A company with Australian links is reportedly being investigated by Indonesian police over a fire on a palm oil plantation in Borneo as the republic tries to crack down on companies responsible for the haze choking the region.
Jewel Topsfield Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce will push for an annual permit system for the live cattle trade during a four-day visit to Jakarta this week.
Tom Hunt Tourism New Zealand has been left red-faced after a video marketing New Zealand to tourists features a campervan driving on the wrong side of the road.
Michael Idato Flash floods on the French Riviera killed 16 people and five others were reported missing on Sunday, prompting the government to declare a natural disaster in the southeastern tourist region.
Lindsay Murdoch Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs has obtained "reliable information to suggest that militants may be planning to target Australian and Western interests in Bangladesh".
Ruth Pollard Russia launched its first air strikes in Syria on Wednesday, reportedly hitting opposition-held areas in the province of Homs rather than the Islamic State militants it says it is targeting in its move to shore up the Syrian regime.
Ruth Pollard Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has declared he is no longer bound by agreements signed with Israel and called on the United Nations to provide protection for Palestinians.
Lindsey Bever Not long before Stephanie Hernandez's death on Sunday in North Little Rock, Arkansas, she Snapchatted a series of photos. One showed a handgun with loose ammunition.
Philip Wen A series of explosions, triggered by what police suspect were parcel bombs targeting public buildings, have killed at least seven in a small town in southern China.
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