17:38 One million Australians are set to flow through polling booths every hour, as they cast their votes to choose their next Prime Minister.

17:34 A train carrying sulphuric acid has derailed in northwest Queensland.

16:53 Simon Mannering is captaining the Warriors in his 250th career appearance with regular skipper Ryan Hoffman struck down by a virus.

16:17 Barack Obama has authorised the release of figures indicating the US is responsible for the deaths of up to 116 civilians in drone strikes.

15:55 National's annual conference underway in Canterbury where MPs have been told not to become complacent as the party vies for a 4th term in govt in 2017

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  • One million Australians are set to flow through polling booths every hour, as they cast their votes to choose their next Prime Minister.

  • A train carrying sulphuric acid has derailed in northwest Queensland.

  • Simon Mannering is captaining the Warriors in his 250th career appearance with regular skipper Ryan Hoffman struck down by a virus.

  • Barack Obama has authorised the release of figures indicating the US is responsible for the deaths of up to 116 civilians in drone strikes.

  • National's annual conference underway in Canterbury where MPs have been told not to become complacent as the party vies for a 4th term in govt in 2017

  • Wellingtonians have dug deep to help the needy, donating over 1,500 bags filled with food to the Wellington City Mission annual Brown Paper Bag Appeal

  • Reports an injured person has been taken out of the Bangladesh restaurant, where ISIS gunmen are holding around 20 people hostage in Dhaka.

  • Education experts warning an increasing number of children are unable to perform basic tasks such as holding a pencil as they're hooked on technology.

  • A new study's found those who eat butter daily have a 4% lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes.]

  • Golf clubs in the Clutha Taieri area have been the target of a spate of burglaries in recent weeks. Police encouraging them to review their security.

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