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Kiwi killed by drone

Kiwi killed by drone

A New Zealander was killed by a US drone attack in Yemen in November, it has been revealed.

Prosecutor wraps up Pistorius grilling

Prosecutor wraps up Pistorius grilling

The prosecutor in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius ended his five-day cross-examination of the double amputee track athlete with a stark summary of how he shot his girlfriend, insisting he killed her deliberately after an argument.

UN shown graphic photos of Syria dead

UN shown graphic photos of Syria dead

Members of the United Nations Security Council have today viewed graphic pictures taken in Syria by a former military police photographer that showed what appeared to be evidence of brutal torture, including eye gougings, strangulation and long-term starvation.

Berlusconi ordered to work in old people's home

Berlusconi ordered to work in old people's home

A court has ordered former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to serve a tax fraud sentence by doing community service with the elderly, in a ruling that restricts his movements but not his political activity.

Man charged with sexually torturing five women

A Missouri man has been charged with raping and torturing five women in a St Louis-area apartment over several years, law enforcement officials said.

Ukraine launches 'gradual' operation against militia

Ukraine launches 'gradual' operation against militia

Ukrainian forces have aunched a "special operation" against separatist militia in the Russian-speaking east, authorities said, although aside from a landing by airborne troops the action was limited.

White supremacist charged over Kansas shootings

White supremacist charged over Kansas shootings

The suspect in the killings of three people at two Jewish facilities near Kansas City over the weekend has been charged with capital murder and first-degree premeditated murder on a state level, and federal charges are likely, prosecutors said.

Rugby: Weepu wept after stroke diagnosis

Rugby: Weepu wept after stroke diagnosis

All Blacks scrumhalf Piri Weepu was reduced to tears after discovering he had suffered a minor stroke while playing for the Auckland Blues earlier this year.

Flight 370: Search drone goes too deep

Flight 370: Search drone goes too deep

A US Navy underwater drone sent to search for a missing Malaysian jetliner on the floor of the Indian Ocean had its first mission cut short after exceeding its 4.5 km (2.8 mile) depth limit, Australian search authorities say.

Swimming: Phelps comes out of retirement

Swimming: Phelps comes out of retirement

Michael Phelps, the most decorated swimmer of all time, will come out of retirement next week, the clearest signal yet that he is getting ready to make an Olympic comeback at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games.

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