Comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy wins Ukraine election by a landslide

An exit poll from Ukraine's presidential election has given comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy a commanding lead over incumbent Petro Poroshenko. Results from the exit poll released Sunday after voting stations closed showed Zelenskiy receiving 73.2 per...

Bombs kill at least 207 and injure hundreds in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday

At least 207 people were killed and hundreds more hospitalised from injuries in near simultaneous blasts that rocked three churches and three luxury hotels in Sri Lanka on...

Handsome Mountain Gorillas go viral on social media

Ellen DeGeneres may have the most retweeted selfie of all time but it has nothing on these delightfully smug gorillas, posing for the camera like it ain't...

Phallic kūmara sells for $245 on TradeMe, a boost for cancer charity

An oddly shaped kūmara has sold for $245, with all proceeds going to the Prostate Cancer Foundation. The phallic kūmara, dug up in Waiuku, south of Auckland, caused a bit...

Fans devastated as Jason Momoa reveals new look

Jason Momoa says "bye" to his beard in an effort to "make a positive change for the health of our planet."   View this post on Instagram   Goodbye DROGO, AQUAMAN, DECLAN,...

Hawke’s Bay teen Charlie O’Brien breaks world swinging record

Charlie O'Brien, 16, began his endeavour at 6am on Wednesday. He'd been non-stop swinging since then to break the record of just over 32 hours - also set...

Samsung’s new folding phones keep breaking

Samsung's new, almost US$2,000 (NZ$2970) folding phones appear to be breaking after just a couple of days. Journalists who received the phones to review before the public launch...
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