Man crushed to death by falling elevator as he tried to exit through open doors
US police are investigating how a man was killed trying to exit a lift at the same time as it dropped to the basement of a luxury apartment building. full story
Good Morning America host Lara Spencer apologises for Prince George ballet remarks
Good Morning America host Lara Spencer is accused of sexism after laughing at news the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's son will take ballet lessons as part of his upcoming school curriculum. full story
A man with what appears to be a gun has forced the evacuation of some parts of Melbourne's Southern Cross train station
A man with what appears to be a gun has forced the evacuation of some parts of Melbourne's Southern Cross train station full story
Quote of the Day
"It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations." W.S. Churchill
1916 - New Zealand soldier executed
After being found guilty of desertion, 28-year-old Private Frank Hughes was killed by a firing squad in Hallencourt, northern France. He was the first New Zealand soldier executed during the First World War. more...
1920 - First flight across Cook Strait
Captain Euan Dickson completed the first air crossing of Cook Strait, flying a 110-hp Le Rhone Avro from Christchurch to Upper Hutt and carrying the first air mail between the South and North Islands. more...
1948 - Killer twister hits Frankton
Three people were killed, 80 injured and about 150 buildings destroyed or badly damaged by New Zealand’s deadliest recorded tornado. The damage was estimated at more than £1 million (equivalent to about $75 million today). more...
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