Otago Daily Times House flipping flops: research 2018-02-24T14:27:36.000000000+13:00 Property "flipping" has flopped in the past two years, as the housing market flattens and people see fewer opportunities to make money from buying and quickly selling houses. Purvis injured in Waikouaiti crash 2018-02-24T14:06:19.000000000+13:00 Charlotte Purvis. Photo: File Oamaru reinswoman Charlotte Purvis has been transported by ambulance to Dunedin Hospital after a crash at today’s Waikouaiti trots. British actor Stephen Fry reveals cancer battle 2018-02-24T13:58:58.000000000+13:00 Actor Stephen Fry at Westminster Abbey in London. Photo: Reuters British actor Stephen Fry said on Friday he has had surgery to remove his prostate after battling cancer for two months, adding in a video posted on Friday that the operation appears to have been successful. Nearly 200 illegal Malaysian workers deported 2018-02-24T13:49:16.000000000+13:00 Operation Spectrum which began in May last year found the construction workers were hired by third-tier subcontractors, so were not noticed by developers or on site managers. Photo: Getty Images Nearly 200 illegal workers from Malaysia have been deported or stopped from entering the coun... Football star turns FBI agent 2018-02-24T12:23:27.000000000+13:00 Charles Tillman during red carpet arrivals for the NFL Honors show. Photo: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports via Reuters Former Chicago Bears Pro Bowl cornerback Charles Tillman is reportedly an FBI special agent. Stolen Degas painting found on bus near Paris 2018-02-24T12:15:07.000000000+13:00 The 1877 painting "Les Choristes" (The Chorus Singers) by Edgar Degas. Photo: Douane Francaise/Handout via Reuters French customs police have found a painting by 19th century master Edgar Degas that was stolen nine years ago from a museum in Marseille in the luggage compartment of a bus... Little benefit from zero-fee policy: universities 2018-02-24T11:57:35.000000000+13:00 The government's zero-fee policy for new tertiary students has increased administration costs, but is having little impact on enrolments, universities say. France win over Italy ends winless streak 2018-02-24T11:31:22.000000000+13:00 Italy’s Sebastian Negri in action with France’s Remy Grosso during the France and Italy Six Nations match. Photo: Reuters France overpowered Italy 34-17 on Friday (local time) to end an eight-game winless streak and claim their first victory in this year's Six Nations. Sheeran doco shows songwriting process 2018-02-24T11:20:35.000000000+13:00 Ed Sheeran arrives for the screening of the movie 'Songwriter' at the 68th Berlinale International Film Festival in Berlin. Photo: Reuters British singer Ed Sheeran said on Friday (local time) that the hardest part of songwriting was coming up with lines that had never been written befor... Brethren crash victims refused to engage with police 2018-02-24T11:04:35.000000000+13:00 A court has heard that Brethren church members affected by a fatal crash in Northland would not give victim impact statements to police.