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Clinton trumps in points-win video

Hillary Clinton devoted serious time and resources to debate preparation, and it showed.

OPINION: Clinton's preparation paid off in the first presidential debate. Trump did little – and it showed.

7 times Clinton owned Trump

Hillary Clinton's owning of Donald Trump came in the form of clever baiting.

Some choice moments from the first presidential debate that reeled it in for Hillary Clinton.

What Trump's loss means video

Donald Trump's  bizarre declarations in the first debate were not surprising.

If Americans were so evenly split in polls before the debate, Trump's poor showing may mean little.

Taiwan braces for typhoon

A damaged tent is seen as Typhoon Megi hits Hualien, eastern Taiwan.

Thousands evacuated, schools and offices closed as 500km-wide storm hurtles towards the country.

Who is moderator Lester Holt?

Debate host Lester Holt is the first black journalist to moderate a debate between the major-party nominees for US ...

First presidential debate moderator kept it low-key as Trump and Clinton clashed.

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Orlando victims to get payout

Family and friends mourn at the wake for Angel Candelario, one of the victims of the shooting at the Pulse night club in ...

Estates of the 49 victims of Orlando nightclub shooting to receive US$350,000.

'Three-parent' baby born

Experts say the baby technically has 2.001 parents rather than three.

A Jordanian couple has given birth to a child with more than two genetic parents in Mexico.

Trump flip-flops on moderator

Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton greets supporters as Republican nominee Donald Trump shakes hands with moderator ...

In aftermath of presidential debate, Donald Trump had praise for Lester Holt. That changed.

Trump called her 'Miss Piggy'

Miss Venezula, Alicia Machado, beams after being selected Miss Universe 1996 at Miss Universe Pageant.

Republican candidate has called women "fat pigs, dogs, slobs and disgusting animals". Here's one of them.

Woman bonnet-surfs car to nab thief video

"What if he had a gun?"

US mum pulls dangerous stunt after man grabs her handbag and makes a dash for it.

The world's longest train tunnel

Some 160,000 Swiss citizens have entered a lottery to be one of the 1000 people on the first train to go through the ...

It's 57km long, located 2km beneath the Swiss Alps and is designed to last a century.

Turing music restored

Computer pioneer Alan Turing.

The earliest known recording of computer-generated music has been restored by two New Zealanders.

Recap: Clinton tops Trump video

Trump put in a surprisingly measured debate performance, but Clinton made him look bad multiple times.

Clinton eked out a narrow win over Trump, with plenty of room for improvement.

Clinton v Trump: Who won?

The candidates repeatedly shouted over each other as they argued about their histories, plans and comments each has made ...

Personal attacks fly in the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Report card: Clinton v Trump

Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Hillary Clinton take the ...

From policy knowledge to showmanship, here's how Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump fared in the first debate.

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australia

Students condemn missile lab

An artist's impression of The University of Melbourne's Carlton Connect innovation hub, where the Lockheed Martin lab ...

Australian students furious over plans for US missile manufacturer to open up a research lab at Melbourne University.

Aussie state bans mooning

Visiting Victoria soon? Don't get too cheeky on a night out – flashing your derriere could now get you a spell in jail.

Brain disease in rural lakes

New hope in cold case murder?

americas

Clinton v Trump: Who won?

The candidates repeatedly shouted over each other as they argued about their histories, plans and comments each has made ...

Personal attacks fly in the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Report card: Clinton v Trump

Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Hillary Clinton take the ...

From policy knowledge to showmanship, here's how Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump fared in the first debate.

What's up Trump's nose? video

Social media is ablaze with theories about Trump's non-stop sniffing during the US presidential debate.

Does he have a cold? Is it nerves? The internet tries to make sense of Trump's incessant sniffing.

Why I'm voting for Clinton video

'Simply put, I support Mrs. Clinton because she is the most prepared candidate in history and is a caring, compassionate ...

OPINION: It's not just that she's a woman, or that she's not Trump, says a voter living in NZ.

europe

The world's longest train tunnel

Some 160,000 Swiss citizens have entered a lottery to be one of the 1000 people on the first train to go through the ...

