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Pope remembers the hungry and poor

Pope Francis denounced ''immense wastefulness'' and called for peace in Syria in his Easter address.

Ferry toll soars to 58

11:52pm South Korean prosecutors investigating a ferry disaster are to extend the detention of the ship's captain.

Five killed in Ukraine clash

Russian state television has reported that five people have been killed near a Ukrainian checkpoint.

Iran converting uranium

Iran says it has completed watering down and converting over 200kgs of enriched uranium.

Militants claim Cairo blast

Egyptian militant group, Ajnad Misr, has claimed responsibility for a blast that killed a police officer in Cairo.

Prince George meets Bilby George

royals oz Prince George has met Bilby George in his successful first official engagement in Australia.

MH370 search could end in days

The current search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane could be completed within a week.

Dog attack stopped with beer

MH370 black box search continues

Baby killed over game

Cody Wygant, 24, is seen in an undated booking photo released by the Citrus County Sheriff's Office in Inverness, Florida, after being arrested on the evening of April 17, 2014, and charged with third degree murder. Video games were so important to Cody Wygant that the screams of his 16-month-old son were too much.

Video: US judge loses temper

A "cold-blooded" killer's lack of remorse prompted an angry speech from a judge.

Earthquake shakes Mexico

Immigrant camp found in Texas

Gunman in LA Times building

A man has been arrested after threatening to open fire in the Los Angeles Times building in California.

Separatists refuse to evacuate

ukraine strap A European mediator hopes to persuade pro-Russian separatists to leave seized government buildings.

Hope of end to Ukraine crisis

The agreement designed to pull Ukraine back from the brink of civil war was brought back from the brink over a cigarette break.

Ukraine restricts entry

Three dead in Ukraine

Pope baptises faithful

Pope Francis has baptised 10 people and urged them to bring their faith "to the ends of the Earth".

Drone kills NZ terrorist

Al Qaeda-linked Kiwi killed in Yemen was being watched by intelligence agencies, PM says.

UN to meet over Syria

The bodies of the young men in the photographs are emaciated, their bones protruding.

Israeli gas holds promise

Capturing the calm amid chaos

War vowed on the US

Leader of al Qaeda wing in Yemen vows to "remove the cross, (and) the bearer of the cross, America''.

Firefighting, China-style

Fire A daring fireman in China has taken his job to a new level, perhaps unnecessarily.

13th body found on Mt Everest

Search teams recovered a 13th body from the snow and ice covering a dangerous climbing pass on Mount Everest.

Rescue mission turns to recovery

Kiwis mourn Sherpas

Desperation running high

Relatives are desperate to retrieve bodies of ferry victims before they fade beyond recognition.

Nigeria: 85 schoolgirls still missing

nigeria strap 85 young women are still missing after being abducted by Boko Haram in Nigeria.

It's all up to her

The woman who will decide Oscar Pistorius' fate grew up during the cruellest years of apartheid.

Pistorius' recollection 'utterly implausible'

Credibility questioned

Murder accused groom extradited

A British man accused of arranging the slaying of his wife on their honeymoon has arrived under escort in South Africa after his extradition from Britain.

Church denies huge land deal

Natoavatu strap NZ Anglicans deny selling land parcel in Fiji to help people of Kiribati escape global warming.

Labour auctions Tongan king's wine

A bottle of King George Tupou V's favourite wine is being used to support New Zealand's Labour Party.

NZ to help Solomon Islands

'Not another quake'

Flooding hits Solomon Islands

A mother and child have been swept away in flood waters as heavy rains hit the Solomon Islands, local media and residents say.

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