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Kiwi hit by truck in US killed

Kiwi hit by truck in US killed

A Kiwi man has been killed while crouching over a manhole he was working on in rural California.

Osborne rules himself out of race

Osborne rules himself out of race

Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has ruled himself out of the running to succeed Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron, citing his fierce advocacy of staying in the European Union.

Ireland flooded with passport queries

Ireland flooded with passport queries

Britons trying to hang onto EU citizenship have inundated Ireland's embassy in London and post offices in British-run Northern Ireland with passport inquiries and requests for application forms, the Irish foreign office says.

Strong quake shakes south Mexico

Strong quake shakes south Mexico

A 5.7 magnitude earthquake has hit Mexico's southern state of Oaxaca shaking buildings as far away as Mexico City, but officials reported there were no immediate damages.

EgyptAir flight data recorder repaired

EgyptAir flight data recorder repaired

The flight data recorder of EgyptAir flight MS804 had been successfully repaired, paving the way for investigators to analyse data that may explain its crash.

US toughens gun ban for domestic violence

US toughens gun ban for domestic violence

The US Supreme Court has expanded the types of domestic violence convictions that can trigger the loss of gun ownership rights in a ruling issued amid fierce debate about reducing firearms violence in America.

Turkey mends fences with Israel, Russia

Turkey mends fences with Israel, Russia

Turkey has announced the restoration of diplomatic ties with Israel after a six-year rupture and expressed regret to Russia over the downing of a warplane, seeking to mend strained alliances and ease a sense of isolation on the world stage.

Crews gain ground over California blaze

Crews gain ground over California blaze

Firefighters in the foothills of central California have made significant gains against a blaze that has killed at least two people and destroyed scores of homes in a devastating start to the state's wildfire season, authorities say.

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