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Large quake near Papua New Guinea

Large quake near Papua New Guinea

A large magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck around 150km south of the town of Rabaul in Papua New Guinea, the US Geological Survey said, setting off a tsunami warning within 300km of the epicentre.

Murder charge sought after shot NY cop dies

Murder charge sought after shot NY cop dies

A New York City plainclothes police officer who was shot in the head has died and a first-degree murder charge will be sought against his accused killer, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton says.

NZ storm blamed for monster California waves

NZ storm blamed for monster California waves

A New Zealand storm has been blamed for monster waves smashing California today.

Princess Charlotte of Cambridge

Princess Charlotte of Cambridge

Britain's Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge have named their newborn daughter Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, a choice that honours the baby's late grandmother Princess Diana and her great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth.

About 100 bodies found in Nepal trekking village

About 100 bodies found in Nepal trekking village

Nepali police and local volunteers found the bodies of about 100 trekkers and villagers buried in an avalanche set off by last month's devastating earthquake and were digging through snow and ice for signs of dozens more missing, officials said.

Police raid home of gunman in Mohammad cartoon attack in Texas

Police and FBI on Monday searched the Arizona apartment of one of two gunmen shot dead  after they allegedly opened fire with assault rifles outside a Texas exhibit of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad.

Afghan talks agree on reopening Taliban political office

Afghan talks agree on reopening Taliban political office

Representatives at preliminary talks aiming to end Afghanistan's long war have agreed that Taliban insurgents should open a political office for negotiations, but disagreement over foreign troops is still hampering prospects for a ceasefire.

'No room' for gays in Kenya, says deputy president

Kenya's deputy president has said there is "no room" for homosexuality in Kenyan society, a widely-shared view in African countries that puts their leaders at odds with Western aid donors who back gay rights.

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