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Prince Harry to visit NZ

Reports say Prince Harry, 30, who is to leave the armed forces this year,   will move to Australia and later spend time in New Zealand before his active military duties end.

Reports that Prince Harry will come to NZ after quitting the British army were welcomed by John Key.

Russian opposition leader shot dead

Opposition leader Boris Nemtsov speaks during an opposition protest in central Moscow December 2011.

Russia's former deputy prime minister Boris Nemtsov has been gunned down near the Kremlin.

'Depraved' Glitter gets 16 years video

'DEPRAVED': British rocker Gary Glitter has been jailed for 16 years.

Former British pop singer Gary Glitter has been jailed for indecently assaulting three girls.

Prince Harry to spend time in NZ

Prince Harry is believed to be heading to Australia and intends to spend time in New Zealand while down under.

Prince Harry is reportedly going to end his active military career and head to Australia and New Zealand.

Post could send Miss Turkey to jail

A single Instagram post threatens to put a former Turkish beauty queen Merve Buyuksarac behind bars for two years.

Merve Buyuksarac won Miss Turkey in 2006. Now, just under a decade later, the former model may be jailed for insulting the Turkish president.

Nervous scientists wary of giant craters in Siberia video

One of the craters in a Siberian area called "the ends of the Earth".

The Siberian crater saga is more widespread — and scarier — than anyone thought.

Rogue drone pilots caught video

The unidentified drones were seen near the Eiffel Tower and La Defense business district.

Al-Jazeera journalists have been arrested in Paris after flying a drone from a park on the edge of the city.

Ukraine helps kill its own currency

FREE FALLING: People walk past a board showing the tumbling currency exchange rates as the hryvnia value disappears.

Ukraine's central bank has given itself cause for concern after a series of bizarre currency plays.

3.2m computers hacked globally

Ramnit botnet: Hackers that stole banking information by taking control of more than 3 million computers around the world hit by European counter-op lead by police and three tech companies.

Hackers that stole banking info by hijacking more than 3m computers worldwide hit by European counter-op.

Putin threatens Ukraine gas

GAS THREAT: As the political and economic situation in Ukraine worsens, Russia has amped up pressure by threatening the country's natural gas supply .

Russian president continues to pressure the Ukraine despite EU, US threats

SIM maker downplays hack

SIM cards maker Gemalto admits the NSA and GCHQ probably did break into its system to steal codes for billions of users' phones

Dutch firm admits the NSA and GCHQ probably did break into its system to steal codes for billions of users' phones.

Mein Kampf returns to Germany

INDOCTRINATION: A young German boy reads Mein Kampf in this photo from 1938.

Opponents aghast as Hitler's manifesto will be reprinted for the first time in Germany since the end of World War II.

$3.9m reward for Russian hacker

The FBI conducted a probe into the Sony hack and accused North Korea.

FBI shines a torch on intelligence linking cyber attacks to countries' political motivations.

Fears over mystery drones video

DRONE WARS: The hunt is on for operators of Unmanned drones illegally flying around major landmarks in Paris.

Drones buzzing Paris landmarks including the US embassy are causing concern in a city already on edge.

UK police believe missing schoolgirls have crossed into Syria

British counter-terrorism police are hopeful of returning home three British schoolgirls who are believed to have fled to Syria to join the Islamic State.

British police now believe that three London schoolgirls thought to be trying to join Islamic State militants, have now crossed into Syria.

Nine dead as shooter opens fire in Czech restaurant

A police officer patrols near a restaurant where a gunman opened fire in Czech town Uhersky Brod. The 60-year-old man shot eight people dead before taking his own life.

Eight people were killed in a shooting in an eastern Czech town on Tuesday, news agency CTK reported.

Sinkhole opens in Naples

Sinkhole opens in Naples

A 33-foot wide hole opened up suddenly in a street in suburban part of Italian town.

Heroic nurse was really porn star

US porn star Marina Ann Hantzis aka Sasha Grey, whose photo features in a story about the fighting in Ukraine.

Popular story about a Russian slain in Ukraine is illustrated with a picture of famous pornographic actress Sasha Grey.

SIM hacking slammed by activists

A detail from graffiti art is seen on a wall near the headquarters of Britain's eavesdropping agency, Government Communications Headquarters, known as GCHQ, in Cheltenham, western England.

Call for urgent steps to be taken following allegations US and British spies hacked into major SIM card maker.

Families beg missing girls to come home

British counter-terrorism police are hopeful of returning home three British schoolgirls who are believed to have fled to Syria to join the Islamic State.

Families beg three British schoolgirls to come home as authorities fear they are set to join the Islamic State extremist group.

UK family angry at IS 'recruiter' daughter video

British counter-terrorism police are hopeful of returning home three British schoolgirls who are believed to have fled to Syria to join the Islamic State.

Family of British woman who married IS fighter have branded her a disgrace and are angry she may have tried to recruit three missing schoolgirls.

Editorial: Ukraine war cannot be won

A member of the Ukrainian armed forces carries a shell case at the positions in Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine, February 20, 2015.

OPINION: The ceasefire so vigorously pursued by the globe-trotting German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, did not last a week.

Syria condemns Turkey's 'flagrant aggression' video

Turkish forces sweep into Syria to rescue soldiers surrounded IS militants while guarding a tomb, prompting Syria to call the operation an act of "flagrant aggression".

Syrian government labels a Turkish incursion into Syria an act of "flagrant aggression" and that it would hold Ankara responsible for its repercussions.

Greek PM declares bailout victory

DECLARING VICTORY: Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras attends a cabinet meeting at the parliament building in Athens on Saturday.

But euro zone lenders say despite Alexis Tsipras' brave talk, they've yielded "absolutely nothing" to Athens.

Aussie nurse may have Ebola

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop

An Australian nurse is under observation in Britain for the deadly disease Ebola.

A letter from an Azerbaijani prison

IMPRISONED: Journalist Khadija Ismayilova.

If we continue to believe that human dignity is not for sale, then we are the winners, and they, our jailers, are the losers.

Russia sending more tanks into Ukraine, Kiev says

A pro-Russia separatist stands on a tank in Debaltseve.

Kiev accuses Russia of sending more tanks and troops into eastern Ukraine.

Evidence shows Kremlin directed snipers in Kiev

PETRO POROSHENKO: "Just a few days ago, the head of state security told me that, in questioning, special forces operatives gave evidence that the Russian presidential aide Vladislav Surkov led the organisation of groups of foreign snipers on the Maidan."

Ukrainian President accuses top Kremlin aide of directing "foreign sniper groups", who shot and killed protesters in Kiev a year ago.

Chelsea ban trio over racist taunt on Paris train video

Chelsea racist chant in Paris.

Football fans banned from London stadium after club investigation into racist chanting in Paris.

NSA's alleged SIM hack

Headquarters of the National Security Agency in Fort Meade, Maryland.

British and American spy agencies hacked into a company that makes SIM cards, Snowden says.

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