23:16 2 UN peacekeepers & a civilian have been killed after unknown assailants fired rockets at a UN peacekeeping base in northern Mali.

20:50 Tropical Cyclone TUNI was named this evening by RSMC Nadi, Fiji's Meteorological Service. It's sitting around 160km SW of Samoa.

16:44 Fire crews battling a large forestry fire at Waikakaho Valley near Blenheim, have it fully extinguished by tomorrow night.

16:43 There are grave fears for the safety of a missing climber on Mt Cook, who will now have to spend a third night on the mountain.

16:43 People at a Colorado abortion clinic scrambled into a safe room in a desperate bid to save themselves, when the building was stormed by a lone gunman

Thu, 01 Mar 2012

Hilary Barry blooper: Relentless fits of laughter

While reading her final news bulletin of the morning, Hilary Barry makes a brief joke to herself. It makes her laugh. And laugh. And laugh. And laugh. Into the next story she goes. Snigger. The laughter won't leave her mind. It continues right through to the story on the death of Davy Jones, when Hilary realises some solemnity is required. An excellent psychological study on how laughter can invade the brain and take control. 1st March 2012.

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