Students monitored in Ebola hunt

A general view of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Texas.

7:26 AM  Five students among 12 to 18 people being watched for symptoms of Ebola in the US.

Secret Service boss quits

GRILLED: US Secret Service Director Julia Pierson appearing before a committee investigating the security issues.

14 min ago  Julia Pierson becomes casualty of recent security lapses involving US president.

Protesters swarm office

TENSION: Protesters face off with police as they block the entrance to the Chief Executive's Office in Hong Kong.

8:44 AM  Crowds of demonstrators mass outside Hong Kong leader's office.

British planes destroy targets

The Islamic State flag

British RAF warplanes flying out of Cyprus have destroyed four Islamic State group targets in Iraq.

Abducted girl rescued

FOUND: Sabrina Allen is shown in this photo provided by the US Centre for Missing and Exploited Children. She went missing April 21, 2002.

8:38 AM  Girl abducted in 2002 in the US, aged 4, is found in secret rescue mission in Mexico.

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australia

Kiwi dad shot dead in Brisbane

KIWI: Shaun Kumeroa was shot dead in his Brisbane driveway.

Man killed after four-hour siege with Australian police in Brisbane.

Anti-terror raids in Melbourne

Man arrested in Australia today will be charged with funnelling money to a US citizen fighting with militants in Syria.

Gillard urges purpose from Labour

Germaine Greer: Kate 'too thin'

americas

Obama's ride with convicted criminal

Reticent: US President Barack Obama did not want to repeat what he considered the mistake of his predecessor George W. Bush.

Armed private guard, who has criminal record, rode in lift with US president, and snapped selfies, in latest security gaffe.

From tourists to heroes

Taranaki men in US save man from burning car before it explodes.

Toilet-tipping cops soil careers video

Ebola case reported in US

Us surf dog comp

Surf's pup, dude!

Kicking off with a "yappy hour", the annual Surf City Surf Dog competition was a howling success.

europe

Civilians killed in Ukraine as shells hit school

Damaged books from a school in the Ukrainian city of Donetsk. Children start class on 1 October.

7:21 AM  At least 10 people have been killed as shells hit a school playground and a public transit mini-van in a nearby street in Donetsk in eastern Ukraine.

'Journey to centre of the earth' video

It might seem like hot air, but an Austrian hot air balloon pilot has flown his craft underground.

Attacks by rebels threaten Ukrainian truce

Brits sign away kids for free wifi video

HE SAID WHAT? Does that look like an amused queen.....nope.

One is not amused Mr Cameron

The British PM is ruffling the Queen's feathers again, by blabbing about their private chats.

middle east

British warplanes destory IS targets in Iraq

The Islamic State flag

British RAF warplanes flying out of a UK air base on Cyprus have destroyed four Islamic State group targets in Iraq .

Aus aircraft in Iraq support roles

Australian military aircraft will start flying support operations over Iraq from today.

Wife in video plea to IS captors video

IS treated these truckies well. Why?

Afghanistan's Taliban fighters have launched a 'spring offensive' for the last 13 years against NATO forces since losing power in 2001.

Suicide attacks kill 7 in Kabul

Two Taliban suicide bombers have hit army buses in Kabul, killing at least seven people in a co-ordinated attack.

asia

Protesters find little support from mainlanders

NO SUPPORT: Mainland Chinese tourists have labeled Hong Kong student protesters 'idealistic' and 'selfish'.

Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters saw tourist mainland Chinese as a perfect fodder to spread the word.

10,000 pigeons body-searched

The 10,000 pigeons released in a ceremony for China's National Day each had their feathers and anus checked for dangerous materials.

NZ support for Hong Kong protests

Kim Jong Un mystery solved

Climbers descend Mount Ontake after the eruption.

Mount Ontake volcano death toll rises to 48

The death toll from Japan's volcanic eruption rose to 48, the worst in 88 years, after more victims were discovered.

africa

'World must act on Ebola'

Relatives of infected people wait for news at the entrance of the high risk area.

An Australian doctor who has been treating Ebola victims says the international community must do more to help stem the crisis.

Diplomat stabbed to death

A Spanish diplomat has been found stabbed to death in his home in Sudan's capital Khartoum.

Somali pirates fight over ransom, three dead

More Ebola action sought video

South Sudan flag

Bus crash kills 56

At least 56 people have been killed after a bus travelling from South Sudan to Uganda crashed into a truck, doctors say.

south pacific

Search for MH370 to resume

A map of the MH370 search area released earlier this month shows the areas scanned.

The sonar search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight is about to resume, south of the previous search zone.

NZ soldiers help plane crash survivors

New Zealand soldiers on a secret jungle training mission in Papua New Guinea have played a key role in rescuing survivors from a fatal plane crash on Saturday.

Bainimarama claims victory in Fiji

Kiribati witnesses ice melt

Election poster for Fiji First.

Bainimarama sworn in

Fiji's former military ruler has been sworn in as prime minister after winning 60 per cent of the election vote.

Video

'Journey to centre of the earth'

It might seem like hot air, but an Austrian hot air balloon pilot has flown his craft underground.