India bans gang rape doco video

ANTI-RAPE PROTEST: Protesters at an anti-rape demonstration in Delhi last year.

India wants global ban on BBC documentary about gang rape, in which rapists says victims should stay silent.

Dog survives being shot

Cabela aka R&R expected to survive

12:14 PM  A dog that was tied to railroad tracks and shot was expected to survive after her leg was amputated Thursday.

'Watch me wrestle my girlfriend' video

Youtube celebrity and comedian Joe Weller

1:01 PM  Video of a man doing wrestling moves on his girlfriend becomes a viral sensation.

Man gets drunk on chips

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Chowing down on a box of chips sends one British man into a drunken, vulgar state.

Circus to stop elephant acts video

Elephants from the Ringling Bros and Barnum and Bailey Circus parade in front of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, in this file photo taken March 16, 2010. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will eliminate its elephant acts - long an integral part of the spectacle billed as "The Greatest Show on Earth" - by 2018 amid ongoing criticism by animal welfare activists, the circus' parent company said on March 5, 2015.  REUTERS/Jason Reed/Files    (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS)

Ringling Bros Circus will eliminate its elephant acts by 2018.

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australia

Spies target Pacific

AIRWAY SPIES: US whistleblower Edward Snowden's document release shows widespread mobile phone spying across the South Pacific.

Mobile phone networks across the South Pacific and Indonesia targeted by Aussie spies.

Meth-filled soda bust

Australian authorities seize meth-filled lemonade bottles worth $160m.

Royal radio prank 'broke law'

When redback spiders fight snakes video

americas

Ancient civilisation found in jungle

Skull 17 from the Sima de los Huesos site in Sierra de Atapuerca, Spain.

Archaeologists have discovered twin cities from an ancient civilisation in the dense jungle of Honduras.

US hit by huge storm

America's nasty winter weather continues with a storm battering the entire east coast.

PLANE SKID: Delta Air Lines flight 1086 slid off the runway and crashed into a fence at LaGuardia Airport in New York.

Plane skids off runway in New York video

Delta Air Lines plane skids off runwayand crashes into a fence at LaGuardia Airport.

europe

Putin deflects condemnation

TEFLON: Russian President Vladimir Putin has whipped the country into a patriotic fervour with Ukraine conflict.

Russian president Vladimir Putin's resilience is concerning liberal opponents.

Slain Putin critic laid to rest video

Mourners call slaying of Boris Nemtsov a "watershed" that has left them afraid for future of Russia.

SANCTIONS: Violations of the shaky ceasefire between Russia and the Ukraine could prove costly as sanction threat looms.

Russia faces sanctions

More ceasefire violations will mean more serious sanctions for Russia, warns world leaders

middle east

Iran dismisses 'lies'

Iran's ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency, Reza Najafi, addresses the media after a board of governors meeting at the IAEA headquarters in Vienna on Wednesday.

Iran's president calls Israeli's PM "an aggressor person, an evil person," after controversial speech.

Nuke demand 'unacceptable'

Iran has slammed Obama's demand that it stops nuclear development for a decade, but will continue talks.

VENGEANCE: Shi'ite fighters fire a rocket during clashes with Islamic State militants near the captured city of Tikrit.

Sectarian payback fuels battle

Iraqi security forces surrounding Islamic State-held city yet to ask for coalition help.

asia

North Korea: Attack on US envoy 'just' video

INJURED: US ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert.

The US ambassador to South Korea is recovering from surgery after an attack applauded by North Korean state media.

Germans to be jailed and caned

A court in Singapore has sentenced two German men to nine months jail and caning for vandalism. 

Red flags fly in front of the Chinese national flag, right, at Tiananmen Gate in Beijing ahead of China's annual meeting of the National People's Congress.

China flags slowest growth in 15 years

China has cut its growth target to the lowest level in 15 years, as its leaders seek to curb the side effects of a generation of heady economic development.

africa

Ebola cases increase

GRAVE ERRORS: Not all Ebola burials are carried out safely, says the WHO.

More cases of Ebola have been found in Guinea and Sierra Leone, says the World Health Organisation.

SA fires prove tough battle

Temperatures and terrain are making huge fires in Cape Town difficult to fight.

MILITANT DEFEAT: A Chadian soldier walks past a burnt-out armored vehicle that belonged to Islamist insurgent group Boko Haram.

Boko Haram films beheadings

Boko Haram has chillingly followed the IS example, moving from rambling rhetoric to beheadings in its latest video.

south pacific

Tonga bans fruit imports

A Queensland fruit fly, like those discovered in Auckland.

Tonga has banned fresh fruit imports from Auckland, fearing the Queensland fruit fly.

Toothfish boat on way to Nelson

The Antarctic Chieftain is heading back to Nelson under its own steam after spending five days five days trapped by ice near Antarctica.

Anthony de Malmanche was arrested after allegedly trying to smuggle meth into Bali, police say.

Bali drugs trial delayed

The trail of New Zealander Antony de Malmanche, facing a potential death sentence on drug charges in Bali, has been postponed. 

Video

'Watch me wrestle my girlfriend'

Video of a man doing wrestling moves on his girlfriend becomes a viral sensation.

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