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Trump takes on China

Trump has threatened to brand China a currency manipulator and slap 45 percent tariffs on the nation's exports.

Donald Trump told his 16.6 million Twitter followers that he wouldn't be told by China whom he should or shouldn't talk to.

Punched kangaroo to save pet video

Greig Tonkins, in the centre, was the man who saved his pet dog by punching a kangaroo, while out hunting.

Australian Greig Tonkins was out hunting a wild boar to fulfill a dying man's wish when his dog met the kangaroo. He works as a zookeeper.

Trump's Taiwan talk planned video

US President-elect Donald Trump. Taiwan President Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen.

President-elect's communication with Taiwan was months in the making, say insiders.

Shots fired chasing fake news

Police secure the scene near Comet Ping Pong in Washington DC, where a man fired shots after claiming he was ...

He went to 'self investigate' a story about a presidential candidate running a child sex ring and ended up firing his gun.

11 dead in hotel fire video

Foreign guests with their belongings wait outside after a fire erupted in a hotel early morning in Karachi, Pakistan.

Pakistani cricketers escape as fire sweeps through four-star hotel, killing at least 11.

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    Key's lessons for Australia

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    John Key's eight years at the top are longer than the tenure of the last four Australian PMs combined.

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    The Prime Minister's resignation made headline around the world.

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    John Key and Malcolm Turnbull forged a close working relationship.

    The Australian prime minister sent John Key a rueful text when he heard the news.

    Italy's Brexit? PM resigns

    Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi says he will resign.

    Italian Prime Minister staked his political future on a referendum. He lost.

    Kangaroo sock: Real or roos? video

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    Standing Rock pipeline stopped

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    Construction of controversial Dakota Access Pipeline to take new route after months of protests, reports say.

    Shock over cruises' mass pollution video

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    Princess Cruises will pay $56 million for polluting the ocean with waste and then trying to cover it up.

    Oxford grad sues 'boring' uni

    Oxford University. A graduate of the top ranked institution is suing his former college.

    Modern history graduate sues Oxford University for $1.8m claiming the boring tuition cost him high-flying career.

    The islands of torture

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    Fiji's "ingrained culture" of beating and raping prisoners has caused at least five deaths since 2006, Amnesty says.

    Stumped Boris flees 'pub quiz' video

    When pressed to name the South Korean president, Boris Johnson appeared to be stumped.

    Who's the president of South Korea? A flummoxed Boris Johnson flees cameras mid-interview.

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    Key's lessons for Australia

    Any leader makes mistakes, and John Key made plenty

    John Key's eight years at the top are longer than the tenure of the last four Australian PMs combined.

    Aussie PM to Key: 'Say it ain't so, bro!' video

    The Australian prime minister sent John Key a rueful text when he heard the news.

    Kangaroo sock: Real or roos? video

    Wanted: Stolen rocket launchers

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    US recount fight ramps up

    Hillary Clinton is supporting the recount bid, while Donald Trump angrily demands she respect the election result.

    Green Party dumps state court case and heads to federal court over presidential vote in Pennsylvania.

    Trump's Taiwan call a good move? video

    Donald Trump's phone call with Taiwan's leader Tsai Ing-wen put the boot into China.

    The US President-elect is bound to butt heads with China - but experts are welcoming it.

    Free speech and a free press

    Supporters of the "NYC Revolution Club" burn an American flag outside Trump International Hotel and Tower in New York.

    As shocked and defeated as I felt after Hillary Clinton lost the presidential election, I could never imagine lashing out against America, or its symbols, to express my angst.

    Trump to quit business video

    US President-elect Donald Trump met with former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney at his Trump International Hotel on ...

    Donald Trump says he will leave his business operations "in total to fully focus on running the country."

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    Standing Rock pipeline stopped

    Cheryl Angel offers ceremonial tobacco on Backwater Bridge during a protest against plans to pass the Dakota Access ...

    Construction of controversial Dakota Access Pipeline to take new route after months of protests, reports say.

    Shock over cruises' mass pollution video

    The 3192-passenger Caribbean Princes is at the heart of the criminal case.

    Princess Cruises will pay $56 million for polluting the ocean with waste and then trying to cover it up.

