Asia-Pacific

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SBS World News' Asia Correspondent, Katrina Yu, reflects on the experience of covering the world's biggest mass migration which takes place in China every year.
North Korea says the launch of its Kwangmyongsong-4s satellite is a "complete success" and it is making a polar orbit of Earth every 94 minutes.
North Korea launched a long-range rocket carrying what it has said is a satellite, South Korea's defense ministry said, in defiance of United Nations sanctions...
Rescuers are looking for signs of life as authorities say 132 people are trapped in the rubble of a Taiwan apartment that collapsed in an earthquake.
Tensions rise as North Korea prepares to launch a rocket it claims will carry a satellite into space, compounding fears it's a long-range missile test.

Bhutan welcomes new crown prince

The kingdom of Bhutan is celebrating after the birth of a new crown prince to King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema.
The latest effort to end 15 years of war in Afghanistan has brought to the table delegates from key countries hoping to formalise a plan for peace.
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Middle-East

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Fears of Mosul dam collapse

The US has warned Iraq that a collapse of the Mosul dam located near Islamic State-held territory in the country's north would be catastrophic.
Hundreds more candidates will be allowed to take part in a parliamentary election in Iran later this month, in a boost for reformists.
Tens of thousands of Syrians have fled to the border with Turkey as a major assault on the city of Aleppo intensifies.
An Al Qaeda commander in Yemen, Jalal Baleedi, has been reported killed in a drone strike, the extremist group says.
Syrian refugees mass on both sides of the Turkish border, with thousands waiting to get in, while dozens who've made it beg authorities to allow them.

Top donor pledges for Syria

Donor nations have pledged to give more than $US10 billion ($A14 billion) by 2020 to meet Syrian needs.
Italy's Foreign Ministry has summoned the Egyptian ambassador to express concern over the death of student Giulio Regeni whose body shows signs of torture.
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Europe

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Europe needs Turkey to dramatically cut the number of migrants reaching Greece within weeks or the pressure for more border closures and fences will grow, the EU's top...
The Wiesenthal Center says a commemoration in Hungary is 'another blatant attempt to honour and glorify the perpetrators of the Holocaust'.
Five Czech skiers have been killed after a huge avalanche buried 17 people in western Austria.
Thousands of people across Europe have rallied against migrants, at protests staged by an anti-Islam German group.
A high profile sex abuse survivor who was highly critical of the Vatican, has taken a "leave of absence" from an advisory panel to the Pope.
Austria's finance minister is asking the European Union for almost one billion dollars to help cover the costs of taking in additional refugees.
No one language is better than any other at explaining concepts to its native speakers, a new study has shown.

Africa

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Tunisia has built a wall along its 200km border with Libya in an effort to keep out Islamist militants.

Somali plane 'hit by bomb'

A bomb was responsible for blasting a hole in a plane that was forced to make an emergency landing in Somalia this week, the government says.
An African militant group says it will release one of the two Australians kidnapped in Burkina Faso last month.
A militant group linked to al-Qaeda has said it will release one of two Australians kidnapped in Burkina Faso in January.
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has declared a state of disaster in most rural parts of the country severely hit by a drought, with 26 percent of the...
Al Shabab militants in Somalia have seized control of a key port town after African Union troops withdrew.
About 42 people are unaccounted for after a mine collapsed in South Africa, despite police saying that 76 have been rescued.

North America

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Twitter's stream of tweets will stay live and in real time, CEO Jack Dorsey says denying reports it would introduce a timeline based on an algorithm. .
A caretaker government is to be formed in Haiti when President Michel Martelly steps down this weekend, a move which it is hoped will end violent protests.
A poor debate performance from Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio has opened the door for several rivals who were desperate for a lift.
US authorities say a Virginia man planned to rob a silver and coin dealer and use the money to finance a race war.
Two small planes have crashed in mid-air and plunged into the ocean near Los Angeles, the US Coast Guard says.
A Reuters/Ipsos US poll among Democrats suggests Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton are in a dead heat.

South America

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More than 3100 pregnant women in Colombia have got Zika, the virus blamed in Brazil for causing thousands of babies to be born with birth defects.
Ecuador President Rafael Correa says he has fired the country's military leadership for allegedly overcharging the state by $US41 million.
Scientists identified the Zika virus in the saliva and urine of two infected patients, a top Brazilian biomedical research institution said, prompting its...
US health officials have upgraded their advice on Zika, saying even pregnant women who have no symptoms should be tested on returning from affected areas.
Julian Assange is the victim of "evident political persecution", Ecuador's Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino says.
Brazilians are rushing out to buy to buys cans of mosquito repellant amid fears about the Zika virus, causing a shortage of some brands on shop shelves.
Brazil has confirmed that a hospital patient with gunshot wounds became infected with Zika after multiple blood transfusions.