6.4 earthquake hits Taiwan

A strong earthquake has toppled buildings in Taiwan.

19 min ago  A powerful earthquake struck southern Taiwan early on Saturday near the city of Tainan.

One dead after hotel shooting

Police and forensic officers attend the scene of a shooting at the Regency Hotel in Dublin, Ireland.

Gunmen disguised as police opened fire on boxing fans at a Dublin hotel, killing one man.

Brazil finds Zika in saliva

Three-month-old Daniel, who was born with microcephaly, undergoes physical therapy at the Altino Ventura foundation in Recife, Brazil.

10:46 AM  Scientists identified the Zika virus in the saliva and urine of two infected patients, a research institution said.

Wife crashes her own funeral

Noela Rukundo surprised her husband at her own funeral after he ordered hit men to kill her.

Noela Rukundo sat in a car outside her home, watching as mourners were leaving a funeral - her funeral.

Calls for calm after NK missile video

North Korea say this month's rocket launch will be to help develop its space programme.

The United States has deployed missile defence systems to track a rocket North Korea says it will launch.

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australia

Man pimped out young daughter

One of the girl's abusers include a former pastor.

Australian dad who's charged with 230 sex abuse offences sat and watched as another man raped his child.

Six second attack fatal, jury told

Student died after violent attack which lasted just seconds, court hears.

Spider surprise in salad

Rare tortoise stolen from zoo

americas

Red faces as Obama meets Warriors video

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US President jokes with NBA champs, talking golf, secret service distractions and life after politics.

'Bonnie and Clyde' on the run in US

Couple who allegedly pulled off a series of robberies told man they abducted they wanted to wed in Florida.

Emergency crews survey a massive construction crane collapse on a street in downtown Manhattan in New York, which killed one person.

One dead, two seriously hurt video

One person dead when a crane collapsed in lower Manhattan, smashing roofs of parked cars, authorities say.

europe

IKEA loses name in Indonesia

Swedish furniture company Ikea will not be able to trade under its name in Indonesia.

Swedish furniture giant IKEA has lost the right to use its own brand name in Indonesia after a legal battle.

The scandalous sex life of HG Wells

Had the technology existed then, science-fiction guru HG Wells would have been Tinder's biggest fan.

Julian Assange (right) and Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino address media at the Ecuadorian embassy.

Assange requests Aussie help video

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should be released and compensated, says a UN group.

middle east

Boy burned alive: Teens jailed video

Abducted, bludgeoned, strangled and burned: Mohammed Abu Khudair.

The abduction, bludgeoning, strangling and burning alive of 16-year-old Palestinian helped trigger 2014 Gaza war.

800 lashes instead of death

Saudi Arabia to whip poet convicted of insulting Islam.

Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop (left) arrives at the Supporting Syria Conference. Australia has promised an extra A$20 million for life-saving humanitarian assistance in Syria, and A$5 million to Iraq.

Germany leads Syria aid effort

Australia hints at a bigger aid package to help Syrian refugees, after its planned contribution was dwarfed by others.

asia

Disposal of fireworks kills eight

An explosion from the disposal of fireworks materials killed eight people in southwestern China.

Eight people killed and nine others injured in an explosion in southwestern China.

Spectacular volcano eruption video

One of Japan's most active volcanos erupts with a fiery blast that sent lava rolling down its slope.

Swedish furniture company Ikea will not be able to trade under its name in Indonesia.

IKEA loses name in Indonesia

Swedish furniture giant IKEA has lost the right to use its own brand name in Indonesia after a legal battle.

africa

Wife crashes her own funeral

Noela Rukundo surprised her husband at her own funeral after he ordered hit men to kill her.

Noela Rukundo sat in a car outside her home, watching as mourners were leaving a funeral - her funeral.

Bomber in wheelchair?

Jet explosion which sucked a man to his death "may have been caused by wheelchair-bound bomber".

An artist’s interpretation of the rusingoryx atopocranion.

Wildebeest ancestor had duckface

The modern wildebeest had a weird cousin far up the family tree whose bizarre nose gave it powers of communication.

south pacific

Asylum kids' extreme trauma

A drawing from a child in detention.

Children from Australia's Nauru detention centre amongst most traumatised specialists had ever seen.

Aust offshore detention 'lawful'

Court decision means about 250 asylum seekers, including 37 babies, face return to Nauru.

One of the many images drawn by the children detained offshore that conveys their great distress.

Boy faces return to alleged rapist

The highly traumatised five-year-old boy's future looks bleak.

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Calls for calm after NK missile

The United States has deployed missile defence systems to track a rocket North Korea says it will launch.

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