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Top Stories for Thursday 16 November 2016

From Morning Report, 6:00 am on 16 November 2017

Thousands of Wellington commuters are facing disruption this morning after train drivers walked off the job.

Zimbabwe's military is insistent that its takeover in Harare is not a coup, despite it having all the hallmarks of one.

RNZ's Simon Hampton in Lima says the atmosphere in the Peruvian capital is intense in the lead-up to this afternoon's crucial World Cup qualifying match.

In a shock announcement the World Rugby Council has gone against a recommendation in deciding the host for the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

"It's a yes for fairness. A yes for commitment. And a yes for love," Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said, after the result of Australia's same-sex marriage vote was revealed on Wednesday.