A New Zealand aerospace company, Rocket Lab, has developed a world-first rocket to deliver satellites into orbit cheaper and faster than ever before.
A US audit has found Washington and Kabul failed to keep track of hundreds of thousands of weapons provided to Afghanistan.
Students who survived the Korean ferry tragedy have started to give evidence in the trial of the ferry's captain, Lee Joon-Seok, and three crew.
The editor of New Zealand's biggest newspaper has apologised after mistakenly identifying a dead Jackass star as the Kiwi-born soldier killed in Israel.

Japan schoolgirl arrested for murder

A 15-year-old Japanese schoolgirl has reportedly been arrested on suspicion of strangling a classmate and severing her head.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has scored an improbable three goals in a pre-election soccer friendly in Istanbul.
Australian teenager James Teague has died in a NZ hospital after falling from a balcony following a drinking session in Queenstown.
A team of student developers from New Zealand have developed a socialising app that could make its way to Bill Gates if they win a Microsoft competition.
State media has confirmed North Korea has conducted a missile launch in defiance of a United Nations censure.
Six Pakistani climbers have reached the summit of K-2, considered by some as a more difficult climb than Everest.

Afghan vote audit suspended again

The audit of all 8.1 million ballots cast in the June 14 Aghan presidential run-off vote has dragged on due to disagreements over validating ballots.
At least four boats have sunk since last month as Indonesians, drawn to Malaysia for work, sought to go home for Eid al-Fitr, Islam's biggest festival.
Malaysian PM Najib Razak says he and Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte will discuss securing full access to the MH17 crash site.
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.

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