It's 57km long, located 2km beneath the Swiss Alps and is designed to last a century.

Shooting at French supermarket

Police were negotiating with the man after the shooting.

An elderly man shot two people in a shop before returning home, where police were negotiating with him.

'Jungle' migrant camp to shut

Refugees walk in the northern area of the camp called the "Jungle" in Calais, France.

French president appeals for the UK to take refugees when it shuts Calais camp by year's end.

Kidnap victim's 'house of horrors'

Natascha Kampusch feared the house would become a theme park's house of horrors.

Natascha Kampusch reveals why she bought the Austrian house where she was held prisoner for eight years.

middle east

Syrian strike kills children video

A baby is carried by rescue workers after being dug out from from rubble of a collapsed building in Aleppo, Syria.

Footage of a baby being rescued from rubble has emerged as hundreds have been killed in the largest scale bombings in Syria's civil war.

Lack of action on Syria

If America refuses to end the Syrian civil war, then Russia will have to win it, Chris Trotter writes.

OPINION: If America refuses to end the Syrian civil war, then Russia will have to win it.

Russia accused of war crimes video

Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, pictured at the UN with New Zealand's Foreign Affairs Minister Murray ...

UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says Russia targeted Syrian civilians, as diplomacy verges on collapse.

Israel builds giant underground wall

Israel will be all walled in, both above and below ground.

A 60km wall, deep below the earth on the Gaza border, is intended to stop Hamas tunnels.

asia

Tiny thieves steal tourist's watch

The girls' pickpocketing technique was revealed when the couple later looked back through their holiday snaps.

Man captures the moment two Thai children robbed his girlfriend at a temple, without her even noticing.

Shot in front of pregnant wife video

Ruth-Jane Sombrio says police and an assassin killed her husband in Manila last week; one of almost 4,000 victims under ...

"They killed him like a pig," woman wails after her husband is mistakenly shot by zealous officials in Philippines' drugs crackdown.

North Korea's plan to draw tourists

North Koreans shield their eyes from the sun as they watch an aerial display in Wonsan, North Korea.

An air festival featuring sky diving, demonstrations by its air force and lots of beer should do the trick.

Snake selfie goes awry video

Apparently pythons are not fond of selfies.

A man in northwestern India is attacked by a python as he tries to take a selfie with it.

africa

Capsizing kills 43 migrants

After 650 migrants from Eritrea were rescued last week, this is the latest example of people risking everything to make ...

At least 43 are dead after a boat carrying 600 migrants bound for Europe capsized off the coast of Egypt.

DR Congo death toll hits 44 video

The death has risen to 44 following violent anti-government clashes in the DR Congo.

Opposition HQ burned down following deadly protests against president Joseph Kabila.

Congo clashes leave 17 dead video

A Congolese opposition protester takes a kick at a camera.

​Government buildings torched and police officers killed, as fears grow violence could mushroom.

Warden of the dance video

A South African traffic officer brightened up commuters' journeys by busting out some moves in a Pretoria intersection.

A South African traffic officer brightened up commuters' journeys by busting out some moves in a Pretoria intersection.

south pacific

Quake strikes north of Tonga

The quake struck at 10.07am (NZT).

A 6.2-magnitude earthquake has struck in the Pacific Ocean between Tonga and Fiji.

Fiji detains party leaders

The Sodelpa opposition party said its leader Sitiveni Rabuka, a former prime minister, had turned himself in to police.

Authorities in Fiji detain leaders of two opposition parties and a senior trade union official.

Fiji's power play at PIF

Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama has stripped his foreign minister - who is at the Pacific Islands Forum - of his ...

OPINION: Frank Bainimarama didn’t show his face at the Pacific Islands Forum but that didn’t stop him stealing the show.

France invited into Pacific

Tahiti and New Caledonia have been invited to join the Pacific Islands Forum.

European outposts New Caledonia and Tahiti to be included at next PIF.

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Trump flip-flops on moderator

In aftermath of presidential debate, Donald Trump had praise for Lester Holt. That changed.

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