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Hot-air balloon drops from sky

Six tourists were injured when the balloon plummeted, crashing into Dubai desert.

Six tourists were injured when the balloon plummeted, crashing into Dubai desert.

The Buddhists vs the billionaire

The group built the monastery over 21 years.

Led by a Russian war veteran, a group of Buddhists is fighting to stop a mining giant tearing down their monastery.

'The whole club just got shot up'

Festival-goers dive for cover.

Stampede as revellers flee Mexican music festival after shooting erupts, killing five.

BMW unfazed by Trump threat video

Donald Trump: "I would tell BMW, if they want to build a factory in Mexico and sell the cars in the US without paying a ...

German car giant not changing plans to build plant in Mexico despite US President-elect's import duty threat.

Langdon custody battle intensifies video

Que Langdon in Australia on Sunday.

After runaway yacht saga, Alan Langdon is asking an Australian court for custody of his daughter, Que.

Pizza shop sick note amuses

Gaslight Pizza customers seemed to understand when owner Blake Pendlebury couldn't open after a big win at the races.

Pizza shop owner wins some new fans with note explaining why store isn't opening.

Nightclub gunman's widow arrested

Noor Zahi Salman, left, pictured with her husband, Orlando gunman Omar Mateen, and their son.

Noor Salman, whose husband Omar Mateen killed 49 clubgoers at Florida's Pulse bar, is in FBI custody.

Killer filmed destroying evidence

After police started asking questions about what types of shoes Robert Xie owned, a camera hidden inside Xie's house ...

Robert Xie keeps staring at shoe box - the thing that may link him to five murders.

Apology at last for dingo saga?

Michael and Lindy Chamberlain arriving at court in Darwin in the 1980s.

Days after Michael Chamberlain died, his long fight for an apology over baby Azaria's death gains traction.

Blind woman 'fought off Harris'

Rolf Harris is accused of indecently assaulting seven women.

Court is told a disabled woman had to bend Rolf Harris' fingers back to stop him groping her at hospital.

Trump's offer to Russia

Donald Trump has an offer he doesn't think Vladimir Putin can refuse.

US President-elect has "some good deals" for Vladimir Putin, such as lifting sanctions - but there's a catch.

37 killed in Turkish cargo jet crash

A Boeing 747-400F TC-MCL, similar to the plane that has crashed in Kyrgyzstan

Supposed to make a stopover in Manas, the ACT Airlines plane came down in a residential area due to poor visibility.

Is this the age of the rude?

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump - a fan of shouting, and pointing.

OPINION: What I dislike the most about Donald Trump is his lack of manners.

Journalists banned from White House? video

Is the White House briefing room about to move?

Is the briefing room really too small, as his officials claim, or is Donald Trump just trying to shield himself?

Swan holds up train commute

A swan was the cause of a train delay in the UK, as it waddled 3.2km down the track.

Train delays caused by weather and strikes are common in the UK, but what if a swan gets in the way?

Mum admits murdering children

Bol and twins Madit and Hanger all died.

Akon Guode's pre-trial hearing has witnessed sensational claims of witchcraft, drug taking and ten minutes of wailing from the accused.

Progress in Kiwi war crimes case

Kerry Hamill, brother of rower Rob Hamill, was killed after his yacht strayed into Cambodian waters in August 1978.

Another Cambodian warlord may face trial over execution of sailor Kerry Hamill.

The ghosts of inaugurations past

Kelly Clarkson sings My Country 'Tis of Thee during swearing-in ceremony for U.S. President Barack Obama in 2013.

The new president's big day wasn't always so contentious. It was an honour to perform, no matter your politics.

Ancient Egyptian graves discovered

Skeletal and animal remains are seen at one o f12 newly discovered ancient Egyptian cemeteries.

Archaeologists have unearthed 12 burial sites that date back almost 3500 years near the city of Aswan.

Berlin market attacker 'on cocktail of drugs' video

Anis Amri, "was on a cocktail of drugs", according to a leaked police report.

Anis Amri may have also been selling drugs according to an internal police memo leaked to a German newspaper.

From dog meat to loved pets

Daisy and Tulip in a cage at a farm in Wonju, South Korea. The dogs were brought to Alexandria, Virginia, US, in April 2016.

They were raised to be eaten in South Korea - but these dogs got a second chance in the US.

What Obama can still do video

Obama still has five days of his presidency to play around with.

Obama could still pardon whistleblowers, open up the drone programme, and free pot smokers.

Pendant identical to Anne Frank's

Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial says it has ascertained the pendant belonged to Karoline Cohn - a Jewish girl who perished ...

Pendant found in Nazi death camp could uncover link between owner and famous diarist.

Trump is sci-fi's greatest spectacle

Donald Trump will officially become the US president on Saturday morning (NZ time).

The Scottish Herald call it a must watch: President-elect Trump is the greatest sci-fi thriller to hit screens and print.

Kids' reindeer slaughter trip

The children visited a reindeer slaughterhouse.

Preschool comes under fire for abattoir trip - but principal says they'd do it again.

Sex teacher's elaborate deception

Prosecutors say Alexandria Vera and the teen had sex almost every day for nine months.

She became pregnant after almost daily sex with a student, 13, whom she fell in love with.

Police: 'No gay hate crime'

Kiwi man Joth Wilson was found under a bridge with serious injuries on New Year's Eve in Queensland, Australia.

Australian police find no evidence a Kiwi man found injured under a bridge was the victim of a gay hate crime.

Baby Azaria's dad farewelled video

Michael Chamberlain pictured in 2014.

Kiwi Michael Chamberlain, who fought to prove a dingo killed his daughter, will be laid to rest in Australia.

Car hurtles at youths after brawl

They had been heading home from a late-night party. Now, they were leaping out of the way of a speeding hatchback.

"Bro, he's trying to hit you" the man said to his friend as the hatchback sped towards them.

Your money or your chihuahua

Police allege the couple stole a car with a pet chihuahua inside and demanded money for its safe return.

Police hunt pair after cash allegedly demanded for return of car - and dog inside.

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