Live: Impeachment hearings

The United States House has opened a second day of Donald Trump impeachment hearings.

3:33 AM  Watch as the second Donald Trump impeachment hearing opens with ousted US diplomat.

Bushfires on Sydney's doorstep

Fire crews are working hard to gain the upper hand after devastating fires tore through areas near Colo Heights.

A bushfire burning out of control at emergency level on Sydney's outskirts has already claimed one property.

The deaths by the river

Margaret Chandler's body was found near the Lane Cover River on New Year's Day in 1963.

NZ-born Dr Gilbert Bogle and Margaret Chandler were found dead by a river in Australia in 1963. The mystery is still unsolved.

Flooded Venice in photos, and tears

Tourists push their luggage in a flooded St Mark's Square in Venice. There's a sense that life in one of the world's ...

There's a sense that life in one of the world's most improbable cities is becoming unviable, but the tourists remain.

Weapons improvised in Hong Kong

Peggy sits on a bridge at Polytechnic University surrounded by crude weapons

Police accuse university students of taking a step closer to terrorism, while students say they need to defend against police.

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Author not seeking NZ asylum - for now video

The Kurdish writer, film maker and refugee shared a hongi with a representative from Ngai Tahu at Christchurch airport ...

An emotional Behrouz Boochani says arriving in New Zealand was the first time he realised he had survived - unlike many other refugees imprisoned beside him.

Uni grad at 9

Laurent Simons in 2018, not long after he completed his high school studies.

Last year he finished high school, now 9-year-old Laurent has finished his electrical engineering degree.

Mum's killer boyfriend a 'cunning' liar

A man in the UK has been jailed for the death of a happy, playful and imaginative three-year-old, Alfie Lamb.

Alfie Lamb's cries were ignored as he was crushed in the back seat of a car.

Sydney fireworks spark outrage

A fireworks display on Sydney Harbour has sparked outrage, with critics noting a total fire ban is in place amid record ...

A fireworks display on Sydney Harbour has caused outrage, with critics asking why it went ahead during a total fire ban.

Mass shooting at US high school

Students are led out of Saugus High School after a mass shooting left one dead and at least four injured.

Two people are dead and three hurt after a teen gunman opened fire at a California high school.

2 dead in US school shooting

Students are led out of Saugus High School by police after a shooting left two people dead and three injured.

Suspect allegedly opened fire on his classmates on his 16th birthday.

Bahamas, life after deadly storm video

After Hurricane Dorian hit in September, Grand Bahama Island has started to rebuild in time for the holidays. Lighthouse ...

After Hurricane Dorian, the tourist islands are slowly getting back on their feet.

NZ to aid Samoa's measles outbreak

MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccines and nurses are being sent to Samoa from New Zealand.

Vaccines and nurses being sent from NZ to Pacific, where a measles outbreak is thought to have claimed at least three lives.

'War zone' as fires spread

Southern district deputy principal rural fire officer Hamish Angus and southern district principal rural fire officer ...

Heartbreak as Kiwi firefighters are unable to save dozens of homes destroyed in Australian wildfires.

Large quake in Indonesia

USGS says the quake measured at magnitude 7.4.

Magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck in the Southeast Asian nation.

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'War zone' as fires spread

Southern district deputy principal rural fire officer Hamish Angus and southern district principal rural fire officer ...

Heartbreak as Kiwi firefighters are unable to save dozens of homes destroyed in Australian wildfires.

In NZ, after six years on Manus video

Award-winning journalist who was held on Manus Island has touched down in Auckland.

Fire 'sounds like apocalypse'

Pregnant, but fighting fires video

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Trump says he's too busy video

President Donald Trump says he's "too busy" to watch even a "minute" of the hearings.

US president claims he's not watched a minute of the impeachment hearings, but he "hears its a joke".

Fact-checking the impeachment inquiry

US President Donald Trump says the impeachment inquiry is a "witch hunt".

On the first day of public hearings, Republicans defended Trump by pushing an unsubstantiated theory about Ukraine. Let's fact-check it.

Trump impeachment hearing

Top US diplomat in Ukraine William Taylor, left, and Career Foreign Service officer George Kent are sworn in prior to ...

Trump lashes out as lawmakers begin public hearings into whether he pressured Ukraine for political favours.

Drag queen causes impeachment stir

"It's a crazy day in Washington! I'm flipping my wig over the high-energy proceedings today," Pissi Myles said in an ...

The first day of US President Donald Trump's impeachment hearing is already off to a surprising start.

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Mass shooting at US high school

Students are led out of Saugus High School after a mass shooting left one dead and at least four injured.

Two people are dead and three hurt after a teen gunman opened fire at a California high school.

