A powerful earthquake rattled the South Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea, generating a small tsunami and frightening locals near the epicenter, but prompting no...
The appeal of Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan's denial of clemency has continued in a Jakarta court with an expert witness.
Six miners have died in China after a shale mine flooded, news reports say.
New Zealand journalist Jared Morgan is reportedly in hospital with a head injury after being beaten in Kiev, Ukraine.
Roboticist Professor Ron Arkin, who says killer robots used in war could save lives, is to give a talk at New Zealand's Canterbury University.
Three young girls have been found dead in Indonesia after locking themselves in a junked car.
The waiting time to see former Singaporean leader Lee Kuan Yew's coffin has reached 10 hours.

NASA balloon has lift-off in NZ

NASA's heavy-lift balloon has launched from the New Zealand town of Wanaka, possibly a precursor to future launches from the South Island town.
The appeal bid of a prisoner on death row in Indonesia with Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran has been hastily dispensed with by the Supreme Court.
Australia has called for greater regional Asian cooperation to stem the growing trade of human trafficking in Thailand.
Paul Robilliard, Australia's ambassador to Thailand, has batted away questions over whether Canberra is undermining Thailand's surrogacy laws.
An Indonesian woman's trial for arranging the murder of her Australian businessman husband has heard how she planned it out with the accused killers.
Alyssa Azar is attempting to become the youngest Australian to reach the summit of Mount Everest. 
US President Barack Obama's decision to slow the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan damages hopes for peace, says the Taliban.
The appeal of Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan's denial of clemency has continued in a Jakarta court.
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