World News Update, What you need to know
Malaysia said on Sunday that airplane debris that washed up on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion has been identified as being from a Boeing 777, the same model...
The death toll from three weeks of flooding in Pakistan has surpassed the 100 mark.
Heavy rains in Myanmar have caused more flooding and left at least 47 people dead.

Lost Aussie laptop shows up in NZ

The owners of a laptop left on a Sydney bench have traced the device back to a 13-year-old boy in a NZ town.
Searchers are trying to remove rubble following a landslide in India that is believed to have buried 21 people.
Severe flooding in Myanmar that has so far affected some 110,000 people, has left another nine dead.
An Indian woman has survived a crocodile attack by beating the reptile off with an aluminium bowl and a wooden spoon.
New laws in Thailand banning commercial surrogacy have come into effect, ending a long-running debate triggered by the Baby Gammy case in 2014.
The atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan, marked a stark, dangerous new turn in modern warfare. In the blink of an eye, tens of thousands were dead. Next week, the...
Lawyers for a New Zealand man sentenced to 15 years' jail for drug trafficking in Bali will not appeal the sentence.

Taliban leader Mullah Omar 'dead'

Taliban leader Mullah Omar, who led the bloody insurgency against the US, is said to have died two years ago.
Students at a school in New Zealand have performed an emotional haka at the funeral service of a teacher who died last week.
Hong Kong's giant panda Jia Jia has become the oldest panda in captivity, celebrating her 37th birthday.
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak sacked his deputy in a cabinet reshuffle on Tuesday after Muhyiddin Yassin had called on his leader to explain a growing...
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