50 years on from Vietnam parade, protesters and veterans still disagree video

Anti-war protesters let their feelings be known in central Auckland in May, 1971, when Vietnam veterans returned home.

5:00 AM  Dramatic protests 50 years ago marred New Zealand's first and only homecoming parade for Vietnam veterans.

The real cost of a Cook Islands holiday video

Accommodation providers are advertising deals on the Cook Islands tourism website.

5:00 AM  Palm-fringed beaches, blue lagoons and plenty of excellent places to eat - but how much are you likely to fork out for the pleasure?

Trump administration officials defend US Capitol riot response

Former US President Donald Trump still falsely claims he won the election.

4:02 AM  One of the ex-Trump administration said he feared sending troops to the US Capitol could fan fears of a military coup.

Republicans oust Trump critic Liz Cheney from top post

Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., speaks to reporters after House Republicans voted to oust her from her leadership post as chair ...

The move came after she repeatedly rebuked former US President Donald Trump for his false claims of election fraud and his role in fomenting the January 6 Capitol attack.

Global Covid-19 vaccination will help keep everyone safe

Vaccinator Ram Thapa Magar from the Palungtar Community Health Centre in Gorkha District in north-central Nepal during ...

Vaccinations are a key part of delivering health care and no one should miss out on life-saving vaccines regardless of where they live in the world, or how remote, says Kiwi mountaineer Peter Hillary.

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US cult leader didn't deserve mummified death, family says

Amy Carlson, Love Has Won’s “Mother God”, believed she was Jesus Christ and Marilyn Monroe in previous lives.

Amy Carlson's decayed body was found wrapped in a sleeping bag drapped with Christmas lights. Her family wants to know how she ended up leading a cult, and dead.

Seven life sentences for US ex-hospital worker's killing of seven patients

Reta Mays, a former US nursing assistant pleaded guilty to intentionally killing seven patients with fatal doses of insulin.

The former US nursing assistant offered no explanation for why she killed seven elderly veterans with fatal injections of insulin.

'Many hundreds' possibly exposed to Melbourne Covid case video

Melbourne's Flinders St station during a six-week lockdown in July last year. The city’s latest Covid-19 case caught a ...

Health authorities in Australia say the man with Covid-19 took a train trip that coincided with the end of a packed AFL game.

US shooter killed six people, then himself after he wasn't invited to party

A photo of Joana Cruz (foreground) is seen at a makeshift memorial. Cruz was the matriarch of the family in which six ...

A man who fatally shot six people at a birthday party was upset at not being invited to the gathering thrown by his girlfriend’s family, police say.

Two dead whales dislodge from hull of HMAS Sydney in California

Two dead whales dislodged from underneath a Royal Australian Navy ship as it berthed in the US city of San Diego.

The Royal Australian Navy has confirmed the two carcasses shifted from underneath the vessel as it berthed.

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Australian woman guilty of murdering grandma by swapping pills

Perth woman Alaine Sturniolo wept uncontrollably as she was found guilty of murdering her grandma by tampering with her medication nearly a decade ago.

Australia rescue flights to collect 17,000 citizens stranded overseas

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison says more than 100 rescue flights will be sent around the world over the next ...

Australia has budgeted for about 120 repatriation flights in the next year, plus set aside millions of dollars for Covid vaccine production in Australia.

Fiji hospitals struggling with equipment shortage get helping hand from NZ

Harish Lodhia, Fiji's honorary consul in Auckland, flanked by Glenn Tong, director of Sanitiser NZ Ltd, right, and Paul ...

Two container loads of supplies and sanitisers from New Zealand to be shipped to Fiji this week.

Liz Cheney says Trump and Republican backers threaten democracy

Liz Cheney has lashed out at Donald Trump and his supporters.

Liz Cheney has lashed out at leaders of her own US Republican Party, accusing Trump and his supporters of following a path that would “undermine our democracy”.

12 new Covid cases in Fiji, but no lockdown

Bad weather in Fiji is complicating the efforts of health authorities and police to contain community transmission of ...

Fiji's government is still opting not to go to a full lockdown, as it recorded 12 new community cases of Covid-19, all in Suva.

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'Many hundreds' possibly exposed to Melbourne Covid case video

Melbourne's Flinders St station during a six-week lockdown in July last year. The city’s latest Covid-19 case caught a ...

Health authorities in Australia say the man with Covid-19 took a train trip that coincided with the end of a packed AFL game.

Two dead whales dislodge from hull of HMAS Sydney in California

The Royal Australian Navy has confirmed the two carcasses shifted from underneath the vessel as it berthed.

Australian woman guilty of murdering grandma by swapping pills play stuff

Australia rescue flights to collect 17,000 citizens stranded overseas

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Seven life sentences for US ex-hospital worker's killing of seven patients

Reta Mays, a former US nursing assistant pleaded guilty to intentionally killing seven patients with fatal doses of insulin.

The former US nursing assistant offered no explanation for why she killed seven elderly veterans with fatal injections of insulin.

US shooter killed six people, then himself after he wasn't invited to party

A photo of Joana Cruz (foreground) is seen at a makeshift memorial. Cruz was the matriarch of the family in which six ...

A man who fatally shot six people at a birthday party was upset at not being invited to the gathering thrown by his girlfriend’s family, police say.

Liz Cheney says Trump and Republican backers threaten democracy

Liz Cheney has lashed out at Donald Trump and his supporters.