    Paris train 'surfer' in trouble

    The friends leapt onto the top of a Paris metro train and "surfed" it over the River Seine.

    Teenage freerunner could be prosecuted after dangerous stunt captured new angle of Eiffel Tower.

    Trump's threat to US companies video

    Donald Trump's comments follow his direct intervention in an Indiana factory where production was scheduled to shift to ...

    Donald Trump fires tax warning at US companies considering moving their operations overseas.

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    Italy's Brexit? PM resigns

    Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi says he will resign.

    Italian Prime Minister staked his political future on a referendum. He lost.

    Oxford grad sues 'boring' uni

    Oxford University. A graduate of the top ranked institution is suing his former college.

    Modern history graduate sues Oxford University for $1.8m claiming the boring tuition cost him high-flying career.

    Stumped Boris flees 'pub quiz' video

    When pressed to name the South Korean president, Boris Johnson appeared to be stumped.

    Who's the president of South Korea? A flummoxed Boris Johnson flees cameras mid-interview.

    Drunk passenger attacks flight attendant

    The man was arrested in Manchester when the Turkish Airlines flight landed on December 1,

    Businessman avoids prison sentence after trying to punch a flight attendant in a drunken rage.

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    The islands of torture

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    Fiji's "ingrained culture" of beating and raping prisoners has caused at least five deaths since 2006, Amnesty says.

    Scientist warns of coral reef 'massacre'

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    A Nelson scientist says global warming is having a devastating effect on Pacific coral reefs.

    Killer storm enters Pacific video

    A woman walks in front of houses destroyed by a landside after Hurricane Otto hit Costa Rica.

    Tropical Storm Otto arrives in the Pacific Ocean after leaving at least nine dead in Costa Rica.

    Undersea eruption creates pumice raft

    A satellite image of the Havre seamount eruption in 2012. The plume can be seen in the bottom right.

    Royal New Zealand Air Force crew have spotted a mass of floating rocks in the South Pacific.

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    China slams Trump-Taiwan call video

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    China has lodged a diplomatic protest after Trump entertained Taiwan's call, calling Taiwan "petty."

    Arrested for sharing Facebook post

    Thai activist Jatupat Boonpattararaksa has been arrested for sharing a BBC profile of the new king.

    A Thai activist is the first to be arrested for a "royal insult." His crime? Sharing a BBC article.

    Truck falls into deep sinkhole gallery video

    The road collapsed causing a four-metre wide and four-metre deep sinkhole.

    China's streets are prone to the rare phenomenon, caused by underground erosion.

    Bus crashes, 18 dead video

    Rescue workers pull a van out of water after an accident killed at least 18 people, in Ezhou, Hubei province, China,

    Eighteen people are dead after bus plunges off a road and into a lake in China.

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    Apologies for abuse make-up blunder

    An actress has concealer applied to fake bruising on a Moroccan TV show.

    A Moroccan TV show has apologised for advising makeup to hide bruises from abuse.

    From wave of killings to genocide?

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    Infants hacked with machetes. Charred bodies with their arms bound ... tales of horror from a once-peaceful town.

    Cecil the lion charges dropped

    Cecil the lion was in his prime.

    The American dentist who killed Cecil the lion has had the charges against him dropped.

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    Mounting evidence heat waves, floods and rising seas are stoked by man-made climate change, the United Nations weather agency says.

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    Inside an IS training camp

    An Iraqi counterterrorism officer looks at a list of city rules on the wall of an Islamic State training centre.

    The bunk beds that fill the rooms sleep more than 80 Islamic State recruits.

    'Throw her body to the dogs'

    The woman, who has been identified as Malak Al Shehri, reportedly shared a photograph of herself without a hijab or abaya.

    Saudi Arabian woman receives torrent of abuse after daring to go without a hijab.

    Fresh calls for Syrian ceasefire

    Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced New Zealand, along with fellow UNSC non-permanent members Spain and Egypt, ...

    Fighting has ramped up in recent weeks with up to 16,000 Syrian civilians displaced.

    The 'last park' where Syrian children play stuff nation

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    It took two years to carve, but the 'Land of Childhood', situated between two basements, is for kids to enjoy without fear of attack.

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