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Croc horror: Fishermen camp on car roof for four days as crocodile circles

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 22:11:46 +1300

Australian police have described the moment rescuers found two terrified men who had been stranded on the roof of their car for four days, after becoming bogged and spooked by a curious saltwater crocodile.

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MS-13 gang members stab man over 100 times and decapitate him

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 08:33:59 +1300

As many as 10 members of the MS-13 gang lured a man into a US park, stabbed him more than 100 times, decapitated him and then cut out his heart, a court has heard.

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Sound heard in search for missing submarine consistent with explosion

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 07:04:03 +1300

Argentina's navy has announced that a sound detected during the search for a missing submarine is consistent with that of an explosion - an ominous development in the hunt for the vessel and its 44 crew members.

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Donald Trump's Thanksgiving message to troops: Be thankful for me

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 06:09:20 +1300

US President Donald Trump has given a bullish Thanksgiving address to troops overseas, hailing progress in Afghanistan and against Islamic State, and telling them they were fighting for "something real", including a stock market at record highs and his promised "big, beautiful fat tax cuts".

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Wounded North Korean defector a 'nice guy', says surgeon

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 06:52:37 +1300

North Korea's latest defector, a young soldier known only by his family name Oh, is a quiet, pleasant man who has nightmares about being returned to North Korea, his surgeon says.

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Group of asylum seekers arrested, others removed from Manus Island detention centre

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 03:40:16 +1300

A group of asylum seekers has been arrested by PNG police and dozens of others removed from Australia's decommissioned Manus Island detention centre.

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Rohingya refugees to return to Myanmar after agreement struck with Bangladesh

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 03:13:44 +1300

Myanmar and Bangladesh have signed an agreement on Thursday (Friday NZ Time) covering the return of Rohingya Muslims who fled across their mutual border to escape violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state.

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Vladimir Putin cuddles leopard, hunts topless, rides motorbike in 2018 calendar

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 02:37:29 +1300

He's the ultimate action man, so it's no surprise that Vladimir Putin makes cuddling a cat look more macho than it ever has before.

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Robert Mugabe granted immunity as part of resignation deal, sources say

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 00:05:06 +1300

Former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe has been granted immunity from prosecution and assured that his safety will be protected in his home country as part of a deal that led to his resignation, sources close to the negotiations say.

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Australian rugby league 'immortal' Graeme Langlands on child abuse charges

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 22:33:10 +1300

As a rugby league "immortal", Graeme Langlands may have to live with a verdict forever.

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'Close call': Woman saved from oncoming train with just three seconds to spare

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 21:46:07 +1300

A woman has narrowly avoided being hit and killed by an oncoming train in Australia after three protective services officers (PSOs) dragged her onto the platform at the last second.

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Aussie ambos divert 280km trip so palliative patient can glimpse the sea

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 21:40:12 +1300

Sometimes, it's the little things in life which make a big difference.

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David Cassidy was the biggest star in the world - for about two years

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 12:59:40 +1300

OPINION: Like all good actors, he had an interesting face. Wide-set eyes, narrow and lashy, that gave him a wryness beyond his years. When he kept the smile in check for troubled-young-man roles on Bonanza or Marcus Welby, M.D., his masterful sulk could pierce the small screen. But that smile, when it erupted, was quite a thing, too, all those dimples and cheekbones setting off ripples of light and shadow.

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The difference between night and day is disappearing, scientists warn

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 12:27:30 +1300

The distinction between day and night is disappearing in the most heavily populated regions of the Earth, a rapid shift with profound consequences for human health and the environment, according to a paper published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances.

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Woman sentenced after meth-laden kiss at US prison killed her inmate partner

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 11:57:34 +1300

An American woman whose inmate boyfriend died from a meth-laden kiss after a prison visit was sentenced to two years behind bars on a drug conspiracy charge.

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Earthquake of magnitude 5 strikes southwest Turkey

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 10:33:22 +1300

An earthquake of magnitude 5 has hit southwest Turkey.

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Donald Trump backs Roy Moore despite teen abuse claims

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 09:00:45 +1300

US President Donald Trump has spoken in support of Roy Moore, a candidate accused of inappropriate relationships with teenage girls.

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Here's the deal with all those turkeys terrorising the American suburbs

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 08:17:03 +1300

Wild turkeys are causing trouble across the American suburbs.

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Ex-Bosnian Serb commander Mladic convicted of genocide, gets life in prison

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 07:24:35 +1300

A UN tribunal has convicted former Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic of genocide and crimes against humanity for orchestrating massacres and ethnic cleansing during Bosnia's war and sentenced him to life in prison.

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