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Desperate search at Mexico school

Workers look on a destroyed hotel after an earthquake hit Atlixco, in Puebla state, Mexico, September 19, 2017. ...

5:39 AM  Rescuers crawl through rubble to get to classrooms destroyed by powerful Mexico quake.

Maria punishes Puerto Rico video

Residents prepare for a direct hit from Hurricane Maria  in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria pummels Puerto Rico as it makes landfall as one of strongest in island's history.

More arrests over tube attack

Personal belongings and a bucket with an item on fire inside it, are seen on the floor of a tube carriage at Parsons ...

Three men age 48, 30 and 25 held under terrorism laws, bringing the total number of arrests to five.

School's turban ban unlawful

Sagardeep Singh Arora with his son Sidhak.

Melbourne 5-year-old had been banned from enrolling because he wore a turban.

US to take Aust asylum-seekers

The detention centre on Nauru.

The 50 men and woman have been held in two controversial off-shore detention centres for asylum-seekers.

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    Britain fights modern slavery

    British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks during a meeting on action to end modern slavery and human trafficking on the ...

    Anti-slavery activists welcome Britain's pledge to double its aid spending on global projects.

    'Kill my son' - Philippine president

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte was swept into office on a brutal law-and-order platform.

    Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte says he has ordered police to kill his son if he is involved in drug smuggling.

    Madman, Kim or Trump?

    US President Donald Trump threatened to wipe out North Korea if military action was needed.

    OPINION: US President's North Korea threats only make situation more dire and options worse.

    Trump won't quit Iran deal yet

    US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley (left) and US President Donald Trump participate in a session on reforming the ...

    US President unhappy with Iran nuclear deal but has not signalled he will abandon it.

    Trump's warning 'firm, specific'

    US President Donald Trump addresses the 72nd United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters in New York.

    US allies South Korea and Japan back Donald Trump's latest threats to North Korea.

    London financial district reopens

    Tube stations at Moorgate and Liverpool Street have been put in lockdown.

    Cordon lifted after package found in London's financial district was not suspicious.

    Corden on kissing Spicer video

    James Corden poses with his two Emmys for Outstanding Special Class Programme for the 70th Annual Tony Awards and ...

    The late-night host has been quick to tackle controversy over the photo of him kissing Sean Spicer.

    Calls for Antarctic safety changes

    Helicopter pilot David Wood died of hypothermia in Antarctica

    Australian inquest into an experienced helicopter pilot's death is to investigate safety standards on the ice after he died of hypothermia.

    Russian helicopter fires at crowd

    Belarusian military helicopters fly during the Zapad 2017 war games near the village of Volka, Belarus

    Spectators fired on, cars destroyed when helicopter in Russian war games let loose a rocket at a crowd of invited spectators.

    Cops burn attempted online shamer

    How Dumfries Galloway police hit back at an internet user who tried to shame them for bad parking.

    A man's attempt to shame police in Scotland over some errant parking has backfired in spectacular fashion.

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    Son charged with mum's murder

    Lanell Latta was found dead in her Sydney home.

    Police rushed to the Sydney home of Lanell Latta after reports of screaming.

    Stabbed, shot after text

    Bradley Dillon was sent a message: "car park under TAB". Minutes later he was dying on a Sydney street.

    Snake pulled from toilet video

    Lady Mary Fairfax dies

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    Shakespearean sledge of Trump

    US President Donald Trump has been the subject of vandalism attacks on golf courses he owns in the New York and New ...

    Trump golf course vandal burns slogans and soliloquies critical of the US president into the greens.

    Trump threatens 'total destruction'

    "Rocket man [Kim Jong Un] is on a suicide mission for himself and his regime ... If (the US) is forced to defend itself ...

    US President escalates on North Korea, threatening to annihilate a country of 26m people.

    Melania threatens lawsuit

    Cars drive near a billboard advertising an English language school with the image of US First Lady Melania Trump in ...

    Billboards for English language school featuring US First Lady removed from Croatian capital.

    'Solely a real estate deal'

    A proposal for a Trump Tower in Moscow has come under scrutiny in light of the investigations into Russian meddling in ...

    US President's lawyer claims a proposal for a Trump Tower in Moscow was just a business deal.

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    Corden on kissing Spicer video

    James Corden poses with his two Emmys for Outstanding Special Class Programme for the 70th Annual Tony Awards and ...

    The late-night host has been quick to tackle controversy over the photo of him kissing Sean Spicer.

    Tourists rocked by Mexico earthquake video

    The river cruise affected during Mexico's quake.

    Nerves are jolted as river turns from calm to choppy after deadly quake.