Liz Cheney has lashed out at leaders of her own US Republican Party, accusing Trump and his supporters of following a path that would “undermine our democracy”.

Blowing his nose into a blanket could land US flyer a huge fine

The FAA said the man repeatedly ignored orders to wear a mask, then coughed and blew his nose into a blanket (file photo).

The passenger also repeatedly ignored orders to wear a mask as US aviation authorities continue a crackdown on unruly travellers.

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At least nine, including seven students, killed in Russia school shooting

Russian media report that several people have been killed and wounded in a school shooting in the city of Kazan.

A school shooting erupted Tuesday morning in the Russian city of Kazan, killing nine people and leaving 21 others hospitalised.

Nurse in Italy accidentally injects woman with six doses of Covid-19 vaccine

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The 23-year-old woman has not yet had any adverse reactions to receiving five times the normal Pfizer vaccine dosage.

Get jabbed, not bitten, at Dracula's castle

Near the inner courtyard of the Bran Castle, Romanian authorities have set up a Covid-19 vaccination centre.

At the tourist hotspot, Romanian doctors are offering a Covid-19 jab in the arm rather than a stake through the heart.

There's a hurt, lost whale calf in London's river play stuff

There was a small and injured whale calf that seems to have become lost in London's River Thames, and authorities say ...

There was a small and injured whale calf that seems to have become lost in London's River Thames, and authorities say its life is in danger hundreds of miles from home.

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Fiji hospitals struggling with equipment shortage get helping hand from NZ

Harish Lodhia, Fiji's honorary consul in Auckland, flanked by Glenn Tong, director of Sanitiser NZ Ltd, right, and Paul ...

Two container loads of supplies and sanitisers from New Zealand to be shipped to Fiji this week.

12 new Covid cases in Fiji, but no lockdown

Bad weather in Fiji is complicating the efforts of health authorities and police to contain community transmission of ...

Fiji's government is still opting not to go to a full lockdown, as it recorded 12 new community cases of Covid-19, all in Suva.

Samoa election: Only one party in campaign mode as court hears challenges video

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With less than two weeks until fresh elections in Samoa, only one of the major party's campaign machinery is - again - in full swing.

The Pacific island that's jabbed '108 per cent of the adult population'

Nauru is one of the few countries in the world remaining free of Covid-19.

Nauru's Covid-19 vaccination campaign has exceeded the government's expectations.

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Once-in-a-decade census shows the population grew by more than five percent, its slowest pace since the 1950s, with ...

Once-in-a-decade census shows the population grew by more than five percent, its slowest pace since the 1950s.

'The injustice of it': Second wave of Covid-19 hits India like a tsunami video

Elizabeth Puranam is the India correspondent for Al Jazeera and is a Kiwi based in New Delhi.

OPINION: Kiwi reporter Elizabeth Puranam lives and works in New Delhi as the second wave of India's Covid-19 crisis hits harder and closer to home.

Deadly 'black fungus' cases add to India's Covid-19 crisis

Doctors check touch sensitivity response of a patient at the BKC jumbo field hospital, one of the largest Covid-19 ...

A deadly fungal infection called mucormycosis is increasingly preying on people in India with immune systems weakened by the coronavirus.

Indian doctors warn against cow dung as Covid cure play stuff

Men in western India are smearing cow dung all over their arms, head and entire bodies in the belief that it will ward ...

Men in western India are smearing cow dung all over their arms, head and entire bodies in the belief that it will ward off Covid-19.

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Stunning footage shows a whale and a pod of dolphins tucking into some food together

A whale and pod of dolphins tucking into some food together off the shores of Fish Hoek, South Africa.

Film captured off the shores of Fish Hoek, South Africa by passengers aboard The Wizard who were treated to an incredible sight as a huge pod of dolphins were gathering fish and a gigantic whale surfaces among them.

Vaccine deserts: Countries with no Covid-19 jabs at all

Doctors caring with Covid-19 patients ferry medical equipment, at the Farcha provincial hospital in N'Djamena, Chad.

In Africa, in the Americas - and even in the Pacific - countries have no Covid-19 vaccines. And that's an issue for the whole world.

More world leaders support the easing of Covid-19 vaccine patents

The decision to remove patent protections on Covid vaccines is up to the 164-member World Trade Organisation, and if ...

Several leaders have praised the United States' call to remove patent protections on vaccines and expand their global reach — others are hesitant.

Woman gives birth to nine babies in Morocco

Medical staff are checking the babies regularly, with mother and babies reported to be doing well.

The Malian woman was told to expect seven babies, but instead gave birth to nine — breaking a world record.

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Israel, Hamas trade barrage of deadly rocket fire

Smoke rises after an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City.

The fire was so relentless that Israel’s rocket-defence system seemed to be overwhelmed by the nonstop hail of rockets.

Nine children killed in Gaza as violence intensifies with air strikes, rocket attacks

Israeli border police detain an Israeli youth as members of "Lahava", a Jewish extremist group, as they try approach to ...

Deaths in latest violence in Gaza and Jerusalem make it one of the bloodiest days of conflict in the region in recent years.

Jerusalem is in chaos: What's going on?

Israeli border police officers detain a Palestinian demonstrator during clashes with protesters in east Jerusalem.

EXPLAINER: For weeks now, explosions, sirens and protests have been a daily occurrence in the contested holy city.

Bomb kills at least 30 near girls' school in Afghan capital

The Taliban has condemned the attack.

Many of the victims were between 11 and 15 years old, stoking fears of what comes next for the country once the US and NATO have left.

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