NZ cities miss the cut for world's most liveable cities but Melbourne's number two

Auckland has slipped from the top 10 on the Economist's index.

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)

Trump warns potential 2020 rival - 'Anybody who runs against me suffers'

The US President has dared New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to challenge him.

Thomas Markle hinted he may have some royal grandchildren to enjoy soon.

Royal family's handling of Thomas Markle saga 'inept' and 'feeble', say aides

Aides reportedly fear the freezing out of Meghan Markle's dad is becoming a crisis.

The man went into the mud in Illinois to rescue his parrot and then became stuck himself.

Parrot clings to owner as pair are rescued from muddy pit in US

The man went into the mud in Illinois to rescue his parrot and then became stuck himself.

Shin Ok-ju, the founder of apocalypse cult Grace Road Church, has been arrested in South Korea, accused of enslaving some 400 followers in Fiji.

Fiji Government tight-lipped on links to Korean cult accused of slavery, ritual beatings

The Church first lay its roots in Fiji in 2014 - at the same time it was being ostracised in South Korea.

ISIS militant flag

ISIS global network poses a rising threat - UN

With its physical caliphate largely destroyed, the movement is transforming to a covert "terrorist" network.

The Lira fell more than 20 per cent last week after US imposed sanctions.

World stock markets drop as Turkey tries to contain crisis but currency keeps falling

It's economic trouble has been heightened by a dispute with the US.

Real life My Sister's Keeper scenario: Aussie couple face backlash over baby genetically engineered to save brother

David and Olivia Densley are the parents of five children, with Ms Densley currently pregnant with their sixth.

Young scientist looking through a microscope in a laboratory. Young scientist doing some research.

Blood-sucking hookworms loom as next big hope in battle against autoimmune diseases

Researchers say they'll also be useful in treating common allergies.

A police officer takes photos at the scene the day after an oceanside boardwalk collapsed, in Vigo, Spain, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. An oceanside boardwalk collapsed during a nighttime concert in the Spanish city of Vigo, injuring 313 people, five of them seriously, authorities said Monday. (AP Photo/Lalo R. Villar)

More than 300 hurt after boardwalk collapses in Spanish city during concert

People slid down into the sea below after the wooden structure gave way.

In this Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, photo a mobile phone displays a user's travels in New York. Google records your movements even when you explicitly tell it not to. An Associated Press investigation shows that using Google services on Android devices and iPhones allows the search giant to record your whereabouts as you go about your day. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Google tracks your movements, like it or not

Many Google services store your location data even if you've used a privacy setting that says it will prevent it from doing so.

Investigators inspect the scene of a plane crash in Utah that killed pilot Duane Youd.

US man accused of flying employer's plane into his own home after fight with wife

Duane Youd died in the crash, but his wife and a child survived.

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 07:   Commemorates Its 25th Year And Honors Founder Sir Elton John During New York Fall Gala - Show at Cathedral of St. John the Divine on November 7, 2017 in New York City.  (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/WireImage)

Aretha Franklin believed to be seriously ill

The Queen of Soul cancelled planned concerts earlier this year after she was ordered by her doctor to stay off the road and rest up.

FILE - In this July 12, 2018 file photo, FBI Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok is seated to testify before the the House Committees on the Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform during a hearing on "Oversight of FBI and DOJ Actions Surrounding the 2016 Election," on Capitol Hill in Washington. His lawyer said he was fired late Friday by FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

FBI fires Deputy Assistant Director

The longtime agent has been fired in the wake of anti-Trump messages.

speaks onstage at Elon Musk Answers Your Questions! during SXSW at ACL Live on March 11, 2018 in Austin, Texas.

Musk talking with Saudi fund to take Tesla private

Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund would be the main source of money for Tesla CEO Elon Musk's grand plan.

Kiwi arrested in Bali for tripping up motorcyclist while hailing a cab

Australia-based Matthew Isaih is said to be accused of attempted murder after putting out his arm to hail a taxi.

A Turkish man leaves a currency exchange shop in Ankara, Turkey.

Turkish central bank tries to contain currency crisis

The Turkish lira has nosedived over the past week and tumbled another seven per cent today.

The former presidential adviser says she recorded the conversation in the White House high-security Situation Room.

Ex-Trump adviser Omarosa says she secretly recorded her firing by John Kelly

Omarosa Manigault Newman says she recorded the conversation with the White House chief of staff.

Cat lovers alert: Job going on idyllic Greek island looking after 70 cats

You'd better be quick as 3000 cat lovers worldwide have already applied.

Terrified Kiwi couple dive for cover as shots fired at their campervan in Queensland

Police are treating the Rockhampton incident as a deliberate attack.

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