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Video: NZ's weather forecast until Sunday + Melbourne Cup & US Midterm elections

A few things to focus on today and we’ll start over in Aussie with the Melbourne Cup this afternoon and the forecast looks interesting with the chance of late downpours even thunder around race time.


Aviation: Completely new jet unveiled for US fliers, first of its kind in nearly three decades

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By Thom Patterson, CNN --- For some folks, flying on a brand new airliner is almost as exciting as riding in a spanking new car. So get ready air travel fans: Beginning in January, travelers in the USA will get to fly on the first newly designed large single-aisle airliner in nearly three decades.

Cat 5 hurricane wipes entire Hawaiian island off the map, may impact endangered species

Hawaii's East Island is no longer on the map. The island, located about 885 kms northwest of Honolulu, is part of a chain of small island groups in Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument.


Video: Fri/Sat look wintry across NZ, Hurricane Michael makes landfall in USA

Thursday is a brief ‘breather day’ before the next main burst of wintry southerlies hits the lower South Island, then spreads up the island for the remainder of Friday and then nationwide overnight and into Saturday.


Track Hurricane Michael via CNN's Live Storm Tracker

Updated 7:44am Thurs NZT --- Deadly Hurricane Michael has rapidly intensified overnight and has made landfall in the past hour near Mexico Beach Florida.

The storm was expected to make landfall as a Category 3... instead it was just shy of Cat 5 strength with 250km/h winds.


VIDEO: Cold snowy southerly reaches NZ, peaks Friday + Deadly Hurricane Michael aims for Florida, USA

Temperatures over the next few days across New Zealand will be going from warmer than average to colder than average for most as a significant southerly change moves in.


Cold southerly change for NZ + Hurricane Michael to hit the USA on Friday

A cold spring southerly is about to hit the country but before it arrives some areas will be pushed into the low 20s temperaturewise with sunny conditions.


Indonesia: From bad to worse as tsunami/quake death toll jumps over 1400, now a volcano erupting

There could be just days left to rescue the remaining trapped survivors of Friday's earthquake and tsunami, Indonesia's disaster agency said Wednesday, as the already-high death toll continued to grow.


Video: NZ School Hols weather update + Typhoon Kong-rey approaches Japan & Korea

A low north of New Zealand with tropical connections is bringing some rain to Northland today but is unlikely to go much further south, although showers are possible in Auckland, Waikato and Bay of Plenty later today.


Indonesia tsunami: Death toll rises sharply as desperation grows

Desperation is growing in the stricken Indonesian city of Palu as residents faced a fifth day with little food or clean drinking water and the official death toll mounted in the wake of Friday's devastating earthquake and tsunami.