Space tourists left in limbo

More than 700 Virgin Galactic ticket holders are left wondering what's next. | Rocket explodes

Town not clowning around

Social media pranks have lead a town in France to ban clown costumes on Halloween.

First lawsuit filed over MH370

A Malaysian family is suing the government and Malaysia Airlines for negligence in the mysterious disappearance of flight MH370..

Catch me if you can, dude

Stunning photos have emerged of a surfer's close encounter with a great white shark.

Fatal shooting charges 'unlikely'

The white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in the US may never face civil rights charges.

Armed robbers on run in Sydney

Officers hunt for armed bank robbers believed to have crashed their getaway car in Fairfield East.

Monk in nail-gun fight

A Buddhist monk is in an induced coma while a temple caretaker is recovering after a nail gun attack between the pair.

Crack down on foreign fighters

That's not a rock

Ruling favours nurse

Judge rejects bid by Maine health officials to restrict the movement of nurse Kaci Hickox as part of Ebola quarantine.

Dallas dog clears Ebola tests

Ebola-infected nurse Nina Pham to be reunited with dog Bentley after tests show pet is free of the virus.

Netanyahu insult 'damaging'

Modern 'Rambo' fugitive captured

Spaceship explosion kills one

Virgin Galactic trying to find out what caused its passenger rocket to crash during test flight in US.

Bodies found in blaze

Police find bodies of two men after a blaze at a fireworks warehouse in central England.

New human remains found at MH17 crash site

New human remains found at the crash site of flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine, Dutch PM says.

Anzac site in Turkey vandalised

Ukraine, Russia reach deal

Harris denied appeal

Rolf Harris has been denied permission to appeal his indecent assault convictions.

East Jerusalem erupts

Fierce clashes and fears of new Palestinian uprising follow Israeli police shooting of Palestinian man.

Egypt creates Gaza buffer zone

Houses razed along Gaza border as Egypt tries to prevent militant infiltration after wave of deadly attacks.

Islamic State mass killing in western Iraq

New Isis video from within Kobani

Muslims return to Old City mosque

Muslim worshippers over the age of 50 return to pray at Al Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem's Old City, a day after Israeli authorities shut down access.

A postcard from Afghanistan

Christchurch reporter Anna Pearson spent two weeks in Afghanistan, documenting a Kiwi-led agricultural aid project.

No hope for survivors

Toll reduced to over 100 as official says no hope of finding survivors in Sri Lanka landslide.

Burning passion

Landslide death toll rises sharply

Child stabbed to death

Eight-year-old stabbed to death and two classmates seriously injured in the latest attack on school children in China.

Protesters burn parliament

Three protesters dead as thousands demand resignation of Burkina Faso president and burn parliament.

Secular party beats Islamists

The secular Nidaa Tounes party has won Tunisia's landmark legislative polls, beating Islamist rivals Ennahda.

Ebola plateaus in Liberia

Zambian President Sata dies in London

NZ prepared for Ebola

Kiwis specialists say New Zealand has learnt from international mistakes, and is more prepared than ever for Ebola.

Fishing boat declared 'pirate ship'

A super-fishing boat that changes flags and names as it plunders the South Pacific is to be declared a pirate ship by a Wellington based agency.

Leaders to visit Fiji

Fiji has scored a political coup with leaders of world’s two largest countries making state visits in November.

Missing boy found in Niue

Locking up 3-year-old defended

Fiji stability 'threatened'

Voreqe Bainimarama says destructive forces re-emerging in Fiji as video of captured soldiers released.

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