What Kim Jong Un wants

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wants to be treated as equals with President Donald Trump - as both are heads of ...

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un breaks his silence on his plans for summits with the South Korean and US presidents.

25 die in Nicaragua clashes video

A masked protester walks between burning barricades in Managua, Nicaragua. The clashes, pitting protesters opposed to ...

Nicaraguan president says he is willing to enter into talks over social security reforms that have sparked four days of deadly protests.

World's oldest person dies

This September 2015 photo shows Nabi Tajima, the world’s oldest person. Tajima died of old age, at 117 on April 21, 2018.

Guinness World Records was planning to recognise 117-year-old Nabi Tajima as the world's oldest person.

NK's suspicious factory

Complex at Chongsu that the Institute for Science and International Security suspect to contain a nuclear-grade graphite ...

North Korea said they would halt nuclear testing, but weapons experts suspect factory tells different story.

Informal custom of first ladies

First Lady Melania Trump arrives at St. Martin's Episcopal Church for a funeral service for former first lady Barbara Bush.

Melania Trump, Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton carry on tradition at Barbara Bush's funeral.

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    Manhunt underway for US gunman

    Police are searching for Travis Reinking in connection with a fatal shooting at a Waffle House restaurant  in Nashville ...

    Police are looking for man who they said opened fire nude at a Waffle House restaurant near Nashville early Sunday morning, killing four and injuring several.

    The Cantabrians who helped Armenian Genocide victims

    The "Australasian Orphanage" in Antelias, today part of Lebanon. Left to right is Reverend Cresswell, an Australian ...

    OPINION: A Christchurch couple founded an orphanage for Armenian children whose parents were killed in what is considered the 20th century's first genocide.

    Why Macron is befriending Trump

    US President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron  have an "improbable relationship".

    Of everything Emmanuel Macron has accomplished in nearly a year as France's president, the most important may be his tough-love friendship with Donald Trump.

    Kenyan runners win hottest London Marathon

    Two Kenyan runners win London Marathon

    The hottest-ever London Marathon featured a Kenyan double as Eliud Kipchoge swept to a third victory in front of Buckingham Palace joining Vivian Cheruiyot who won the women's race on Sunday.

    Tourists evacuated after threat

    French authorities evacuated tourists from the famous Mont-Saint-Michel abbey, responding to an apparent security attack ...

    French authorities evacuated tourists from the Mont-Saint-Michel abbey and were searching houses Sunday on the famed outcropping in the English Channel for a visitor who apparently threatened to attack security services.

    Suicide bomber kills 31 in Afghan

    An Afghan man walks outside a voter registration centrE, which was attacked by a suicide bomber on April 22, 2018.

    A suicide bomber struck a voter registration centre in the Afghan capital killing at least 31 people.

    The forgotten Titanic survivors video

    The Six documentary is in production and is to be released this year or next.

    A new documentary on the 6 survivors who were ignored - simply because of their ethnicity.

    Pippa Middleton reportedly pregnant

    Pippa Middleton and James Matthews. The baby is due in October.

    The Duchess of Cambridge’s younger sister is having her first child, according to UK media reports.

    After you've survived an air accident

    Jim Demetros hugs his wife Cindy after flying on the ill-fated Southwest Airlines plane.

    "If you don't get back immediately, you may never get back on that plane."

    You can't build a nation on a myth

    Lieutenant-Colonel William Malone is remembered as a hero of the Gallipoli campaign.

    OPINION: Today's dramatic challenge to the myth of Lt-Col Malone's Gallipoli insubordination offers a lesson to our Prime Minister, 100 years on.

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    It's a boy for Barnaby Joyce

    Vikki Campion and Barnaby Joyce have welcomed a baby boy.

    The baby at the centre of a relationship scandal that led to the former Australian deputy prime minister's resignation has arrived.

    Pregnant weightlifter's death 'staged'

    A 30kg bar lay across the Aussie woman's neck. It looked like a freak accident, but the bruises didn't fit.

    Cruise ship drug mule jailed

    Great Barrier Reef 'cooked'

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    Memos blow up in Trump's face

    US President Donald Trump (left) reportedly  tried to exert a level of control over FBI director James Comey, and over ...

    OPINION: Firing of FBI Director and Russia investigation must be looked at side by side to grasp importance.

    DNC sues Russia, Trump campaign

    Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez: "During the 2016 presidential campaign, Russia launched an all-out ...

    US Democratic Party files multimillion-dollar lawsuit against Russia, Trump campaign and WikiLeaks.

    Trump an economic horror story video

    Donald Trump could be responsible for unleashing frightening financial crisis.

    OPINION: The president may have unleashed global economic forces that he does not begin to understand.

    Putin's hooker quip to Trump video

    US President Donald Trump reportedly told then-FBI Director James Comey he had concerns about the judgment of his ...

    US President Donald Trump says Russian President Vladimir Putin told him, 'we have some of the most beautiful hookers in the world'.

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    After you've survived an air accident

    Jim Demetros hugs his wife Cindy after flying on the ill-fated Southwest Airlines plane.

