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Dozens stabbed in Japan

A knife attack in Japan has left more than 15 dead.

1 min ago  A knife-wielding man in Japan has killed at least 19 people and wounded many in a home for the disabled.

Boys restrained, tear gassed video

An image from the Four Corners program showing a teenage boy strapped to a mechanical chair in an Alice Springs prison.

WARNING: GRAPHIC. Shocking images of abuse inside a juvenile detention centre come to light.

'Russians hacked Hillary'

Democratic US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton addresses a campaign rally where fellow Democratic candidate Bernie ...

8:09 AM  As the FBI probes email leak, Clinton campaign questions "bromance" between Putin and Trump.

Gas mix-up killed baby boy

Sonia Ghanem's newborn son, John, died in hospital after he was given nitrous oxide instead of oxygen.

5 min ago  Nitrous oxide was mistakenly installed instead of oxygen at a Sydney hospital. The result was tragic.

'You won't be able to sleep' video

Police say many more people may have been hurt if the bomber hadn't been denied entry to a music festival.

9:11 AM  Syrian man who blew himself up in Germany recorded a video message before his attack.

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Bored man gets into cop chase

David McNalley told police boredom was the reason he fled from them.

A US man's boredom buster spanned two counties and lasted an hour when he decided to start a police chase.

6.2 quake strikes near coast of Chile

The quake had a preliminary magnitude of 6.2 and struck shortly before 6am, NZ time.

A 6.2-magnitude earthquake has struck Chile's north-central region but authorities say no injuries or damage were reported and discounted the possibility of a tsunami.

Irish border a thorny issue

British Prime Minister Theresa May (centre) meets Northern Ireland first minister Arlene Foster (left) and deputy first ...

Britain does not want a return to border controls in Northern Ireland, Prime Minister Theresa May says.

Iraq suicide bomber kills 14

Destroyed vehicles are seen at the site of a suicide car bomb in Khalis, north of Baghdad, Iraq, where 14 people were killed.

Suicide bomber rams explosives-laden car into a checkpoint in Shiite town north of Baghdad, killing 14.

Boyfriend set alight in drug row

An argument over drugs ended in a woman setting her boyfriend on fire.

A homeless US woman set her boyfriend on fire because she was angry that he did not provide her with drugs, police say.

Teen arrested after Munich attack

Police officers guard with guns as they escort people from inside the shopping centre as they respond to a shooting at ...

Sixteen-year-old had been in contact via WhatsApp with gunman who killed nine people in Munich.

Verizon buys Yahoo

A combination photo shows Yahoo logo in Rolle, Switzerland (top) in 2012 and a Verizon sign at a retail store in San ...

Verizon is buying Yahoo, marking the end of an era for a company that once defined the internet.

Scots prepare for independence

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon: "If we find that our interests can't be protected in a UK context, ...

Scottish leader says she will start preparatory work on splitting Scotland from the rest of Britain.

TV anchor dies in waterfall plunge video

Taylor Terrell was celebrating her 25th birthday at the falls with a friend when she slipped and fell to her death.

Taylor Terrell was celebrating her 25th birthday at a US national park when she slipped and fell to her death.

Nightclub mass shooting video

Two are reported dead and up to 17 injured after a shooting at a nightclub in Fort Myers, Florida, US.

At least two people have been detained by police in relation to the nightclub shooting in Florida.

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australia

Six years in jail for fatal crash

Hollands, 33, recorded a blood alcohol reading of .16 about 2½ hours after the crash, the County Court heard on Monday.

A British national killed a man, when he decided to ride his motorbike home after drinking for six-hours.

Aussie attack not terrorism video

CCTV shows the moment Peter Zhurawel detonates a device inside his car outside an Australian police station.

Miss World Australia crowned

Mick Gatto fined for loaded gun video

americas

Boyfriend set alight in drug row

An argument over drugs ended in a woman setting her boyfriend on fire.

A homeless US woman set her boyfriend on fire because she was angry that he did not provide her with drugs, police say.

Verizon buys Yahoo

A combination photo shows Yahoo logo in Rolle, Switzerland (top) in 2012 and a Verizon sign at a retail store in San ...

Verizon is buying Yahoo, marking the end of an era for a company that once defined the internet.

TV anchor dies in waterfall plunge video

Taylor Terrell was celebrating her 25th birthday at the falls with a friend when she slipped and fell to her death.

Taylor Terrell was celebrating her 25th birthday at a US national park when she slipped and fell to her death.

