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Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi

King of Thailand strips consort of titles after alleged power grab

Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi is accused of trying to elevate herself to the position of queen.

Watch: New Zealand's suicide statistics increased in 2019.

Rate of Asian suicide in New Zealand a 'concern'

The number of Asian people taking their own lives is on the rise in NZ.

Naked couple spotted on Google Maps

Couple caught in naked embrace on Google Maps

"I took a look on Google to see whether I'd find some animals."

Drip on the background a hospital corridor concept

Doctor performs abortion on wrong woman

A doctor and nurse have been charged.

Watch: Fires in the Jambi province have turned the sky red.

Watch: Indonesia forest fires turn sky red

"This is Earth, not planet Mars."

Ardern stumbled while in Japan.

Quiz: How well do you know Chinese, Japanese icons?

Jacinda Ardern got China and Japan mixed up on Wednesday.

She made the stumble while in Japan.

Watch: Ardern mixes up China and Japan in awkward bungle

She made the stumble while in Japan to promote New Zealand.

Related video: Former US Department of Justice prosecutor talks to The AM Show about NZ's human trafficking.

Mother sells twin sons to pay off her credit card bills

The young mother sold her newborns for 65,000 yuan.

Baby dugong.

Smiley orphaned dugong dies after ingesting plastic

Eight-month-old Marium captured hearts across the world.

Watch: Ivanka Trump joins a conversation at the G20 summit.

Internet cringes at Ivanka Trump muscling into G20 conversation

The 37-year-old accompanied her father to the summit despite having no diplomatic experience.

As many as half of China's breeding pigs have either died from African swine fever or been slaughtered because of the spreading disease.

Half of China's breeding pigs believed dead from swine fever

Farmers say the death toll is much higher than official estimates.

The population is set to hit 10 billion by 2060.

Is the world full, nearly full - or past the point of no return?

The population is set to hit 10 billion by 2060.

The discovery suggests humans used cannabis to experience psychoactive effects 2500 years ago.

Earliest evidence of humans getting high from cannabis discovered in 2500yo tombs

"It's a real indication of how long humans have been manipulating cannabis."

Watch: Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has delayed indefinitely a proposed law to allow extraditions to mainland China.

Hong Kong leader apologises over extradition bill

Almost two million protesters have demanded Carrie Lam's resignation.

Tens of thousands of protesters block the streets in Hong Kong.

Tens of thousands of protesters swarm Hong Kong

Roads have been blocked in the mass demonstration against a proposed extradition law.

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Hundreds of suspected sex workers stopped at NZ border

But that still isn't stopping them from coming here.

Watch:  File footage of 1989 Tiananmen Square protests ahead of 30th anniversary. Image: Candlelit vigil in Beijing last year for 29th anniversary.

US calls on China to free human rights prisoners

US calls on Beijing to mark 30th anniversary of Tiananmen Square by freeing human rights prisoners.

A phone charger

Thai man electrocuted while charging his phone

The latest incident follows a string of electrocutions caused by charging phones.

Watch: Jacinda Ardern doubles down on NZ's 'independent foreign policy'.

NZ influence surges thanks to Ardern's leadership

We're one of the "most improved" countries in the Asian Power Index.

Tree-lined pathway through the forest.

Filipino students could have to plant trees before graduating if bill passes

If passed in to law the initiative aims to plant at least 175 million new trees each year.