Mountaineer Roger Shepherd is giving foreigners access to rarely seen parts of North Korea with expeditions around a volcano straddling the border with China.

Kiwi mountaineer leads historic tourism venture in North Korea - 'A good way for these guys to see the real people of this country'

Roger Shepherd is taking the first group of foreigners to Mount Paektu, a large volcano near the border with China.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced the National Energy Guarantee would focus on reducing power bills.

Peter Dutton 'fully supportive' of under-fire Aussie PM Malcolm Turnbull

There have been grumbles about the Liberals' direction under Mr Turnbull.

The military are still fighting to free a further 21 hostages.

Afghan forces rescue nearly 150 hostages from Taliban fighters

The 149 people, including women and children, were taken from a convoy of buses.

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Vaccine skepticism is contributing to a measles resurgence in Europe

More than 41,000 measles cases were reported in the region during the first half of the year - more than in all 12-month periods so far this decade

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Shots fired at gate outside US Embassy in Turkey

No one was injured after four to five rounds were fired from a moving white car early today.

President Donald Trump listens to Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte during a news conference in the East Room of the White House, Monday, July 30, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Rudy Giuliani on hazards of a Trump interview at Russia inquiry: 'Truth isn't truth'

Donald Trump's personal attorney says it's "silly" to say the president should testify to the Russia inquiry.

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Malcolm Turnbull abandons Australia greenhouse gas target plan to head off a revolt

The PM conceded that he could not get legislation through the House.

Conditions are expected to worsen today, with hot weather and high winds forecast.

New South Wales firefighters struggle to contain northern bushfires

Strong winds and warm weather are ahead, with a number of fires still burning out of control.

In this Friday, Aug. 17, 2018 photo, Dr. Shafeeq Sheikh awaits his sentencing at Harris County Family Law Center in Houston. The former Baylor doctor received 10 years probation for raping a patient in 2013 at Ben Taub Hospital. (Yi-Chin Lee/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Doctor avoids jail for sexually assaulting 'weak, sore and medicated' hospital patient

The victim tried to get a nurse with the call button, but it was unplugged.

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US school district who crowned a transgender homecoming queen installs gender neutral toilets

The decision was based on privacy, safety and security, says official.

A car's exhaust blows out gases on the street.

Trump government memo says conserving oil is less important now

Growth of alternatives to petroleum, especially fracking, has reduced the need for imported oil.

The 46-year-old fell from the Norwegian Star while it was 100 metres off shore.

Woman rescued after ten hours adrift after she fell from a cruise ship

The woman fell from the Norwegian Star cruise ship about 95km off Croatia's coast.

Diving in Byron Bay, instructor Inaki Aizpun came across a two-metre grey nurse shark tangled in a fishing line.

Watch: Aussie diver saves shark tangled up in fishing line from painful death

Instructor Inaki Aizpun came across the two-metre grey nurse shark while diving in Byron Bay.

Hundreds of thousands of evacuees have taken refuge in emergency camps in the country's south.

Rescues continue, trains carry drinking water to India flood victims

More than 300 people have died and 300,000 are displaced in the worst flooding in a century.

Archbishop urges pope to speak about abuse

The archbishop of Dublin said he hopes Pope Francis will speak about the "darkness" of priestly sex abuse

Volunteers travel in a boat with essential supplies for stranded people in a flooded area in Chengannur in the southern state of Kerala, India, Sunday, Aug.19, 2018. Some 800,000 people have been displaced and over 350 have died in the worst flooding in a century. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

India floods leave 800,000 displaced

Over 350 people have died in the worst flooding in a century in southern India's Kerala state.

The girl had run over another officer, leaving him with serious injuries.

Mississippi police officer opens fire on 12-year-old driving speeding car

The girl had run over another officer, leaving him with serious injuries.

Magnitude 6.3 earthquake triggers landslides on Indonesia's Lombok island

The island is trying to recover from a quake earlier this month that killed 460 people.

Four more bodies have been recovered and a man has died in hospital, bringing the death toll to 43.

Thousands attend state funeral for 18 Genoa bridge collapse victims

Four more bodies have been recovered and a man has died in hospital, bringing the death toll to 43.

A police body camera rolled as to officers in Alabama raced against time to save someone trapped inside.

Daring rescue from burning apartment block in US caught on body camera

A police body camera rolled as to officers in Alabama raced against time to save someone trapped inside.

Jumping off a 10-metre high diving board, competitors stiffen their bodies and curl up when they hit the water.

Watch: Making a big splash with Norway’s Death Diving Champions 2018

They call it death plunge diving, but today's final in Oslo looked more like a belly flopping contest.

Maria del Carmen Venegas’ spouse was taken away by immigration officials at a gas station on the way to the hospital.

Migrant husband of pregnant woman detained hours before she gave birth in US

Maria del Carmen Venegas and her husband were on the way to hospital.

Earthquake of magnitude 8.2 struck between Fiji and Tonga this morning

The quake in the Pacific Ocean is not expected to spark a tsunami because it was too deep.

Man bites off another man's thumb during fight on golf course in the US

The 47-year-old man was arrested at at the Southers Marsh Golf Club and charged with mayhem.

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