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Treasurer Joe Hockey says New Zealand need not worry about its trading partnership with Australia as the economy is doing well.
Tony Abbott has called Indonesia's president to offer the use of an Australian plane to repatriate the bodies of the nation's victims from flight MH17.
Gunmen have killed two foreign women working for a charity in western Afghanistan as they were travelling in a taxi.
A train has rammed into a bus carrying about 38 children to school in southern India, killing at least 11 of them, with the toll expected to rise.
A Chinese town sealed off after a man died of plague has re-opened after authorities found no further cases of the illness. A dead marmot is reportedly to blame...

China lifts plague quarantine

A quarantine imposed in northern China where a man died of bubonic plague has been lifted, with 151 people under observation cleared by authorities.

Taiwan plane crash toll hits 48

Questions have been raised about why fatal Taiwanese flight GE222 was allowed to fly so soon after a typhoon.

Alert: Taiwan plane crash 'kills 51'

Fifty-one people have reportedly died and seven others are injured following a plane crash in Taiwan.
Tourism New Zealand has launched a new campaign combining skiing and selfies with the aid of drones flying overhead.
Indonesia's election uncertainty will be further prolonged with defeated candidate Prabowo Subianto taking a case to the constitutional court.
A man suspected of using the internet to urge people to join jihad in Iraq and Syria has returned to Melbourne.
The black box recorders from doomed MH17 have arrived in Britain, with experts expected to make some findings within 24 hours.
Joko Widodo will be named Indonesia's president-elect and will be inaugurated in October pending any legal challenge from rival Prabowo Subianto.
SKorean police have found the body of fugitive business tycoon Yoo Byung-Eun, the target of a months-long manhunt connected to the Sewol ferry disaster.
Four women have been taken to hospital with serious burns on their faces after two men attacked them with acid in Pakistan.

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Australia has claimed gold in the men's 4x100m freestyle relay in a record Commonwealth Games time.

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In the latest episode in the long-running saga that is the phone hacking affair, Dan Evans, a former journalist at the News of the World and Sunday Mirror, has...
Germany may have won the World Cup but Australia has toppled them to win the robotic version, RoboCup 2014, in Brazil.
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