Second big quake hits Philippines

Rescuers carry a survivor out from the rubble of a commercial building following a 6.1 magnitude earthquake on Easter Monday.

7:32 PM  Another large earthquake shakes Philippines a day after deadly tremor on Easter Monday.

US rapper faces death penalty

Rapper YNW Melly is facing the death penalty.

6:59 PM  Police says YNW Melly staged crime scene of double murder to look like drive-by shooting.

Hotel rooftop pool 'ruptures'

A quake aftershock in Manila, Philippines caused a 48-story building's rooftop pool to spill over the edge.

Footage shows a building in Manila swaying and emptying its rooftop swimming pool during an aftershock of the 6.1 magnitude quake.

Sri Lanka: 40 arrests, toll up to 310

Relatives carry a coffin for burial during the funerals of three members of the same family. Sri Lanka President ...

Alleged van driver who drove bombers arrested as Sri Lanka has day of mourning for 310 killed in Easter attack.

From homeless to top NFL pick video

Josh Jacobs credits his father, Marty, for keeping their lives together when he was younger: "I don't know how he did it."

Homeless while at school, Josh Jacobs looks set to have a high profile career in American football.

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Bid to save baby's life on plane

AirAsia issued a statement regarding a 'medical emergency involving an infant' during a flight. (File photo)

Doctors worked for hours, but couldn't revive a baby who died on a Perth-bound fight.

Military given special powers video

In this Sunday, April 21, 2019 photo Sri Lankan Army soldiers secure the area around St. Anthony's Shrine after a blast ...

Political rivalries in Sri Lanka meant Prime Minister couldn't attend Security Council meetings since October.

Is Sri Lanka safe for Kiwis?

Many New Zealanders have Sri Lanka on their radar, or will be planning to head there in the coming months.

Some countries are warning travellers to reconsider travel, so what’s the official advice for New Zealanders?

Tycoon loses 3 kids in Sri Lanka video

Anders Holch Povlsen, reported to be Denmark's richest man, has lost three of his four children in the attacks in Sri Lanka.

Three children of Danish billionaire behind fashion retailer ASOS among the 39 foreigners killed in bomb attacks.

Facebook ban in terror aftermath video

A Sri Lankan woman living near St. Anthony's shrine runs for safety with her infant after police found explosive devices ...

Sri Lanka's ban stops loved-ones communicating in a crisis, Facebook says.

76 year old war mystery solved

US marines rest on the field in Guadalcanal.

22 year old Dale W. Ross was last seen in an area that saw heavy fighting around a Japanese-held hilltop in the Solomon Islands in 1943.

TV actor faces presidential reality video

Zelensky swept to the presidency amid intense popular discontent with Ukraine's political elites five years after the ...

On TV, Volodymyr Zelensky's character is too soft and kind - many fear politicians may exploit that perception.

Trump sues to block subpoena video

US president Donald Trump and his companies filed the lawsuit.

The lawsuit seeks to prevent accounting firm from handing over US president's financial records.

Disney CEO's 'insane' paypacket video

The statue of Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland in California. Abigail ...

Disney's CEO made 1424 times as much as his employees. An heir to the Disney fortune says that's "insane".

Buildings fall in Philippines quake

The boundary arch separating Pampanga, north of Manila, and Bataan collapsed in the earthquake.

At least three confirmed dead, others trapped in debris as rescuers struggle to save them.

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'Big shadow' halts surf comp

Safety protocol delayed Owen Wright's heat at Bells Beach, Victoria.

False alarm as surfers paddle for safety during Rip Curl Pro event in Australia.

Aus mum, girl killed in Sri Lanka video

Two Australians including a 10-year-old girl were killed in Sri Lanka attacks, with another two injured.

Aussie PM blasts 'keyboard warriors'

Baby dies on AirAsia flight

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Trump sues to block subpoena video

US president Donald Trump and his companies filed the lawsuit.

The lawsuit seeks to prevent accounting firm from handing over US president's financial records.

Giuliani: Using Russian info okay

Rudy Giuliani, a former New York mayor, joined US President Donald Trump's legal team.

Using Russian political dirt on Hillary Clinton during 2016 campaign was not illegal, says US president's lawyer.

Get ready for 'human composting'

Washington State is gearing up for human composting.

​Washington state will be the first in the US to allow humans to be turned into compost.

Trump asked spy chiefs to combat Mueller and bad press video

US President Donald Trump.

Most unusual thing NSA Deputy had experienced in 40 years of public service.

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Trump sues to block subpoena video

US president Donald Trump and his companies filed the lawsuit.

The lawsuit seeks to prevent accounting firm from handing over US president's financial records.

Disney CEO's 'insane' paypacket video

The statue of Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland in California. Abigail ...

