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Wildfire spreads, threatens airport (+ video)

Wildfire spreads, threatens airport (+ video)

A massive wildfire that has forced all 88,000 people to flee the western Canadian oil city of Fort McMurray and burned down 1600 structures is now threatening its airport and communities well south of the town.

Endeavour wreck may be in US harbour

Endeavour wreck may be in US harbour

The wreckage of the Endeavour, the storied British ship that 18th-century explorer Captain James Cook sailed through the uncharted South Pacific, may lie just off Rhode Island's coast in Newport Harbor, researchers say.

Brazilian leader's woes mount

Brazilian leader's woes mount

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's chances of remaining in office have plummeted after a key senator recommended the leftist leader face an impeachment trial and a top prosecutor said she should be included in a vast corruption investigation.

Trump looks to unify Republicans (+ video)

Trump looks to unify Republicans (+ video)

Donald Trump is the last man standing in the race for the Republican US presidential nomination as one after the other his sole remaining rivals, Ted Cruz and John Kasich, faded out of the picture.

Wildfire the death blow for 'Fort McMoney'?

Wildfire the death blow for 'Fort McMoney'?

Fort McMurray, the Canadian oil town engulfed by wildfires, was already crippled by a collapse in crude prices before flames raced into the once-booming city, burning hundreds of homes to the ground and chasing residents into bush camps for safety.

Former Oamaru man caught in Alberta fire

Former Oamaru man caught in Alberta fire

A former Oamaru man and his family were caught up in the raging wildfire in northern Alberta, Canada as tens of thousands of people were forced to flee their homes.

$63bn lawsuit filed over Brazil dam spill

$63bn lawsuit filed over Brazil dam spill

Federal prosecutors in Brazil have filed a 155 billion-real ($NZ63.3 billion) civil lawsuit against iron miner Samarco and its owners, Vale SA and BHP Billiton, for a collapsed tailings dam in November that killed 19 people and polluted a major river.

Trump triumphs as Cruz crumbles

Trump triumphs as Cruz crumbles

Republican front-runner Donald Trump has all but sealed the party's presidential nomination, with a commanding victory in Indiana that forced rival Ted Cruz to finally end his campaign.

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