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Pence 'wants to hang gay people'

US President Donald Trump reportedly mocks Vice President Mike Pence for his strong religious beliefs.

In a talk about LGBT rights, US President Donald Trump jokes his vice president wants to kill all gay people.

Deadly storm hits Ireland video

Large waves crash along sea defences and the harbour as storm Ophelia approaches Porthleven in Cornwall, south west Britain.

2:28 PM  Worst storm to hit Ireland in half a century sees people killed by falling trees, man die in incident involving a chainsaw.

Wildfires kill 39 in Portugal, Spain video

Firefighters try to extinguish flames from a forest fire in Cabanoes near Lousa, Portugal.

Firefighters battle 100 separate blazes fanned by remnants of ex-Hurricane Ophelia in Portugal and Spain.

Clinton has 'a cold creepiness' 

Julian Assange speaks to the media in May from the balcony of the Embassy Of Ecuador in London.

Clinton called Assange a nihilistic "tool of Russian intelligence". He says she has a "cold creepiness rarely seen".

Sydney celebrates 175 years

Happy Birthday, Sydney.

14 min ago  Graphic details of some of the most odious and forgotten jobs in Sydney's past have emerged as the city celebrates big birthday.

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    Don't join US and you're safe

    North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un visits the Mangyongdae Revolutionary Academy.

    While the US will face "severe punishment" if it dared to invade North Korea, countries who stay out of it are safe.

    Horse walks into a motel...no joke

    Checking in at the Super 8 motel in Georgetown, Kentucky

    The US motel said it was pet-friendly. One horse owner put it to the test.

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    Flight opens up remote St Helena video

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    Kate dances with Paddington Bear video

    Bet you never thought you'd see the Duchess of Cambridge dancing with Paddington Bear at a train station.

    Here's a sight you don't see every day - a Duchess dancing with a bear at a train station.

    Why the battle of Kirkuk matters

    A member of the Iraqi security forces holds a Kurdish flag in Kirkuk.

    Iraqi forces have entered the disputed northern city of Kirkuk, forcing Kurdish fighters to withdraw. But why's it so significant?

    Landing a plane during Ophelia

    Pilots were battling crosswinds at Dublin Airport.

    Ophelia is playing havoc with transport in Ireland, and making it a tough day at the office for pilots.

    How aides try to control Trump

    When advisers hope to prevent Donald Trump from making what they think is an unwise decision, they frequently try to ...

    Inside the "adult day-care centre" - what staff have to do to manage an impulsive president.

    Storm turns London sky yellow

    The sky turns red over buildings in Canary Wharf as dust from the Sahara carried by storm Ophelia filters sunlight over ...

    Storm hitting Ireland blows dust from the Sahara over London, changing the colour of the sky and sun drastically.

    Trump's dubious scientific record

    US President Donald Trump has set a dubious scientific record.

    More than eight months in, US President has still not filled a key post in his administration, tasked with providing scientific guidance.

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    Plane plummets 20,000 feet

    Terrified passengers put their oxygen masks on.

    "We were saying goodbye to each other," say passengers on Perth to Bali flight.

    Skydiver's husband: 'I lost love of my life'

    Tributes flow for trio who died in skydiving crash, as Australian police look for answers.

    11 survive being struck by lightning

    Bali drug suspect faces 15 years

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    How aides try to control Trump

    When advisers hope to prevent Donald Trump from making what they think is an unwise decision, they frequently try to ...

    Inside the "adult day-care centre" - what staff have to do to manage an impulsive president.

    Trump's dubious scientific record

    US President Donald Trump has set a dubious scientific record.

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    Trump attack possible own-goal video

    US President Donald Trump may have inadvertently changed the nature of the NFL protest from an employment matter into a ...

    NFL protest may have remained an employment matter, until the US president brought free speech into it.

    Diplomacy 'until first bomb drops'

    US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says diplomacy with North Korea will continue "until the first bomb drops".

    Top US diplomat adamant Trump's tweets haven't "castrated" him, as he continues efforts to calm North Korea.

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    How aides try to control Trump

    When advisers hope to prevent Donald Trump from making what they think is an unwise decision, they frequently try to ...

    Inside the "adult day-care centre" - what staff have to do to manage an impulsive president.

    Trump's dubious scientific record

    US President Donald Trump has set a dubious scientific record.

