New remains found at crash site

MORE REMAINS: A cross above the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.

4:23 AM  New human remains found at the crash site of flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine, Dutch PM says.

Harris denied appeal

DENIED: Rolf Harris will not be able to appeal his indecent assault convictions.

4:24 AM  Rolf Harris has been denied permission to appeal his indecent assault convictions.

Child stabbed to death

China police.

5:23 AM  Eight-year-old stabbed to death and two classmates seriously injured in the latest attack in China.

Fishing boat declared 'pirate'

Damanzaihao, flying the Peruvian flag, it is the world's largest fishing vessel

Fishing boat that changes flags and names as it plunders South Pacific is to be declared a pirate ship

NZ prepared for Ebola video

Gloves are left to dry after an Ebola training session held by Spain's Red Cross in Madrid.

Kiwis specialists say New Zealand has learnt from international mistakes, and is more prepared for Ebola.

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Armed robbers on run in Sydney


Officers hunt for armed bank robbers believed to have crashed their getaway car in Fairfield East.

Monk in nail-gun fight

A Buddhist monk is in an induced coma while a temple caretaker is recovering after a nail gun attack between the pair.

Crack down on foreign fighters

That's not a rock video


Dallas dog clears Ebola tests

NEGATIVE RESULTS: Nina Pham's dog, Bentley, was placed in a 21-day quarantine to check for signs of infection.

Ebola-infected nurse Nina Pham to be reunited with dog Bentley after tests show pet is free of the virus.

Modern 'Rambo' fugitive captured

Seven-week manhunt in US ends with capture of Eric Frein, who allegedly killed a state trooper.

Nurse defies quarantine video

Pakistani gun collector 'a threat'

"UNACCEPTABLE: 'I don't know who these anonymous people are who keep getting quoted, but they make life much more difficult,' says John Kerry.

Netanyahu insult 'damaging'

Unamed US official's "chickens***" comment about Israeli PM "disgraceful", says John Kerry.


Anzac site in Turkey vandalised

VANDALISM: The metal letters spelling Anzac have been stolen from the Gallipoli site in Turkey.

Letters that spell out Anzac have been stolen from commemorative site at North Beach in Turkey.

Mystery nuke plant drones

France launches investigation into unidentified drones that have been spotted over nuclear plants.

Sweden recognises Palestine

Impaled body found near palace

Ukraine, Russia reach deal

Russia has agreed to resume gas deliveries to Ukraine through the winter in an EU-brokered deal.

middle east

East Jerusalem erupts

LATEST VIOLENCE: Masked Palestinian youths clash with Israeli security forces in East Jerusalem.

Fierce clashes and fears of new Palestinian uprising follow Israeli police shooting of Palestinian man.

Islamic State mass killing in western Iraq

Islamic State group militants lined up 30 men in western Iraq and shot them dead, an official and residents say.

New Isis video from within Kobani

Iraq car bombs kill 38

HOMES RAZED: Smoke and debris above Rafah after a house is demolished.

Egypt creates Gaza buffer zone

Houses razed along Gaza border as Egypt tries to prevent militant infiltration after wave of deadly attacks.


A postcard from Afghanistan

Many people in Bamyan live subsistence lifestyles, dictated by the seasons.

5:00 AM  Her hands were clean despite the ingrained dirt. She grabbed one of mine, showed me her rough palms and laughed. The rural woman's grasp was gentle despite the roughness of her skin.

Burning passion

For some of China's wealthy, the terrestrial trappings are worthless compared to bounty from outer space.

Landslide death toll rises sharply video

Teachers face Indonesian trial over child sex

Rescue teams at the site of a landslide.

No hope for survivors video

Toll reduced to over 100 as official says no hope of finding survivors in Sri Lanka landslide.


Protesters burn parliament video

Riots spread in the capital of Burkina Faso after at least three people were shot dead and several other wounded in clashes with security forces.

Three protesters dead as thousands demand resignation of Burkina Faso president and burn parliament.

Ebola plateaus in Liberia

Liberia appears to be seeing a decline in the spread of the virus, says WHO.

Zambian President Sata dies in London

US isolates troops in Italy, Australia's visa ban


Secular party beats Islamists

The secular Nidaa Tounes party has won Tunisia's landmark legislative polls, beating Islamist rivals Ennahda.

south pacific

Locking up 3-year-old defended


Samoa’s police are defending themselves after locking up a three-year-old boy.

Search for MH370 to resume

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

Bainimarama sworn in

NZ soldiers help plane crash survivors


Kiwi funds frozen in Nauru stoush

New Zealand aid money to Nauru has been caught up in a financial spat after an Australian court froze the island nation's accounts.


NZ prepared for Ebola

Kiwis specialists say New Zealand has learnt from international mistakes, and is more prepared than ever for Ebola.