A Filipino woman has been reunited with her dog a year after the pet went missing in the chaos of the country's deadliest ever typhoon.

China hit by 5.6-magnitude quake

China's Sichuan province has been hit by a strong earthquake, but there were no immediate reports of casualties.
First AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd was late to arrive for his NZ court appearance and then he hammed it up as he left.
Australia's decision to make asylum seekers in Indonesia wait longer for re-settlement has prompted Jakarta to consider housing them all on one island.
Hong Kong police have cleared the largest part of the protest camp at Mongkok, clashing with protesters and arresting two student leaders.
Alcohol contributes to around 11 per cent of all injury claims in NZ, while sports and recreation led to 450,000 injuries last year.
A Philippines court has fined nine Chinese fishermen for poaching hundreds of endangered giant sea turtles in disputed waters.

Flu kills 400 Kiwis a year: study

Research estimates the number of influenza-associated deaths in New Zealand each year stands at around 400.
The damage from an earthquake in central Japan is worse than first thought, although many are relieved at the lack of any deaths.
North Korea is threatening "catastrophic consequences" for any nation that supported a UN resolution condemning its human rights record.

Anglican staff returns to Maori

The Anglican Church is returning a crozier to Maori 200 years after the relationship between Maori and the church began in NZ.
Hate crimes against children based on race have no place in New Zealand, Dame Susan Devoy says.

At least 39 injured in Japan quake

An earthquake has struck in Nagano, in central Japan, injuring at least 39 people and forcing hundreds to evacuate their homes.

China quake toll rises to four

At least four people have been killed after an earthquake struck western China.
NZ Internet Party leader Laila Harre says she will be stepping down as leader following a review of the party's future which could result in it disbanding.

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