Three sisters "saw fire and smoke" before smashing a window to escape a blaze that killed their parents and young brother in their home on New Zealand's south island.
Peter Hannam Super Typhoon Soudelor, the most powerful storm so far in 2015, is generating 14-metre waves as it barrels towards Taiwan.
Lindsay Murdoch High-level diplomatic talks in Malaysia have further escalated tensions over China's controversial building of artificial islands in the flashpoint waters of the South China Sea.
Lindsay Murdoch Winds and ocean currents could have pushed wreckage from MH370 more than 2000 kilometres to Reunion Island, Australian experts say.
Nick O'Malley Three Detroit children have died as a result of playing with guns in recent months.
A giant sinkhole has opened up on the streets of New York, forming a cavity big enough to swallow a car.
Kate Aubusson What does an engineer look like? Apparently there is a strict aesthetic for entry into the club.
Lindsay Murdoch A political storm around Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has taken a new twist.
Catherine Armitage A year ago Charlie Hebdo faced a precarious future. Now the cash is piling up. Sadly, it took a terrible tragedy to make the difference, and the future is far from certain.
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