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Trump's Twitter war on citizens

Lauren Batchelder stood up at a political forum in New Hampshire and told Donald Trump that she didn't think he was "a ...

2:49 PM  When Donald Trump tweeted about a teen, she began receiving threatening phone calls and messages.

Saved by delivery driver

James Jordan, 33, has been charged with a range of offences after the incident in a Missouri home.

3:41 PM  When he went to pick up a package, a courier driver did not expect to be handed a secret plea for help.

Conjoined twins separated video

Conjoined twins Erika and Eva Sandoval before their separation surgery December 6, 2016 at Lucile Packard Children's ...

3:10 PM  Conjoined twin girls sharing one liver, one bladder, and only three legs have been separated in the US.

Dolphin circus 'pretty barbaric'

Dolphins jump through a flaming hoop as part of a circus show in Indonesia.

Dolphins forced to jump through flaming hoops at an animal show in Indonesia.

Bones may be of giant shark video

Remains of the 1.8-million-year-old fossil could be a Megalodon.

A fossil discovered in Mexico could be an extinct massive shark that lived 23 million years ago.

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    Kiwi killed in Indonesia

    It was Abbey Moore's first foreign travel trip.

    Rescue workers tried for an hour to free New Zealanders trapped in a van that crashed off an Indonesian cliff into a riverbed.

    Qantas set for world's longest flight

    The Perth to London route is expected to be cleared for take off next week.

    The Perth to London route is expected to be cleared for take off next week.

    Wild goose chase on airport tarmac

    A man "under the influence" jumped a security fence and led police on a wild chase.

    Like something out of the Keystone cops, they chased him here, and then they chased him there.

    Dreamworld reopens today

    Dreamworld has been closed for more than six weeks.

    Safety paramount as theme park welcomes visitors for the first time since the tragic accident that claimed four lives.

    No cabinet post for Giuliani

    Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani was tipped to become Secretary of State in Donald Trump's administration.

    Former New York mayor withdraws his name from consideration for any role in the Trump administration.

    Fatal balloon pilot on drugs video

    The balloon struck power lines and plunged to the ground, bursting into flames and killing all aboard.

    Alfred "Skip" Nichols, who killed himself and 15 passengers in a Texas hot air balloon crash, had taken a cocktail of drugs.

    Powerful quake rocks Solomons

    Saturday morning's deep sea earthquake hit just 24 hours after a 7.8 earthquake rocked the Solomon Islands.

    Solomons Islands hit by a powerful undersea quake, a day after a devastating 7.8 quake.

    Sword used to sort dispute

    Several swords were found inside the house of a man who threatened to stab his neighbour with one.

    He threatened to stab his neighbour in the heart, in the belief he was taking on someone called Tony.

    Prince demands end to 'speculation'

    Princess Beatrice (R) and her sister Princess Eugenie arrive at Westminster Abbey before the wedding of Britain's Prince ...

    Following Prince Harry's criticism of the media, Prince Andrew wants an end to "innuendo'' about his daughters.

    Sth Korean President impeached video

    South Korea's President Park Geun-hye is set to become the country's first elected leader to be expelled from office in ...

    South Korean lawmakers vote to impeach President Park Geun-hye over an influence-peddling scandal.

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    Qantas set for world's longest flight

    The Perth to London route is expected to be cleared for take off next week.

    3:19 PM  The Perth to London route is expected to be cleared for take off next week.

    Dreamworld reopens today

    Safety paramount as theme park welcomes visitors for the first time since the tragic accident that claimed four lives.

    Sword used to sort dispute

    Parents fear reef death cover-up

    us election

    Russia's human rights abuses 'baloney' video

    When Dana Rohrabacher asked Bianna Golodryga 'where she came' from she pointed out she was a former Soviet refugee.

    Trump supporter tells former Soviet refugee TV presenter she is 'biased' in a heated exchange.

    Trump hires WWE tycoon

    After two unsuccessful attempts, Linda McMahon has made it into government.

    US businesses get ready to rumble as President-elect takes on one of the founders of WWE.

    Trump goes on 'thank you' tour

    US President-elect Donald Trump will barnstorm the country to salute his supporters who delivered the victories in the ...

    President-elect Donald Trump is taking his show back on the road.

    Trump and Brexit: where to now?

    US President-elect Donald Trump

    Opinion: In the circumstances changed by 2016, it will be essential for New Zealand to stay committed to international rules-based order.

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    No cabinet post for Giuliani

    Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani was tipped to become Secretary of State in Donald Trump's administration.

    Former New York mayor withdraws his name from consideration for any role in the Trump administration.

    Fatal balloon pilot on drugs video

    The balloon struck power lines and plunged to the ground, bursting into flames and killing all aboard.

    Alfred "Skip" Nichols, who killed himself and 15 passengers in a Texas hot air balloon crash, had taken a cocktail of drugs.

