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Wreckage hunter won't give up

Amateur sleuth Blaine Gibson says he won't quit gathering clues until the mystery of MH370 is solved.

8:05 PM  Blaine Gibson, a hobbyist sleuth, travels the world trying to find pieces of missing aircraft MH370.

Identical twin: I did it, not him

Karl Smith (left) confessed to a 2003 murder of which his twin brother Kevin Dugar was convicted.

US man makes shocking claim in court, owning up to a murder that put his brother behind bars for life 13 years ago.

Shot in front of pregnant wife video

Ruth-Jane Sombrio says police and an assassin killed her husband in Manila last week; one of almost 4,000 victims under ...

"They killed him like a pig," woman wails after her husband is mistakenly shot in Philippines' drugs crackdown.

New hope in cold case murder?

Paul and Lynette White married in the early 1970s, two years before she was murdered at their home in Coogee, Sydney.

Oz police are hoping that new information from two witnesses will help solve the 1973 murder of Lynette White.

Brain disease in rural lakes

PAM is caused by a brain-eating amoeba found in warm fresh water, such as lakes and rivers.

Doctors in Australia on alert for deadly brain disease contracted by swimming in lakes and rivers.

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Aussie state bans mooning

Those who put their bum on public display face up to two months in jail for a first offence.

Visiting Victoria soon? Don't get too cheeky on a night out – flashing your derriere could now get you a spell in jail.

First royal tour for the fab four video

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge  attend the Official Welcome Ceremony for the ...

The world's eyes are firmly fixed on Canada as Princess Charlotte makes her third public appearance.

The election of the deplorables

Never before in living memory have two US presidential candidates been saddled with so much toxic baggage as Donald ...

OPINION: Never before in living memory have two presidential candidates been saddled with so much toxic baggage, Mike Yardley writes.

Most unpredictable US election stuff nation video

The Republicans have nominated Donald J. Trump, a real estate mogul and reality TV star.

OPINION: Trump's a combative Republican, eager for White House glory, but will Clinton's vulnerabilities lose her the presidency battle?

Americans do move after elections

President George Bush and Prime Minister Helen Clark share a friendly and non-awkward handshake in 2007. The Bush years ...

ANALYSIS: Would Trump's election push more Americans to move to New Zealand?

North Korea's plan to draw tourists

North Koreans shield their eyes from the sun as they watch an aerial display in Wonsan, North Korea.

An air festival featuring sky diving, demonstrations by its air force and lots of beer should do the trick.

Bed bugs on British Airways flight

Paul Standerwick said he was left with scars all over his body following the bed bug-infested flight.

A disgusted passenger says he was left with more than 100 bed bug bites all over his body.

Snake selfie goes awry video

Apparently pythons are not fond of selfies.

A man in northwestern India is attacked by a python as he tries to take a selfie with it.

Syrian strike kills children video

A baby is carried by rescue workers after being dug out from from rubble of a collapsed building in Aleppo, Syria.

Footage of a baby being rescued from rubble has emerged as hundreds have been killed in the largest scale bombings in Syria's civil war.

Bonnet-surfing motorist chases thief video

US woman goes into warrior mode as she chases a cheeky handbag thief.

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australia

Aussie state bans mooning

Those who put their bum on public display face up to two months in jail for a first offence.

Visiting Victoria soon? Don't get too cheeky on a night out – flashing your derriere could now get you a spell in jail.

'Evil in his eyes'

Australian real estate agent Thomas Hofer raped two women, luring them with advertisements on a rental website.

Dolphin vs surfer: Who wins? video

Workers injured after a crane collapsed

americas

Americans do move after elections

President George Bush and Prime Minister Helen Clark share a friendly and non-awkward handshake in 2007. The Bush years ...

ANALYSIS: Would Trump's election push more Americans to move to New Zealand?

Bonnet-surfing motorist chases thief video

US woman goes into warrior mode as she chases a cheeky handbag thief.

Kardashian: 'I stand with Hillary' video

Kim Kardashian has said she will be voting for Hillary Clinton.

Despite Caitlyn Jenner's Republican allegiance, Kim's done her research, had a long phone chat and decided she wants Clinton for president.

