New Zealand PM Key locks down election

PM John Key wins New Zealand election: TV networks.

Albania tightens security ahead of pope visit

Albania upped security on Saturday as it prepared to host Pope Francis amid warnings that the Islamic State jihadists could be planning an attack.

49 Turks kidnapped by IS militants freed: PM

IS jihadists kidnapped 49 Turks including diplomats, children and special forces from the Turkish consulate in Mosul on June 11 as they captured swathes of northern Iraq.

Pakistan military plane crash injures two

The incident was confirmed by another military official who said the crash was a result of technical fault.

Philippines picks up pieces after storm leaves five dead

Heavy rains paralysed the sprawling metropolis of more than 12-million people and nearby regions on Friday, with roof-high floods chasing 83,000 people from their homes.

Fiji dismisses claims of vote fraud

With nearly two-thirds of the votes confirmed following the Pacific nation's first democratic vote in eight years, the Fiji First Party had 57.6 percent of the vote.

Australia to bring in tougher anti-terror laws: reports

Prime Minister Tony Abbott will seek sweeping counter-terror powers when the proposals go before the house on Wednesday, NewsCorp Australia reported.

New Zealanders go to polls in 'dirty tricks' election

Conservative Prime Minister John Key is tipped for a narrow victory despite a roller-coaster campaign dominated by allegations of dirty tricks and mass surveillance.


Shells leave Ukraine's coal miners digging for survival

The coal miners of the village of Vilkhivka in eastern Ukraine haven't been working for months, forced to down tools by the shells they say are still falling almost every day.


American sought to expose N.Korea prison life: state media

Matthew Miller allegedly ripped up his tourist visa and demanded asylum at Pyongyang's airport in April, and was sentenced to six years' hard labour by the country's Supreme Court.


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