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    Forget about saving the world, here’s how you can really help this Christmas

    Forget about saving the world, here’s how you can really help this Christmas


    With so many problems in the world today, it can seem impossible to fix them all. But, as Unicef's Communications Director Lachlan Forsyth explains, there is a way for you to make a...

    With so many problems in the world today, it can seem impossible to fix them all. But, as Unicef's Communications Director Lachlan Forsyth explains, there is a way for you to make a difference. 
    North Korean missile bases 'still expanding'

    North Korean missile bases 'still expanding'


    New satellite images have revealed that North Korea has significantly expanded a key long-range missile base located in a remote mountainous area, despite continuing talks with the US over the country's nuclear...

    New satellite images have revealed that North Korea has significantly expanded a key long-range missile base located in a remote mountainous area, despite continuing talks with the US over the country's nuclear disarmament.
    Two US warplanes crash off Japan; one dead, five remain missing

    Two US warplanes crash off Japan; one dead, five remain missing


    One of two crew members recovered after two US warplanes collided and crashed off Japan's coast is dead and five others remain missing, the US military...

    One of two crew members recovered after two US warplanes collided and crashed off Japan's coast is dead and five others remain missing, the US military said.
    Philippines police arrest priest accused of abusing altar boys

    Philippines police arrest priest accused of abusing altar boys


    Philippine immigration authorities have arrested an American Roman Catholic priest accused of sexually assaulting altar boys in a remote central town in a case one official described as "shocking and...

    Philippine immigration authorities have arrested an American Roman Catholic priest accused of sexually assaulting altar boys in a remote central town in a case one official described as "shocking and appalling."
    'Betrayed' Lion Air preparing documents to cancel Boeing orders

    'Betrayed' Lion Air preparing documents to cancel Boeing orders


    Indonesia's PT Lion Mentari Airlines is threatening to cancel its aircraft orders from Boeing after a statement from the planemaker suggested that the carrier was to blame for the recent crash that killed 189...

    Indonesia's PT Lion Mentari Airlines is threatening to cancel its aircraft orders from Boeing after a statement from the planemaker suggested that the carrier was to blame for the recent crash that killed 189 people.
    Turkey seeks arrest of Saudi crown prince's former aides for Jamal Khashoggi's murder

    Turkey seeks arrest of Saudi crown prince's former aides for Jamal Khashoggi's murder


    Turkey is seeking the arrest of two former aides to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman who were dismissed amid the fallout from the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal...

    Turkey is seeking the arrest of two former aides to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman who were dismissed amid the fallout from the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.
    China orders a halt to crazy rich weddings

    China orders a halt to crazy rich weddings


    China has called for the end of lavish wedding ceremonies as the government ramps up its campaign against gaudy displays of...

    China has called for the end of lavish wedding ceremonies as the government ramps up its campaign against gaudy displays of wealth.
    South Korean president talks North Korea sanctions, Pacific reset with Jacinda Ardern

    South Korean president talks North Korea sanctions, Pacific reset with Jacinda Ardern


    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and South Korean president Moon Jae-in have discussed North Korea tensions, the Pacific reset and closer co-operation at talks in...

    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and South Korean president Moon Jae-in have discussed North Korea tensions, the Pacific reset and closer co-operation at talks in Auckland.
    Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte jokes he used marijuana at summit meeting

    Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte jokes he used marijuana at summit meeting


    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, whose controversial war on drugs has cost thousands of lives, says he uses marijuana to keep awake at long regional meetings, but later disavowed his assertion as a...

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, whose controversial war on drugs has cost thousands of lives, says he uses marijuana to keep awake at long regional meetings, but later disavowed his assertion as a joke.
    Men used as bait in a cage to hunt human-killing leopard

    Men used as bait in a cage to hunt human-killing leopard


    Humans are being used as bait to catch a man-eating leopard that has killed three people in a week in India's western state of...

    Humans are being used as bait to catch a man-eating leopard that has killed three people in a week in India's western state of Gujarat.
    John Chau aced missionary boot camp. Reality proved a harsher test

    John Chau aced missionary boot camp. Reality proved a harsher test


    Just months before undertaking the most forbidding journey in his life as a young missionary to a remote Indian Ocean island, John Allen Chau was blindfolded and dropped off on a dirt road in a remote part of...

    Just months before undertaking the most forbidding journey in his life as a young missionary to a remote Indian Ocean island, John Allen Chau was blindfolded and dropped off on a dirt road in a remote part of Kansas.
    South Korea says North Korean soldier has defected by crossing DMZ

    South Korea says North Korean soldier has defected by crossing DMZ


    South Korea's military says a North Korean soldier has fled across the countries' heavily fortified border to defect to the...

    South Korea's military says a North Korean soldier has fled across the countries' heavily fortified border to defect to the South.