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A NZ man who reportedly previously worked in Australian mines has been charged with a double shooting murder in a South Island unemployment office.
Malaysia refused entry to a Sydney woman who had previously been arrested for joining a protest against a rare-earths processing plant, rights groups say.
Nineteen more people have contracted dengue fever, following the first confirmed cases of domestic infection in Japan since 1945.
A visa request for the Thai fiancee of an Australian indigenous war veteran has been rejected, despite backing by former senator Fred Chaney.
Japan has relaxed a ban on the use of electronic devices such as smartphones and tablets in flight.
New Zealand police say they have caught the man suspected of shooting dead two staff members at an unemployment office.

Japan urges toilet paper stock up

If an earthquake strikes Japan it will face a toilet paper shortage crisis for about a month unless people stock up in advance, officials say.

NZ shooter kills 2 women in office

The man suspected of shooting dead two people in a NZ unemployment office is still on the run and more shots have been heard by the river.
Hong Kong democracy activists are vowing to embark on an "era of civil disobedience" including mass sit-ins after China announced rules giving it control over...
Fresh violence has erupted between protesters armed with rocks and wooden clubs and police in Islamabad, as the political crisis continues in Pakistan.
Hong Kong democracy activists have pledged to launch a wave of protests, culminating in the occupation of the city's business district.
To recline or not to recline? Airplane "legroom wars" are prompting growing rage in the United States, with two recent seat battles sparking a heated debate about...
Water-starved South Asian nations have devised their own answer to the Ice Bucket Challenge taking the social media world by storm, instead filling buckets with...
Anti-government protesters attempting to storm Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's official residence have clashed with police.
As China’s top legislative body meets this week to mull Hong Kong’s political future, Hong Kong authorities raided the home of a media mogul who’s used his wealth...
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A new species of parrot, endemic to New Zealand's Chatham Islands, has been identified, but it has been extinct for several hundred years.
US actress Jennifer Lawrence has responded after dozens of photos of the Oscar-winner posing nude appeared online.
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