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Over 1,000 feared dead after cyclone slams into Mozambique

Cyclone Idai is believed to be the most destructive storm to hit the impoverished southeastern African country in more than 10 years.

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The decision came amid mounting pressure from pilots, passengers and politicians.

'Clear similarities' in Ethiopia and Indonesia Boeing crashes

That's what preliminary information from the flight data recorder from the Africa crash indicates, Ethiopia's Transport Minister says.

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At least eight children are dead, and many more feared trapped after the three story building collapsed.

Rescue underway after school building collapses in Lagos

Witnesses said nearly a dozen students had been pulled from the ruins, but it was not yet clear if any were dead.

Pilots on at least two US flights reported issues with new Boeing jet before fatal Ethiopa crash

The pilots said that soon after engaging the autopilot on Boeing 737 Max 8 planes, the nose tilted down sharply.

European Union suspends operations of all Boeing 737 Max aircrafts

The decision comes after European countries raise concern over recent plane crash killing 157 people.

On March 10 the same make of plane crashed in Ethiopia, killing all on board.

Fiji Airways expected to fly Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft into NZ tomorrow despite Australian suspension

Australia’s flight safety authority’s suspending operations of the Boeing 737 Max 8.

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The Sunday team followed a group of Kiwis working on the world’s largest hospital ship, The Africa Mercy.

Kiwis delivering vital medical help in converted ferry in Africa

Sunday's Tania Page was hit by the culture shock when she returned to the continent she used to call home.

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA - MARCH 03:  Johnny Kotze of the Bulls and Lionel Mapoe of the Lions during the Super Rugby match between Vodacom Bulls and Emirates Lions at Loftus Versfeld on March 03, 2018 in Pretoria, South Africa. (Photo by Sydney Seshibedi/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Handre Pollard's boot kicks Bulls to superb victory over Lions

Pollard kicked 20 points at Ellis Park as the Lions were handed a second straight loss.

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More than 50 people missing after leaking oil pipeline explodes in Nigeria

The blast early Friday (local time) caused massive oil spillage in the Nembe kingdom in Bayelsa state.

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Guy and Stephen are back to preview the second week of Kiwi Super Rugby action.

Super Rugby Round 2 Picks: Can the 'flimsy' Hurricanes stun the Crusaders in Christchurch without their All Blacks?

A Kiwi classic is brewing in the south while the Chiefs and Blues hit the road for the second week of Super Rugby.

Zebra stripes dazzle flies, may protect them from insects, researchers find

Scientists answered one of the evolutionary questions by dressing horses in stripes.

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Somali Islamist group Al-Shabaab have claimed responsibility.

New Zealander arrested in terror suspect crackdown in Kenya - reports

Sulub Warfaa, 36, is among 12 people who were arrested in the wake of a deadly hotel attack in Nairobi.

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Egyptian actress made a 'grave mistake' for wearing a dress that looked 'more like a swimsuit'

Rania Youssef is facing trial on public obscenity charges for wearing a revealing dress says she didn't mean to offend anyone.

Watch as huge waves rip balconies off apartment building on Spanish island

The local council said 67 apartments in the building had been evacuated.

Quadruple amputee's extraordinary plan to climb one of Africa's highest mountains

Alex Lewis had all four of his limbs amputated after suffering from a severe bacterial infection.

Large smuggling ring trading in baby chimps stolen from their mothers uncovered in Nepal

The animals were taken from the wild in Nigeria and then flown to Kathmandu.

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Eight other people were also killed and more than 50 injured on the tourist bus which overturned.

One New Zealander killed, two others injured after tourist bus crashes in Africa

Nine people were killed after the bus overturned in Qacha's Nek, Lesotho.

Most read: Great whites and orcas battle for territory off South African coastline

One species has moved into the territory of the other, with brutal consequences.

Did he - or didn't he? Young Aussie convicted of murdering his family in South Africa says he was framed - his backers agree

Perth-born Henri van Breda is now serving three life sentences for the murder of his mother, father and brother. But was he set-up?

Exploding fuel tanks light up night sky near Cairo Airport

Locals in Egypt’s capital say they saw a ball of fire emanating from a nearby chemical factory.

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For Mike Allsop it's about giving his kids the courage to dream.

Kiwi dad takes teen son to scale Kilamanjaro in extreme twist on quality time with kids

Mike Allsop says parents should spend one-on-one time with their kids but don't have to go to extremes.

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Crocodile kills pastor during mass baptism in Ethiopia

Police used fishing nets to stop the crocodile dragging the pastor's body away.

Most watched: Asteroid, caught on video, slams into rural South African farm at 50 times the speed of sound

A night-time CCTV camera set up on a farm caught the flaming object crashing to the ground.

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Dr Marc Lanteigne of Massey University says while Ebola itself is serious, the threat to New Zealand is minimal.

Is Ebola a threat to NZ? Expert discusses the chance of an outbreak here

Outbreaks have been taking place for decades in Africa and recent cases in the Congo are causing concern.

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