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Texts make man murder stranger

Paul Kristian Hogan died after he was shot while parked outside his house in Melbourne, Australia.

He had never met his victim, but a series of texts convinced the Australian man he must die.

Obama's swing at Trump video

Former US President Barack Obama says watching some of today's politics is like looking back 50 years.

Blasting "politics of division", former US president joins George W Bush in thinly veiled swipe at Trump.

Missing men's trawler found

From left, skipper Ben Leahy, Adam Hoffman, Eli Tonks and Adam Bidner are missing after a trawler accident off the ...

Families brace for the likely recovery of six bodies after sunken trawler found off Australian coast.

Man dies as aide plays games

Bill Nutter's family didn't learn the truth until the Boston Globe looked into his death.

Nurse's aide then announced US war veteran's death to her boss with a slit throat gesture, report says.

Aus journo to name 'predators'

Journalist Tracey Spicer: "[Australian offenders] deserve to be held to account after the way that they have behaved ...

Journalist Tracey Spicer says she'll name and shame media offenders - and maybe prosecute them, too.

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    Pyongyang as you've never seen it video

    Some incredible structures on the river.

    A 360-degree video of Kim Jong Un's showcase North Korean capital.

    Finding freedom video

    Four-year-old Fowya Julsalam is getting to grips with his new life in New Zealand.

    He was thrown into jail and beaten. Now, Musti Rahman and his family are free.

    'Hotel of Doom' may finally open video

    The Ryugyong Hotel in Pyongyang.

    Satellite images show work may have restarted on North Korea's 105-story Ryugyong Hotel.

    'Pikachu' tries to jump fence

    The White House is no place for a Pikachu. (File photo)

    Secret Service closes in on US man dressed as Pokemon character as he records "pre-jump" ritual at White House.

    Ardern as PM - that's awkward

    Australian foreign minister Julie Bishop said she wouldn't be able to trust a NZ Labour government. That government is ...

    Australian minister declared she wouldn't be able to trust a Labour government. Now, that government's a reality.

    Dozens of Afghan troops killed

    At least 43 Afghan troops were killed in the attack. (File photo)

    Taliban militants attack in the middle of the night, devastating an Afghan military base.

    Dogs test positive for drugs

    Several dogs have tested positive for an illegal drug following the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

    Dog doping has just become a thing as dogs competing in the world's most famous sled dog race test positive for a prohibited drug.

    US gold medallist says doctor molested her

    McKayla Maroney says she was molested by the US team doctor.

    'Fierce Five' member McKayla Maroney joins #MeToo movement with story of abuse.

    Loudest underwater noise ever video

    A still image from Cara Cusumano's short documentary, The Bloop.

    It came from the depths of the Southern Ocean 20 years ago and it's never been heard again.

    Teen dies at Australian pool

    Pono Aperahama was remembered by friends as 'lovely and caring'.

    A 17-year-old New Zealand teenager has died at a public pool in Australia after suffering a "medical episode".

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    Ardern as PM - that's awkward

    Australian foreign minister Julie Bishop said she wouldn't be able to trust a NZ Labour government. That government is ...

    Australian minister declared she wouldn't be able to trust a Labour government. Now, that government's a reality.

    Teen dies at Australian pool

    A 17-year-old New Zealand teenager has died at a public pool in Australia after suffering a "medical episode".

    Search for fishermen 'not real promising'

    Jailed for 'revolting' GoPro gang rape

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    Trump denies making widow cry video

    US President Donald Trump didn't even remember the dead soldier's name when he phoned the fallen man's family, according ...

    US president accused of making disrespectful comments and forgetting fallen soldier's name when he phoned family.

    Iran to 'shred' deal if US goes video

    Iranian leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has labelled Donald Trump "the brute president".

    Iranian leader calls on Europe to stand up against "stupid" Donald Trump, "the brute president".

    Threatening N Korea 'dangerous' video

    Former US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says the country's "cavalier" threats against North Korea must stop.

    Hillary Clinton takes swipe at Trump and his tweets, saying threats are "dangerous and short-sighted".

    Trump's fight over the dead

    US President Donald Trump has picked a political fight over who's done better to honour America's war dead.

