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Mum shot girls at family meeting

Madison Sheats with her mother Christie in an image shared on Facebook.

8:38 AM  She gathered her husband and daughters in their Texas living room, then opened fire.

Deadly attack at Turkish airport

An image of the aftermath of the blast was shared on Twitter.

8:50 AM  Man opened fire with a rifle before blowing himself up, killing at least 10 people.

Farage, 'why are you here?' video

Nigel Farage, the leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party, holds the British flag as he attends a plenary ...

Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage booed and heckled in a raucous special session of EU Parliament.

Burning 4WD outside mosque

A 4WD engulfed in flames outside the Thornlie Mosque in Perth, Australia.

"I was actually pretty shaken," says witness who saw car on fire and anti-Islam graffiti in Australia.

Britain told to exit swiftly

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (left) and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker meet in Brussels.

European leaders tell Britain to act quickly to resolve political and economic chaos unleashed by Brexit.

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‘Inequity is unacceptable’ video

"The focus was once entirely on countries we thought were most at risk, developing countries. Now we recognise there is ...

Countries the world over are depriving children of a best possible start in life. Even New Zealand.

NZ firm banned in Canada

The company admitted to making C$8.25 million worth of trades on behalf of residents in British Columbia without being ...

Asia Finance Corp made $8m worth of trades in Canada without being registered.

Ikea furniture crushed 6 kids video

Ted McGee was crushed to death when an Ikea chest of drawers fell on top of him in February 2015.

Hundreds of drawers linked to the deaths of six US children have been sold in NZ.

Doctor 'fixated' on wrong diagnosis

Dr Oliver Brown, a Newcastle gynaecologist, has been found "80 per cent responsible" for the death of his patient in 2008.

Colleen vomited faecal matter for days before she died after misdiagnosis, court hears.

Britain told to exit swiftly

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (left) and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker meet in Brussels.

European leaders tell Britain to act quickly to resolve political and economic chaos unleashed by Brexit.

Corbyn loses confidence vote

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is refusing to resign.

British Labour leader refuses to quit, despite overwhelming vote of no-confidence from MPs.

London 'should be more autonomous' video

Sadiq Khan said London, a global financial centre, must also have a seat in the negotiations with the EU over Britain's ...

City's mayor makes demand as London was the only region in England to back remaining in EU.

Toxic gas accident

Hazmat specialists wear jumpsuits and oxygen tanks to examine the chemicals.

Two Australian men in hospital after wrongly combining chemicals in a pool.

A fair chance for every child gallery video

In Khulna, Bangladesh, Amena Akhter makes sure that her daughter, Hafsa Khatun (under the table), 4, eats vegetables

We look at children in three vastly different countries to see what it means to be young in the world today.

Turkey playing nice

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Turkey was once Israel's closest Muslim ally, their partnership based on strong ...

President Erdogan courting both Israel and Russia in new diplomatic moves.

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Doctor 'fixated' on wrong diagnosis

Dr Oliver Brown, a Newcastle gynaecologist, has been found "80 per cent responsible" for the death of his patient in 2008.

Colleen vomited faecal matter for days before she died after misdiagnosis, court hears.

A donkey, a cow and a pony walk into a bar

This is not a joke. It actually happened at the Humpty Doo Hotel. And yes, that is a real place in Australia.

Toxic gas accident

Shorten targets same-sex marriage

americas

'Active' Kiwi killed in US crash

New Zealander Scott Atchinson, pictured her with his wife Ellen and daughter Clara, was killed when he was hit by a ...

Scott Atchinson, who died in a workplace accident, was "always laughing", brother says.

Guilty: TV star admits fraud video

Reality TV show star Abby Lee Miller was charged last year with illegally trying to hide US$775,000 ($1.097 million) ...

Abby Lee Miller appears on Dance Moms but now she's pleaded guilty to bankruptcy fraud.

Trump voters critical of Trump

Donald Trump thinks there are many parallels between what's happening in the UK and the US.

If Trump's going to win, lots of people are going to have to vote for someone they don't particularly like.

US gun ban toughened

In dispute was a US law passed two decades ago preventing people convicted of a "misdemeanour crime of domestic ...

US Supreme Court expands types of domestic violence convictions that can trigger loss of gun ownership rights.

europe

Britain told to exit swiftly

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (left) and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker meet in Brussels.

