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Heimlich uses his own move

Dr Heimlich, 96, has used his  manoeuvre for the first time.

The man who invented the famous technique to stop choking saved a woman – guess how.

Dog escapes terrifying ordeal

Cocker spaniel

A cocker spaniel which fell 25m into an abandoned well is finally reunited with its owners after two weeks.

Judge: Pizza payments are fine

The man had fallen on hard times and was unable to make cash payments.

12:56 PM  Baker who paid child support in the form of food did his best to provide for his daughter, judge rules.

Dead man's testes removed

The Australian Supreme Court ruled the man's testes and sperm were to be provided to an IVF organisation and stored, ...

An Australian woman is one step closer to being able to have a baby fathered by her late fiance.

TV host takes on Tony Abbott

James Mathison says he will try to capture the youth vote in Warringah.

12:35 PM  A former Australian Idol host is looking to steal the Warringah seat from PM Tony Abbott.

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Glee star indicted for sex images

Cast member Mark Salling has been indicted on child pornography charges.

"Puck" Mark Salling will face a jury over the thousands of suspect images in his possession.

The secret life of Kim's aunt

Kim Jong Un's aunt defected from North Korea in 1998.

The aunt of Kim Jong Un opens up on living the American Dream, 18 years after defecting.

US paedophile jailed for 60 years

Sexual predator Jesus Laporte was jailed for 60 years in the US after he was identified by a New Zealand-led operation.

Arrest of Kiwi offender leads to nabbing of Texas sex offender.

EU steps up N Korea sanctions

A Japanese woman reads about North Korea's nuclear tests. The EU has again expressed concerns about North Korea's ...

European Union increases sanctions on North Korea with near-blanket trade and travel bans.

'This is immoral' - lawyer

Adam Whittington was refused bail over the botched child kidnapping in Beirut.

Channel Nine's internal review into kidnapping saga does not mention crew lift in Beirut jail.

Obama at Hiroshima: 'Death fell from the sky' video

Barack Obama lays a wreath at a cenotaph at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima.

Barack Obama shared his reflection on the horrors of the war and hoped that the horror of Hiroshima could spark a "moral awakening."

Strikes crippling France's fuel supplies

The French government has vowed not to back down from planned Labour reforms.

Families have been advised to cancel holidays to France as strikes cripple the country, causing severe fuel shortages and delays across the country's entire transport network.

'I will be the first person to jump from the plane'

Dolden Gerrard could face charges of endangering the security of a flight.

An Australian man says he talking with friends about skydiving and made the badly worded joke.

Man removes teeth and gets over 500 tattoos video

Guinness Rishi, 74, multiple world record holder including most flags tattooed on his body.

Guinness Rishi has a passion to get his name in the record books.

60 Minutes child snatch: producer sacked video

Tara Brown and Stephen Rice arrive at Sydney International Airport after the Beirut saga.

There were failures at every level, but only one man has paid the price for child abduction fiasco.

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australia

'This is immoral' - lawyer

Adam Whittington was refused bail over the botched child kidnapping in Beirut.

Channel Nine's internal review into kidnapping saga does not mention crew lift in Beirut jail.

'I will be the first person to jump from the plane'

An Australian man says he talking with friends about skydiving and made the badly worded joke.

60 Minutes child snatch: producer sacked video

Cop's crash scene heartbreak video

americas

Obama at Hiroshima: 'Death fell from the sky' video

Barack Obama lays a wreath at a cenotaph at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima.

Barack Obama shared his reflection on the horrors of the war and hoped that the horror of Hiroshima could spark a "moral awakening."

Fraud charges for 'whiz kid'

Artur Samarin called himself Asher Potts while he attended a Pennsylvania high school.

An adult man who attended a US high school under a false identity faces a raft of charges.

Spielberg: Be real-life movie heroes

Filmmaker Steven Spielberg acknowledges the crowd as he receives an honorary Doctor of Arts degree during the 365th ...

The Oscar-winning director had some powerful words of advice for a room full of Harvard graduates.

Watch: spelling bee drama

The relief of nailing a tricky word.

Spelling is a competitive sport - and a really big deal - in the US.

europe

Strikes crippling France's fuel supplies

The French government has vowed not to back down from planned Labour reforms.

