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'Pizzagate' conspiracy buff sorry video

The timing of Alex Jones' apology suggests he was concerned about a potential lawsuit.

Controversial US media personality apologises to restaurant targeted by gunman over bogus sex claims.

Brawl at Trump beach rally video

Pro- and anti-Trump factions brawl at Bolsa Chica State Beach, California.

Sand flew as pro- and anti-Trump camps came to blows at a march in the US.

Gunman targets Vegas Strip

The standoff began after a shooting was reported on Las Vegas Boulevard.

Gunman surrenders after barricading himself inside bus at US tourism hot spot.

Ivanka: Neighbour from hell

Terrible neighbour Ivanka Trump.

Residents of a posh Washington neighbourhood say the first daughter and her family are far from very good neighbours.

Elephants hauled from hole

The wild elephants were stuck in a three-metre-deep hole left over from US bombing during the Vietnam War.

A herd of the endangered animals were stuck in the hole for four days.

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    Trade on agenda for Li visit

    Prime Minister Bill English is likely to talk trade with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang during his New Zealand visit.

    Chinese Premier Li Keqiang set to arrive in NZ for meeting with Bill English.

    18 injured in escalator pile-up video

    Eighteen shoppers were injured in the escalator pile-up.

    Shoppers were sent tumbling when a malfunction caused an escalator to reverse and speed up.

    Tens of thousands at Brexit protest video

    A demonstrator holds a placard during a protest in favour of amendments to the Brexit Bill outside the Houses of ...

    The Unite for Europe march comes on the 60th anniversary of the EU, and as the UK prepares for Brexit to begin.

    Hosting one Royal funeral is enough

    Alison Mau says Conservative MP Tobias Ellwood, centre, deserves respect for tossing aside his personal safety to helps ...

    OPINION: Hang in there ma'am. With the terror alert at "severe", now's really not the time for the Queen to pass, says Alison Mau.

    NZ-bound refugees detained with baby video

    Sivarangini and her husband, Bakitharam Kandasamy, say they wanted to move to New Zealand so their newborn son Rithisan ...

    Young families fleeing torture in Sri Lanka paid people-smugglers to put them on a dilapidated fishing boat to New Zealand.

    We're in a war – but still ...

    Oscar Kightley's brother was in the army for 14 years, and when he left school he too came close to signing up.

    OPINION: My brother served in the Army for 14 years. We don't like to imagine soldiers killing civilians.

    Kiwi in love with US killer video

    Brooke McGregor with Michael Douglass inside the Toledo Correctional Institution.

    He's serving life without parole for murder. She says she won't rest until justice is done.

    Lessons from America's Opioid Crisis

    Danielle McLaughlin: In New York City, the number of people dying of opioid overdoses is three times the murder rate.

    OPINION: Synthetic narcotics up to 50 times stronger than morphine are killing Americans in ever-increasing numbers.

    40 police officers decapitated

    Insurgency in Congo has spread to five provinces.

    They were ambushed by militia fighters in the deadliest attack in Congo since an uprising began in August.

    11 killed in gold mine accidents

    The accidents happened at neighbouring gold mines.

    The incidents happened at neighbouring mines in central China, on the same day nine died in a power plant accident.

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    Australia's military deal with Saudi

    Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne meets with Crown Prince Mutain bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al Saud in Riyadh ...

    But the Australian government is refusing to release details of the approved military sales, citing commercial-in-confidence rules.

    Hanson: 'Vaccinate' against Islam

    Australian politician goes full "bat poo crazy", calling religion a disease as she reacts to London terror.

    Epic neighbours at war battle video

    Sawfish surprises with 'stealth killer' snout video

    trump's america

    High tea with the alt-right

    Mr Darcy could make anything attractive... maybe even the ultra-right.

    Not content with The Matrix and Taylor Swift, racists are reaching for Pride and Prejudice to prove a point.

    Republicans scramble for votes

    The first major test of Donald Trump's US Presidency, the American Health Care Act, is hitting a roadblock in Congress.

    US President gives Republican lawmakers ultimatum: pass healthcare bill or keep Obamacare.

    Donald Trump: The 'fake' president

    Tweeting is an unavoidable part of US President Donald Trump's personality.

    ANALYSIS: As a weapon of choice, Twitter is nearing the end of its useful life for Trump.

    Trump: 'I'm president, you're not' video

    Donald Trump responded in a bizarre way to a Time interview as he continues to get a grilling over his wiretapping ...

    US President responds in bizarre way as he continues to get a grilling over his wiretapping allegations.

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    Kiwi in love with US killer video

    Brooke McGregor with Michael Douglass inside the Toledo Correctional Institution.

    He's serving life without parole for murder. She says she won't rest until justice is done.

    Lessons from America's Opioid Crisis

    Danielle McLaughlin: In New York City, the number of people dying of opioid overdoses is three times the murder rate.

    OPINION: Synthetic narcotics up to 50 times stronger than morphine are killing Americans in ever-increasing numbers.

