Nepal quake: hundreds trapped gallery video

A collapsed building in Kathmandu, Nepal.

5:12 PM  Nepal's deadliest earthquake in 81 years triggers a Mt Everest avalanche.

NZ to give $1m in aid to Nepal

Plane engine catches fire video

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Turkish Airlines flight makes dramatic emergency landing in Istanbul with one engine on fire.

Aussies missing in Nepal

A growing list of Australians are missing after Nepal's deadliest earthquake in more than 80 years.

Growing number of Australians listed as missing following the deadly earthquake.

Nations, aid groups give support gallery

A collapsed building in Kathmandu, where more than 300 were killed.

World leaders and global charities offer condolences and emergency aid to Nepal following earthquake.

Kiwis caught up in quake gallery video

A bloodied victim is carried to safety by rescue workers and members of the public in Kathmandu.

Fairfax journalists were in Kathmandu when the 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck.

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Family 'adopts' dumped baby

Randwick Councillor Brendan Roberts laying flowers where the baby was found.

Kind-hearted couple arrange funeral for newborn baby whose body was found abandoned in Australian sand dunes.

Aussie doctor in IS medical vid video

Australia scrambles to identify doctor starring in an new Islamic State propaganda video.

Sydney dawn service interrupted

Diggers graveyard vandalised in London

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New Bill Cosby rape accusations

KEEPING MUM: Bill Cosby has said very little about the rape claims.

Crusading attorney Gloria Allred's crusade against US comedian Bill Cosby continues, with the introduction of her latest clients who accuse the comedian of drugging and raping them decades ago.

Southern Chile begins eruption clean up gallery

Mighty blasts from the looming Calbuco volcano have left Ensenada an ash-drowned ghost town, abandoned by its 1500 residents.

Upper South Island and Wellington rattled by quake.

Earthquake rattles British Columbia coast

No damage or injuries reported after 6.1 magnitude earthquake off Canada's British Columbia coast

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Al-Qaeda militants arrested in Italy for Vatican plot

Italian policemen detain a man suspected to be a member of an armed organisation inspired by al Qaeda in this still image taken from a video released by Italian Police today.

Suspects arrested in a counterterrorism raid may have been planning a terror attack on the Vatican, according to reports.

Boy, 14, in court over alleged Melbourne terror attack

A 14-year-old boy has appeared in a UK court on charges of inciting a terror attack at Melbourne Anzac Day parade.

Migrants disembark upon arrival at the Sicilian harbour of Catania. An Italian coast guard vessel carrying 84 migrants rescued off the coast of Libya arrived on Friday morning.

EU rescue ships head for Libya, as migrants die

British and German warships ready to sail for waters off Libya as Europe ramps up migrant rescue operations in the Mediterranean.

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Aussie doctor in IS medical vid video

A doctor calling himself Abu Yusuf urges other medical professionals to join him in the Islamic State Health Service.

Australia scrambles to identify doctor starring in an new Islamic State propaganda video.

US strikes kill hostages video

American al-Qaeda member who threatened a terror attack in Melbourne has been killed.

Prime Minister John Key with his wife Bronagh at Quinns Post.

Key visits crowds gathered in Gallipoli

In Turkey, 10,000 Kiwis and Australians waiting for the Anzac day dawn service to begin.

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Aussies missing after quake

A growing list of Australians are missing after Nepal's deadliest earthquake in more than 80 years.

Growing number of Australians listed as missing in Nepal following the deadly earthquake.

Google exec dies on Everest

Dan Fredinburg was among climbers killed on Mt Everest after quake hits Nepal.

This photo provided by Azim Afif shows the scene after the avalanche swept across Everest Base Camp.

'Please pray for everyone' video

Hundreds trapped on Mt Everest after 7.8 quake unleashes deadly avalanche that sweeps across base camp.

africa

#BringBackOurGirls, one year later video

People react during the anniversary of the abduction of the girls during a vigil in Nigeria's capital of Abuja earlier this month.

OPINION: Hope is dwindling for the 219 missing girls' safe return. May they never be forgotten.

Ex-Egyptian president jailed

Mohamed Morsi has been sentenced to 20 years in prison without parole on charges arising from the killing of protesters, nearly three years after he became Egypt's first freely elected president.

Every year, thousands of South African Xhosa youths leave their parents to spend weeks in the care of traditional leaders at an initiation school where they are circumcised, a rite of passage commonly referred to as "Ukwaluka" or "going to the mountain". Unfortunately for some it goes badly.

Penis transplants offer men hope

For members of a South African tribe who undergo a risky traditional circumcision, this procedure is a lifesaver.

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Cyclone 'will bring major event'

Yasu, an elder of the John Frum movement, outside his home in Tanna, Vanuatu.

Vanuatu's cargo cults are watching keenly and triumphantly as aid flows into cyclone-hit country.

Protesters leave oil rig

Auckland protester back at sea-level after a five-day Greenpeace protest up an oil rig in the Pacific Ocean.

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6.5 quake hits off Fiji

A 6.5-magnitude quake has struck off the north east coast of Fiji.

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Nepal quake: hundreds trapped

Rescuers are digging with their bare hands as bodies pile up in Nepal after an earthquake devastated the heavily crowded Kathmandu valley, killing at least 1,900.

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