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Paid leave for sex in Sweden?

Sweden already offers 480 days of parental leave, now they're encouraging people to lift the local birth rate.

A Swedish town is considering giving people an hour off during the work week to have sex.

The girl that shoots glitter video

Jordan Reeves is an incredibly creative young girl.

Jordan Reeves' latest invention is a prosthetic unicorn horn that fires sparkles.

Trump builds travel ban case

US President Donald Trump is reportedly building a case to overturn a decision on a temporary travel ban.

US President Donald Trump's travel ban was overturned by a court. But now, reports say he's building a legal case to reinstate it.

Nerve agent killed Jong Nam video

Kim Jong Nam, left, and his half-brother, North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.

Dead half-brother of North Korean leader died shortly after two women put nerve agent on his face.

$1.74m cocaine bust in airport

The man was allegedly trying to bring five kilos of cocaine through Melbourne Airport.

Secret compartment in suitcase hid massive cocaine haul, in Melbourne, Australia drug bust.

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    $12b loss for Royal Bank of Scotland

    The Royal Bank of Scotland has had another tumultuous year.

    RBS reporting losses for ninth year running, as the bank deals with restructuring, job cuts and legal scandals.

    Lightning strikes women on bench

    Margaret Goodwin died in hospital, five days after she was struck by lightning.

    Sydney, Australia, woman taken off life support, after her and her sisters survived a lightning strike.

    Kellyanne Conway slams feminism video

    Kellyanne Conway: 'I look at myself as a product of my choices, not a victim of my circumstances.'

    White House adviser says feminism "seems to be very anti-male, and it certainly is very pro-abortion".

    Child sex ring accused named video

    NZ man Craig Edward Broadley, 42, was extradited to Queensland on Thursday to face child sex abuse charges.

    Craig Edward Broadley, 42, to remain in Australian custody after being extradited to face child sex abuse charges.

    FBI won't deny Russia-Trump link

    US President Donald Trump's administration denies links with Russia.

    The White House says there are no links between Russia and Trump, but the FBI won't back them up.

    Samsung heir's jail: no phone, cannibal neighbour video

    Jay Y Lee (centre), vice co-chairman of Samsung Electronics, arrives at the Special Prosecutor's Office in Seoul, South ...

    While accused of bribing South Korea's president, Lee is locked up at a prison notorious for housing convicted billionaires, a serial killer and the hangman's noose.

    New Titanic taking shape

    The New Titanic is designed to resemble the original as closely as possible.

    The replica cruise will let you experience what felt like onboard the Titanic as it sank.

    US for the Commonwealth?

    US President Donald Trump's White House is reportedly "very positive" about the invite.

    Trump's White House reportedly "very positive" about invite to join Commonwealth as an associate.

    Brazen cyclists spark concern video

    A cyclist pulls a wheelie in front of a car in Staten Island, New York.

    Helmet-less wheelie-popping cyclists are irritating residents and motorists in a New York suburb.

    Trump's crackdown on 'bad dudes' video

    Luis Videgaray said new immigration guidelines would top the agenda of meetings in Mexico City on Friday (NZT).

    A bid from Donald Trump to deport non-Mexican illegal migrants to Mexico will overshadow talks between countries.

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    Plane crashes at Sydney airport

    The scene of the crash.

    A jet has crash-landed at an Australian airport.

    Lightning strikes women on bench

    Sydney, Australia, woman taken off life support, after her and her sisters survived a lightning strike.

    Child sex ring accused named video

    Missing tracker in murder mystery

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    Kellyanne Conway slams feminism video

    Kellyanne Conway: 'I look at myself as a product of my choices, not a victim of my circumstances.'

    White House adviser says feminism "seems to be very anti-male, and it certainly is very pro-abortion".

    FBI won't deny Russia-Trump link

    US President Donald Trump's administration denies links with Russia.

    The White House says there are no links between Russia and Trump, but the FBI won't back them up.

    Trump's crackdown on 'bad dudes' video

    Luis Videgaray said new immigration guidelines would top the agenda of meetings in Mexico City on Friday (NZT).

    A bid from Donald Trump to deport non-Mexican illegal migrants to Mexico will overshadow talks between countries.

    Trump briefs CEOs on job plan video

    Some of the CEOs who met Trump support a planned 20 per cent tax on imported goods.

    US president tells the heads of top US companies he will bring millions of jobs back to the US.

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    FBI won't deny Russia-Trump link

    US President Donald Trump's administration denies links with Russia.

    The White House says there are no links between Russia and Trump, but the FBI won't back them up.

    US for the Commonwealth?

    US President Donald Trump's White House is reportedly "very positive" about the invite.

    Trump's White House reportedly "very positive" about invite to join Commonwealth as an associate.

    Brazen cyclists spark concern video

    A cyclist pulls a wheelie in front of a car in Staten Island, New York.