    "If you don't get back immediately, you may never get back on that plane."

    Kaepernick decries 'lawful lynching'

    Amnesty International gave former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick its Ambassador of Conscience Award for his kneeling ...

    Amnesty International gave former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick its Ambassador of Conscience Award for his protest of racial injustice.

    Women rocking the world

    Senator Tammy Duckworth, a Democrat from Illinois, arrives at the Capitol in Washington DC for a close vote with her new ...

    OPINION: A record showing in a high-profile list and the recognition of an important American life shows we are waking up to the way women are changing the world.

    The image of a grieving president

    Former President George HW Bush looks at the casket of his wife, Barbara, with their daughter Dorothy "Doro" Bush Koch ...

    His daughter behind him, ex-US President George HW Bush sat silently, gazing up at the rose-draped casket holding his wife of 73 years.

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    You can't build a nation on a myth

    Lieutenant-Colonel William Malone is remembered as a hero of the Gallipoli campaign.

    OPINION: Today's dramatic challenge to the myth of Lt-Col Malone's Gallipoli insubordination offers a lesson to our Prime Minister, 100 years on.

    Fans pay tribute to DJ Avicii video

    Swedish-born Avicii was found dead, in Muscat, Oman.

    Hundreds stage impromptu gathering in Sweden after shock death.

    Pop concert for Queen Elizabeth II 92nd birthday

    Queen Elizabeth II plans to spend her 92nd birthday listening to a concert full of British artists, including Sting and ...

    Queen Elizabeth II is marking her 92nd birthday with a Saturday night concert in London featuring British singers such as Sting, Tom Jones and Jamie Cullum.

    Surviving hairy times

    He loves being a barber because of the happy faces he sees.

    A Taranaki barber said he is lucky to be alive having lived through the Kosovo war. 

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    Volcano forces Vanuatu evacuation

    Volcano ash spread across the Vanuatu island of Ambae, forcing mass evacuations.

    Plans under way to permanently settle all 11,000 residents of Ambae island due to volcanic activity.

    Floating on a bed as flood rose

    Cyclone Keni left widespread flooding.

    The water poured like a "tsunami" into her Fiji home. As it neared the ceiling she took a breath, prayed.

    Search called off after cruise ship fall

    In line with this response, Pacific Dawn turned around to follow the course it was on at the time of the incident. (File ...

    The sick woman had gone outside and was thrown overboard when a wave hit the ship, according to reports.

    The great wharf from China

    The wharf is now big enough to accommodate destroyers from the Chinese navy.

    It's big enough to allow powerful warships to dock in Vanuatu, and Beijing could seize it back at any time.

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    NKorea axes nuke tests

    North Korea escalated its missile testing over a year ago.

    Kim Jong Un says he has finished weaponising his nuclear arms and will also close the country's nuclear test site.

    Beware Chinese 'pro shoppers'

    Shangai-based New Zealand Trade & Enterprise Trade Commissioner Damon Paling: "I would like to think the lifespan of the ...

    Chinese shoppers hoping to cash in on consumer law breaches worry Kiwi food exporters.

    Trump could bail on Kim

    US President Donald Trump (right) and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speak during a meeting at Trump's private ...

    US President optimistic about historic meeting with North Korean leader, but he could still pull out.

    Major N Korean concession?

    Moon Jae-in, South Korea's president, and Kim Jong-un, North Korea's leader.

    South Korean President says Kim Jong Un isn't asking for the withdrawal of US troops before talks.

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    Church celebrates drinking alcohol

    Gabola's founder and self-declared pope, Tsietsi Makiti, says the church is for those who have been rejected by other ...

    A new church in South Africa celebrates drinking alcohol and holds enthusiastic, whiskey-fuelled services in bars.

    Children belong at school, not war video

    Jackson and Ganiko were best friends when they served together with the armed group.

    Joseph was 15 when he was taken from his home and his family, and given a gun.

    Swaziland rebranded as eSwatini video

    King Mswati III of Swaziland wants his country to know be known as eSwati.

    King of an African rebrand his country — because he said it sounded too much like Switzerland.

    'Jungle Jabbah' the cannibal

    ‘Jungle Jabbah’ Mohammed Jabbateh was accused of cannibalism and other horrors in Liberia.

    A US court hears a ruthless militant commander was accused of barbarous war crimes committed decades ago.

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    The ancient tourist site altering history

    Diriyah is a Unesco World Heritage site.

    Diriyah may not feature on many bucket lists, but Saudi Arabia is hoping to change perceptions.

    The fight for freedom

    South Auckland man Roger Fowler has been campaigning for the rights of the people of Gaza for almost a decade.

    Roger Fowler is leading New Zealand's efforts toward an international flotilla sailing to Gaza later this year.

    Russia: Chemical attack fabricated

    Russia's Alexander Shulgin did not provide evidence for the allegation.

    Russian officials are accusing British intelligence agencies of fabricating a suspected chemical attack in Syria.

    Russia accused of Syria tampering

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is a major supporter of Syria's government.

    Chemical weapons inspectors in Syria are concerned Russia is trying to thwart investigations.

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