European leaders tell Britain to act quickly to resolve political and economic chaos unleashed by Brexit.

Corbyn loses confidence vote

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is refusing to resign.

British Labour leader refuses to quit, despite overwhelming vote of no-confidence from MPs.

London 'should be more autonomous' video

Sadiq Khan said London, a global financial centre, must also have a seat in the negotiations with the EU over Britain's ...

City's mayor makes demand as London was the only region in England to back remaining in EU.

A fair chance for every child gallery video

In Khulna, Bangladesh, Amena Akhter makes sure that her daughter, Hafsa Khatun (under the table), 4, eats vegetables

We look at children in three vastly different countries to see what it means to be young in the world today.

middle east

Turkey playing nice

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Turkey was once Israel's closest Muslim ally, their partnership based on strong ...

President Erdogan courting both Israel and Russia in new diplomatic moves.

5 die in Lebanon suicide attack

Lebanese army soldiers secure the area near the site where suicide bomb attacks took place in the Christian village of Qaa.

15 people are said to be wounded in the village of Qaa, near the border with Syria.

25 children 'killed in air strikes'

Syrian or Russian warplanes had attacked the area.

UNICEF say that air strikes carried out by warplanes killed dozens of people in a town in eastern Syria.

Turkish crackdown at Gay Pride

Riot police, with rainbow flags in the background, stand guard at the entrance of a street as LGBT rights activists try ...

Police in Istanbul fire tear gas and rubber bullets to try to disperse LGBT activists, arresting at least 19.

asia

A fair chance for every child gallery video

In Khulna, Bangladesh, Amena Akhter makes sure that her daughter, Hafsa Khatun (under the table), 4, eats vegetables

We look at children in three vastly different countries to see what it means to be young in the world today.

'Devils acting like angels'

Authorities cannot say how many children have been injected with fake vaccines but it is believed the syndicate has been ...

For 13 years it's claimed an Indonesian couple were behind a vast fake vaccine syndicate.

Korea police could charge NZ official

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Korean reports allege the Kiwi obstructed police from arresting his friends on suspicion of molesting a female bar worker.

'I thought I was gone'

A picture from Karon police showing New Zealander Christopher Smith, 57, recovering in Phuket International Hospital ...

Stabbed in the back in Thailand, Kiwi Chris Smith thought he wouldn't survive the tuk-tuk ride to the clinic.

africa

World's largest uncut diamond to be sold video

A model shows off the 1109-carat "Lesedi La Rona", the largest gem quality rough diamond discovered in more than 100 years.

The "tennis-ball sized" stone is to go under the hammer at a public auction, in a break from tradition.

The moment an elephant attacks video

Redmond kept filming as the elephant charged.

Ian Redmond was supposed to be at a safe distance from the herd. He wasn't.

The forgotten man

The Idundu Bridge in the Niger delta, the scene of a fatal shooting and kidnapping.

A Kiwi was in a group ambushed in Nigeria. A local was killed but no-one seems to care.

Abducted Kiwi, Aussies recovering

The workers were from Macmahon Holdings' site in Calabar, Nigeria.

Three Australians and a New Zealander who survived a five-day abduction ordeal in Nigeria will hopefully be given the all clear to leave the country soon, their Perth-based employer says.

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15 dead after Islamist militant attack

Somali government soldiers run to take their positions during gunfire after a suicide bomb attack outside Nasahablood ...

Somalia's al Shabaab Islamist group attacked a Mogadishu hotel killing at least 15 people.

Who leads Cook Islands?

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key with Cook Islands Prime Minister Henry Puna on a visit celebrating 50 years of ...

The Cook Islands have been plunged into political turmoil with claims the prime minister's been ousted.

No, this isn't proof of a sea monster

A Kraken? A UFO? A monster? No. Just a Sail Rock.

Armed with grainy images from Google Earth, at least part of the internet has been declaring the existence of a sea monster in Antarctica. 

'Jeanine deserved better'

Jeanine Tuivaiki, a Samoan transgender woman, died of suspected suicide and a local publication printed a picture of her ...

A Samoan paper caused "deep distress" by printing a picture of a dead transgender woman on its front page.

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Deadly attack at Turkish airport

Man opened fire with a rifle before blowing himself up, killing at least 10 people.

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