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Bodies at collapsed buildings

A car sits amongst the rubble after an explosion destroyed four buildings in New York.

US police have recovered two bodies from the rubble of a Manhattan building.

Jet slides off runway video

An Air Canada Airbus A320 has been damaged landing at Halifax airport.

Air Canada jet slides off runway while landing in the Canadian city of Halifax.

'Hazardous' gas link before NY blast

A car sits amongst the rubble after an explosion destroyed threes buildings and damaged a fourth in New York.

Meter reader smelt gas in basement of building months before explosion in New York.

Want to be president? Buy a gun video

HUNTER: Senator Ted Cruz, right, goes pheasant hunting with Representative Steve King Iowa in 2013. The Hawkeye State is important politically because the Iowa caucus is the first presidential caucus in the country.

There are 15 major Republican contenders for the US presidency - who together own at least 40 guns.

Marathon bombing fraud charges

TEARFUL DENIAL: Joanna Leigh, charged with wrongfully taking money meant for Boston Marathon bombing victims, denies wrongdoing in an interview with a local television station.

Authorities say woman given money for Boston bombing victims wasn't injured in the 2013 blast.

Reddit CEO loses sexism trial video

CLAIMS REJECTED: Ellen Pao, right, and attorney Therese Lawless leave the courtroom after losing in Pao's high profile gender discrimination lawsuit against a venture capital firm on Friday (local time).

Jury rejects Ellen Pao's gender-bias claims in case that that riveted Silicon Valley for weeks.

Permission slip for an Oreo

DELICIOUS: A Double Stuf Oreo like the ones that were used in the science project.

Mum can't believe it after teacher sent back permission slip over a cookie.

Two new Cosby accusers

Bill Cosby has said very little about the rape claims.

A prominent lawyer has introduced two more women who say Bill Cosby sexually assaulted them.

March a month of marijuana mishaps

Indonesian police accidentally made an entire suburb of Jakarta inhale marijuana smoke.

Burning cannabis goes wrong in Indonesia, while dad in US eats hash brownies and thinks he's having a stroke.

Gas line focus of New York blast

New York City  firefighters the battle fire at the site of a residential apartment building in New York City's East Village neighbourhood.

Someone possibly "inappropriately accessed" a gas line before an explosion that rocked Manhattan, New York mayor says.

Man 'hung noose' around black statue

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US man indicted on civil rights charges after allegedly draping a noose and Confederate flag around statue of university's first black student.

Surprise acquittal for Amanda Knox video

Amanda Knox, pictured at the time of her arrest for the murder of Meredith Kercher.

American Amanda Knox "tremendously relieved" after her acquittal by Italy's top court for the 2007 murder of her flatmate Meredith Kercher.

City worker punches homeless video

After getting into a verbal confrontation a homeless man, a US 'hospitality ambassador' resorted to violence.

Californian "hospitality ambassador" fired after video surfaced of him beating up a homeless man.

'Please explain' from Brazil

The Brazil Government has called for an explanation, over revelations New Zealand's GCSB snooped on its diplomat who was competing with Trade Minister Tim Groser for the top job at the World Trade Organisation in 2013.

NZ's ambassador to Brazil hauled before officials to explain Tim Groser GCSB leaks.

Kiwi boat captain charged

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Kiwi charged with manslaughter over Caribbean crash speaks of remorse over friends' deaths.

Building explodes in NYC video

INFERNO: New York City firefighters battle the blaze at the site of a residential apartment building.

The five-storey apartment building exploded "like a bomb," causing a massive fire that injured 12.

Yoga studio arson made her so happy

SMOKING HOT: Nancy Duarte was smiling in her mugshot after being arrested for setting fire to a yoga studio.

Nancy Duarte is capturing headlines in the United States for her smoking hot mugshot.

US agents went to drug cartel orgies

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US drug agents have admitted attending orgies with prostitutes they should've known were hired by a cartel.

Pope to make first visit to US

US-BOUND: Pope Francis is due to make his first trip to the US in September.

Pope Francis will visit US President Barack Obama at the White House in September.

Russell Crowe: just another Kiwi guest worker

Russell Crowe is part of the growing Kiwi subclass in Australia who will never have the same rights as citizens in the country they call home.

OPINION: Russell Crowe: gladiator, romper stomper, guest worker.

Former Taliban prisoner 'tried to escape a dozen times'

BOWE BERGDAHL: Seen in a 2009 video released by the Taliban.

US Army Sergeant facing desertion charges relates the violence and intimidation he says he faced during five years as a prisoner of war.

Police filmed beating black motorist

VIOLENT ARREST: A screenshot shows the man being beaten and restrained by police.

Dashcam video shows white officers in the US making a bloody arrest of black man.

Tornado kills 1 in US Midwest

DANGER: Tornados are common in many parts of the US.

Slow start to tornado season comes to violent end in Oklahoma.

Brittany's message lives on

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No-one should have to leave home "for a gentle death", the cancer sufferer tells lawmakers in video made days before her assisted suicide.

Secret location for womb attack victim

VICTIM: Michelle Wilkins was due to give birth in the next month or so.

Woman whose unborn baby was cut from her womb by a stranger released from a hospital a week after the gruesome attack.

Sinkhole swallows and spits out bus video

Passengers on a bus in Brazil fled the vehicle moments before it was swallowed by a sinkhole and then spat out into a nearby flooded river.

Passengers on a bus in Brazil fled the vehicle moments before it was swallowed by a sinkhole and then spat out into a nearby flooded river.

Elephants stop stranded truck from overturning

HEAVE HO: "Lucky we came along, isn't it," said elephant one to elephant two.

Two elephants are heroes after stopping the truck they were in from flipping over after the 18-wheeler got stuck in mud.

'US must re-evaluate Mideast stance' video

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US President Obama says preserving America's credibility requires re-evaluating the US stance on Mideast peace talks.

White House cuts chief florist

MOVING ON: Laura Dowling became chief florist in 2009. Her predecessor stayed for 30 years, but Dowling left after six years.

Top flower arranger given the heave-ho by the first lady - but was she sacked or did she quit?

Mexican journalists under attack

ATTACKS SOARING ON HIS WATCH: Under the administration of Enrique Pena Nieto, Mexico's president, attacks on journalists have climbed from an average of 182 a year to 328.

Threats and attacks against journalists soar in the first years of Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto's administration.

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