    Man dies after cleaning bathroom

    White toilet bowl in a bathroom.

    A woman claims her 69-year-old husband died of emotional stress after he was forced to clean a store's bathroom after using it.

    Is this the worst jailbreak attempt? video

    A Brazilian inmate covered himself in sunflower oil and tried to squeeze through his cell's small food hatch.

    A Brazilian inmate covered himself in sunflower oil and tried to squeeze through his cell's small food hatch.

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    Boris Johnson rebuked by PM video

    Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson appeared to criticise Saudi Arabia and Iran at a conference in Rome, Italy.

    UK foreign secretary Boris Jonhson in trouble after remarks appearing to criticise the country's ally Saudi Arabia.

    Santa 'drops in' on Amatrice

    Professional skydiver Enrico Marcucci dressed as Santa Clause and handed out gifts and sweets to the children.

    A parachuting Santa Claus delivers gifts to children affected by an earthquake that hit the Italian town of Amatrice in August.

    Eiffel Tower disappears in thick smog

    A small-particle haze hangs above the Eiffel Tower.

    When viewed from Paris' tallest skyscraper, the city's worst winter pollution in a decade is clearly visible.

    $9.7m Ferrari boosts quake fund

    Ferrari has released just the one photo of the special LaFerrari it donated for auction for Italian earthquake relief fund.

    A prized one-off Ferrari LaFerrari has become the most valuable car ever made in the 21st Century.

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    Powerful quake rocks Solomons

    Saturday morning's deep sea earthquake hit just 24 hours after a 7.8 earthquake rocked the Solomon Islands.

    Solomons Islands hit by a powerful undersea quake, a day after a devastating 7.8 quake.

    Hundreds without homes

    A family in Kirakira narrowly escaped after the wall of their family home collapsed during the 7.8 earthquake.

    Homes, a hospital and a church damaged by powerful earthquake in the Solomon Islands.

    Solomon Islands: '3000 affected'

    A family in Kirakira narrowly escaped after the wall of their family home collapsed during the 7.8 earthquake.

    Humanitarian agency WorldVision says 3000 people in remote parts of the Solomon Islands were affected by M7.8 earthquake.

    Pitcairn case goes to Privy Council

    Michael Warren, the former mayor of Pitcairn at an Overseas Territories Consultative Council meeting in London in 2009.

    For the second time in recent legal history, a controversial case from Pitcairn Island is set for the court of last resort, the Privy Council.

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    Sth Korean President impeached video

    South Korea's President Park Geun-hye is set to become the country's first elected leader to be expelled from office in ...

    South Korean lawmakers vote to impeach President Park Geun-hye over an influence-peddling scandal.

    Books for PNG

    Thousands of books leave New Zealand and Australia for Papua New Guinea each year as part of the project.

    A small project to get books into Papua New Guinea has grown to 100,000 of reading material a year

    Killer quake: 'I carried his body'

    Indonesian rescue workers carry a survivor from a fallen building.

    Seven day window to locate and rescue trapped survivors, as the death toll in Banda Aceh passes 100.

    Airliner 'on fire before crash'

    The wreckage of the Pakistan International Airlines flight that crashed in mountainous northern Pakistan.

    Bodies "burned beyond recognition", debris scattered after plane crashes in mountains.

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    Doctors in organ trade bust

    Some of the doctors arrested in the organ trade bust worked at well-known institutions including university hospitals.

    45 people arrested as Egypt uncovers a network accused of illicit international trafficking in human organs.

    Psychiatric patients run amok

    Kenyan doctors earn as little as $560 per month.

    More than 80 patients escaped from a Kenyan hospital during a nationwide strike by health workers over working conditions.

    MH370 families offer reward for debris

    A wing piece found on Reunion Island was covered in barnacles and was confirmed as belonging to MH370.

    Anyone finding debris from doomed Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 could receive a financial reward, victims' families say.

    Real visas, fake US embassy

    The visas were real, but the embassy wasn't.

    How did a sham embassy in Ghana issue authentic US visas and birth certificates for a decade?

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    Where is Bana?

    Bana al-Abed has more than 200,000 followers on Twitter.

    It was a harrowing farewell message, and then there was silence from the Anne Frank of the Syrian Civil War.

    Inside an IS training camp

    An Iraqi counterterrorism officer looks at a list of city rules on the wall of an Islamic State training centre.

    The bunk beds that fill the rooms sleep more than 80 Islamic State recruits.

    'Throw her body to the dogs'

    The woman, who has been identified as Malak Al Shehri, reportedly shared a photograph of herself without a hijab or abaya.

    Saudi Arabian woman receives torrent of abuse after daring to go without a hijab.

    Fresh calls for Syrian ceasefire

    Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced New Zealand, along with fellow UNSC non-permanent members Spain and Egypt, ...

    Fighting has ramped up in recent weeks with up to 16,000 Syrian civilians displaced.

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