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Hundreds of homes evacuated as US wildfire spreads

About 300 homes were evacuated as a fast-moving wildfire burned through some 4550ha of parched land northwest of Los Angeles, the County of Los Angeles Fire Department said.

IS claims Kabul attack

IS claims Kabul attack

Twin explosions tore through a demonstration by members of Afghanistan's mainly Shi'ite Hazara minority in Kabul, killing at least 80 people and wounding more than 230 in a suicide attack claimed by Islamic State.

Millions evacuated as flooding hits China

Millions evacuated as flooding hits China

Heavy rain in China has killed at least 87 people and forced 16 million from their homes, state media reported.

Clinton names running mate

Clinton names running mate

Hillary Clinton has named US Senator Tim Kaine as her running mate, making a safe choice that will help her present the Democratic ticket as a steady alternative to the unpredictable campaign of Republican presidential rival Donald Trump.

Munich attack: Kiwis speak of terror

Munich attack: Kiwis speak of terror

A Kiwi couple travelling in Europe have spoken of their terror as they were holed up in a shop basement in Munich directly after a shooting attack.

Former Ku Klux Klan leader runs for US Senate

Former Ku Klux Klan leader runs for US Senate

David Duke, a former leader of the white supremacist Ku Klux Klan, has launched his candidacy for the US Senate from Louisiana, saying white people are threatened in America and that he hears echoes of his views in Donald Trump's rhetoric.

Funeral for slain Baton Rouge officer draws thousands

Funeral for slain Baton Rouge officer draws thousands

Police officers from across the United States were among several thousand mourners gathered at a church in Louisiana's state capital for the first of three funerals for policemen killed this week by an Iraq war veteran.

Trump hits out at Clinton

Trump hits out at Clinton

Donald Trump accused Democratic rival Hillary Clinton of a legacy of "death, destruction, terrorism and weakness" as US secretary of state and vowed to be tough on crime and illegal immigrants in a speech accepting the Republican presidential nomination today.

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