Hong Kong police draw guns

Demonstrators carry in bamboos sticks to block a road.

4 min ago  Police fire a gun and use a water cannon to force back brick-throwing protesters in an escalation of the standoff with demonstrators.

Seven dead in helicopter, plane crash

Wreckage lies near Inca in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, after the two aircraft collided.

9 min ago  A mid-air collision on the Spanish island of Mallorca has left seven people dead, two of them children.

New protections for sharks

Scientists say it is the demand for shark fin soup that is threatening to drive some species to extinction.

5:46 AM  Between 63 million and 273 million sharks are killed each year, mostly for soup.

Crime tale that needs telling

Jeffrey Epstein surrounded himself with the rich and famous.

5:00 AM  OPINION: Epstein's death has left his great circle of friends in the firing line.

'Trump ruined my lawn': Queen

US President Donald Trump , left and Queen Elizabeth II stand, during the State Banquet at Buckingham Palace.

The Queen has confided in Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison about Trump's helicopter.

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Trump accused of blocking extremist crackdown

A Trump official denied the accusations from French media.

White House denies pressuring social media giants to not sign charter building on the Christchurch call.

US man eats 71 wings in 10 minutes

Joey Chestnut entered the world of competitive eating 14 years ago.

Whether it's hot dogs, apple pies or doughnuts, Joey Chestnut can eat more than you. He's been eating competitively for 14 years.

How much is Greenland worth anyway?

US President Donald Trump shocked the world by wanting to buy Greenland.

Trump shocked the world by saying he wanted to buy Greenland. The answer was no, but it raised some big questions for an expert on the country.

Newlyweds die moments after wedding

Harley and Rhiannon Morgan died shortly after their wedding in Texas.
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Minutes after saying 'I do', the high school sweethearts lost their lives in a car crash.

Brush with death after vaping

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Vape-related lung failure left US man Alexander Mitchell in hospital, fighting for his life. A doctor's hunch helped save him.

US candidate wants a 'white community'

Jean Cramer is a candidate for the Marysville City Council.

When asked about a town's diversity, Jean Cramer replied: "Keep Marysville a white community as much as possible."

Astronaut accused of fraud in space

Flight Engineer Anne McClain inside the US Destiny laboratory module of the International Space Station.

​The divorce case has all too familiar details - two partners at loggerheads, a child caught in the middle, and claims of financial malpractice. Except there is a twist.

Months wrongly in jail over honey

Leon Haughton was jailed for 82 days after customs officials alleged that three jars of honey he had brought to the ...

He bought three bottles of honey during his vacation in Jamaica. US Customs officials said it was liquid meth.

Trump's G-7 grievances

US President Donald Trump bears more grievance than guidance for global powers at the G-7.

With the global economy slowing, the US president presents more problems than solutions.

Serial killer's deathbed declaration

Serial killer Ivan Milat may not have long to live.

Australia's most infamous serial killer, Ivan Milat, claims he was framed, in a letter sent from his death bed.

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Serial killer's deathbed declaration

Serial killer Ivan Milat may not have long to live.

Australia's most infamous serial killer, Ivan Milat, claims he was framed, in a letter sent from his death bed.

Sailors discover rock carpet

The huge mass of pumice was spat out by an undersea volcano, and is expected to bring new coral to the reef.

Youngest Aus killer back in court

50kg of honey in home's ceiling

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Spicer's lies will follow him

Could the gaffe-prone former White House press secretary Sean Spicer rhumba his way to redemption?

OPINION: Ex-White House press secretary should know the first step to redemption.

Irate Trump slams China

Trump dropped all pretense on Friday in series of tweets in which he said he "hereby ordered" American companies to ...

Markets plunge after furious Trump tweetstorm "ordering" US firms to ditch China and attacking his own banking chief.

Trump's economy has faltered

US President Donald Trump's response to an economic slowdown is being called chaotic and contradictory.

The US president's response to an economic slowdown has been called chaotic and contradictory.

Trump's plan to detain kids indefinitely

US President Donald Trump has taken a hardline approach over immigration during his first term.

Trump's administration wants to be able to detain undocumented kids with their families indefinitely while immigration cases are pending.

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US man eats 71 wings in 10 minutes

Joey Chestnut entered the world of competitive eating 14 years ago.

Whether it's hot dogs, apple pies or doughnuts, Joey Chestnut can eat more than you. He's been eating competitively for 14 years.

