Bus driver 'killed by a meteorite'

The suspected meteorite impact killed a bus driver and injured three others.

As he washed his face during his lunch break, he became the first person in modern recorded history to be struck dead.

Trump: I'd turn Syria kids back

Republican US presidential candidate Donald Trump said he would turn away refugee children.

1:00 PM  "I can look in their faces and say 'You can't come'. They may be Isis - It could be a Trojan horse."

'Lives at risk' without reform

The World Health Organisation must reform, a UN report says.

"This may be the last opportunity" to reform WHO, says high-level UN report.

Pay cuts for IS fighters

Islamic State fighters are feeling the pinch from pay cuts of up to 50 per cent.

Air strikes targeting terrorist group's oil and cash sites have hurt its income, forcing it to cut fighters' salaries.

Storm Imogen lashes UK gallery video

Newhaven Harbour wall and lighthouse take a battering from Storm Imogen, the ninth named storm to hit the UK this season.

A 19-metre wave has been recorded as phenomenal seas and high winds batter Britain.

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australia

'It's difficult to thank the donor enough'

Norbert Herrmann and Suzanne Pattison with their 21-month-old daughter Elke.

Having a baby took a decade, A$200,000 and three separate countries.

'Disregard work, acquire attractive women' video

The rape of a young traveller in Croatia by three Aussies shines a light on a strange and hyper-masculine bodybuilding subculture.

Adventurous ewe finds its way home video

Restaurant nearly falls into lake

americas

Wall St crooks now stars

2013's "The Wolf of Wall Street" made nearly US$400 million at world box offices.

Audiences are loving stories about greed on Wall Street and the lives of the super wealthy.

'Truly terrifying' cruise ordeal video

The captain steered a course right into the hurricane - a hurricane that was forecast days out.

The World Health Organisation must reform, a UN report says.

'Lives at risk' unless WHO reforms

"This may be the last opportunity" says high-level UN report.

europe

Giant waves in UK storm gallery video

Newhaven Harbour wall and lighthouse take a battering from Storm Imogen, the ninth named storm to hit the UK this season.

A 19-metre wave has been recorded as phenomenal seas and high winds batter Britain.

IRA attacks boxing match

Irish nationalists say fatal shooting at a Dublin hotel was payback for an ally's 2012 death.

A man has become famous in Iceland for driving six hours to his hotel because the GPS told him to.

Tourist's big mistake

Man senses something amiss during six-hour drive to hotel, but decides to keep trusting GPS.

middle east

Govt heads to anti-Islamic State meeting

Kiwi trainers are already helping Iraqi troops at Camp Taji, but American officials are calling on all countries in the coalition to do more.

Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says the meeting will help guide the fight against "barbaric organisation".

Pay cuts for Islamic State fighters

Air strikes targeting terrorist group's oil and cash sites have hurt its income, forcing it to cut fighters' salaries.

Newly-wed Syrian couple Nada Merhi,18, and Hassan Youssef, 27, pose for a wedding picture in Homs.

Wedding in a warzone gallery

The photographer wanted to show that life and love is stronger than death in Syria.

asia

The children of China - Unicef stuff nation

ECD Project in Chongqing, Oct 2014

In the west of China, more than 60 million children live without parental support. The number of children living in absolute poverty is in the tens of millions.

Leopard on the loose at Indian school video

Six people were injured before a tranquiliser dart kicked in.

The suspected meteorite impact killed a bus driver and injured three others.

Bus driver 'killed by a meteorite'

As he washed his face during his lunch break, he became the first person in modern recorded history to be struck dead.

africa

'Lives at risk' unless WHO reforms

The World Health Organisation must reform, a UN report says.

"This may be the last opportunity" says high-level UN report.

Bombed plane's pilot slams 'zero' security video

Somalian airport security under attack after bomb tore a hole in plane's side, where a passenger was sucked out to his death.

A demonstrator protests against UN peacekeeping troops in Congo in 2012 for failing to protect civilians from rebel fighting.

'Alarming' east Congo violence

At least 21 people were killed, 40 wounded and dozens of houses burned in weekend attacks aimed at Hutus.

south pacific

Tonga declares Zika outbreak

The country has no plans to issue travel restrictions yet.

Five cases of the mosquito-borne illness have been confirmed in the South Pacific island-nation.

Asylum kids' extreme trauma

Children from Australia's Nauru detention centre amongst most traumatised specialists had ever seen.

Cameras dropped 45m into the volcano crater showed several species living in the "hostile" waters.

'Sharkcano' - it's sharks in a volcano

They don't have laser beams attached to their heads, but these sharks are living in an active volcano.

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Shark attacks hit record high

Fancy a swim? Sharks attacked people around the globe a record 98 times in 2015.

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