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Chinese Premier arrives in NZ

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and wife Madame Cheng arrive at Wellington Airport's military terminal.

Li Keqiang has arrived in New Zealand for a visit expected to focus on strengthening trade between the two countries.

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.

Elephants rescued from mud 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.

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.

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.

$200 fine for jet ski death

Emily Jayne Collie was holidaying in Thailand with her partner.

Australian man given suspended sentence over girlfriend's death in jet ski accident in Thailand.

Deadly S Korean ferry recovered video

The process to salvage the ferry was delayed due to strong currents and unfavorable weather conditions.

It's been nearly 3 years since the Sewol capsized killing more than 300 people.

$7K raised for missing hero

Temson Junior Simeki with his brother Cruz and partner Leonie Hafke.

Thousands raised to bring home Auckland man who leapt into sea to save his girlfriend.

US, Seoul vow to punish NK video

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects a military unit in this photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency.

North Korea's latest missile launch ends in failure as ballistics explode "within seconds of launch".

Sleeping as planes tried to land

Crews on flights trying to land and depart could not contact air traffic control for 33 minutes.

Planes were waiting to fly in and out of the Vietnam international airport. But the air traffic controller was napping.

'Piggy bank' turtle fatally poisoned video

Omsin, a 25-year-old green sea turtle, rests after surgery. She later died.

Sea turtle who swallowed 915 coins thrown into her pool for good luck dies after marathon operation.

Best buds? Whanganui, meet Ganges

The Ganges flows through Varanasi, India. The river is considered sacred but is also one of the world's most polluted.

Famous river joins the Whanganui in being given human rights, just days after world-first declaration.

Family joins search

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

The father of an Auckland man lost at sea in Indonesia is heading to join the search.

M5.5 earthquake near Bali

A magnitude 5.5 earthquake struck near Denpasar, Bali on Wednesday morning.

A magnitude 5.5 earthquake has struck near Denpasar, Bali.

Impeached S.Korean President apologises

Former President Park Geun-hye arrives at the entrance of the Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office to undergo ...

South Korea's first democratically elected president to be removed from office has apologised to the country she once led.

Lost for his girlfriend

Temson Junior Simeki and his partner, Leonie Hafke, were swept away in Angel's Billabong.

Hero Kiwi swept out to sea in Indonesia while trying to save his girlfriend, who was hit by a rogue wave.

North Korea admits mining deaths

North Korea's highly controlled state media rarely report news that might be considered negative, and an admission of ...

The secretive country says six people died when the roof of a mine collapsed in January, in a rare admission of a deadly accident.

Here come Trump and North Korea video

Kim Jong-un: "A reckless bully with dictatorial powers and a craving for attention."

OPINION: They are both reckless bullies with cravings for attention, and they both have fingers on nuclear triggers.

Kim Jong Un 'acting very, very badly'

Donald Trump criticised the North Korean leader.

US President Donald Trump has criticised North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Bricks off truck crush car video

Bricks on the slide off the back of a truck in China are about to crush the silver car.

 A motorist may never want to make late lane changes ever again after his vehicle is buried under tonnes of bricks.

Plot to kill Thai PM uncovered

Thai police have uncovered a plot to kill Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha.

Thai police seized a weapons cache belonging to a fugitive activist loyal to an exiled leader.

Toddlers save a wretched week

Korea expert Robert Kelly's 4-year-old daughter Marion is not just a viral phenomenon - she has more swag than Trump.

OPINION: Racism, intolerance, rights breaches and the death of Footrot Flats founder Murray Ball ... boy, we needed some light relief.

It's a lonelier world for Putin

Russian PM Vladimir Putin's boldness - combined with a bit of luck - saw him chalk up significant victories at home and ...

OPINION: Russia's hard man shone in 2016. This year that is proving a tougher gig to keep up.

Bomb-carrying biker shot dead

A crime scene is established where police shot dead a suspected militant who tried to enter a security checkpost on a ...

He was shot dead when he tried to cross a checkpoint run by an elite anti-crime force in Bangladesh.

From obedient girls to 'rebels'

Students laugh at the Prerna Girls School, a place where girls are taught their rights as women in the world.

The stage at a girls' school in India is where the performers - from poor families - suddenly realise they're unequal.

'Suitcase murder' woman gives up baby

Heather Mack has cared for her young daughter, Stella Schaefer, from behind bars for the last two years,

The American, convicted of assisting in her mother's murder, has given custody of her daughter to an Australian woman.

Prosecutors to appeal Connor sentence

Sara Connor sits in court as the verdict is read.

The Australian mother could face more years behind bars over the death of a Bali police officer.

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