnight.

Social media snapshot: December 15 2016

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What's trending online? Verity Johnson gives Paul Henry her picks of the day from the world of social media.

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Climate change scientists 'get things wrong' - Trump aide

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A member of US President-elect Donald Trump's transition team says a belief in man-made climate change may one day be comparable to believing the Earth is flat.

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Ambulance officers increasingly attacked on the job

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One paramedic even had a bow and arrow pointed at his head and another had his back broken by a patient he was treating.

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Tamaki Housing dumps brothers' property after dad dies

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Two Auckland brothers who lost their home when their father died of cancer have now lost many of their belongings too, including possessions from their late father.

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South African travel now requires a visa for Kiwis

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Tourists who are planning a trip to South Africa may now have to factor in a trip to Wellington first in order to obtain a visa in person.

Inside Auckland's futuristic new Waterview Tunnel

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The tar seal is down, and the electronic signs are up - all ready to welcome the Waterview Connection's first drivers.

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Boys' random act of kindness for man in wheelchair goes viral

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One father had a "proud dad moment" when his sons got out of their car to help a wheelchair user shovel snow.

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Sydney records hottest December night ever

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Temperatures soared from the mid-20s to low 40s on the record breaking December day.

05

Bill English ends year with Taylor Swift attack on opposition

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In their closing addresses to Parliament, Prime Minister Bill English and Labour Leader Andrew Little took swipes at each other, and Mr English quoted Taylor Swift.

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Theresa May thanks Bill English for quake help

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The British PM was one of the first world leaders Mr English spoke to after being sworn in and he says they had a good discussion.

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World's tallest wave recorded at 19m

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A giant wave the same height as a six-storey building has broken records as the tallest ever.

US man criticised after bizarre Black Lives Matter-themed proposal

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An African-American man has earned fame and his fair share of derision after staging an odd marriage proposal with the help of police officers.

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Inside Winston Peters' private meeting with Pike River families

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Winston Peters met privately with some of the families of the Pike River victims, following his pledge to be the first one back in the mine.

Tuesday, Dec 13

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Donald Trump announces Exxon chief Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State

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Donald Trump's new secretary of state, Exxon Mobil chief executive Rex Tillerson, is being hailed as one of the truly great business leaders of the world, with a career that embodies the American dream.

Gorgeous under-ice Antarctic lake isn't a good thing

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Spectacular footage has been released of a lake hidden under the surface of Antarctica's ice - but while it looks pretty, it doesn't bode well for the continent.

Social media snapshot: December 14 2016

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What's trending online? Verity Johnson gives Paul Henry her picks of the day from the world of social media.

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Boy with homemade Messi shirt finally meets his idol

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A six-year-old Afghan boy, who shot to fame with his homemade Lionel Messi shirt made from a plastic bag, has now met his hero.

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Filmmaker spooked but captures amazing great white shark encounter

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An Australian documentary maker who filmed a massive great white shark swimming just metres from him says the adrenaline of the moment was incomparable.

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US restricts arms sales to Saudi over Yemen crisis

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The United States has decided to limit military support to Saudi Arabia's campaign in Yemen because of concerns over widespread civilian casualties.

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'Complete meltdown of humanity' as Aleppo battle rages

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NZ's UN Ambassador has told the Security Council that Russia's role in the Syrian conflict has caused a "Rwanda moment".

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Craig Foss joins list of National MPs not seeking re-election

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National Minister Craig Foss has announced he won't stand for re-election next year - but that's in stark contrast to what he told Newshub on Monday.

UK mother carrying baby denied seat by first class passengers

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An ugly row has been captured on camera between a mother and a first class train passenger who wanted her gone.

Setback for cannabis grows as Canada panel votes for pot regulation

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The Canadian government should regulate the production of cannabis when it is legalised for recreational use and require plain packaging for such products, an official panel has recommended.

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Rail strike causes London travel chaos

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With many lines brought to a standstill, it was the worst rail disruption in Britain for two decades.

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Urgent Yemen aid appeal as millions starve

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An urgent appeal has been launched to save more than seven million children and adults from starving to death as they are caught in the middle of Yemen's civil war.

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Shocking footage of Berlin subway attack goes viral

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The video shows a young woman being kicked down a flight of stairs from behind by a young man in an unprovoked attack.

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Terminally ill boy dies in Santa's arms

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Eric Shmitt-Matzen, a part-time Santa impersonator, was called to visit a dying five-year-old boy at his hospital bedside.

Arrest in Rotorua child abduction case

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At first it was not known whether the toddler had been kidnapped, however police have confirmed the man arrested was not known to the family.

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Massey University chancellor slammed for 'sexist' remarks

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"The problem is one woman graduate is equivalent to two-fifths of a full-time equivalent vet..." Chancellor Chris Kelly said.