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Sean Abbott 'holding up well'

Cricketer Phillip Hughes has died in hospital after being hit by a bouncer at the SCG on Tuesday.
Insurance companies are processing more than $27 million worth of initial damage claims after the supercell storm that tore through Brisbane.

First Test a million miles away: CA

The status of the first Test between Australia and India remains up in the air, with cricketers deeply affected by the death of Phillip Hughes.
The coroner who examined Australia's most deadly house fire says smoke alarms should be fitted in every Queensland bedroom.

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Cricket fans have been taking to social media to mark the passing of Phillip Hughes in a heart-warming and six-hitting way.

Vale Phillip Hughes, 1988 - 2014

Family, friends, team mates and fans are in mourning after the passing of Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes.
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The coroner who examined Australia's most deadly house fire says smoke alarms should be fitted in every Queensland bedroom.
Church advocates have condemned the government's proposed new migration laws as reminiscent of the White Australia policy.
The army has been called in to help mop up after Brisbane was smashed with large hailstones catapulted by destructive winds up to 141km/h.
A woman accused of attempted murder after a newborn was found in a drain in Sydney's west is due in court again next month.
Twenty years ago, Ahmed Abdo was followed home from school by a group of bullies. He turned to police for help. Now he says he wants to give back.
Over the weekend Victorians will head to the polls, with Labor still tipped to topple the Napthine-led coalition government.

Sean Abbott 'holding up well'

Cricketer Phillip Hughes has died in hospital after being hit by a bouncer at the SCG on Tuesday.
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Phillip Hughes' death has plunged cricket into mourning. Australians and the international community have rallied to pay tribute to the 25-year-old.
Thousands of protesters in London took to the streets outside the US embassy to march against the killing of black teenager, Michael Brown by a white police officer.

In pictures: Thanksgiving Day

The annual Thanksgiving Day will be celebrated across the United States tomorrow here are some the traditions and quirks.
With only weeks left till Christmas, many countries around the world are preparing for the festive season in spectacular fashion.
Police cars have been vandalised, gunshots heard and tear gas fired in Ferguson after a white police officer Darren Wilson, who shot black teen Michael Brown, was not indicted.
The governor of the US state of Missouri has urged calm ahead of a verdict on whether to indict a white police officer for shooting dead an unarmed black teenager.
The ARIA Awards are on tonight, celebrating Australia's best musical talents. We take a look at some of the nominees, including rapper Iggy Azalea and singer/songwriter Sia.
Students protested in London overnight, rallying against higher education fee hikes.