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NY cop being investigated for abusing uber driver video

A New York Police Department patrol vehicle is seen near the Marcy Houses public housing development in the Brooklyn borough of New York January 9, 2015. To match Insight USA-POLICE/MINORITIES REUTERS/Stephanie Keith (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW SOCIETY)

A New York detective is regretting his tirade of abuse at an Uber driver, after being caught on video.

One dead in fire on Gulf of Mexico oil platform

Four people dead and 45 injured after a fire broke out on an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico.

NOT SIGNING: The Arkansas Governor has decided not to sign the Religious Freedom Restoration Act in its current form.

US Arkansas Governor caves on religion bill

Asa Hutchinson won't sign a bill that sanctions discrimination against gays and lesbians.

europe

Alps crash: bodies recovered, families have to wait

Germanwings captain's desperate plea

Investigators are going through the arduous task of matching DNA profiles with remains found at the crash site.

Turkey police shoot attackers; 'dark forces' at work

Turkish police shoot woman carrying guns and hand grenades and detain a man as they tried to attack Istanbul's police HQ.

Nick Clegg will come under pressure to step down as the Liberal Democrats' leader if he loses his seat.

UK deputy PM set to lose seat

Nick Clegg, Britain's deputy prime minister and the leader of the Liberal Democrats, is set to lose his seat at a national election next month, according to a new poll.

middle east

Israel PM rails against Iran nuclear agreement

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: "Iran must stop its aggression in the region, stop its terrorism throughout the world and stop its threats to annihilate Israel. That should be non-negotiable and that's the deal that the world powers must insist upon."

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a last-ditch appeal for world powers to call off an emerging nuclear agreement with Iran.

Syrian girl 'surrenders' - or not?

It's been described as the image that broke the internet's heart. But what's the real story?

A gunman poses with Prosecutor Mehmet Selim Kiraz with a gun on his head after he was taken hostage in his office in a court house in Istanbul.

Bloody end to hostage crisis

Police had negotiated with the hostage-takers for six hours and only launched the assault after hearing gunshots

asia

Astronauts snap Super Typhoon Maysak video

STUNNING VIEW: Typhoon Maysak seen from space.

A super typhoon storm is hurtling toward the Philippines, bringing winds of up to 225kmh.

South Korea sets compensation in ferry sinking

South Korea will pay about US$380,000 in compensation for each of the 250 students who died in last year's ferry disaster.

Thai prime minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, who is also junta chief, has replaced martial law with a new order retaining significant powers for the military.

Thai ruling junta lifts martial law, retains power

Thailand's ruling junta announce it has lifted martial law, in place across the country since just before a coup 10 months ago.

africa

Nigeria's Buhari wins historic election landslide

Supporters of the presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari and his All Progressive Congress (APC) party celebrate the landslide election victory in Kano, Nigeria.

Three decades after seizing power in a military coup, Muhammadu Buhari became the first Nigerian to oust a president.

Stop having sex, Ebola survivors told

Liberia calls on Ebola survivors to observe a period of sexual abstinence amid fears the country's last case may have been sexually transmitted.

June Steenkamp, mother of Reeva Steenkamp who was killed by Oscar Pretorius, meets Mark Longley, father of Emily Longley who was killed by her boyfriend in the UK.

Helping to heal

The parents of two bright young women brutally killed at the hands of their partners say raising awareness of domestic violence has helped them heal.

south pacific

Tuvalu struggles in wake of cyclone

Urgent help: Apiseka Eka, Tuvalu Auckland Community Trust vice president, is helping to mobilise funds and food to reach Tuvalu after Cyclone Pam.

Tuvalu was hit hard by Cyclone Pam and the West Auckland Tuvaluan community wants to help.

Tainted liquor kills in Indonesia

At least seven people have died after drinking contaminated alcohol in an Indonesian town, reports say.

A seismic graph of the Pakenham earthquake

Quakes rattle Samoa, Tonga

Earthquakes strike between Samoa and Tonga just hours after a major tremor rattled nearby Papua New Guinea.

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Astronauts snap Super Typhoon Maysak

A super typhoon storm is hurtling toward the Philippines, bringing winds of up to 225kmh.

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