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    Indian woman poisons family after taunts

    Indian woman poisons family after taunts


    New Delhi Police in India's western state of Maharashtra have arrested a 28-year-old housewife for allegedly poisoning food at a family function that killed five people, including four...

    New Delhi Police in India's western state of Maharashtra have arrested a 28-year-old housewife for allegedly poisoning food at a family function that killed five people, including four children.
    North Korea sticks with 'new era' pledge, after Trump reversal

    North Korea sticks with 'new era' pledge, after Trump reversal


    North Korea appeared unwilling Sunday to respond harshly after US President Donald Trump reversed course to declare it still a threat, pledging that its leader Kim Jong Un's regime seeks a "new era" with the United States but offering no specific plans...

    North Korea appeared unwilling Sunday to respond harshly after US President Donald Trump reversed course to declare it still a threat, pledging that its leader Kim Jong Un's regime seeks a "new era" with the United States but offering no specific plans toward dismantling its nuclear program.
    Five women's rights activists gang-raped in India

    Five women's rights activists gang-raped in India


    New Delhi Five activists putting on a play about the horror of human trafficking have been abducted and gang-raped at gunpoint in India's eastern state of Jharkhand this week, police have...

    New Delhi Five activists putting on a play about the horror of human trafficking have been abducted and gang-raped at gunpoint in India's eastern state of Jharkhand this week, police have confirmed.
    Rat breaches bank ATM in India, dines out on $27,500 worth of cash

    Rat breaches bank ATM in India, dines out on $27,500 worth of cash


    Police say at least one rat slipped through a hole in the back of an ATM in northeastern India and started eating. By the time it finished, more than US$19,000 (NZ$27,500) in bills were...


    Police say at least one rat slipped through a hole in the back of an ATM in northeastern India and started eating. By the time it finished, more than US$19,000 (NZ$27,500) in bills were shredded.
    Israel's Sara Netanyahu not the first leader's wife accused of corruption

    Israel's Sara Netanyahu not the first leader's wife accused of corruption


    Sara Netanyahu, wife of the Israeli prime minister, has long been plagued by allegations of living a lavish lifestyle with the taxpayers' money, and squabbling with staff and meddling in state affairs. She's now charged with a series of crimes including...

    Sara Netanyahu, wife of the Israeli prime minister, has long been plagued by allegations of living a lavish lifestyle with the taxpayers' money, and squabbling with staff and meddling in state affairs. She's now charged with a series of crimes including fraud and breach of trust.
    Ancient ape skull found in 2300-year-old tomb

    Ancient ape skull found in 2300-year-old tomb


    A long-forgotten species of ape has been found buried in a 2300-year-old tomb. It's a type of gibbon, which scientists named junzi...

    A long-forgotten species of ape has been found buried in a 2300-year-old tomb. It's a type of gibbon, which scientists named junzi imperialis.
    Indian forest ranger poses for a selfie with a python ... it tries to strangle him

    Indian forest ranger poses for a selfie with a python ... it tries to strangle him


    The rock python had just killed and eaten a goat, but perhaps more troubling, the reptile had crushed and consumed its meal within shouting distance of a school. Something had to be...

    The rock python had just killed and eaten a goat, but perhaps more troubling, the reptile had crushed and consumed its meal within shouting distance of a school. Something had to be done.
    A Hidden Catastrophe: Kachin civilians caught in ethnic conflict

    A Hidden Catastrophe: Kachin civilians caught in ethnic conflict


    OPINION: While the Western World is (rightly) angered at the extreme violence – some say genocide – towards Rohingya at the hands of the Myanmar military, another event of ethnic discrimination in Myanmar is strangely escaping...

    OPINION: While the Western World is (rightly) angered at the extreme violence – some say genocide – towards Rohingya at the hands of the Myanmar military, another event of ethnic discrimination in Myanmar is strangely escaping international attention.
    Strong earthquake hits Osaka in western Japan leaving three people dead

    Strong earthquake hits Osaka in western Japan leaving three people dead


    Residents in western Japan were cleaning up debris on Monday after a powerful earthquake hit the area around Osaka, the country's second-largest city of commerce, killing three people and injuring hundreds while knocking over walls and setting off...

    Residents in western Japan were cleaning up debris on Monday after a powerful earthquake hit the area around Osaka, the country's second-largest city of commerce, killing three people and injuring hundreds while knocking over walls and setting off fires.
    Wife of Cambodian prince killed in car crash

    Wife of Cambodian prince killed in car crash


    A Cambodian prince who was a candidate in upcoming general elections was seriously injured Sunday in a road crash that killed his wife and injured at least seven other people, officials...

    A Cambodian prince who was a candidate in upcoming general elections was seriously injured Sunday in a road crash that killed his wife and injured at least seven other people, officials said.
    Russia's World Cup headache: Keeping it safe, keeping it fun

    Russia's World Cup headache: Keeping it safe, keeping it fun


    When a taxi driver suddenly rammed into pedestrians near Red Square, despite intense security measures around Russian cities for the World Cup, fans and other visitors asked themselves: Are we...

    When a taxi driver suddenly rammed into pedestrians near Red Square, despite intense security measures around Russian cities for the World Cup, fans and other visitors asked themselves: Are we safe?
    South Koreans are left wondering: Are we better off than we were a week ago?

    South Koreans are left wondering: Are we better off than we were a week ago?


    South Koreans of a certain generation remember a hit children's animation from 1978, featuring as its hero a Tarzan-like boy who battles an army of North Korean soldiers, depicted as packs of rabid...

    South Koreans of a certain generation remember a hit children's animation from 1978, featuring as its hero a Tarzan-like boy who battles an army of North Korean soldiers, depicted as packs of rabid wolves.
    Taliban leader who ordered attack on Malala Yousafzai killed

    Taliban leader who ordered attack on Malala Yousafzai killed


    A US drone strike killed the leader of the Pakistani Taliban, Mullah Fazlullah, the elusive militant who ordered the assassination attempt on then-schoolgirl and future Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, Afghan and Pakistani officials said on...

    A US drone strike killed the leader of the Pakistani Taliban, Mullah Fazlullah, the elusive militant who ordered the assassination attempt on then-schoolgirl and future Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, Afghan and Pakistani officials said on Friday.
    After summit, North Korea shows US President Donald Trump in new light

    After summit, North Korea shows US President Donald Trump in new light


    North Koreans are getting a new look at US President Donald Trump. They see him shaking hands with Kim Jong Un at their historic summit in Singapore, and even awkwardly saluting a three-star general. It's a far cry from the "dotard" label their...

    North Koreans are getting a new look at US President Donald Trump. They see him shaking hands with Kim Jong Un at their historic summit in Singapore, and even awkwardly saluting a three-star general. It's a far cry from the "dotard" label their government slapped on him last year.
    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo disputes North Korean claims of sanctions relief

    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo disputes North Korean claims of sanctions relief


    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo emphasised that Kim Jong Un wouldn't receive sanctions relief until after his complete disarmament, pushing back against North Korean suggestions that penalties would soon start being...

    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo emphasised that Kim Jong Un wouldn't receive sanctions relief until after his complete disarmament, pushing back against North Korean suggestions that penalties would soon start being relaxed.