    Failure leaves Trump humiliated video

    US President Donald Trump faced his first big legislative test.

    ANALYSIS: Failure to repeal Obamacare amounts to failure for Trump's businessman-like approach to politics.

    How bad can a tweet be for business?

    Ryan Holmes' book, The 4 billion Dollar Tweet, is out in April.

    What happens if Donald Trump comes after your company on Twitter? Or if you tweet lewd suggestions to a reporter? Nothing much good is the answer.

    europe

    Tens of thousands at Brexit protest video

    A demonstrator holds a placard during a protest in favour of amendments to the Brexit Bill outside the Houses of ...

    The Unite for Europe march comes on the 60th anniversary of the EU, and as the UK prepares for Brexit to begin.

    Hosting one Royal funeral is enough

    Alison Mau says Conservative MP Tobias Ellwood, centre, deserves respect for tossing aside his personal safety to helps ...

    OPINION: Hang in there ma'am. With the terror alert at "severe", now's really not the time for the Queen to pass, says Alison Mau.

    Two Paris suspects under investigation

    Ziyed Ben Belgacem had a long criminal record, with multiple jail terms for drugs and robbery offences.

    They're suspected of supplying the man who attacked a female soldier with a handgun.

    Three injured in Lille shooting: reports

    None of the Lille shooting victims are thought to have life-threatening injuries.

    Shots were reportedly fired near the Porte'd'Arras metro station in the south of the French city.

    south pacific

    The long walk to water video

    Madeleine and daughter Nalam (10) carry a twenty-litre container through dense bush to the water source in Laounaoula, ...

    We watch goggle-eyed as Madeline hauls 20 litres up the steep ravine. It's an impossible feat.

    Our neighbours, dying for a drink stuff nation

    Vanuatu receives an enormous amount of rainfall, but a safe supply of drinking water is way out of reach for much of the ...

    OPINION: Vanuatu receives heaps of rainfall. What a sad irony, then, that safe drinking water isn't in easy reach.

    114 new planets discovered

    An artist's impression of hot super-Earth, Gliese 411b.

    Astronomers scanned 1600 stars over a 20-year period. This is what they found.

    NZ plane finds stricken boat

    It only took the RNZAF Orion crew a few hours to locate the drifting Tongan fishing boat.

    An RNZAF Orion found six Tongan fishermen after their vessel suffered engine failure in the South Pacific.

    asia

    We're in a war – but still ...

    Oscar Kightley's brother was in the army for 14 years, and when he left school he too came close to signing up.

    OPINION: My brother served in the Army for 14 years. We don't like to imagine soldiers killing civilians.

    11 killed in gold mine accidents

    The accidents happened at neighbouring gold mines.

    The incidents happened at neighbouring mines in central China, on the same day nine died in a power plant accident.

    Singaporean blogger granted asylum in US

    Amos Yee waves as he leaves court in Singapore.

    "The right to free speech is sacred, even when such speech is considered offensive," says Amos Yee's US attorney Sandra Grossman.

    'Happy we found him'

    Auckland man Temson Junior Simeki leapt into the sea in an attempt to save his girlfriend.

    Trying to save his girlfriend, Temson Simeki was swept out to sea. His family identified his body by his necklace.

    africa

    40 police officers decapitated

    Insurgency in Congo has spread to five provinces.

    They were ambushed by militia fighters in the deadliest attack in Congo since an uprising began in August.

    Former Egyptian leader Mubarak freed

    Ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak looks towards his supporters from the military hospital where he was being held ...

    Hosni Mubarak, who was overthrown in 2011, was cleared of the final murder charges against him this month.

    Life in South Sudan just got tougher stuff nation

    Francis Ogali, 13, mixes a chlorine solution which will be diluted in water trucks that pump water from the White Nile ...

    Eight times a day, the water arrives by bicycle, sloshing around in big, yellow jerry cans tied to a creaking bicycle frame.

    Starving as the world watches stuff nation video

    Women and children wait in the early hours of the morning to be registered prior to a food distribution carried out by ...

    They've been waiting since the early hours. Mothers with babies and children. Thousands of them. All needing help.

    middle east

    Airlines grapple with laptop ban

    Royal Jordanian recommends "reclaiming territory on your armrest" if you get stuck on a long haul flight without a laptop.

    Free WiFi and "reclaiming territory on your armrest" among the possibilities as carriers deal with laptop ban.

    Teen arrested for Jewish bomb threats video

    The teenager is accused of making bomb threats against Jewish community centres in the United States, Australia and New ...

    He is accused of making hoax calls to community centres in New Zealand, as well as the US and Australia.

    Saudi Arabia sued over 9/11

    The World Trade Center after being hit by two planes September 11, 2001 in New York City.

    Families of the 9/11 terror attack victims in the US have filed a lawsuit against the country.

    Drone kills SL bus attacker

    A US Air Force MQ-9 Reaper drone. File Photo.

    US air strike on a car in Afghanistan kills a terrorist accused of the deadly attack that stopped international cricket in Pakistan.

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