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Kim Jong Un's words and motives are now under an international spotlight as experts warn North Korea's promises are rarely kept.

North Korea's nuclear halt announcement greeted with optimism and scepticism

Kim Jong Un's words and motives are now under an international spotlight.

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The boats were practicing for a race when they collided in the Taohua River in Guangxi region.

Video: Seventeen people dead after dragon boats capsize in China

The boats were practicing for a race when they collided in the Taohua River in Guangxi region.

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Ms Tajima enjoyed traditional music last year but has died in hospital in a town in southern Japan this weekend.

World's oldest person dies in Japan at age of 117

Nabi Tajima died of old age in a hospital on Saturday evening in the town of Kikai in southern Japan.

The service was held at the Ataturk Memorial in Gallipoli in Turkey.

Australia increasing security measures at Anzac Day events

Crowd control, bag checks and new vehicle blockers will be in place at events across Sydney on Wednesday.

Actor Verne Troyer passed away on April 21 aged 49.

'Austin Powers' Actor Verne Troyer dies aged 49

Troyer was a distinctive and well-known actor due to his genetic achondroplasia dwarfism, and he also appeared in shows like Scrubs and Boston Legal.

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The watchdog accuses Facebook of breaching the Privacy Act by refusing to offer up users' information.

'Google is next' - Data privacy storm extending past Facebook to the other internet giants

YouTube, Google and Twitter also have giant platforms awash in videos, posts and pages.

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Thousands paid their respects to the former first lady alongside the Obamas, the Clintons and Melania Trump.

Barbara Bush was the 'first lady of the greatest generation'

Historian Jon Meacham bestowed the title on her while speaking to former presidents, ambassadors and hundreds of other mourners.

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The event at the Royal Albert Hall was a break from tradition as the Queen usually celebrates her actual birthday in private.

Queen celebrates her 92nd birthday with Sting, Tom Jones and Kylie Minogue concert

The Queen celebrates her actual birthday on April 21, and her "official birthday" on June 4.

Donald Trump and long-time lawyer Michael Cohen

Trump confident his lawyer Cohen won't betray him

The US President accused media of "going out of their way to destroy Michael Cohen and his relationship with me in the hope that he will 'flip'".

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One student wounded in shooting at Florida high school

Sky Bouche is the suspect in a shooting that occurred at Forest High School Friday morning.

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The Democratic Party is suing the Trump campaign, Russia and WikiLeaks for meddling in the 2016 election.

Democrats sue Trump campaign, Russia, Wikileaks for alleged meddling in US election

The Democratic National Committee has filed the unprecedented lawsuit in federal court in Manhattan.

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

'Big progress' says Trump as North Korea vows to suspend nuclear and missile tests

Kim Jong Un's announcement stopped well short of promising to give up nuclear weapons.

'Smallville' actress Allison Mack

'Smallville' Actress Allison Mack arrested, accused of recruiting other women to sex cult

The women were reportedly blackmailed with compromising images of themselves, forced to have sex with the cult's leader and even branded with his initials

Rebecca Wright gives Seven Sharp a glimpse of the intensity surrounding the Bill Cosby sexual assault trial.

Flight logs could shake sexual assault case against Cosby

Cosby's lawyers maintain he never visited his Philadelphia mansion the month he is accused of drugging and molesting a woman there.

A Frida Kahlo Barbie doll made by Mattel.

Frida Kahlo's relatives fight to stop sale of Frida Barbie doll

Kahlo's great-niece Mara de Anda Romeo argues that Mattel doesn't have the rights to use Kahlo's image as part of its Inspiring Women series.

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The wingsuit flyers are among 600 who have attempted the jump from Panlong Cliff in Tianmenshan National Forest Park.

Three winged daredevils leap from 1500m cliff in China in formation

The wingsuit flyers are among 600 who have attempted the jump from Panlong Cliff in Tianmenshan National Forest Park.

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Following the Queen's public endorsement, Commonwealth leaders voted in support of the move.

Prince Charles confirmed as next head of Commonwealth in unanimous decision

The position is not hereditary - and some had suggested a non-royal leader would give the group a more modern profile, but the Queen said it was her "sincere wish" that she be succeeded by her son as head of the 53-nation organisation.

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Indigenous representatives from 123 countries are gathering for their 17th annual forum, including some passionate New Zealanders.

'We are the next generation' – Dr Lance O'Sullivan leads 12 young Kiwis to UN meeting

Indigenous representatives from 123 countries are gathering for their 17th annual forum.

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The plastic addiction has caused an explosion in waste the world over, including in New Zealand.

Proposal to ban plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds in UK

Prime Minister Theresa May said today that "plastic waste is one of the greatest environmental challenges facing the world."

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Avicii was one of the globe's biggest names in dance music but in recent years faced severe health problems.

Swedish DJ Avicii dies after years of health struggles

Tim Bergling, who "lived" for music, is best known for his hit singles including 'Hey Brother' and 'Wake Me Up'.

Palestine flag.

Israeli fire in new Gaza border protest kills 2 Palestinians

A Palestinian woman hurls stones at Israeli troops during a protest at the Gaza Strip's border with Israel

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The Meteorological Agency said Mt. Io erupted yesterday, spewing smoke and ash high into the sky.

Watch: Ash spews into sky as volcano erupts in Japan after 250 year break

The Meteorological Agency said Mt. Io erupted yesterday, spewing smoke and ash high into the sky.

The calls are coming thick and fast for Mr Joyce to stand down as he waits for the High Court to decide whether he's eligible to be in parliament.

Barnaby Joyce welcomes baby with ex-staffer that cost him deputy PM job

Vikki Campion gave birth to a baby boy in NSW on Monday.

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The 37-year-old man had allegedly harassed and assaulted two male passengers.

Graphic warning: Police defend actions after man tasered on crowded Sydney bus

The 37-year-old had allegedly harassed and assaulted two male passengers.

Rebecca Wright gives Seven Sharp a glimpse of the intensity surrounding the Bill Cosby sexual assault trial.

What drug did Bill Cosby give his chief accuser on the night she says he molested her?

It's long been one of the most enduring mysteries of Bill Cosby's sexual assault case

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