08:49 Usain Bolt's played down his rivalry with tainted American Justin Gatlin - after scorching to a third World Championship gold in Beijing.

08:48 The American city of New Orleans has observed the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

08:46 NZ First demands complete overhaul of Kiwirail but says Serco has no business in that industry here. Serco expressed interest in local rail

08:10 Up to 5 Highlanders backs could feature in All Blacks squad for World Cup when the list of 31 players is revealed at Parliament this evening

08:08 NZ trainers paying tribute this morning to legendary Australian racehorse trainer Bart Cummings who died peacefully in Sydney aged 87.