Nightclub mass shooting video

Two are reported dead and up to 17 injured after a shooting at a nightclub in Fort Myers, Florida, US.

At least two people have been detained by police in relation to the nightclub shooting in Florida.

europe

Irish border a thorny issue

British Prime Minister Theresa May (centre) meets Northern Ireland first minister Arlene Foster (left) and deputy first ...

Britain does not want a return to border controls in Northern Ireland, Prime Minister Theresa May says.

Teen arrested after Munich attack

Police officers guard with guns as they escort people from inside the shopping centre as they respond to a shooting at ...

Sixteen-year-old had been in contact via WhatsApp with gunman who killed nine people in Munich.

Scots prepare for independence

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon: "If we find that our interests can't be protected in a UK context, ...

Scottish leader says she will start preparatory work on splitting Scotland from the rest of Britain.

'Mission impossible' for quick Brexit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister Theresa May walk on a red carpet while reviewing a guard of ...

While the new British PM,Theresa May, greets European leaders, a senior official believes Britain needs 6 years to leave the EU.

middle east

Iraq suicide bomber kills 14

Destroyed vehicles are seen at the site of a suicide car bomb in Khalis, north of Baghdad, Iraq, where 14 people were killed.

Suicide bomber rams explosives-laden car into a checkpoint in Shiite town north of Baghdad, killing 14.

Baghdad blast claimed by Isis

People gather at the site where a suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest at the entrance to Kadhimiya, a mostly ...

A suicide bomber has killed six people and left 20 wounded in a Shi-ite Muslim area of Baghdad.

60 Mins kidnapper's warning

Adam Whittington spent months in jail following the botched kidnap.

After Australian 60 Mins' botched 'child kidnap' operation, freed Adam Whittington vows to reveal truth.

Fears of Islamic State escalation video

Afghan policemen keep watch at the demonstration, before the blasts occurred.

Concern terror group is getting stronger, as suicide bombing at protest kills 80, leaves hundreds wounded.

asia

Tiger kills woman at safari park

The woman was mauled to death by a Siberian tiger.

After an argument with fellow passengers in her car, the woman stepped out into the enclosure - and was mauled.

Four female militants arrested

Bangladeshi police take cover near a restaurant that has been attacked by unidentified gunmen.

Dhaka cafe attack: Bangladesh police also uncovered large amounts of bomb-making materials and jihadi books.

Legal case riddled with corruption

Michael Titus Igweh, who is facing execution in Indonesia within days, tells a court that police electrocuted his ...

A man on death row in Indonesia, tells a court that his genitals were electrocuted to force his drugs confession.

China's flooding leaves 170 dead

A woman cries as she holds a pig rescued from a flooded farm in Xiaogan, Hubei Province, China.

More than 170 people died and scores remained missing after heavy rains touched off floods and landslides in China

africa

Appeal over Pistorius jail term video

Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to six years' imprisonment for murdering Reeva Steenkamp.

South African prosecutors will appeal the runner's "shockingly lenient" six-year sentence for murder.

US billions for Africa

Billionaire philanthropist and Microsoft's co-founder Bill Gates delivers the 14th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture on the ...

Philanthropist Bill Gates has pledged billions to help people throughout Africa.

Salvation for Liberia's ex-lab chimps video

Lucy, an orphaned chimpanzee, wasn't expected to survive.

A Kiwi journalist encounters former laboratory chimps, left on an island to die.

Turning five with South Sudan

Madadr Tuok, 5, from Bentiu, at the Lich Primary School, Bentiu Protection of Civilians site.

On July 9 South Sudan turned five, as did thousands of children who have known only violence.

south pacific

Beach owner selling slice of Fiji video

Michael Garnham is trying to sell the largest part of a Fijian island for $28.95 million.

Michael Garnham is selling part of Fiji island, following the sale of a pristine Abel Tasman beach, as debt grows.

Kiwis find severed head

Natadola Beach, where the severed head was found.

Kiwis holidaying in Fiji come across body parts presumed to be from a missing Russian couple.

'I worry about family all the time'

Kiribati is a tiny, island nation spread across an area roughly the size of Australia.

OPINION: The effects of climate change are a massive problem plaguing the entire country of Kiribati.

15 dead after Islamist militant attack

Somali government soldiers run to take their positions during gunfire after a suicide bomb attack outside Nasahablood ...

Somalia's al Shabaab Islamist group attacked a Mogadishu hotel killing at least 15 people.

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Germans 'won't be able to sleep peacefully'

Syrian man who blew himself up in Germany recorded a video message before his attack.

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