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 Video shows apparent beheading of US Journalist video Video shows apparent beheading of US Journalist

Extremists calling themselves the Islamic State released…

US 'Sickened' by journalist beheading video US 'Sickened' by journalist beheading

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Polar vortex chills linked to melting sea ice
Polar vortex chills linked to melting sea ice

Remember the polar vortex, the huge mass of Arctic air that can plunge much of the US into the deep freeze? People might…

Escaped Ebola patient terrorises market
Escaped Ebola patient terrorises market

Disturbing video footage shows an Ebola victim who'd escaped from hospital walking through a Monrovia market, sending hundreds…

Parents of brain tumour boy released
Parents of brain tumour boy released

Spanish officials have ordered the immediate release of a detained British couple who were wanted by police in the United…

Second US journalist hostage beheaded
Second US journalist hostage beheaded

"I'm back Obama," says the man in a new internet video released before a second US journalist held hostage, Steven Sotloff…

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Gulf of Maine: 'Poster child' for global warming

FRIENDSHIP, Maine (AP) Scientists say the Gulf of Maine in the northeastern U.S. is warming faster than more than 99 percent…

News Guide: Thailand's surrogacy scandals and laws

BANGKOK (AP) A string of recent scandals has lifted a lid on Thailand's largely unregulated commercial surrogacy industry…

Celeb hacking scandal shows digital vulnerability

LOS ANGELES (AP) To keep private pictures private, never upload them online. That's the advice experts offer after hackers…

Second Syria beheading raises stakes for US

BEIRUT (AP) Islamic State extremists have released a video purportedly showing the beheading of a second American journalist…

Pakistan: 910 militants killed since June

ISLAMABAD (AP) Pakistan's military says it has killed 910 suspected militants and lost 82 soldiers in a major offensive…

3 fatally shot, 2 wounded at Kansas City homes

KANSAS CITY, Missouri (AP) Three people were killed and two others critically wounded in a shooting in a residential neighborhood…

Japan PM selects 5 women in new Cabinet

TOKYO (AP) Japan's prime minister picked a record-matching five women for his Cabinet Wednesday, sending the strongest…

Maduro replaces Venezuela's longtime oil chief

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) President Nicolas Maduro has replaced Venezuela's longtime oil boss and economic czar as part of…

Celeb hacking scandal shows digital vulnerability

LOS ANGELES (AP) To keep private pictures private, never upload them online. That's the advice experts offer after hackers…

Japan's Prime Minister Abe names new cabinet, retains most key ministers, appoints 5 women

TOKYO (AP) Japan's Prime Minister Abe names new cabinet, retains most key ministers, appoints 5 women.

Tropical Storm Dolly moves ashore off Mexico Gulf

MEXICO CITY (AP) Heavy rains from Tropical Storm Dolly threatened flash floods and mudslides in mountainous areas as it…

Australia to sign uranium trade deal with India

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) Australia's prime minister said Wednesday that he will sign a uranium export deal with India for…

Speeding truck overturns, kills 10 in India

New Delhi (AP) Police say a speeding truck has overturned and crushed to death 10 people, including seven children, sleeping…

China's top leaders remember victory over Japan

BEIJING (AP) President Xi Jinping straightened ribbons on huge bouquets and gunners fired salutes Wednesday as China commemorated…

3 dead in US shooting rampage; gunman kills self

GREENVILLE, South Carolina (AP) South Carolina authorities say a gunman killed two security guards and his stepfather and…

Colombia high court Oks bullfights in Bogota ring

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) A Colombian high court says bullfights can return to Bogota's historic ring, more than two months…

Maduro replaces Venezuela's longtime oil chief

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) President Nicolas Maduro has replaced the Venezuela's longtime oil minister and economic czar as…

Putin traveling to Mongolia for 5-hour visit

ULAN BATOR, Mongolia (AP) Russian President Vladimir Putin is flying to Mongolia on Wednesday for a working visit amid…

3 fatally shot, 2 wounded at Kansas City homes

KANSAS CITY, Missouri (AP) Three people were killed and two others critically wounded in a shooting in a residential neighborhood…

350 more troops assigned to US Embassy in Baghdad

WASHINGTON (AP) The U.S. is adding 350 more troops to help protect the American Embassy in Baghdad and its support facilities…

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Space

Five possible sites for comet landing
Five possible sites for comet landing

The European Space Agency (ESA) said it has drawn up a shortlist of five possible sites for carrying out the first-ever…

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No NZ plans to follow sanctions against jihadists
No NZ plans to follow sanctions against jihadists

Prime Minister John Key says the Government is not planning to follow Australia and the UK in stepping up sanctions against…

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