    More than eight months in, US President has still not filled a key post in his administration, tasked with providing scientific guidance.

    There is no leaving Las Vegas

    Francisco Calzadillas, 32, holds on to hope that he and his wife Jovanna will return home to Arizona.

    She was shot in the head, but as long as Jovanna Calzadillas clings to life her husband holds on to hope they will return home.

    Trump attack possible own-goal video

    US President Donald Trump may have inadvertently changed the nature of the NFL protest from an employment matter into a ...

    NFL protest may have remained an employment matter, until the US president brought free speech into it.

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    Kate dances with Paddington Bear video

    Bet you never thought you'd see the Duchess of Cambridge dancing with Paddington Bear at a train station.

    Here's a sight you don't see every day - a Duchess dancing with a bear at a train station.

    Landing a plane during Ophelia

    Pilots were battling crosswinds at Dublin Airport.

    Ophelia is playing havoc with transport in Ireland, and making it a tough day at the office for pilots.

    Storm turns London sky yellow

    The sky turns red over buildings in Canary Wharf as dust from the Sahara carried by storm Ophelia filters sunlight over ...

    Storm hitting Ireland blows dust from the Sahara over London, changing the colour of the sky and sun drastically.

    Ireland hurricane 'poses a danger'

    Hurricane Ophelia is set to be the worst storm to hit Ireland in 50 years.

    Schools and hospital have been shut as the tropical storm threatens to lash the country with the worst weather in 50 years.

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    Cyclone season a threat to NZ

    Niwa is predicting 8 to 10 tropical cyclones will hit the southwest Pacific in the upcoming cyclone season.

    More cyclones are set to hit the Pacific, and could lead to weather chaos in NZ.

    Officers fired over collision

    The USS McCain collided with an oil tanker near the Strait of Malacca, with the loss of 10 lives.

    The US Navy has labelled a warship's deadly collision with a merchant ship near Singapore "preventable."

    Magnitude-6.1 quake off Tonga

    The quake was initially measured at magnitude-6.4, but later revised down to 6.1.

    No tsunami warning in place after strong earthquake off Tonga.

    Samoan PM airlifted to NZ hospital

    Samoan Prime Minister Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi has been transferred to NZ for medical attention.

    He's been brought to NZ for treatment on advice of doctors, but is said to be in "great spirits".

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    Two pro-IS alliance leaders killed

    Soldiers distributed pictures of Isnilon Hapilon who had a bounty of US$5 million for his capture.

    Philippine troops killed the two top commanders of the militant alliance in the southern city of Marawai.

    Wild elephants trample refugees

    Rohingya refugees arrive at a beach in Teknaf, Bangladesh, after crossing from Myanmar.

    They fled to escape violence in Myanmar. In Bangladesh, three children and a woman were killed by elephants.

    Death toll in Vietnam rises to 68 video

    A farmer stands in front of her flooded house.

    At least 68 dead and 34,000 houses submerged or damaged after landslides and heavy rain in Vietnam.

    North Korea threatens Australia

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been increasing his threats about the West's actions over his nuclear ambitions.

    "They will not be able to avoid a disaster," North Korea says of Australia after politicians' trip provokes fury.

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    Flight opens up remote St Helena video

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    Somalia death toll past 300

    A general view shows the scene of the explosion.

    Death toll from truck bombing in Somalia's capital keeps rising, as people die from their wounds.

    Hundreds killed in Somalia attack video

    Civilians run from the scene of an explosion in Mogadishu, Somalia.

    Many survivors burned beyond recognition in deadliest attack ever in African nation.

    'Rising star' killed in attack video

    Maryan Abdullahi, 22, was on the eve of her graduation when she was killed.

    Her father was flying in for her graduation. After Somalia's deadliest-ever attack, he'll bury her instead.

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    Why the battle of Kirkuk matters

    A member of the Iraqi security forces holds a Kurdish flag in Kirkuk.

    Iraqi forces have entered the disputed northern city of Kirkuk, forcing Kurdish fighters to withdraw. But why's it so significant?

    Taliban deny murder, rape claims

    Joshua Boyle and Caitlan Coleman were held by the Haqqani network for five years.

    Canadian says Taliban murdered child and raped wife. They say sick child died because there was no medication.

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    'White Widow' Isis recruiter killed

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    The woman once dubbed the world's most wanted female terrorist, British mum Sally-Anne Jones, is said to be dead.

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