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Re-elected Prime Minister John Key says a referendum on whether to change the national flag of New Zealand could be held next year.
Australian PM says the "delicate balance" between freedom and security may shift as he seeks powers to tackle Islamists, after terror raids last week.
Thai police expand DNA testing on the island of Koh Tao to try to identify the killers of British tourists Hannah Witheridge and David Miller.
Tesco says it has launched an inquiry after it overstated its expected profit for the half year by £250m.
Three Afghan soldiers participating in a joint exercise at an American base in Massachusetts are reported to be missing.
Fiji's former military leader Frank Bainimarama is sworn in as prime minister of the Pacific nation after an emphatic election win.
The prime minister is to meet with key Conservative figures to discuss his plans to limit the voting rights of Scottish MPs on English issues.
Siemens of Germany makes a $7.6bn acquisition of a US firm to help boost its oil and gas business in North America.
Turkey closes most of its border crossings with Syria after the entry of at least 70,000 Kurd refugees, as IS militants approach a key Syrian town.
Former Prime Minister Tony Blair says the West should not rule out sending ground troops to the Middle East to fight Islamic State militants.
The pan that aims to eliminate guesswork from cooking
People who lost their jobs because of their tattoos
Hong Kong students begin a week-long boycott of classes to protest against China's stance on electoral reform in the territory.
How much do people lie in surveys?
Two people are killed and others injured in a series of blasts in China's Xinjiang region, Chinese media say.
The building and contents of the British Museum in London are to be digitally recreated in the video game Minecraft, with volunteers sought to help.
The Mexican authorities have issued a new alert about a toxic spill into a river from a copper mine run by the mining giant, Grupo Mexico.
Scientific experts are meeting on Monday to discuss whether boys as well as girls should be offered the HPV jab.
US Secretary of State John Kerry says he hopes a key bilateral security agreement with Afghanistan can be signed before the end of the month.
Whistleblowers still face real problems in speaking out in the health service - despite the push to create a more open culture, campaigners say.