'Iran must halt nuclear plans'

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during an exclusive interview with Reuters in the Library of the White House in Washington March 2, 2015.  
REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque  (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)

Iran must commit to a freeze of 10 years on sensitive nuclear activity for a atomic deal to be reached.

India's health programs dented

Monsoons are critical for many farmers in South Asia.

India's main public health programs, aimed at millions of rural poor, have been in disarray for months.

Sex abuse 'national threat'

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron.

British PM David Cameron will make child sexual abuse a national priority on a par with organised crime.

Execution within days for duo

DEATH ROW: Bali Nine duo Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran are expected to be executed this week.

Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran look to be just days from death by firing squad.

Mayor 'sorry' for Tamir Rice claim

KILLED: 12-year-old Tamir Rice.

The video of Tamir Rice's final moments, though silent and impersonal, remains chilling.

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australia

Govt appeals sexting mum's punishment

NO JAIL: A non-custodial sentence for a woman who sexted photos of her young daughter to a lover was not harsh enough, an appeal by the Queensland government says.

Mum who sent explicit photos of her daughter,12, wasn't punished harshly enough, court told.

3 killed in Queensland shooting

A young boy, a middle-aged man and a woman in her 20s were killed in a small house near Toowoomba.

Skydiver saved after mid-air seizure

MH370 search 'can't go on forever'

americas

'Iran must halt nuclear plans'

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during an exclusive interview with Reuters in the Library of the White House in Washington March 2, 2015.  
REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque  (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)

Iran must commit to a freeze of 10 years on sensitive nuclear activity for a atomic deal to be reached.

US embassy in Cuba in 6 weeks?

Obama wants initial groundwork to normalise diplomatic relations with Cuba done by April 10.

DOUBLE CHECK: A White House task force recommends independent reviews of police shootings should be standard protocol.

Review all police shootings: task force

White House task force calls to abolish racial profiling and independently review all police shootings.

europe

Putin critic's girlfriend 'under guard' video

Slain Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov's companion Anna Duritskaya tells a Russian TV station she is being held against her will by Russian investigators.

Boris Nemtsov's girlfriend breaks silence on the murder of Vladimir Putin's top critic.

Thief as thick as his brick video

Want to break into a car by throwing a brick through a window? Well knock yourself out. This guy did.

Britain has cut defence spending by around 8 per cent over the last four years to help reduce a record budget deficit.

Concern at UK defence cuts

US army chief fires warning over the impact of cuts to British defence spending.

middle east

Massive assault to retake Tikrit

READY TO FIGHT: Iraqi security forces and Shi'ite fighters chant slogans as they gather at Udhaim dam, north of Baghdad, ahead of an attack on Islamic State strongholds along the Tigris River to the north and south of Tikrit.

More than 25,000 troops and militia begin operation to retake Saddam Hussein's hometown from Islamic State

New Isis target: Twitter

The Islamic State is angry at the microblogging site and founder Jack Dorsey for closing their accounts.

The reclusive leader of the Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, speaks at a mosque in Mosul, last July, declaring himself the worldwide leader of Muslims.

Isis 'not very Islamic'

The vast majority of Muslim clerics say the group cherry picks what it wants from Islam's holy book in trying to justify their genocidal ambitions.

asia

Duang, what does it mean?

BUZZ WORD: "Duang" has many meanings, but people seem to be mainly using it as an adjective to give emphasis to the word that follows it.

Duang is taking China by storm but no-one has any idea what it is.

Tsunami-ravaged city to host Japan 2019 RWC matches

Small town of 30,000 people to host matches at a Rugby World Cup boasting a $1.7b stadium in Tokyo.

'MY BEST FRIEND': Paul and Danica Weeks on their wedding day in 2007.

'My agonising year'

Danica Weeks, wife of missing MH370 passenger Paul Weeks, reflects on her first year without her husband.

africa

Ebola didn't kill them - fear did

After the killing of eight people who were part of a government-led group trying to educate people on Ebola, the people of Womey were forced from their town by the military. They lived in the bush for over six weeks as the military looted all of their belongings.

Fear of Ebola led to murder - and a whole village was punished.

US missionary kidnapped in Nigeria

American missionary Reverend Phyllis Sortor has been abducted at gunpoint in Nigeria

A US embassy in Nairobi official secures the area around the building after its bombing in August, 1998.

US jury convicts bin Laden aide

One of al-Qaeda's early leaders convicted in the deadly 1998 bombings of two US embassies in Africa.

south pacific

Tonga bans fruit imports

A Queensland fruit fly, like those discovered in Auckland.

Tonga has banned fresh fruit imports from Auckland, fearing the Queensland fruit fly.

Toothfish boat on way to Nelson

The Antarctic Chieftain is heading back to Nelson under its own steam after spending five days five days trapped by ice near Antarctica.

Anthony de Malmanche was arrested after allegedly trying to smuggle meth into Bali, police say.

Bali drugs trial delayed

The trail of New Zealander Antony de Malmanche, facing a potential death sentence on drug charges in Bali, has been postponed. 

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Chile's Villarica volcano rumbling

Chile has issued an alert over increased activity at Villarica volcano.

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