Crime And Justice

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A heavily pregnant woman and a teenager died and prosecutors say the driver had been drinking for hours.

New Zealander charged over double fatal crash in Sydney refused bail

A heavily pregnant woman and a teenager died and prosecutors say the driver had been drinking.

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Man in chase where police were allegedly fired upon had escaped court days earlier

Police had previously asked the public to be on the lookout for Reilly Bowler, 22, but warned he was dangerous

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Critically endangered tortoises returned to Perth Zoo seven-years after bizarre heists

One was found in a Girrawheen resident's back yard when police came to respond to reports of a burglary.

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Aussie man accused of trying to throw partner off cruise ship while at sea

The 46-year-old pleaded not guilty to attempted murder in Hobart Magistrates Court.

Man faces drugs charges in connection with Porirua homicide

Sosiua Helotu Ula sustained fatal injuries when he fell from a car on October 7.

Farmer fined $200k after farm worker died using tractor

The worker was towing a trailer carrying two bails of bailage when he lost traction on a slope.

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Arrest made over pig trap shooting in Bay of Plenty

The shot man was reportedly among a group of three or four other people building a pig trap when a man allegedly fired on the group.

The new courts in Auckland and Whangārei have been active for the past 18 months.

Queensland boy charged after schoolgirl's face slashed 20 times in random attack

A 17-year-old boy has been charged for the horrific attack at Logan, south of Brisbane.

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Waikato mum left anxious, worried about children after intruder held knife to toddler's throat

A 25-year-old man appeared in the Hamilton District Court yesterday charged with aggravated wounding, aggravated burglary and assault using a knife as a weapon.

US response to missing journalist will await Saudi probe, secretary of state says

Mike Pompeo thinks Saudi Arabia should be given more time for its investigation before the US responds.

Man with links to Saudi prince caught on film at consulate when journalist vanished

A man previously seen with the Saudi princes' entourage during an April trip to the US walks toward the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul just before writer Jamal Khashoggi disappeared.

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There are fears about health and lifestyle fallout.

After Canada legalises cannabis, industry eyes rest of the world

The New Zealand Government has promised a legalisation referendum by 2020.

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For the first time in 20 years New Zealand’s playing host to the trans-Tasman canine competition.

NZ Police's Paw Blacks relinquish team title in Australasian Police Dog Championships

Auckland Police did triumph in the narcotic detector dog title.

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Man masquerading as youth worker is targeting children online, police warn

Parents are urged to watch their children’s social media activity closely after posts on Wellington and Auckland community pages.

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Dangerous man on the loose after escaping from Auckland court

Reilly Bowler, 22, escaped from the Waitakere District Court yesterday.

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The man fled on foot towards the ocean this morning.

Tauranga man tries to escape police on sea ski, ends up being rescued by surf club

The suspect was said to be very glad to get on to the surf club boat after capsizing.

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A 28-year-old man’s body was found near Charing Cross, and a heavy police presence remains at the scene.

Second man charged with murder in gang-related Canterbury killing

Luke Riddell, 28, was found dead on the side of the road on Saturday.

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Police investigating former Catholic priest who Wellington students called 'the Phantom Feeler'

A witness to the priest allegedly groping boys in the 1970s said the Church and school must uncover Father AM Donnelly's alleged crimes.

Twitter releases account names and posts related to 2016 US election meddling

Twitter has already disclosed account numbers, but is now also releasing tweets, images and video.

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Hamilton father finds man holding knife to 3-year-old

The father heard noises in his Pukete home about 12.30am and went to investigate.

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Some shops opened at midnight to celebrate the law change.

Canada becomes largest country to legalise recreational marijuana

Those with convictions for possessing up to 30 grams of marijuana will also be pardoned.

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Russian officials said an 18-year student attacked his vocational school today in Kerch before killing himself.

At least 19 people dead, 50 wounded after college shooting in Crimea

The fourth-year student at the school acted alone and killed himself in the school's library after the attack.

'Beast of Blenheim' should be given substantial prison sentence, ex-detective says

Serial rapist Stewart Murray Wilson was found guilty yesterday of more rapes - including that of a nine-year-old.

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