    Shakespearean sledge of Trump

    US President Donald Trump has been the subject of vandalism attacks on golf courses he owns in the New York and New ...

    Trump golf course vandal burns slogans and soliloquies critical of the US president into the greens.

    Trump threatens 'total destruction'

    "Rocket man [Kim Jong Un] is on a suicide mission for himself and his regime ... If (the US) is forced to defend itself ...

    US President escalates on North Korea, threatening to annihilate a country of 26m people.

    europe

    Cops burn attempted online shamer

    How Dumfries Galloway police hit back at an internet user who tried to shame them for bad parking.

    A man's attempt to shame police in Scotland over some errant parking has backfired in spectacular fashion.

    Russian chopper fires at crowd video

    Belarusian military helicopters fly during the Zapad 2017 war games near the village of Volka, Belarus.

    Russian military helicopter gunship accidentally fires on spectators during war games in western Russia.

    65 skulls found at mass grave

    Remains of at least 65 people found in a mass grave at the Koricanske Stijene cliff near Mount Vlasic in central Bosnia.

    Remains of at least 65 victims retrieved from site of one of the most gruesome crimes of Bosnia's war.

    Melania threatens lawsuit

    Cars drive near a billboard advertising an English language school with the image of US First Lady Melania Trump in ...

    Billboards for English language school featuring US First Lady removed from Croatian capital.

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    Kiwi yachties save family

    The catamaran ran onto rocks in heavy seas. (File photo).

    A distress call from a remote reef was lucky to be heard by a Kiwi yacht overnight.

    Tongan PM dismissed video

    Akilisi Pohiva has been dismissed as Tonga's prime minister.

    Tonga goes to the polls on November 16 after king dismisses PM and dissolves Parliament.

    Quake strikes waters in Fiji

    This region in the Pacific frequently experiences earthquakes of magnitudes over five.

    The hypocentre of the earthquake on Saturday was situated at a depth of 538 kilometres in the sea and 287.4 km east of Suva, Fiji's capital.

    Mum dies in Cook Islands

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade is aware of the death of a New Zealander in the Cook Islands.

    Much-loved Waikato wife and mother Michelle Robertson died in Rarotonga, aged 37.

    asia

    Myanmar leader speaks out video

    Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi delivers a speech to the nation over Rakhine and Rohingya situation.

    She says her country does not fear international scrutiny as Rohingya flee from attacks by security forces.

    US bombers drill near N Korea

    A US Air Force  B-1B  sits on the tarmac at Andersen Air Force, Guam.

    US and South Korean military fly over Korean peninsula in show of force against North Korea.

    Chinese billionaires thriller shows

    Alibaba CEO Jack Ma dressed as Michael Jackson and put on a thriller of a performance.

    It's like Pop Idol and X-Factor rolled into one, but for business tycoons across China.

    UN 'exhausts options' on N Korea video

    US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, says the UN Security Council has done all it can to deal with the threat of North ...

    The US may have to turn the matter of North Korea over to the Pentagon, ambassador says.

    africa

    Rare white giraffes on film video

    This rare white giraffe and its baby have been caught on camera.

    The mother and baby were filmed wandering in Kenya, after long-running rumours.

    Militants attack convoy

    Two police lieutenants were among the 18 killed when Islamic State militants ambushed a police convoy in northern Sinai ...

    Islamic State militants ambush police convoy in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, killing 18 police.

    3500-year-old tomb discovered video

    A skull and a foot in the recently discovered tomb of Amenemhat, a goldsmith from the New Kingdom in Egypt.

    The ancient Egyptian tomb belonged to a royal goldsmith and contains mummies, statues and pottery.

    'Sober up, Mr President'

    Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, left, is being called "commander in drinks" on social media.

    "Be a little bit sober," Kenyan president told as social media dubs him "commander in drinks" after election result thrown out.

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    Afghan cricket stadium attack

    Afghan police officers stand guard at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan.

    ​Suicide bomber kills three after blowing himself up near the main cricket stadium in Kabul.

    Panic as jets break sound barrier

    An Israeli fighter jet takes off during a training exercise in May. (File photo)

    Buildings shook and windows broke as residents panicked following sonic booms in Lebanon.

    Jets hit Syrian chemical site

    A Syrian army statement said the airstrike killed two people and caused material damage near the town of Masyaf  (File ...

    The Syrian army says Israeli jets have attacked a military base, killing two soldiers.

    Sport ecstasy for war-torn Syria video

    The excitement for Syria was real as their football team stole a 2-2 draw in extra-time against Iran to advance in World ...

    TV commentator's joy matched by thousands in Damascus as Syria's Fifa World Cup dream kept alive.

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