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'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.

Ex-cop killed daughter's boyfriend

Former US police officer Shannon Kepler has been found guilty after four trials over the death of his daughter's boyfriend.

The teen just wanted to introduce himself, a US court was told. He ended up dead.

Bush's unmistakable Trump takedown

Former US president George W. Bush has clearly decided silence on Donald Trump is no longer tenable, writes Aaron Blake.

OPINION: For nine years, George W. Bush has largely stayed out of presidential politics. Not anymore.

'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.

N Korea sends 'unprecedented' letter

Kim Jong Un's North Korea has emerged as a fully fledged nuclear power", the letter says.

Australian foreign minister says blistering letter, which demonises Donald Trump, is a sign pressure and sanctions are working.

Veteran 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.

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.

Spain to suspend Catalonia's autonomy video

Catalan President Carles Puigdemont has ignored a Spanish government deadline to drop the region's secession campaign.

Government says it will impose direct rule after Catalan president ignores deadline to drop secession campaign.

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".

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.

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.

No more "creep shots"

Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey has promised harsher penalties for hate speech and unwanted sexual advances on Twitter.

New rules for unwanted sexual advances, hate symbols, tweets that glorify violence and "creep shots".

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.

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".

Friend's suicide 'awesome': teen

Tyerell Przybycien said helping Jchandra Brown commit suicide would be "awesome".

US teen said helping friend commit suicide would be "like getting away with murder". Now, he'll face a murder trial.

Security guard describes Vegas shooting

Jesus Campos heard what he thought were drilling sounds. Then, bullets began to fly at him.

He heard what he thought were drilling sounds. Then, bullets began to fly at Jesus Campos.

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.

Search for fishermen 'not real promising'

Adam Hoffman was on the trawler when it capsized.

Families of six missing Australian fishermen cling to hope as police warn there's little chance of finding them alive.

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".

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.

Jailed for 'revolting' GoPro gang rape

Ayden Devereux will spend at least five years in jail. (Stock image)

From behind a GoPro, Ayden Devereux encouraged his friends as they raped a girl in Australia.

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.

7-tonne space lab falling to Earth video

China's Tiangong-1 is heading back to Earth.

China's space station is expected to have a fiery end. Where exactly, is anyone's guess.

Looking beyond Neptune

An illustration of the dwarf planet Haumea and its ring system. It was seen through telescopes in Europe on January 21, 2017.

There may be more ringed objects in the outer solar system than anyone knew.

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