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Seven die from suspected drug overdoses at Vietnam music festival

Five other people are in comas after the Hanoi event.

Kiwi family's holiday takes terrifying turn as they're caught up in Typhoon Mangkhut

Amy Boswell-Hore is on holiday in Hong Kong with her family, including her younger sister Meg, who is recovering from a recent bout of chemotherapy.

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Flooding in the city was widespread, and was measured at up to 2m deep in some places.

'We were scared' - Kiwi wasn't sure if her windows would hold as Typhoon Mangkhut smashed into Macau

The storm has now passed over the world's largest gambling hub after hitting yesterday, leaving in its wake flooding up to 2.5m high.

Dr Chris Wilkins says the Massey University drug report shows meth is widely used, especially outside of urban centres.

Report: Kiwi man in Thailand caught with 2kg of crystal meth tucked in his suitcase

The meth, allegedly received by Kiwi Isidor Rein in a secret hotel meeting, was reportedly bound for NZ.

Strong wind caused by Typhoon Mangkhut push waves up onto the waterfront of Victoria Habour Hong Kong, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. Hong Kong and southern China hunkered down as strong winds and heavy rain from Typhoon Mangkhut lash the densely populated coast. The biggest storm of the year left at least 28 dead from landslides and drownings as it sliced through the northern Philippines. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Typhoon Mangkhut pounds south China and Hong Kong

Terrifying footage shows buildings sway, windows being blown in and storm surges flooding buildings.

SINGAPORE - MAY 14:  Actor Hugh Jackman (R) and actress Fan Bingbing attend the "X-MEN: Days of Future Past" Southeast Asia Premiere on May 14, 2014 in Singapore.  (Photo by Nicky Loh/Getty Images)

Where is X-Men's Fan Bingbing? Chinese actress vanishes leaving her 63 million social media followers questioning foul play

Fan Bingbing, one of the biggest stars in China, hasn't been seen in months. Her disappearance has some asking if China's Communist Party is involved.

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The typhoon made landfall on the coast of Jiangmen City, Guangdong Province, at 5pm Sunday (local time).

Super Typhoon Mangkhut sends torrential rain, winds of up to 162kmh barreling through south China

Waters at a local wharf surged, expanded and became torrential amid the extreme typhoon, which is considered the strongest to land in China this year.

In this frame grab provided by Russian Defense Ministry Press Service on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, Russian armored personnel carriers roll during the military exercises in the Chita region, Eastern Siberia, during the Vostok 2018 exercises in Russia. Russia's military chief of staff says that the military exercises expected to be the biggest in three decades, will involve nearly 300,000 troops. (Russian Defense Ministry Press Service pool photo via AP)

Russia launches biggest war games since Cold War

Military exercise also involves thousands of Chinese troops in a show of ties between Moscow and Beijing.

From left, Sophie, Abby, Richard and Toby Hartley in the intensive care unit in Bali.

'Mum is at peace now' - Abby Hartley's family pays tribute to her following death in Bali

"We have no bad feelings towards the Government," her daughter said.

Kiwi woman Abby Hartley who fell ill while holidaying in Bali dies

A Givealittle fundraising effort raised thousands of dollars to fly Ms Hartley back to New Zealand after her travel insurer didn't pay out.

NZ Air Force aircraft deploying to Japan to help enforce sanctions against North Korea

Winston Peters announces that P-3K2 aircraft will carry out patrols.

At least seven dead, 30 missing after magnitude 6.7 quake strikes northern Japan

Roads buckled and homes were knocked off their foundations after the quake struck south Hokkaido.

Cars sit on a road damaged by an earthquake in Sapporo, Hokkaido, northern Japan, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. A powerful earthquake shook Japan's northernmost main island of Hokkaido early Thursday, causing landslides that crushed homes, knocking out power across the island. (Hiroki Yamauchi/Kyodo News via AP)

Earthquake kills two, causes landslides and blackouts across northern Japan

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said 25,000 troops and personnel have been dispatched for rescue efforts.

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India's Supreme Court strikes down colonial-era homosexuality ban in landmark ruling

The colonial-era ban was reinstated in 2013 after four years.

FILE - In this May 6, 2016, file photo, Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar's foreign minister and de facto leader, left walks with senior General Min Aung Hlaing, Myanmar's commander-in-chief, right, in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. Myanmar's government looks as if it's under siege from an international community concerned about the condition of its nascent democracy, with widespread calls for a genocide tribunal to hold its military to account for the brutal treatment of its Muslim Rohingya minority. (AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo, File)

'Genocide charges difficult' despite world criticism on Myanmar treatment of Rohingya

Despite UN recommendations, no trial is likely to be held for genocide.

Watch: Aerial footage shows massive landslide from Japan earthquake that's buried houses

It's estimated 800 landslides have been triggerd by the shake.

Watch: Liquefaction on Sapporo streets after 6.7 magnitude Japan quake

A video taken in the Kiyota Ward of the city shows the muddy mixture covering a large portion of a street.

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At least nine people are dead and 150 injured when the monster storm struck.

Stranded travellers leave flooded Kansai airport after deadly typhoon in Japan

Typhoon Jebi left at least nine people dead and nearly 300 injured.

From left, Sophie, Abby, Richard and Toby Hartley in the intensive care unit in Bali.

Kiwi woman in coma in Bali didn’t declare medical condition to insurer

Abby Hartley was admitted to hospital on 1 August while on her second honeymoon in Bali.

The strongest typhoon to make landfall in Japan since 1993 whipped the cities of Osaka and Kobe.

Strong typhoon slams western Japan; 8 dead, airport flooded

Jebi, reportedly the strongest typhoon to make landfall in Japan since 1993.

China's Communist Party has enshrined President Xi Jinping's name in its constitution, making him the most powerful leader since Mao.

China's Xi to send top ally to North Korea anniversary

Analysts said a decision by Xi not to travel to Pyongyang would indicate that Beijing expected further actions from Kim.

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