Newlyweds die moments after wedding

Harley and Rhiannon Morgan died shortly after their wedding in Texas.
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Minutes after saying 'I do', the high school sweethearts lost their lives in a car crash.

Brush with death after vaping

Alexander Mitchell's lungs stopped working and he was in intensive care on two different life support systems for about ...

Vape-related lung failure left US man Alexander Mitchell in hospital, fighting for his life. A doctor's hunch helped save him.

US candidate wants a 'white community'

Jean Cramer is a candidate for the Marysville City Council.

When asked about a town's diversity, Jean Cramer replied: "Keep Marysville a white community as much as possible."

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How much is Greenland worth anyway?

US President Donald Trump shocked the world by wanting to buy Greenland.

Trump shocked the world by saying he wanted to buy Greenland. The answer was no, but it raised some big questions for an expert on the country.

Prince Andrew denies Epstein link

Prince Andrew says it was a mistake to visit Jeffrey Epstein. (File photo)

The Queen's son has issued a lengthy statement about his "association" with Epstein.

Blast hints at full arms race

A Russian Iskander-K missile. Last year, Vladimir Putin announced a series of new missile systems that Russia is ...

Amid the mysteries surrounding deadly Russian blast spiking radiation, one thing is clear: a new arms race is going full speed.

Presenter laughs at Prince's ballet class video

Prince George's school curriculum was a source of humour for a US television host.

The Good Morning America host apologised for her 'insensitive comment' about Prince George's curriculum.

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Quake in South Pacific

The quake was registered at magnitude 6 by USGS.

No immediate reports of damage from magnitude 6 quake near the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.

Shock jock Jones warned

Alan Jones said the Australian Prime Minister should confront Jacinda Ardern and "shove a sock down her throat" over ...

Media boss warns Alan Jones he'll be fired if he makes further offensive comments about Jacinda Ardern.

Aus ignorant of climate change

Scott Morrison, then Treasurer, with a lump of coal during Question Time at Parliament House in Canberra 2017.

OPINION: We may as well get used to it, these coal-loving Aussies are just going to keep doing whatever they want.

Broadcaster's Ardern jibe slammed

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Aussie PM blasts Alan Jones for calling Jacinda Ardern a "clown" over her climate policy.

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Hong Kong police, protesters clash

The chaotic scenes unfolded outside a police station and a nearby shopping mall as officers in riot gear faced off with ...

Chaotic scenes erupt in Hong Kong as protesters throw bricks and petrol bombs at police, who responded with tear gas.

China frees UK consulate worker

Chinese police said Saturday they released an employee at the British Consulate in Hong Kong.

Chinese police release British Consulate employee in Hong Kong as protesters take to the streets once again.

Trump raises tariffs on China

US President Donald Trump escalates his trade fight with China by ordering American companies to reconsider doing ...

US president escalates his trade fight with China by ordering American companies to reconsider doing business there.

Hong Kong human chain

Thousands of anti-government protesters march on August 18, 2019.

Supporters of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement line city streets.

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Clark slammed over UN inaction

Former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen pictured in Christchurch this week.

A diplomat claims Helen Clark failed to act over an investigation of an alleged war criminal.

IVF to bring 'extinct' rhino back

Fatu and Najin are the last two northern white rhinos on the planet.

Vets successfully harvest 10 eggs from the last two surviving female northern white rhinos of their species.

Giraffes endangered

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Nations around the world move to protect giraffes as an endangered species for the first time.

57 killed in fuel tanker explosion

Morogoro lies about 200km from Tanzania's economic hub of Dar es Salaam.

People were trying to siphon away fuel when the tanker burst into flames in Tanzania.

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Wedding attack death toll hits 80

Men mourn for the victims of the Dubai City wedding hall bombing during a memorial service at a mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Afghanistan suicide bombing claims an extra 17 victims, as wedding-goers die from their injuries.

Syria: NZ is watching stuff nation

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Wedding bombing 'a crime against humanity'

An Afghan man mourns near the body of his brother after he was killed in an explosion at a wedding hall in Kabul, ...

Women and children among the 63 killed in the deadliest attack to hit Aghanistan's capital this year.

McRoberts to return to Syria

Journalist Mike McRoberts and Newshub camer operator Simon Ashworth report from Syria in 2017.

The broadcaster is worried Kiwis have forgotten the crisis in Syria, so he's going back.

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