Refugee crisis: Crackdown falters

Hundreds of migrants march along the highway towards the border with Austria, out of Budapest, Hungary.

7:20 AM  Hundreds of migrants break out of a Hungarian border camp to walk to western Europe.

Should New Zealand take more refugees?

UK's Cameron bows to pressure

Prime Minister David Cameron confirmed Britain would offer 4000 spaces for Syrian refugees.

Prime Minister David Cameron said Britain would welcome "thousands more" Syrian refugees.

UKIP lauds Australian policy

Anti-EU UKIP Leader Nigel Farage has spoken out in favour of Australia's "turn back the boats" policy.

If Europe had listened to Tony Abbott, tragic deaths could have been prevented, leader Nigel Farage says.

All Black great found

Terry Lineen, in a photo released by his daughter in law.

All Black great Terry Lineen who was missing in London has been found and taken to hospital.

Four charged over boat deaths

Syrian Kurds pray behind the coffins of the members of Kurdi family, two Syrian toddlers and their mother who drowned while they were trying to reach Greece.

A Turkish court remanded in custody four Syrians, charged over the deaths of at least 12 migrants.

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australia

'You were a little boy'

Aylan Kurdi, left, with his brother Galip in a Kurdi family photograph. Both drowned trying to get to Greece.

An anonymous tribute to the drowned boy whose photo has put a young face at the heart of the crisis.

Wealthy sperm donor fears contact

Donor pleads with authorities to keep his identity secret from his two dozen-plus offspring.

7-Eleven stores on life support

No regrets over pregnancy hoax

americas

Is Donald Trump a golf cheat?

Republican presidential front runner and golf fanatic Donald Trump takes a swing.

Does Donald Trump cheat at golf? A Washington Post investigation into the Republican presidential front runner's game.

Man loses job after explicit texts

A man in the US lost his job after sending two explicit photographs to a female HR manager.

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis listens to a customer following her office's refusal to issue marriage licences at the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead, Kentucky.

Jailed for refusing to issue marriage licences for gay couples video

A clerk in the US was held in contempt of court and jailed for failing to issue marriage licences to gay couples.

europe

Central Europe PMs support Hungary

Prime Ministers of the Visegrad Group (V4), Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban (L-R), Czech Republic's Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka, Poland's Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz and Slovakia's Prime Minister Robert Fico oppose mandatory migrant quotas.

Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland leaders voice support for Hungaria's handling of migrants.

UN demands action on migrants

The United Nations' refugee chief called for Europe to mobilise its "full force" in tackling its migrant crisis.

Prime Minister David Cameron confirmed Britain would offer 4000 spaces for Syrian refugees.

UK's Cameron bows to pressure

Prime Minister David Cameron said Britain would welcome "thousands more" Syrian refugees.

middle east

IS blows up ancient tombs

Tower tombs in the Valley of Tombs, west of the historical city of Palmyra.

Islamic State has blown up three ancient tower tombs in the city of Palmyra.

Opposition's emergency refugee bill

Labour and Greens are trying to force the Government's hand over New Zealand's refugee intake.

Aylan Kurdi, left, with his brother Galip in a Kurdi family photograph. Both drowned trying to get to Greece.

'You were a little boy'

An anonymous tribute to the drowned boy whose photo has put a young face at the heart of the crisis.

asia

MH370 flaperon confirmed

French police inspect the flaperon wing piece that was found on a beach in Saint-Andre, Reunion Island, in July.

The piece of wing found on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean has been formally identified as part of MH370.

Bangkok bombing: warrants issued for 8

Warrants have been issued for eight suspects in connection with the Bangkok bombing and two other men are in custody as investigators firm links to Turkey.

Chinese soldiers march past Tiananmen Square before a military parade on September 3, 2015 in Beijing, China.

China puts on huge show of force at parade video

China put on its biggest display of military might in a parade to commemorate victory over Japan in WWII, an event shunned by most Western leaders.

africa

Opposition's emergency refugee bill

Labour leader Andrew Little said New Zealand needs to show "will and moral leadership" in the face of Syria's refugee crisis.

Labour and Greens are trying to force the Government's hand over New Zealand's refugee intake.

Boko Haram murder 56

Islamic extremists slaughter a remote Nigerian village, as the terrorist group expands its campaign.

Maidens prepare to deliver the reeds at Ludzidzini royal palace on Sunday. During the eight-day ceremony, virgin girls cut reeds and present them to the queen mother. The Reed Dance also allows Swaziland's King Mswati III to choose a wife if he wishes. Mswati currently has 15 wives.

Festival goes on despite dead girls

Thousands of young women and girls danced before Swaziland's king, despite calls to cancel the dance after dozens died in a car crash.

south pacific

Nauru aid suspended

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has called a temporary halt to New Zealand's aid contribution to Nauru's Justice sector.

New Zealand has suspended its aid contributions to justice in Nauru over ongoing human rights concerns.

6.6 quake hits near Solomons

A magnitude-6.8 earthquake has hit near the Solomon Islands.

Wilson Security has rejected the water-boarding and zipping claims and dismissed the submission as "inflammatory, incorrect and misleading".

Asylum seekers 'water-boarded'

Guard at Nauru detention centre claims NZ and Australian staff water-boarded asylum seekers.

Video

Bizarre alien corpse discovered in Russia

A tiny alien creature that washed up on the banks of a river in north western Russia has locals and experts stumped.

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