    Donald Trump picks a political fight over who's done better to honour America's war dead.

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    Dogs test positive for drugs

    Several dogs have tested positive for an illegal drug following the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

    Dog doping has just become a thing as dogs competing in the world's most famous sled dog race test positive for a prohibited drug.

    US gold medallist says doctor molested her

    McKayla Maroney says she was molested by the US team doctor.

    'Fierce Five' member McKayla Maroney joins #MeToo movement with story of abuse.

    145kg woman sits on girl, kills her video

    Veronica Posey, 64, is facing a murder charge after allegedly sitting on 9-year-old cousin to punish her.

    The woman sat on her 33kg cousin to punish her after she hit her with a metal pipe. Now she's facing a murder charge.

    Fired for dragging flyer off plane video

    David Dao was dragged off a United Airlines flight at Chicago O'Hare International Airport.

    Two security officers given marching orders after fall-out from pulling David Dao off a United flight.

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    Too racy for the Louvre video

    The Domestikator has been labelled too sexually explicit to display at the Louvre.

    It's hard to spot at first, but a sex sculpture has been deemed too kinky for the world's most visited museum.

    Pilots suspended for farewell fly-by video

    The Air Berlin's fly-by at Duesseldorf Airport.

    It was the final long-haul Air Berlin flight and pilots wanted to make a "dignified and emotional goodbye".

    'Czech Trump' poised for power

    Czech Finance Minister Andrej Babis' media and agricultural empire is worth about $5 billion.

    Controversial billionaire and the second richest man in Czech Republic is poised to take power.

    'Noah's Ark 2017' set to open video

    Diver Alex Reeson checks on the Arapaima or Pirarucu fishes in the tropical section of Europe's biggest freshwater aquarium.

    It houses 10,000 fish and 100 reptiles, that are almost exclusively endangered or threathened species.

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    Strong quake strikes off Tonga

    There were no reports of immediate damage, and no tsunami warnings were issued.

    No immediate reports of damage, or tsunami warning, after magnitude-6.4 quake off Tonga.

    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.

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    China to get more powerful

    Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks during the opening of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China.

    Chinese president wants to downplay China's image as an emerging superpower.

    Threatening N Korea 'dangerous' video

    Former US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says the country's "cavalier" threats against North Korea must stop.

    Hillary Clinton takes swipe at Trump and his tweets, saying threats are "dangerous and short-sighted".

    China's Communist Party congress begins

    Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks during the opening of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China at ...

    The country's biggest political event has begun in Beijing under tight security.

    Kim Jong Un's gruesome plot

    Kim Jong Nam - the estranged half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un - did not see his death coming.

    Plan to murder brother laid bare, offering glimpse into N Korean leader's mindset as world anxiously anticipates next move.

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    Conjoined twins survive epic journey

    Claudine Mukhena and Zaiko Munzadi travelled 1400km over land and air to get their twin babies separated.

    Twins "doing well" after surviving a natural birth and a 15-hour trip on the back of a motorbike to receive medical help.

    Flight opens up remote St Helena video

    Merrill Joshua, a member of the local government, dresses up as Napoleon outside a house where the exiled French ...

    Locals are hoping flights into the "world's most useless airport" will bring a steady trickle of aviation thrill-seekers and French history buffs.

    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.

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    Dozens of Afghan troops killed

    At least 43 Afghan troops were killed in the attack. (File photo)

    Taliban militants attack in the middle of the night, devastating an Afghan military base.

    Iran to 'shred' deal if US goes video

    Iranian leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has labelled Donald Trump "the brute president".

    Iranian leader calls on Europe to stand up against "stupid" Donald Trump, "the brute president".

    Taliban kill 74 in Afghanistan

    Smoke rises from police headquarters  after a suicide car bomber and gunmen attacked the provincial police headquarters ...

    The Taliban launched its "biggest terrorist attack this year", targeting police compounds and government facilities.

    Six dead in coal mine collapse

    Turkey experienced its worst-ever mining disaster in 2014 (file photo).

    A coal mine collapse in southeast Turkey has reportedly killed at least six miners.

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