    Helmet-less wheelie-popping cyclists are irritating residents and motorists in a New York suburb.

    Trump's crackdown on 'bad dudes' video

    Luis Videgaray said new immigration guidelines would top the agenda of meetings in Mexico City on Friday (NZT).

    A bid from Donald Trump to deport non-Mexican illegal migrants to Mexico will overshadow talks between countries.

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    US for the Commonwealth?

    US President Donald Trump's White House is reportedly "very positive" about the invite.

    Trump's White House reportedly "very positive" about invite to join Commonwealth as an associate.

    Pope prefers atheists to hypocrites video

    A boy takes selfies with Pope Francis during a visit at the parish of St Mary Josefa of the Heart of Jesus in Rome.

    Pope Francis slams some members of the Catholic church, saying it'd be better if they were atheists.

    Planes' hairy landings in storm video

    As Doris embarked on its destructive path across Britain, pilots battled the winds to land and take-off.

    As Doris embarked on its destructive path across Britain, pilots battled 145kmh winds to land and take-off.

    Storm Doris hits UK, 1 dead video

    Waves crash over a lighthouse in Porthcawl, Wales as gale winds hit.

    Woman killed by flying debris as Storm Doris' wind causes mayhem in the UK.

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    Our neighbours, dying for a drink stuff nation

    Vanuatu receives an enormous amount of rainfall, but a safe supply of drinking water is way out of reach for much of the ...

    OPINION: Vanuatu receives heaps of rainfall. What a sad irony, then, that safe drinking water isn't in easy reach.

    114 new planets discovered

    An artist's impression of hot super-Earth, Gliese 411b.

    Astronomers scanned 1600 stars over a 20-year period. This is what they found.

    NZ plane finds stricken boat

    It only took the RNZAF Orion crew a few hours to locate the drifting Tongan fishing boat.

    An RNZAF Orion found six Tongan fishermen after their vessel suffered engine failure in the South Pacific.

    Tonga's underwater volcano

    The underwater volcano, as seen on January 23. Previous undersea eruptions in the area have sent cloud and smoke up to ...

    46km out to sea from Tonga's capital lies a "submarine volcano" - and it's been erupting for over a week.

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    Samsung heir's jail: no phone, cannibal neighbour video

    Jay Y Lee (centre), vice co-chairman of Samsung Electronics, arrives at the Special Prosecutor's Office in Seoul, South ...

    While accused of bribing South Korea's president, Lee is locked up at a prison notorious for housing convicted billionaires, a serial killer and the hangman's noose.

    'Let's play house today'

    This new playhouse is a small-scale replica of a house that sits within a kindergarten building in Saga, Japan.

    This amazing kindy in Japan takes the idea of "playing house" to a whole new level.

    Kim Jong Nam's alleged assassin

    Doan Thi Huong as identified by Malaysian media.

    Doan Thi Huong, 28, worked in Kuala Lumpur's entertainment industry under the name "Ruby Ruby".

    Assassination: Malaysia blamed video

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's state media channel says the death was deliberately  timed.

    North Korea accuses Malaysia of changing its story over who and what killed Kim Jong-nam.

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    Migrants wash up on Libya beach video

    Migrant deaths have risen to record levels along the Libya-Italy smuggling route across the Mediterranean Sea.

    The bodies of at least 74 migrants found washed up on the shore in western Libya.

    Survival in South Sudan stuff nation video

    A sick child lies in a bed in a UNICEF supported hospital.

    COMMENT: As famine hits, how do mothers ensure their vulnerable children stay alive?

    South Sudan plunges into famine video

    Flora Fai holds her twins, (left to right) Kegi and Yada Jacob, both with malnourishment, at the malnutrition ward in Al ...

    100,000 people face dying of hunger, with a further million on the brink of starvation in war-torn African country.

    Deadly bombing at market

    The bomb was in a car at the Wadajir market.

    At least 39 people are dead and 50 others injured after a blast at a busy shopping spot in Somalia's capital.

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    Iraqi forces storm airport video

    An Iraqi Emergency Response Division (ERD) Humvee.

    US-backed Iraqi security forces are closing in on the Islamic State-held western half of Mosul.

    Israel's strange flight to Australia video

    Benjamin Netanyahu's plane wasn't taking the scenic route by choice.

    Benjamin Netanyahu's plane took 11 hours to fly from Singapore to Sydney. It wasn't by choice.

    Teen banned over headband video

    Dorsa Derakhshani.

    18-year-old chess grand master banned from her national team for wearing a headband, not a hijab.

    Israel a 'fake' nation - Ayatollah

    Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Israel was created by bringing Jews from other parts of the world to ...

    Iran's supreme leader lashes out at Israel, calling the Jewish state a "fake" nation in a "dirty chapter" of history.

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