2 dead in US school shooting

Students are led out of Saugus High School by police after a shooting left two people dead and three injured.

Suspect allegedly opened fire on his classmates on his 16th birthday.

Bahamas, life after deadly storm video

After Hurricane Dorian hit in September, Grand Bahama Island has started to rebuild in time for the holidays. Lighthouse ...

After Hurricane Dorian, the tourist islands are slowly getting back on their feet.

Trump says he's too busy video

President Donald Trump says he's "too busy" to watch even a "minute" of the hearings.

US president claims he's not watched a minute of the impeachment hearings, but he "hears its a joke".

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Uni grad at 9

Laurent Simons in 2018, not long after he completed his high school studies.

Last year he finished high school, now 9-year-old Laurent has finished his electrical engineering degree.

Mum's killer boyfriend a 'cunning' liar

A man in the UK has been jailed for the death of a happy, playful and imaginative three-year-old, Alfie Lamb.

Alfie Lamb's cries were ignored as he was crushed in the back seat of a car.

The ingenious smuggling of one fat cat

Mikhail Galin  with his tubby tabby.

It involves a stunt moggy and a cunning swap at an airport, but it came at a cost.

A stone's throw from Paris attacks video

My son Sam's first birthday party, a couple of months after the attacks. Boulevard Richard Lenoir, with the metro and ...

COMMENT: On November 13, 2015, I was at home in my apartment hundreds of metres from Bataclan theatre when it came under siege.

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NZ to aid Samoa's measles outbreak

MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccines and nurses are being sent to Samoa from New Zealand.

Vaccines and nurses being sent from NZ to Pacific, where a measles outbreak is thought to have claimed at least three lives.

Students film island's climate crisis video

The film-makers spent 15 days in Tokelau.

Three Massey creatives are sharing Tokelau's plight against climate change.

Measles on flight from Apia to Auckland

People were considered not immune to measles if they hadn't been vaccinated or hadn't previously had the illness, ...

Auckland's public health service has issued a measles warning for passengers who travelled from Samoa to Auckland on Thursday.

Samoan family mourns 2 children

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 10: A measles vaccine is prepared on September 10, 2019 in Auckland, New Zealand. The ...

A 2-year-old boy died of suspected measles a week ago; now his 1-year-old sister has died.

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Large quake in Indonesia

USGS says the quake measured at magnitude 7.4.

Magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck in the Southeast Asian nation.

Hong Kong uni battleground video

Riot police charge towards students during a clash at the Chinese University in Hong Kong.

 Violent confrontation between protesters and police escalates at city's prestigious Chinese University campus.

'Lost' mouse-deer spotted after 30 years

The mouse-deer, thought to be extinct for almost 30 years, was recently found in one of Vietnam's coastal forests thanks ...

The discovery of the tiny fanged Vietnamese mouse-deer overjoys conservationists.

Hong Kong police shoot protester video

The policeman is seen holding on to one protester as he shoots a second protester, who was later hospitalised.

GRAPHIC CONTENT: One man is shot and another set on fire as violence ramps up in Hong Kong.

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Elephant kills Australian tourist

A drought across southern Africa has caused stress for much of the wildlife, including elephants, zebras and hippos ...

The 59-year-old was with a group camping in Namibia's Kunene region.

Drought killing Africa's elephants video

An elephant walks next to a carcass of another elephant in an almost dry pool.

​Weak from hunger and thirst, the elephant got stuck in the mud, metres away from a shrunken watering hole.

Is this birthplace of humans?

Professor Hayes learning how to make fire with Ju/'hoansi hunters.

It's a barren sand-swept region - but scientists believe it's the place we all originated from.

Girl wrestles crocodile to save life

The crocodile loosened its grip on Latoya and slipped away under the water (file photo).

Rebecca Munkombwe jumps into action when her friend was struggling to stay afloat in Zimbabwe.

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Slice of Saudi oil pie for sale

Participants of the Future Investment Initiative forum where Aramco's partial floating was announced take a break in the ...

Shares to be sold in company that made more than Apple, Shell and Mobil combined last year with $175b in profit.

Iran finds big oil field

Iran is struggling to sell energy abroad over US sanctions.

Iran, one of the world's biggest oil producers, has just made a major discovery.

Shallow, strong quake hits Iran

A shallow magnitude 5.7 earthquake has hit Iran.

No immediate reports of casualties after quake hits northwestern Iran in the early hours of the morning.

Jerusalem's cable car approved video

Worshipers pray at the Western Wall. The wall is the most sacred site in Judaism outside of the Temple Mount itself.

It will ferry thousands of passengers every hour over the homes of Palestinians in east Jerusalem.

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