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Truck bomb kills 11 police officers

Smoke rises from buildings at the site of a car bomb explosion at a police headquarters in Cizre, Turkey.

Explosion at a police HQ in Cizre, Turkey kills at least 11, leaves dozens injured.

Big search for missing Kiwi

Michael Junior Huria, who is thought to have ties to Wellington and Hawke's Bay, has been missing since Monday in ...

Massive search for Kiwi in Australia, after his disappearance in "highly unusual circumstances".

'Street shooter' haunts Phoenix

Sketch of the "Serial Street Shooter", the serial killer police are hunting in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.

He's killed seven people in nine drive-by shootings, mostly at night. Police are desperate to stop him

267 dead, hundreds hurt video

Rescuers walk through rubble following the earthquake in Amatrice, central Italy.

Death toll continues to rise in Italy as country reels from devastating quake and aftershocks.

Dad of 'cannibal' breaks down video

Wade Harrouff breaks down in tears.

"This is the biggest nightmare I could ever dream of," accused killer's dad says.

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Burkinis bans a no go

A man wears a sign with the message, "Burkini = Liberty" outside the Conseil d'Etat after France's highest ...

France's highest administrative court suspends a ban on full-body burkini swimsuits.

Striking miners kill politician

Bolivian Deputy Interior Minister Rodolfo Illanes is seen in this undated handout picture provided by Bolivian Presidency.

Bolivian miners kidnap and kill the country's deputy interior minister.

Teen pregnancy programme backfires

Schoolgirls asked to care for the baby bots were more likely to become pregnant in their teens, the study found.

A course meant to prevent teenage pregnancies may in fact do just the opposite, Australian study finds.

Gobi the dog reunited with owner

Dion Leonard has been reunited with his beloved pet, Gobi.

Beloved missing pooch found after Australian owner's desperate appeal for help.

Canadian Mounties in hijabs

Mounties can now wear hijabs on the job.

Candian mounties given permission to wear hijabs on the job.

Locked in a 'battle of cultures'

Burkinis have been banned at Cannes.

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls defends ban on burkinis as global backlash grows.

Fatal blast rocks Belgium

Blast at sports centre has killed at least one, according to local media.

A least one person dead and others buried in rubble after blast at French border town.

A year on from a face transplant

Patrick Hardison says that a year on from his face transplant, he's ready to help others with their recoveries.

"I have hope now, and I want to help those that are injured know that there is hope for them, too."

'Mum groomed me as a prostitute'

Lauren has managed to forgive her mother.

At 16, Lauren started working to help her mum out of financial trouble. She's still paying the price.

'Assassination attempt' on Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Police have arrested a man after a suspected assassination attempt on German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

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australia

GM stood down over baby gassing error

Chris Leahy was stood down over the gassing mix up that lead to the death of one baby and serious injury of another at ...

Fallout continues after gassing error killed a baby and injured another in Sydney, Australia.

Teen pregnancy programme backfires

A course meant to prevent teenage pregnancies may in fact do just the opposite, Australian study finds.

Gobi the dog reunited with owner

'Mum groomed me as a prostitute'

americas

Canadian Mounties in hijabs

Mounties can now wear hijabs on the job.

Candian mounties given permission to wear hijabs on the job.

A year on from a face transplant

Patrick Hardison says that a year on from his face transplant, he's ready to help others with their recoveries.

"I have hope now, and I want to help those that are injured know that there is hope for them, too."

Three dead in crossbow attack

A Forensic Identification Services truck arrives at the a house where three pople have died in an incident involving a ...

Police say they're in the dark over the reason for the attack, which also sparked the evacuation of a downtown Toronto building.

'I thought they would shoot me'

Ten-year-old Legend Preston, pictured, was mistaken by cops for an armed robbery suspect.

A boy's ball rolled towards a police car. Next thing he knew, they were chasing him.

europe

Locked in a 'battle of cultures'

Burkinis have been banned at Cannes.

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls defends ban on burkinis as global backlash grows.

Fatal blast rocks Belgium

Blast at sports centre has killed at least one, according to local media.

A least one person dead and others buried in rubble after blast at French border town.

'Assassination attempt' on Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Police have arrested a man after a suspected assassination attempt on German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Introducing: The ball run

The 3m-wide, 200kg polystyrene ball comes tumbling down a long and winding street in a town north of Madrid, Spain.

A Spanish town didn't have funds for the bull run, so they thought of something better.

middle east

Iranian boats 'harassed' US ship

A US defence official said the Iranian boats approached its vessel at high speed.

A US Navy ship fired 10 flares to warn off four Iranian boats that were approaching at high speed.

Turkish tanks on Syrian soil

Turkish army tanks on the Turkish-Syrian border.

The sight of columns of Turkish tanks rolling over the border into Syria was unprecedented.

Gunmen attack university video

Afghan security forces keep watch at the site of an attack at the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul.

At least one student killed and 14 wounded after gunmen attack American University in Kabul.

Turkish tanks cross into Syria

Turkish tanks took up position on the Turkish-Syrian border in 2014.

Turkish tanks reportedly cross into Syria, as part of a military operation to rid Islamic State from town.

asia

World's first self-driving taxis debut

An autonomous vehicle is parked for its test drive in Singapore. The world's first self-driving taxis, operated by ...

Dozens sign up to hail a free ride in driverless taxis through their smartphones.

NK missile launch 'greatest success' video

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un laughs during a missile test-fire.

North Korean missile technology is making progress, experts say.

Japan's first Pokemon Go death

Flowers are laid near the scene where a passer-by was killed after being hit by a driver playing "Pokemon Go" while ...

Truck driver playing popular game hits two women, killing one of them.

History lost in Myanmar quake

Two men look at a collapsed entrance of a pagoda after an earthquake in Bagan.

A powerful quake in Myanmar has killed at least four people and damaged 185 ancient Buddhist pagodas.

africa

World's most mysterious mammal

Zenkerella is no longer an international mammal of mystery, but no scientist in history has ever seen it alive.

Meet the ancient, unknown and totally underappreciated ugly stepsister of the mammal family.

Pistorius heads back to court

Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to six years in prison for Reeva Steenkamp's murder.

Former athlete's lawyers say "enough is enough" as prosecutors appeal "lenient" murder sentence.

12yo hunter hits back at haters

Aryanna Gourdin poses with a dead giraffe in Africa.

Aryanna Gourdin's hunting photos from African have shocked the world - not least because she's 12.

I was a child soldier

Abraham Achiek says it took him more than 20 years to overcome the trauma from what he had experienced.

Abraham Achiek experienced and saw things no child should.

south pacific

No photoshop, just a really big fish

The shot that had the internet doubting: Jaga Crossingham and his enormous wahoo.

An Aussie fisherman went for a swim in Fiji, and fed an entire village.

Antarctica about to lose large chunk

Larsen C ice shelf and the Weddell Sea, covered with sea ice.

Scientists astonished by speed of crack spreading across one of Antarctica's biggest ice shelves.

Refugee athletes in island jail

Kickboxing detainee Ezatullah Kakar.

They're stuck in an immigration detention centre on Manus Island as their own Olympic dreams are sunk.

Manus Island detention centre to close

There were riots at the Manus Island detention centre in Papua New Guinea in January. Now following a legal ruling in ...

PNG and Australia agree that the Manus Island immigration and detention centre must close down.

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Father of Florida 'cannibal' breaks down

"This is the biggest nightmare I could ever dream of," accused killer's dad says.

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