Families have been advised to cancel holidays to France as strikes cripple the country, causing severe fuel shortages and delays across the country's entire transport network.

Killer 'plotted to escape by using severed fingers'

Joanna Dennehy claims her human rights have been breached by being placed in solitary confinement for two years.

Serial killer Joanna Dennehy used a plot similar to the movie Demolition Man to plan her escape.

Astonishing Neanderthal building

The mysterious ring-shaped structures fashioned about 176,500 years ago by Neanderthals in the Bruniquel cave.

These strange circular constructions change everything we though we knew about these early humans.

Hunt on for female spies

Suspected Russian spy Anna Chapman was deported from the US in 2010.

British spy bosses want to recruit "Jane Bonds" - middle-aged mothers with life experience.

middle east

Taliban appoint new leader

The Afghan Taliban have named Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour's replacement.

Confusion over the death of Taliban leader Manour appears to have been cleared up with his replacement named.

British bombs used in Yemen?

People check the site of a suicide bombing in the southern port city of Aden, Yemen.

British-made cluster munitions may have been used by Saudi-led coaltion in Yemen conflict.

Uncertainty on leader's death

Mullah Akhtar Mansour, Afghan Taliban militants leader, seen in this undated handout photograph by the Taliban.

Pakistan's interior minister says he could not confirm Afghan Taliban leader killed in a US drone strike.

Turkish plane bomb hoax

A note threatening a bomb attack on a Turkish Airlines plane at Istanbul's Attaturk Airport turned out to be a hoax.

Turkish Airlines plane at Istanbul's main airport evacuated and searched after a note threatening a bomb attack.

asia

EU steps up N Korea sanctions

A Japanese woman reads about North Korea's nuclear tests. The EU has again expressed concerns about North Korea's ...

European Union increases sanctions on North Korea with near-blanket trade and travel bans.

Obama at Hiroshima: 'Death fell from the sky' video

Barack Obama lays a wreath at a cenotaph at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima.

Barack Obama shared his reflection on the horrors of the war and hoped that the horror of Hiroshima could spark a "moral awakening."

Sex tape the talk of China

A screen grab from the sex tape showing the Shanghai skyline.

As sex videos go, this one was pretty tame but it's gripped a country and made one company much more valuable.

Husband's final promise

Maria Strydom died on Mount Everest from altitude sickness. Here husband Robert Gropel  hopes to retrieve her body.

Husband of Australian woman who died on Mount Everest vows not to leave Nepal without her body.

africa

Explosion theory downplayed

There are conflicting statements on the initial findings of what brought the EgyptAir flight down.

Human remains retrieved from AirEgypt crash amid conflicting claims on what brought down the plane.

Cambridge man's efforts to save the rhinos

Tauwhare man Marc Herrmann is trying to help save rhinos.

A Waikato man is passionate about rhinos and is doing his bit to save them.

Watch: 'Werewolf cat' found video

A rare 'werewolf cat' has been found in South Africa.

Rare, bald cat discovered in public gardens in South Africa.

'Mohamed was a good pilot'

Mohamed Saeed Shokair (also known as Shoukair) was the pilot on EgyptAir MS 804.

Mohamed Saeed Shokair, pilot of EgyptAir Flight 804, died doing 'what he was born to do'.

south pacific

Sea swallows five islands

Dead and dying trees emerge from the ocean above a sunken island in the Solomons.

As the ocean rose, they had to flee.

PNG library seeks NZ's help video

The library doubles up as a cultural centre.

An important library in Bougainville opened by Kiwi author Lloyd Jones is at risk of closure.

Safe haven in Fiji

Sam Judd is giving back to Fiji after Cyclone Winston by helping create develop existing eco-tourism through marine reserves.

OPINION: A Kiwi with a passion for coastlines heads to Fiji to help protect its eco-tourism after Cyclone Winston.

The Pacific Rim: Five myths

Seismic graphs show the earthquake waves at 8am on Tuesday detected by the northernmost seismographs.

A tragic month of earthquakes along the "Ring of Fire" has kept seismologists busy.

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Glee star indicted for sex images

"Puck" Mark Salling will face a jury over the thousands of suspect images in his possession.

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