Nepal moves to thwart traffickers

Two young residents in Lalitpur, Nepal, by their quake-damaged home.

5 min ago  Nepal places ban on children from travelling without parents or approved guardians in a bid to deter human traffickers.

Zimbabweans go hungry

A woman fetches drinking water from a well along a dry Chemumvuri river near Gokwe, Zimbabwe.

A harsh life in southwest Zimbabwe has been made even more difficult by the worst regional drought in a decade.

25 Kenyan police die in attack

Al Shabaab fighters perform military exercises near Mogadishu, in Somalia.

Al Shabaab gunmen killed around 25 Kenyan police in an ambush and with landmines.

Teen to face terror charges

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1 min ago  Austrian boy, 14, to face charges of preparing to join Syrian militants and researching how to build a bomb.

Iraq vows to reclaim city video

Members of Shi'ite group Asaib Ahl al-Haq carry the coffin of a fighter who was killed in clashes with Islamic States militants in Baiji, during a funeral in Najaf, south of Baghdad, on Monday.

PM pledges Ramadi will be retaken from IS in days - and scoffs at claims his troops "showed no will to fight".

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Australia looks to scrap tampon tax

Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey.

10:14 PM  The Australian government has bowed to pressure by taking the first step to end a controversial tax on women's sanitary products.

California looks to Australia for drought tips

California has turned to the world's driest inhabited continent for solutions to its longest and sharpest drought on record.

Sydney mum 'left children' to join Isis

Sydney siege gunman wanted to be bikie video

americas

Children inside airborne jumping castle

A waterspout which landed on a beach in Florida uprooted a jumping castle with children still inside.

'Tsunami-type' flooding in Texas video

Governor described the flash flooding as "a relentless wall of water that mowed down huge trees like they were grass," killing at least five.

Sheep wander parched land near a dry reservoir on a Condobolin property, 460 kilometers northwest of Sydney.

California looks to Australia for drought tips

California has turned to the world's driest inhabited continent for solutions to its longest and sharpest drought on record.

europe

Conservative wins Polish presidency

Presidential candidate of the Law and Justice Party Andrzej Duda casts his vote next to his wife Agata and daughter Kinga at a polling station in Krakow, Poland.

The old and the young joined forces in Poland to hand a surprising victory to conservative populist Andrzej Duda.

Europe's last dictator flirts with the West

Top Western leaders are wooing Belarus' president, who has ruled his nation with an iron grip since 1994.

The Great Hall at Appuldurcombe House which English Heritage restored in 1986.

House of scandal up for sale

An English manor that was at the centre of one of the world's first celebrity divorce trials is for sale for ₤6 million.

middle east

Iraq leader promises to recapture city video

Members of Shi'ite group Asaib Ahl al-Haq carry the coffin of a fighter who was killed in clashes with Islamic States militants in Baiji, during a funeral in Najaf, south of Baghdad, on Monday.

Prime Minister promises Ramadi will be back from Isis control in days - and scoffs at US suggestions his troops "showed no will to fight".

Taliban gunmen lay siege to police station video

"They destroyed or captured most of our checkpoints and now they have reached our police headquarters," police chief says amid gunfire.

Boardroom brawl over company losses.

Chaos after 94 pc loss video

A business meeting deteriorates into a brawl between angry men.

asia

Rest home fire in China kills 38

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Fire swept through an apartment building being used as a privately run rest home in central China.

Readers raise more than $56,000 for Nepal video

Generous readers have given more than $56,000 in donations to the Stuff.co.nz Nepal Earthquake Appeal. 

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Shot with gun, not camera

As she posed for a selfie, the gun went off.

africa

Zimbabweans go hungry

A woman fetches drinking water from a well along a dry Chemumvuri river near Gokwe, Zimbabwe.

A harsh life in southwest Zimbabwe has been made even more difficult by the worst regional drought in a decade.

Zambia lifts ban on big cat trophy hunting

Zambia has lifted the ban on the hunting of leopards and will allow lion hunting next year.

One of the ancient stone tools found in Kenya.

Oldest known stone tools found in Kenya

At 3.3 million years old, tools found in Kenya are half-a-million years older than homo sapiens.

south pacific

TPP talks 'in end-game'

Barack Obama meets with the leaders of the Trans-Pacific Partnership countries in Beijing.

The United States is optimistic a deal to set up a free trade zone across the Pacific will be concluded soon.

6.8 quake hits Solomon Islands

A magnitude-6.8 earthquake struck close to the Solomon Islands, just days after the area was hit by another strong earthquake.

Upper South Island and Wellington rattled by quake.

6.8 quakes rattle Solomon Islands

Two 6.8-magnitude earthquakes have struck off the Solomon Islands but there are no reports of damage.

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Iraq leader promises to recapture city

Prime Minister promises Ramadi will be back from Isis control in days - and scoffs at US suggestions his troops "showed no will to fight".

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