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Expat Kiwi left in coma with no medical cover after Vietnam crash

Mark Lockwood has been living in Vietnam for six years.

In this undated photo released by Akademi Komunitas Kelautan dan Perikanan Wakatobi (Wakatobi Marine and Fisheries Community Academy or AKKP Wakatobi), researchers collect data of the carcass of a beached whale at Wakatobi National Park in Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia. The dead whale that washed ashore in eastern Indonesia had a large lump of plastic waste in its stomach, including drinking cups and flip-flops, a park official said Tuesday, causing concern among environmentalists and government officials in one of the world's largest plastic polluting countries. (Muhammad Irpan Sejati Tassakka, AKKP Wakatobi via AP)

Photos: Rotting whale had 115 plastic cups, two jandals and 25 plastic bags in its stomach

Advocates are concerned after 5.9 kilograms of plastic were recovered from the rotting sperm whale.

Bali Nine mule Renae Lawrence

Bali Nine's first prison release: Renae Lawrence set to go home today

She is the only woman in the failed 2005 plot to smuggle 8.3kg of heroin into Australia.

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The group of scholars were celebrating the birthday of the prophet Mohammed at the wedding hall venue.

Suicide bomber targets clerics in Afghan capital, 40 killed

Another 60 people were wounded in the attack which took place in a large wedding hall.

Ghosn faces charges of lying about his pay package and personal use of company assets.

Arrest of Nissan's Ghosn in financial probe stuns Japan

Prosecutors said they were holding Ghosn, 64, for allegedly collaborating to falsify securities statements and underreport $44.6 million in income from 2011 to 2015.

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Ghosn faces charges of lying about his pay package and personal use of company assets.

Nissan chairman held on financial misconduct charges, to be fired

It was a stunning development that left employees "bewildered".

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German Sophia Floersch, 17, somehow survived this shocking crash at the Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix at the weekend.

Teenage driver suffers spinal fracture after terrifying 280kmh airborne crash

Sophia Floersch, 17, clipped a rival's car and flew off the track in Macau.

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There are concerns the government there is putting leaders before locals.

US announces agreement at APEC to help build Papua New Guinea naval base with Australia

China's Xi Jinping and US Vice President Mike Pence traded barbs as the summit, attended by Jacinda Ardern, kicked off.

APEC summit expected to nut out security and climate change over the weekend.

APEC summit expected to nut out security and climate change over the weekend

In addition to the summit, Jacinda Ardern will be visiting a produce market, which New Zealand aid money helped to renovate.

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Jacinda Ardern said New Zealand "didn’t need anyone to point out to us the importance of the issue".

NZ 'very, very aware' of South China Sea dispute impact - PM

"We're affected as anyone else because we have vessels moving through that sea," Jacinda Ardern said.

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The fighting in the chamber came a day after it passed a no-confidence vote against Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa’s government.

Sri Lanka lawmakers come to blows, throw rubbish bin in Parliament over PM dispute

The fighting in the chamber came a day after it passed a no-confidence vote against PM Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Japan cyber security minister admits to never having used computer

"I give instructions to my aide and so I don't punch into a computer myself," he said.

A print of the Hindu goddess Kali - goddess of death.

Indian man, 95, comes back to life during his funeral rites

Many of his family members had already shaved their heads and the body was being prepared for a funeral.

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While at the East Asia Summit, the PM made the case for dropping tariffs on Kiwi steel and aluminium.

Kiwi visitors, business people able to stay longer in Singapore under trade deal revamp

Visitors will gain visa-free entry for three months and companies with offices in Singapore will be able to send employees to work there for eight years.

A group of rhesus macacque monkeys in Agra, India.

Gang of monkeys steal Indian mother's newborn as she breastfeeds before killing him

Locals chased the monkey with sticks and threw stones at it, but the monkey fatally bit the boy.

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The summit represents more than half the world’s population.

Jacinda Ardern meets with Myanmar's leader, voices concern on Rohingya situation

NZ offered to help in any way to achieve an enduring resolution to the situation.

Jacinda Ardern says she aspires to restore reputation of politicians during Singapore TV appearance

"I'll have succeeded if kids say to their parents they want to be a politician and they think 'great.'"

Amnesty International withdraws award from Myanmar's Suu Kyi, cites 'shameful betrayal of values'

Amnesty has criticised the failure of Suu Kyi and her government to speak out about military atrocities against the Rohingya Muslim population.

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Trump 'in no rush' after latest North Korea talks postponed

There's been little diplomatic progress in the five months since the leaders met in Singapore.

Lion Air jet's airspeed indicator malfunctioned on 4 flights

Erratic speed and altitude on the plane's previous flight, from Denpasar on Bali to Jakarta, were reported.

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All 189 on board when the plane crashed into the Java Sea, shortly after take-off from Jakarta Airport on Monday.

Fuselage, engines from crashed Lion Air jet found

Divers reported seeing the wreckage on the seafloor, while a ping locator detected a signal which may be from the cockpit voice recorder.

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All 189 on board when the plane crashed into the Java Sea, shortly after take-off from Jakarta Airport on Monday.

New details emerge of Lion Air jet's technical problems before devastating crash

The brand new plane plunged into the Java Sea early Tuesday, killing all 189 people on board.

China reversing its ban on rhino and tiger products

Rhino horns and tiger bones could only be obtained from farmed animals for use in "medical research or in healing."

Despite rapid economic growth, 486 million in Asia still going hungry - UN report

This is reflected in the prevalence in wasting among very young children.

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Jeremy Wells and Lucas de Jong check out what treats Japan has in store for Kiwi rugby fans.

Seven Sharp puts Tokyo to the test one year out from Rugby World Cup final

Jeremy Wells and Lucas de Jong check out what treats Japan has in store for Kiwi rugby fans.

Sexual violence against North Korean women part of daily life, new report finds

The report, by Human Rights Watch, is based on interviews with 106 North Koreans who left the country.

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