Anti-Islamic State fighters in Iraq have retaken parts of the country after serious fighting.
Jacqui Lambie will meet with a Tasmanian family friend on Monday before making a decision about whether to split from the Palmer United Party.
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Dozens of people are dead or critically injured after a suicide bomber attacked a volleyball match on the border of Afghanistan and Pakistan.
NSW police believe the baby boy pulled out of a drain on Sunday has been in there since Tuesday.
Former MP Craig Thomson is set to fight his conviction and jail sentence for misuse of union funds while he was a union national secretary.
Former Dutch international Frans Thijssen has been installed as Brisbane Roar's interim head coach after the club confirmed the sacking of Mike Mulvey on Sunday...

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Local Venice authorities have dismissed press reports they are planning to ban the use of wheeled suitcases in the northeastern Italian city.
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The Albanian government has revealed a secret bunker which was built by the former communist regime to protect against a nuclear attack.
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Medibank Private's initial public offering on Tuesday is expected to raise $5.679 billion. Mum and dad investors have been allocated 60 per cent of the shares.
Thousands of people have rallied across the country to criticise government cuts to the public broadcasters, ABC and SBS.
Hundreds of firefighters are on standby across SA, QLD and NSW.
Trade Minister Andrew Robb is confident that if governance provisions for the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank are met, Australia will be part of it.
Police are questioning a mother after her newborn son was found abandoned in a 2.5-metre-deep drain in Sydney.
The United Nations Security Council has criticised countries like Australia - for imposing "acts of discrimination" against people from Ebola-affected countries.

Assange welcome to stay: Ecuador

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange can stay in the Ecuador embassy in London for "as long as necessary," the country's government says.
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Students protested in London overnight, rallying against higher education fee hikes.
A massive snowstorm stranded motorists, canceled flights and left at least eight people dead in the northeastern United States, officials said Wednesday.

India's Modi tours Canberra

India and Australia have committed to a free-trade agreement by the end of 2015, a pledge unveiled during Prime Minister Modi’s visit to Parliament House on Tuesday.
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Chinese President Xi Jinping has received a ceremonial welcome at Parliament House in Canberra.
Enthusiastic supporters of the Indian Prime Minister have taken a 12 hour train journey from Melbourne to Sydney to hear him speak.
Thousands of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transsexuals (LGBT) march through the streets of Buenos Aires for the annual Gay Pride parade.
G20 leaders have met some of Australia's furry critters ahead of talks in Brisbane.
US President Obama was greeted with rapturous applause at the University of Queensland. He has used a speech at the G20 summit to underline the common challenges facing the US and countries in the Asia Pacific region.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has hosted the G20 leaders at a retreat and barbecue lunch before the summit kicks off on Saturday afternoon.