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Dogs deemed menacing by breed or actions will have to be muzzled at all times, unless they’re in a cage or vehicle.

Stars urge Indonesian president to ban brutal trade in dog, cat meat for human consumption

Campaigners exposed markets in Sulawesi where dogs were bludgeoned and blow-torched alive.

This April 20, 2018, satellite image provided by DigitalGlobe shows the nuclear test site in Punggye-ri, North Korea. Foreign journalists will journey into the mountains of North Korea this week to observe the closing of the country’s nuclear test site, a display of goodwill ahead of leader Kim Jong Un’s planned summit with President Donald Trump.  Satellite Image ©2018 DigitalGlobe, a Maxar company via AP)

In North Korea nuke site closing, spectacle trumps substance

Media will be spending their time in a tourism zone that's hoped will be the next big thing for its economy.

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Minders were with the team all day, and they were even locked inside their hotel rooms at night.

'You're followed and watched everywhere' - TVNZ1 Sunday television crew closely monitored by minders during North Korea visit

Reporter Mark Crysell said minders were all over him and his team from the moment they arrived.

Speaking at a meeting of the National Rifle Association, the President then deplored London's knife crime.

US, China issue joint statement vowing not to launch trade war

The two nations agreed to meaningfully increase the export of US agriculture and energy products.

FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2015 file photo, trekkers rest at Everest Base Camp, Nepal. A group of Nepalese Sherpa guides has reached the summit of Mount Everest, fixing ropes and clearing paths for other climbers to begin their ascent to the peak. Tourism Official Gyanendra Shrestha says eight Sherpa guides were successful in reaching the summit on Sunday. (AP Photo/Tashi Sherpa, File)

Avalanches, frostbite, double amputation. Still, he scaled Mt Everest

A Chinese climber with both legs amputated above the knee has conquered the world's highest peak.

MUMBAI, INDIA - AUGUST 7, 2009: Shashi Tharoor interacting with Industry leaders at Trident Mumbai organised by the All India Association of Industries (AIAI). (Photo by Anshuman Poyrekar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Indian MP to speak at Auckland Writers Festival in wake of allegations he abetted wife's suicide

Former UN diplomat Shashi Tharoor will speak at ASB theatre on May 19, but Delhi Police yesterday accused him of abetting his wife's 2014 suicide.

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Flight 3U8633 was forced to make an emergency landing at the Shuangliu International Airport in Chengdu, China.

Co-pilot 'sucked halfway' out of plane after windshield blew out during Sichuan Airlines flight

"There was no warning sign. Suddenly, the windshield just cracked and made a loud bang."

Islamic State claims responsibility for Indonesian church bombings

Attack was carried out by one family that had recently returned from Syria.

Officers walk past debris at Santa Maria church where an explosion went off in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia

Family of 6 suicide bombers attacks Indonesia churches

At least seven people plus the six bombers died in the attacks.

In this May 28, 2008, photo, women hold portraits of some of the 127 students of Fuxin No. 2 Elementary School killed when their school collapsed during an earthquake in Mianzhu in southwest China's Sichuan province. Ten years after a massive earthquake devastated parts of China's Sichuan province, outspoken critic of the government's disaster response Huang Qi is languishing in prison awaiting trial amid deteriorating health. The longtime human rights advocate's predicament underscores the communist government's determination to silence all critics, including parents who lost their children when shoddily built schools collapsed in 2008. (Chinatopix via AP)

Imprisoned critic of Chinese Government underlies the silencing of all dissenters since 2008 Sichuan quake

Huang Qi was jailed for criticising the official response to the disaster.

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The President took to Twitter to saw they would try make it a "special moment" for world peace.

'A very special moment for world peace!' President Trump and Kim Jong Un to meet in Singapore

The pair will meet in just over a month as tensions each between the traditional foes.

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The North Korean leader told China’s leader he hopes the two can work together for the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula.

Kim Jong Un meets with Chinese President ahead of Trump summit

He told China's leader he hopes the two can work together for the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula.

A car lays destroyed with blood showing in the aftermath after heavy fighting erupted in  Azerbaijan.

Armenia gets new leader, man who spearheaded the protests

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian faces an array of challenges, including a parliament dominated by the party he denounced as corrupt.

Not everyone is optimistic about the communist nation's announcement it'll stop tests and launches.

North Korea's Kim meets China's president ahead of Trump summit

The meeting Monday and Tuesday in Dalian is the second between Xi and Kim in recent weeks.

FILE - In this April 15, 2018 file photo, an Indian protestor stands with a placard during a protest against two recently reported rape cases as they gather near the Indian parliament in New Delhi, India. Indian police on Saturday, May 5, arrested 14 people suspected of kidnapping, raping and burning to death a teenage girl, the latest in rising crimes against women in India despite toughening of laws. Responding to widespread outrage over the recent rape and killings of young girls and other attacks on children, India's government last month approved the death penalty for people convicted of raping children under age 12. (AP Photo/Oinam Anand)

Most read: Indian men who gang raped girl, 16, were so angry at judge's $770 fine and 100 sit-ups punishment, they dealt a sickening revenge

Furious at their initial punishment, the group assaulted the girl's parents then burnt her alive in their house. Now, 14 arrests later, an entire nation is outraged.

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Rare species of plants and animals discovered in sinkholes in China

Researchers are also looking into how the sinkholes were formed.

New Zealand 'being marketed' as a destination by people smugglers says Australian minister

A boatload of 131 Sri Lankans was intercepted by Malaysian aiuthorities.

Malaysian authorities intercept tanker with 131 Sri Lankans believed bound for NZ

The tanker was reportedly being smuggled by a syndicate that transports people to Aus and NZ.

The claim comes from South Korea, ahead of a summit meeting between the two nations next month.

North Korea moves the clocks forward as ties with the South strengthen

In 2015 North Korea created its own "Pyongyang Time" by setting its clocks 30 minutes behind South Korea.

Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, a United Nations special rapporteur, in New York, April 25, 2018. Tauli-Corpuz is tasked with speaking out on behalf of indigenous peoples, but she is now being targeted by the Duterte administration and labelled a suspected "terrorist" of her native country, the Philippines. (Annie Ling/The New York Times).

She stands up to power, now she's afraid to go home: The story of a rights activist and grandmother labelled a suspected 'terrorist' in Philippines

Victoria Tauli-Corpuz is a lifelong rights activist and UN special rapporteur for rights of Indigenous peoples, but she's now included on a list of suspected terrorists in her home the Philippines.

Identity of Kiwi man missing off Malaysian coast revealed

Search for 63-year-old ongoing after he went missing yesterday morning.

New Zealand man missing after going for swim from yacht anchored off coast of Malaysia

The man is reported to be a 63-year-old crew member of the yacht he went swimming from.

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