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Plot to assassinate Afghan president foiled

Plot to assassinate Afghan president foiled

Afghanistan's intelligence agency says it has thwarted a plot to assassinate President Hamid Karzai after arresting a bodyguard and five people with links to the Haqqani network and al-Qaeda.

Manila cleans up after killer typhoon

Manila cleans up after killer typhoon

Manila emergency services and residents are cleaning up and restoring electricity after a powerful typhoon unleashed floodwaters that killed at least 18 people and sent huge waves crashing over seawalls.

Tonga team named for NZ clash

Tonga coach Isitolo Maka has named the following team to play New Zealand in their World Cup Pool A clash at Eden Park on Friday.

Trial a tough challenge for Jackson doctor

Trial a tough challenge for Jackson doctor

Michael Jackson's former doctor faces a tough challenge clearing himself of involuntary manslaughter charges in the pop star's death as his trial, which promises to avoid many dark aspects of Jackson's life, begins with jury selection due this week.

Newsmen feared dead in outback chopper crash

Three members of an ABC news team are feared dead in a helicopter crash at Lake Eyre in South Australia.

Happy Feet to head home

Happy Feet to head home

The emperor penguin who became world famous when he washed up on a Kapiti Coast beach in June will return home at the end of this month.

Man dead in West Coast mine

A 59-year-old coal miner suffered an apparent heart attack and died while underground in the Roa Mine on the West Coast yesterday morning.

Adidas cancels All Black party

Adidas cancels All Black party

Adidas' public relations disaster spiralled further out of control last night, with the global sport giant cancelling a glitzy party tonight to celebrate the All Blacks.

Baldwin eyes NY mayor job

Baldwin eyes NY mayor job

Alec Baldwin says he's thinking of running for mayor of New York, but not until he learns more about the job.

League: Souths embarrass woeful Eels

League: Souths embarrass woeful Eels

Five tries from Nathan Merritt helped a rampant South Sydney humiliate a woeful Parramatta 56-6 in a one-sided NRL contest at ANZ Stadium on Monday night.