Prince George leaves Trudeau hanging video

Prince George was not in the mood for making friends with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

A high-five with Canadian PM Justin Trudeau would be a dream come true for many - but not the future heir.

europe

Kidnap victim's 'house of horrors'

Natascha Kampusch feared the house would become a theme park's house of horrors.

Natascha Kampusch reveals why she bought the Austrian house where she was held prisoner for eight years.

Middleton hack: Man arrested video

BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 21:  Pippa Middleton Finishes the London To Brighton Bike Ride For British Heart Foundation on ...

Police investigating if 3000 intimate photos were stolen from Pippa Middleton's iCloud account have arrested a man.

Duck, duck, loose video

A few cars had to duck out of the way.

A giant inflatable duck decided to wing it out of Glasgow during a typical Scottish storm.

'How could I sink so low?'

"How could any mother sink so low? It is a question I ask myself daily," Anne Darwin said.

She helped her husband fake his death. 14 years later, she's still struggling with the shame of the con.

middle east

Syrian strike kills children video

A baby is carried by rescue workers after being dug out from from rubble of a collapsed building in Aleppo, Syria.

Footage of a baby being rescued from rubble has emerged as hundreds have been killed in the largest scale bombings in Syria's civil war.

Lack of action on Syria

If America refuses to end the Syrian civil war, then Russia will have to win it, Chris Trotter writes.

OPINION: If America refuses to end the Syrian civil war, then Russia will have to win it.

Russia accused of war crimes video

Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, pictured at the UN with New Zealand's Foreign Affairs Minister Murray ...

UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says Russia targeted Syrian civilians, as diplomacy verges on collapse.

Israel builds giant underground wall

Israel will be all walled in, both above and below ground.

A 60km wall, deep below the earth on the Gaza border, is intended to stop Hamas tunnels.

asia

North Korea's plan to draw tourists

North Koreans shield their eyes from the sun as they watch an aerial display in Wonsan, North Korea.

An air festival featuring sky diving, demonstrations by its air force and lots of beer should do the trick.

Snake selfie goes awry video

Apparently pythons are not fond of selfies.

A man in northwestern India is attacked by a python as he tries to take a selfie with it.

China ups its space game video

Aerial view of a dish-like radio telescope at Pingtang County in Qiannan Buyei and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, Guizhou ...

The world's largest radio telescope in China has begun searching for signals from stars and galaxies and, perhaps, extraterrestrial life.

6.3 quake hits Philippines

The quake hit off the coast of the Philippines.

A strong earthquake sends hotel guests and construction workers running from buildings.

africa

Capsizing kills 43 migrants

After 650 migrants from Eritrea were rescued last week, this is the latest example of people risking everything to make ...

At least 43 are dead after a boat carrying 600 migrants bound for Europe capsized off the coast of Egypt.

DR Congo death toll hits 44 video

The death has risen to 44 following violent anti-government clashes in the DR Congo.

Opposition HQ burned down following deadly protests against president Joseph Kabila.

Congo clashes leave 17 dead video

A Congolese opposition protester takes a kick at a camera.

​Government buildings torched and police officers killed, as fears grow violence could mushroom.

Warden of the dance video

A South African traffic officer brightened up commuters' journeys by busting out some moves in a Pretoria intersection.

A South African traffic officer brightened up commuters' journeys by busting out some moves in a Pretoria intersection.

south pacific

Quake strikes north of Tonga

The quake struck at 10.07am (NZT).

A 6.2-magnitude earthquake has struck in the Pacific Ocean between Tonga and Fiji.

Fiji detains party leaders

The Sodelpa opposition party said its leader Sitiveni Rabuka, a former prime minister, had turned himself in to police.

Authorities in Fiji detain leaders of two opposition parties and a senior trade union official.

Fiji's power play at PIF

Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama has stripped his foreign minister - who is at the Pacific Islands Forum - of his ...

OPINION: Frank Bainimarama didn’t show his face at the Pacific Islands Forum but that didn’t stop him stealing the show.

France invited into Pacific

Tahiti and New Caledonia have been invited to join the Pacific Islands Forum.

European outposts New Caledonia and Tahiti to be included at next PIF.

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First royal tour for the fab four

The world's eyes are firmly fixed on Canada as Princess Charlotte makes her third public appearance.

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