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Flowers are being laid in the Queensland city of Cairns as the community reels from the deaths of eight children. Prime Minister Tony Abbott says there will be...
Sydney mum Maria Elvira Pinto Exposto, 51, has been provisionally charged with drug offences that carry the death penalty in Kuala Lumpur.
Refugee Hameed Kherkhah is getting closer to realising his dream of becoming the first Afghan-born cricketer to play for Australia.
The federal government has axed the sole Indigenous organisation advising it on drugs.
Clive Palmer's top media advisor has been detained by police in relation to the alleged kidnapping of a NAB banker on an Indonesian island.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott is expected to announce a minor reshuffle following the resignation of his assistant treasurer.
Tenth anniversary screenings of Team America, the 2004 puppet film that parodies former North Korea leader Kim Jong Il, have been cancelled in the US.

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Comedian and disability activist Stella Young has been remembered as someone who took time to make others feel special.
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The Sydney siege has highlighted questions about gun laws in Australia: How easy is it to buy a gun? Where can they be shot? And, most importantly, how many...
The Church of England on Wednesday named vicar Libby Lane as its first woman bishop, following a historic change in its rules.
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The first reports of the royal commission into unions have cleared former prime minister Julia Gillard but recommended dozens of charges against officials.
Vodafone customers are getting happier, but the telco remains the most complained-about telco on a per-customer basis.
Sydney mum Maria Elvira Pinto Exposto, 51, has been provisionally charged with drug offences that carry the death penalty in Kuala Lumpur.
The partner of Sydney siege victim Tori Johnson has spoken about his partner of 14 years and the importance of the growing floral tribute to the hostages.
US President Barack Obama has told Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi of his concern about the jailing of journalists including Peter Greste.
Independent senator Jacqui Lambie says this week isn't the right time to reopen debate on gun laws, and she won't support moves to weaken controls.
Comedian and disability activist Stella Young has been remembered as someone who took time to make others feel special.
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Sydneysiders continue to unite as tributes and flowers pile up near a Sydney cafe a day after the deadly siege came to an end.
At least 130 people, most of them children, have been killed in a Taliban attack on a army-run school in Pakistan.
A makeshift memorial has been set up near Martin Place to honour those who lost their lives at a Sydney cafe.
NSW Police have declared the siege over after heavily armed officers stormed the Lindt cafe in Sydney's Martin Place amid heavy gunfire.

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A group of people have been held hostage in in a cafe in Sydney's Martin Place. Police have surrounded the building and evacuated the area.
The US Pacific coast's most ferocious storm in years moved south Friday, bringing hurricane force winds and heavy downpours to southern California one day after claiming two lives in the Northwest. Heavy rain triggered a mudslide following a storm in the Camarillo Springs area of Ventura County, California, engulfing houses.
The views over the Grand Canyon are always spectacular - but some lucky visitors have been treated to something extra special. The bowl of the Canyon has filled up with thick clouds in a weather phenomenon known as cloud inversion. It only happens there once every few years.
Hardcore pornography campaigners have protested outside the British parliament against new laws banning a series of extreme sex acts from online videos.
From deserted beaches to its detention centre, Papua New Guinea can be described as a country of contrasts.
We commemorate those who passed this year but who will always be remembered.