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    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.
    United States wants 'major' N Korea disarmament within 30 months

    United States wants 'major' N Korea disarmament within 30 months


    The United States hopes to achieve "major disarmament" by North Korea within the next 2-1/2 years, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says, a day after US President Donald Trump met North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for a historic...

    The United States hopes to achieve "major disarmament" by North Korea within the next 2-1/2 years, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says, a day after US President Donald Trump met North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for a historic summit.
    North Korea lauds, and basks in, Kim Jong Un's performance at Singapore summit

    North Korea lauds, and basks in, Kim Jong Un's performance at Singapore summit


    The news on television and the front page of the ruling Workers' Party newspaper was something North Koreans never would have imagined just months ago - their leader Kim Jong Un warmly shaking hands with US President Donald...

    The news on television and the front page of the ruling Workers' Party newspaper was something North Koreans never would have imagined just months ago - their leader Kim Jong Un warmly shaking hands with US President Donald Trump.
    US President Donald Trump declares North Korea 'no longer a nuclear threat'

    US President Donald Trump declares North Korea 'no longer a nuclear threat'


    US President Donald Trump declared on Wednesday (Thursday NZ Time) that there was "no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea," a dubious claim following his summit with leader Kim Jong Un that produced no guarantees on how and when Pyongyang would...

    US President Donald Trump declared on Wednesday (Thursday NZ Time) that there was "no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea," a dubious claim following his summit with leader Kim Jong Un that produced no guarantees on how and when Pyongyang would disarm.
    The start of a beautiful friendship? How to assess the Trump-Kim summit

    The start of a beautiful friendship? How to assess the Trump-Kim summit


    OPINION: How should we assess the agreement signed between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un in Singapore on Tuesday? The most important sentences in the short document released after the meeting are worth...

    OPINION: How should we assess the agreement signed between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un in Singapore on Tuesday? The most important sentences in the short document released after the meeting are worth reviewing.