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Tinder helps build case

ACCUSED: Gable Tostee has been charged with the murder of Warriena Wright.

Dating app Tinder is helping police track down women linked to the bodybuilder accused of murdering a Wellington woman.

Attack dogs save rhinos

COMMON OCCURENCE: A security guard stands near the carcass of a bull rhino killed by poachers for its horn in North West Province near Brits, South Africa.

Strapped into a black nylon harness, a dog named Venom rappells 30 metres from a helicopter to a bush clearing below.

Ebola boosts suit sales

PROVENT SUIT: The porous fabric offers barrier protection to health workers.

US manufacturers are facing a glut of orders for gear to protect against Ebola.

Huge bust nets $1.6b of drugs


Police bust results in Australia's second-largest drug seizure.

Haunting: Postcards from Chernobyl video

This is what a town of 50,000 looks like 28 years after all its people have left.

Carnage as blasts rock mosque

The remains of a bombing victim are taken from hospital for burial in accordance with Muslim rites.

At least 120 are dead after gunmen set off bombs and opened fire on worshippers in Nigeria.

Renewed clashes in HK video

UNDER ARREST: A pro-democracy protester is detained by police during a confrontation at Mong Kok shopping district.

Hundreds of riot police baton-charge demonstrators with shields, pepper spraying and wrestling them to the ground.

Ferguson anger spills into malls video

ARRESTED: A protester is detained outside Macy's Herald Square in New York on Friday.

Protesters disrupt America's busiest shopping day of the year, saying it's no more business as usual.

Pope calls for interreligious dialogue video

WELCOME: Pope Francis is greeted by Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan at the presidential palace in Ankara.

Pope's visit to Turkey is seen as attempt to bridge divide with Muslims - but Turkish president condemns double standards.

A new Kim on the block

Little sister: Kim Yo-jong, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's younger sister as she appeared on a TV news program.

The younger sister of North Korean leader has for the first time been given an official title.

'America's greatest serial rapist' video

ACCUSED: Now 20 women say Bill Cosby drugged and raped them.

Bad month gets worse for comedian Bill Cosby as attack accusations grow.

Taken by the mountain

THE REMAINS: The tail of the aircraft in among the mountain's ice.

"Have a wonderful trip" were the last words Mary Harmer spoke to her uncle and aunt, who died when an Air NZ flight ploughed into Mt Erebus 35 years ago.

No sex for Ebola survivors video

GOOD HYGEINE: French President Francois Hollande washes his hands before his visit to the Donka Hospital in Conakry, Guinea, as part of a one-day visit focused on Ebola.

Men who recover from Ebola are being told to stay celibate by world health officials.

Cameron threatens EU exit video

BRITISH LEADER: Prime Minister David Cameron is promising to negotiate with the European Union over welfare payments to migrants.

British PM raises prospect of Britain leaving the European Union unless country can restrict welfare payments for migrants.

Abbott plunges in polls

ROUGH PATCH: Australian PM Tony Abbott is facing attacks for his plans to cut spending.

Australian PM is facing attacks on his credibility after he cuts spending to bridge a budget deficit.

Japan paper sorry for 'sex slave'

Pedestrians and cars move along the main street of the Ginza district of Tokyo, Japan,

Japan's biggest newspaper apologises for repeated use of the term "sex slave" to describe women who worked in WWII brothels.

Nepal's animal slaughter begins

A participant stands amid cattle as the slaughter begins.

Despite protests, Hindu worshippers slaughter thousands of animals in remote corner of Nepal to honour their goddess.

Ferguson protesters target sales

A protestor marches with a sign after a gathering to show solidarity with the family of black teenager Michael Brown outside the American Embassy in London November 26, 2014. 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot to death by policeman Darren Wilson on Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Missouri.

Protesters in Ferguson, Missouri began targeting Black Friday sales at major retailers in a new tactic to vent their anger.

Pope to set foot in Turkey

Pope Francis is to visit Turkey for the first time.

Pope Francis is set to visit to Turkey in a challenging trip aimed at building bridges with Islam and supporting the embattled Christian minorities of the Middle East.

Obama's Africa plan has dim start

DIM START: Barack Obama's energy plan for Africa has left some people disappointed.

Barack Obama last year said a $7bn plan to "Power Africa" would bring "light where currently there is darkness".

Alleged rape in Nauru

A file picture of asylum seekers on Nauru.

An asylum seeker woman in Nauru has alleged she was raped twice by a male asylum seeker.

Lava threatens to engulf town

Very bright lava

Molten lava from a volcano in the Cape Verde archipelago slid towards the town of Cha das Caldeiras, threatening to destroy it and a nearby village.

Queensland storm injures 38

Violent storm lashes Brisbane on Thursday, November 27.

A supercell storm which hit Brisbane injured 39 people and damaged at least 1000 homes.

Murderer's goodbye to Rio video

CAPTURED: Phillip John Smith, pictured as he was passing through Auckland Airport on his way out of the country.

Recaptured paedophile Phillip Smith made a final obscene gesture before boarding plane to NZ.

Photos: This week around the world

Kurdish refugees stand and walk on a hilltop as thick smoke rises from the Syrian town of Kobani.

Twenty photos from every corner of the globe.

Cameron to curb immigrants

British Prime Minister David Cameron plans to limit immigration from the EU ahead of the UK's general election.

British Prime Minister David Cameron plans to limit immigration from the EU ahead of election.

Paleolithic-era sculpture

The 23,000 year-old limestone 'Venus' discovered up in France.

A limestone statuette of a shapely woman some 23,000 years old has been discovered in northern France.

UN peacekeepers desert Mali post

Soldiers from the UN. peacekeeping mission in Mali.

Three dozen UN peacekeepers desert, complaining that supplies including food and water were slow to reach them.

BK employee finds $127,000

Assistant manager at a Northern California Burger King finds a backpack loaded with about NZ$127,000.

Assistant manager at Northern California Burger King finds backpack loaded with about NZ$127,000.

'What will become of her?'

HAUNTING EYES: A girl from the minority Yazidi sect rests on the Iraqi-Syrian border after fleeing violence in Sinjar, in this August 13, 2014 file photo.

Sometimes, a surprising photo will stay with a photojournalist all too familiar with suffering.