Disney's CEO made 1424 times as much as his employees. An heir to the Disney fortune says that's "insane".

Giuliani: Using Russian info okay

Rudy Giuliani, a former New York mayor, joined US President Donald Trump's legal team.

Using Russian political dirt on Hillary Clinton during 2016 campaign was not illegal, says US president's lawyer.

Get ready for 'human composting'

Washington State is gearing up for human composting.

​Washington state will be the first in the US to allow humans to be turned into compost.

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Tycoon loses 3 kids in Sri Lanka video

Anders Holch Povlsen, reported to be Denmark's richest man, has lost three of his four children in the attacks in Sri Lanka.

Three children of Danish billionaire behind fashion retailer ASOS among the 39 foreigners killed in bomb attacks.

Search for more bodies in old mine

Cypriot investigators and police search a flooded mineshaft where two female bodies were found, outside Mister village ...

Cypriot authorities suspect "unprecedented" serial killings after two women found dead in abandoned shaft.

Notre Dame fire a warning bell video

The Notre Dame fire has raised questions about the state of thousands of other cathedrals, palaces and village spires ...

ANALYSIS: With a near-endless list of fires at Europe's historical sites, why don't officials act before it's too late?

Aphrodite emerges from metro dig

Hellenistic-era building foundations found at Agia Sophia Station in Thessaloniki.

Gold wreaths, rings and statues among priceless artefacts uncovered by Greek transport project.

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From a Fijian jail to Parliament

Fijian PM Frank Bainimarama and Mel Reid at afternoon tea after the journalists' release. He took the opportunity to ...

Newsroom journalists go to Suva seeking answers, end up arrested and then hosted by the prime minister.

When the villagers cried 'enough' video

Local women protest the development.

Malolo Island villagers fight the environmental destruction from a planned resort on the island.

Surfers stopped environmental disaster

Newsroom's Melanie Reid with Navrin Fox.

Two Australians purchased a lease on an acre of land on Fiji's beautiful Malolo Island, but faced a battle when a developer moved in next door.

Fiji cancels on Chinese resort

Freesoul Real Estate carved a large channel through the reef near its big Malolo resort development.

Developer faces massive cleanup bill after resort that "desecrated" land is stopped.

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Military given special powers video

In this Sunday, April 21, 2019 photo Sri Lankan Army soldiers secure the area around St. Anthony's Shrine after a blast ...

Political rivalries in Sri Lanka meant Prime Minister couldn't attend Security Council meetings since October.

Facebook ban in terror aftermath video

A Sri Lankan woman living near St. Anthony's shrine runs for safety with her infant after police found explosive devices ...

Sri Lanka's ban stops loved-ones communicating in a crisis, Facebook says.

Buildings fall in Philippines quake

The boundary arch separating Pampanga, north of Manila, and Bataan collapsed in the earthquake.

At least three confirmed dead, others trapped in debris as rescuers struggle to save them.

Sri Lanka attack: What we know video

Blood stains are seen on the wall and on a Jesus Christ statue at the St. Sebastian's Church after the Easter Sunday ...

Here is what we know so far about the bomb attacks which have killed at least 290 people in Sri Lanka.

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Aid worker killed at Nigerian resort

British woman Faye Mooney had been working in Nigeria for a non-governmental organisation.

British national who "travelled to places other feared" killed after kidnappers stormed a holiday resort.

MP lacks credibility on hate speech video

Green Party MP Golriz Ghahraman is pushing for new hate speech laws.

OPINION: The best antidote to bad speech is good speech.

Sudan coup leader resigns video

General Awad Ibn Ouf steps down.

Army chief Awad Ibn Ouf quits one day after staging a coup which overthrew the president.

Global Ebola emergency possible

A healthcare worker from the World Health Organisation prepares to give an Ebola vaccination in Mangina, Democratic ...

Congo's Ebola outbreak might be declared a global emergency as new case rate unprecedented.

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Inside a mermaid community video

Shir Katzenell and her son Erez. "I realised I was part of something big."

Last year, Shir Katzenell left a prestigious job in the Israeli army to pursue a childhood dream: becoming a mermaid.

IS fighter's kids want to return to Aus video

Hoda Sharrouf (right) has begged to be allowed back into Australia. She is pictured with sister Zaynab before leaving ...

Taken to Syria by their now-dead parents, they say they want to go home and live their lives in safety.

PM, Red Cross battle

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern refusd to comment at length on the matter, saying it was still her Government's view that ...

Red Cross contradicts the PM's statements around the decision to name a Kiwi nurse being held by Isis.

Isis captives in adjacent cells

In 2014, Isis carried out a series of beheadings of Westerners like James Foley who it was holding hostage.

Nicolas Hénin was held next door to Kiwi Louisa Akavi. But he was released after a ransom was reportedly paid.

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