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Kim'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'.

Deportation spat angers Mexico

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.

Iraqi forces storm airport

An Iraqi Emergency Response Division (ERD) Humvee.

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

Drive-by shooting in Melbourne

The man injured in the Airport West shooting.

A man has been injured in a drive-by shooting outside an Melbourne gym.

Trump lives in a media bubble

Donald Trump's media bubble is shaping the country's agenda and the chaotic atmosphere.

OPINION: Trying to make sense of Trump's latest outburst? Start with last night's television news.

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    Fitness star's partner charged

    Tobi Pearce, partner of Kayla Itsines, was found with prescription drugs commonly used by steroid users.

    Kayla Itsines' boyfriend has been found with prescription drugs commonly used by steroid users.

    What Nasa's found out there video

    This illustration shows the possible surface of Trappist-1f, one of the newly discovered planets in the Trappist-1 system.

    Prospect of distant life as scientists find a nearby solar system with seven Earth-sized planets.

    Carnivals poke fun at Trump

    A carnival float featuring an effigy of US President Donald Trump pictured in Mainz, Germany. Political satire is a ...

    Trump as an elephant, Trump as a schoolboy: There's one political figure taken centre stage in Europe's parades.

    D-day at Dakota pipeline video

    Protesters of the Dakota Access pipeline have reportedly set fires in their camp ahead of the deadline forcing them to ...

    Tents are ablaze at the Dakota Access pipeline protest camp as an evacuation deadline looms.

    A Kiwi's farewell to Saudi Arabia stuff nation

    Walking past Chop Chop Square on the way to Diera Souk.

    It's deprivation. No movies, no theatre, no music, no art. It's contradictions and experiences like none other.

    Teacher 'took girl to sand dunes'

    Australian teacher Kurt Majoor is accused of having sex with a teenage student in sand dunes near to his school.

    Australian teacher allegedly walked student to beach before school to have sex.

    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.

    Live chat: Seven new worlds

    The possible surface of Trappist-1f, one of the newly discovered planets in the Trappist-1 system.

    Wondering what newly discovered planets mean for us or aliens? Ask our astrophysicist.

    When parking is a struggle video

    Driver struggling to park ends up ploughing into other car

    A driver struggling to park their vehicle in China gets it all wrong just when it looked right.

    'Demonic activity' at Trump rally video

    A supporter is invited onstage by Trump.

    Horrified church pastor says Trump could have easily turned his worshippers into a riot squad.

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    Conwoman jailed for dating scam

    Sanaa Derbas pretended that some of her children had died in order to swindle money from her victims.

    Sydney conwoman targeted lonely men to 'bleed them dry' with fabricated stories and take their money.

    Tragic end to dog mystery

    A pet pug who mysteriously disappeared and sparked a search across Sydney has died, police said.

    Fitness star's partner charged

    Teacher 'took girl to sand dunes'

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    America first, New Zealand second?

    If it has to be America first, can't it be New Zealand second - or third?

    Now it's our turn to join the international Trump-baiting trend.

    How to feed your Trump addiction

    This is Donald Trump. One day it won't be necessary to think about him any more.

    OPNION: Do you, like me, also have a sick and unstoppable curiosity in how the US lost its mind?

    McCarthy steals the show on SNL video

    Melissa McCarthy as White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer on Saturday Night Live.

    Melissa McCarthy taunts reporters and fires a water gun at the press in latest SNL Trump sketch.

    Black History Month – a mirror on our latest incarnation

    US President Donald Trump and former The Apprentice contestant Omarosa Manigault. Did President Trump bestow more praise ...

    OPINION: Tribute to the hardships endured by African Americans provides an opportunity to consider the progress of the US and all its people.

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    D-day at Dakota pipeline video

    Protesters of the Dakota Access pipeline have reportedly set fires in their camp ahead of the deadline forcing them to ...

    Tents are ablaze at the Dakota Access pipeline protest camp as an evacuation deadline looms.

    'Demonic activity' at Trump rally video

    A supporter is invited onstage by Trump.

    Horrified church pastor says Trump could have easily turned his worshippers into a riot squad.

    Muslims give $116k to Jewish cemetery video

    Some Jewish groups described the vandalism as the latest evidence that anti-Semitic groups have been emboldened by the ...

    Muslims stand in solidarity with Jewish community in US after 170 headstones toppled in attack.

    Harrison Ford nearly clips airliner video

    Video shows small plane being flown by actor Harrison Ford flying over an American Airlines jetliner as it lands at John ...

    In footage fit for a Hollywood action movie, Harrison Ford has another near-miss after landing on wrong runway.

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    Bailey's partner guilty of murder

    Police found the body of Helen Bailey in an old well on her property.

    Partner of British children's author convicted of killing her in a financially-motivated murder.

    Riots erupt in Sweden's capital video

    Firefighters watch on as several cars smoulder after being set on fire.

    Days after Trump's comments about "what happened in Sweden", violence hits immigrant neighbourhood.

    Meet 'Pint Baby' video

    'Pint Baby' enjoying a sup of Guinness in a clip from 1997.

    He's internet famous for being the baby who supped Guinness. He'd rather just be Stephen.

    Lohan 'racially profiled' at airport video

    Actress Lindsay Lohan has reportedly been exploring Islam in recent years.

    Lindsay Lohan claims her headscarf's the reason she was stopped by security at London's Heathrow.

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    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.

    Revolt over double-deckers

    Waiheke activist Susi Newborn, of Rainbow Warrior fame, is among the protestors.

    Waiheke residents taking a stand over Fullers Ferries' double-decker tourist buses.

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    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.

    When parking is a struggle video

    Driver struggling to park ends up ploughing into other car

    A driver struggling to park their vehicle in China gets it all wrong just when it looked right.

    Kim morgue break-in

    A diplomatic row between Malaysia and North Korea is escalating over the handling of a probe into the killing of Kim ...

    Body of North Korea leader's brother targeted amid revelations chemicals coated hands of murder suspects.

    Zoo kills 57 'alien' monkeys

    Environmentalists backed the decision noting it's crucial not to allow any contact between foreign and native species.

    Japanese zoo culls 57 of its 164 monkeys after finding out they carried invasive genes.

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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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    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.

    Girl dug out of rubble alive video

    Volunteers rescued a girl, bottom left, from under the rubble of a collapsed building in the Tishreen neighbourhood of ...

    Rescuers spotted a tiny face in the rubble. They had a camera to show the world.

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