Eight people, including seven high school students, have died in an avalanche in central Japan.
An Australian woman who died in a Bali luxury villa had consumed a large amount of vodka, local police say.
An avalanche killed eight high school students on a mountain-climbing trip in Japan on Monday, with more than 30 people reportedly injured.
Negotiations to upgrade New Zealand's free trade agreement with China start next month, and Prime Minister Bill English says they'll present challenges.
An "unprecedented" 21 different types of dinosaur tracks have been found on a stretch of Australia's remote coastline, scientists said on Monday, dubbing it the...
A student has told how he saw a white mass heading towards him before an avalanche hit a Japanese ski resort, leaving eight school children presumed dead.
South Korean prosecutors sought an arrest warrant on Monday for ousted president Park Geun-Hye, they said, days after questioning her over the corruption and...
Proteas wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock showed more than a few shades of Australian legend Adam Gilchrist in his bruising 90 against New Zealand in Hamilton.

IS-held airport captured in Syria

A US-backed Syrian alliance has taken a military airport in northern Syria held by Islamic State as it seeks to capture the IS stronghold of Raqqa.
Carrie Lam - widely seen as Beijing's choice for the leadership - becomes Hong Kong's first female chief executive following a vote dismissed by pro-democracy...
Carrie Lam - widely seen as Beijing's choice for the leadership - will become Hong Kong's first ever female chief executive following a vote dismissed by pro...
An American military plane has been forced to make an emergency landing in the Indonesian province of Aceh.
The Islamic State militant group says it killed many officers and wounded others in a suicide bomb attack near Bangladesh's international airport.
The United Nations is to investigate allegations of killings, rape and torture of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.
Egypt's former leader Hosni Mubarak has walked free for the first time since being overthrown in the Arab Spring uprisings.

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