Suspect arrested in blast probe

Security forces inspect the site of a blast in central Bangkok, Thailand.

9:36 PM  Thailand has arrested a foreign suspect in Bangkok blast probe, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has confirmed.

Nazi gold train area sealed off

Local news reports said the train in question went missing in 1945, packed with loot from the-then eastern German city of Breslau.

Gold fever has descended on Poland since treasure hunters allegedly located a legendary Nazi train loaded with valuables,

Mum builds cage for addict son

As a last resort, a Queensland mother says she built a cage to house her drug-addicted son.

Queensland mother builds in-house cage as last resort to keep meth-addicted teen safe.

Obama's climate change warning

U.S. President Barack Obama is flanked by Secretary of State John Kerry as he delivers remarks to the GLACIER Conference at the Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center in Anchorage, Alaska August 31, 2015. Obama set off for a three-day tour of Alaska on Monday, aiming to shine a spotlight on how the United States is being affected by warming temperatures and rising oceans. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

US President uses historic Alaska trip to push for urgent action on climate change.

Mum 'forgot' baby in trolley

Mum-of-four Cherish Peterson is facing charges of child endangerment.

Thousands of mums show support for woman who left her son in a supermarket.

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australia

Search for Kiwi's body

Linda Sidon was last seen on June 19, 2009.

Son of a Queensland Kiwi last seen six years ago now a person of interest in mother's murder probe.

7-Eleven workers ripped off

Aussie HQ was aware of employee exploitation for at least a year, investigation shows.

Girl loses hand in dog attack

Dad charged after kids burnt

americas

Obama predicts stark climate future

U.S. President Barack Obama is flanked by Secretary of State John Kerry as he delivers remarks to the GLACIER Conference at the Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center in Anchorage, Alaska August 31, 2015. Obama set off for a three-day tour of Alaska on Monday, aiming to shine a spotlight on how the United States is being affected by warming temperatures and rising oceans. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

US President uses historic Alaska trip to push for urgent action on climate change.

150 Hillary Clinton emails 'classified'

Latest State Department release includes 7000 pages of emails, 150 of which have been censored.

Undercover agent admits laundering bitcoin in investigation into online drug marketplace Silk Road.

Ex-Secret Service agent admits bitcoin theft

Former US agent pleads guilty to bitcoin theft during Silk Road drug site probe.

europe

Top pianist beaten to death

Concert pianist Natalia Strelchenko has been found beaten to death.

A world-renowned pianist is believed to have been murdered by her husband in a domestic incident.

Deadly protest after Ukraine vote gallery

Ukrainian national guardsman killed and 90 others wounded in clashes over draft bill on rebel-held areas.

Vice News reporter Jake Hanrahan is one of the men charged.

Reporters charged with terrorism links

Turkish court formally charges three Vice News employees with having links to a terrorist organisation.

middle east

Egypt sets election date

Cairo University students show their support for the Muslim Brotherhood and deposed President Mohamed Mursi.

After three years without a parliament, Egypt will hold an election in October.

30 injured at Saudi Arabian oil compound fire

A fire at an oil workers residential compound in Saudi Arabia claims one casualty and injured 30 more.

After the scuffle with the boy, the soldier is swarmed by the boy's female relatives.

Israel under fire over soldier scuffle video

Video showing Israeli soldier clashing with Palestinian child and women viewed more than 2m times on Facebook.

asia

Another China plant explosion video

A photo reportedly showing the moment of the blast, posted by The People's Daily.

Chemical plant in Shandong shaken by blast as country still on edge from explosion that killed 145 people last month.

Police deny buck's night bribe claim

Kuta's police chief denies claims police were bribed to release Australian men apprehended after buck's night in Bali.

Protesters hold placards as they shout slogans during a protest to mark the first anniversary of the Delhi gang rape.

Petition to stop rape as 'punishment'

Thousands of signatures collected on petition seeking protection for Indian sisters allegedly threatened with rape.

africa

Festival goes on despite dead girls

Maidens prepare to deliver the reeds at Ludzidzini royal palace on Sunday. During the eight-day ceremony, virgin girls cut reeds and present them to the queen mother. The Reed Dance also allows Swaziland's King Mswati III to choose a wife if he wishes. Mswati currently has 15 wives.

Thousands of young women and girls danced before Swaziland's king, despite calls to cancel the dance after dozens died in a car crash.

Verdict 'sends dangerous message'

Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney has slammed the three-year prison sentences handed to three Al Jazeera journalists.

Nigerien soldiers have been battling Boko Haram militants for years.

Boko Haram murder 56

Islamic extremists slaughter a remote Nigerian village, as the terrorist group expands its campaign.

south pacific

Asylum seekers 'water-boarded'

Wilson Security has rejected the water-boarding and zipping claims and dismissed the submission as "inflammatory, incorrect and misleading".

Guard at Nauru detention centre claims NZ and Australian staff water-boarded asylum seekers.

6.9 quake strikes off Solomons

A powerful 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck on Monday about 173 kms south of Dadali in the Solomon Islands.

The earthquake hit just before 7am NZT.

6.6 quake hits near Solomons

A magnitude-6.8 earthquake has hit near the Solomon Islands.

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Europe grapples with migrant crisis

It's like the fall of the Berlin Wall in Budapest, with thousands of migrants seeking passage to Germany.

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