Former Lib Dem leader dies

Former Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy speaks at the party conference in Brighton, southern England in 2006.

Charles Kennedy, a former leader of Britain's Liberal Democrats, has died at his home in Scotland.

Road rage between cyclist, driver video

Pirory Lane road rage incident in Roehampton in south-west London.

Moment of pure road rage immortalised in video of cyclist and driver having it out over cycle lanes.

Ship carrying 450 sinks video

Rescue workers prepare to head out on boats on the Yangtze River to search for missing passengers after the ship capsized in central China's Hubei province.

Some passengers are still alive inside the hull of a Chinese ship, many of them elderly tourists.

Cop attends teen's graduation

Lieutenant Ellison congratulates Kazzie Portie as a stand-in for Portie's parents who were killed days before.

“Your mom and dad will have front-row seats looking down from heaven, and I’ll stand in their place."

'You failed to protect them'

The trial for the boy's death continues in NSW Supreme Court.

Grandmother of seven-year-old boy who died after months of abuse speaks to court.

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australia

Air rage incident on Jetstar flight

Sunny and her daughter Lily who were separated from other travelers following an incident on the Jetstar flight.

A Sydney mother has lodged a formal complaint with Jetstar after another passenger struck her 12-month-old child "on purpose" with a reclining seat.

Fined for travelling at speed limit video

Aussie motorist makes tongue-in-cheek apology after being fined for driving at 100kmh in a 100kmh zone.

Murder accused used app to find victim

Police pay drunk driver $1938

americas

Officer attends teen's graduation

Lieutenant Ellison congratulates Kazzie Portie as a stand-in for Portie's parents who were killed days before.

“Your mom and dad will have front-row seats looking down from heaven, and I’ll stand in their place."

Carl's Jr ad Most American Ever video

The advert for the "most American" burger pulls no patriotic punches.

A cancer cell.

'Paradigm shift' in cancer treatment

A huge cancer trial will sort patients into treatment groups based on genetic mutations in their tumours, rather than by cancer type.

europe

Mum, baby in ravine plunge

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Mother cradles baby to save him from serious injury as they plunge 20 metres into a ravine.

Russia blacklists European leaders

Russia imposes entry ban on 89 European politicians and military leaders as Ukraine conflict standoff worsens.

Migrants arrive at the Sicilian harbor of Catania April 23, 2015. Some 220 migrants who were rescued at sea off the coast of Libya on Wednesday were taken to the Sicilian port of Catania early on Thursday. The Italian coast guard said the migrants were travelling on two rubber boats, and were rescued some 40 nautical miles from the Libyan coast.    REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

5,000 migrants rescued

The corpses of 17 migrants were brought ashore in Sicily along with 454 survivors.

middle east

Isis using polished broadcasts

A man fires a RPG in this still image taken from an undated recruitment video for the Islamic State last year.

The newscast's tone sounds much like something you'd hear from the BBC or NPR - but it's Islamic State radio.

25 killed in explosion

A fuel tank has exploded in a clinic in north eastern Syria, killing at least 25 people.

Volunteer Shiite fighters, known as the Popular Mobilisation units, who support the Iraqi government forces in the combat against the Islamic State (IS) group prepare a Howitzer artillery cannon in the village of Awaynat near the city of Tikrit.

Video of man burnt alive sparks outcry

Iraq's Sunni Muslim leaders accuse Shiite militias of burning a man alive.

asia

Myanmar Kiwi prisoner 'wastes away'

Philip Blackwood is in a Myanmar prison after he used a psychedelic image of Buddha to promote a cheap drinks night at the bar he managed.

Philip Blackwood's family say he has lost 20kg living on broth in searing heat in jail.

Pakistan agog as top model arrested

Ayaan Ali was once the face of companies ranging from Calvin Klein clothing to Magnum ice cream.

An elephant's caretaker keeps her cool inside a zoological park in New Delhi last week.

India heatwave death toll at 2300

The official death toll stands at more than 2300 - but that may be exaggerated because of greed.

africa

Nigerian central bankers in $56m scam

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Authorities say the six central bank staff substituted cut-up newspaper for defaced bank notes that were supposed to be destroyed.

Egyptian court adjourns trial

A Cairo court has adjourned the trial of three Al Jazeera television journalists for four days.

Tourists visit the Lion Park near Johannesburg in 2010.

Lion kills US tourist in African park

The woman had her car window rolled down while driving through the lion park.

south pacific

Cook Islands push for independence

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (R) adjusts her black pearl necklace, a gift from Cook Islands' Prime Minister Henry Puna (L) during a sustainable development and conservation event in Rarotonga August 31, 2012. Clinton arrived in the Pacific outpost of the Cook Islands for this year's Pacific Islands Forum, as part of Washington's efforts to woo nations across the Asia-Pacific. REUTERS/Jim Watson/Pool (COOK ISLANDS - Tags: POLITICS ENVIRONMENT)

Independence from NZ would cost Cook Islands' citizens their guaranteed right to live and work here.

6.8 quakes rattle Solomon Islands

Two 6.8-magnitude earthquakes have struck off the Solomon Islands but there are no reports of damage.

Barack Obama meets with the leaders of the Trans-Pacific Partnership countries in Beijing.

TPP talks 'in end-game'

The United States is optimistic a deal to set up a free trade zone across the Pacific will be concluded soon.

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Explosive fight between cyclist and driver

Moment of pure road rage immortalised in video of cyclist and driver having it out over cycle lanes.

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