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Taliban claim responsibility for Kabul hotel attack – video report

At least six people have been killed in an attack on a luxury hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan. Gunmen, who were reportedly wearing suicide vests, entered the hotel on Saturday evening and began shooting before taking a number of staff and guests hostage. The

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Guests flee as gunmen open fire in luxury hotel in Kabul

Suicide bombers thought to among gang of up to four men targeting Intercontinental hotelA group of as many as four gunmen attacked the Intercontinental hotel in the Afghan capital Kabul and were exchanging fire with security forces on Saturday as resident

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New Zealand debates access to dead sea life footage

Should the public have the right to see which animals are being caught up in commercial fishing nets?

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Jacinda Ardern: 'New Zealand will help us raise our child'

Prime minister tells of delight at pregnancy but rejects trailblazer labelHaving found herself in the midst of tough coalition negotiations after a closely fought election, Jacinda Ardern was facing far more than her political colleagues could have guesse

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Australian Open: Organisers defend heat policy after extreme temperatures

Australian Open organisers defend the decision not to stop play for extreme temperatures following player criticism.

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N Korean skiers dream of Paralympic success

Two novice skiers are set to represent their country for the first time at the Winter Paralympics.

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Jacinda Ardern: New Zealand prime minister pregnant with first child

Labour PM says deputy Winston Peters will take over for six weeks when baby is born in JuneNew Zealand’s prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, has announced she is pregnant with her first child.Ardern, who was sworn in to office in October, said in a Fac

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'African gangs' debate polarises Australia

Recent crime in Melbourne has dominated national news, but many say it is being unfairly exaggerated.

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Oil spill off China coast now the size of Paris

An oil spill from an Iranian oil tanker that sank in the East China Sea is now the size of Paris.

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Italy arrests 33 'Chinese mafia' members

Police say the group was controlling the transport of Chinese-made goods across Europe.

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Nintendo is betting on cardboard to boost its newest console

Nintendo announced a new interactive line of cardboard accessories called Nintendo Labo for its Switch gaming consoles.

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Macau police hunt for casino dealer after $6m theft

Such thefts are rare in the Chinese territory but at least one previous case also involved employees.

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Tributes for UK backpacker found dead in Sydney

Australian media say Amelia Blake, 22, was the victim of a suspected murder-suicide.

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North Korean phone users get photo beauty app

Spring Scent is the latest homegrown app available to North Korea's 3.5 million smartphone owners.

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Tony Abbott head-butt: Attacker pleads guilty in court

The attacker had claimed he was motivated by a "personal hatred" for Australia's ex-PM.

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Hebbar's Kitchen and the Indian couple behind a food video empire

The wildly popular videos on Hebbar's Kitchen have focused on Indian audiences and vegetarian food.

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