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Mother arrested after eight children found dead at a far north Queensland house, police say.
President Barack Obama has warned that the US will respond to an alleged North Korean hacking attack on Sony Pictures over the film The Interview.
The World Pie Eating Championships held at an English pub have had to be abandoned after wrong-sized pies were delivered because of a mix-up.
SBS coverage of the deadly siege at the Lindt cafe in Martin Place in Sydney.
Pakistan has hung two convicted militants and stepped up strikes on rebel groups following a brutal school massacre.
A computer outage is causing flight delays for Jetstar passengers on Saturday morning.
BALTIMORE (Reuters) - American swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, pleaded guilty on Friday to driving under the influence of alcohol...
South Korea's far-left political party was disbanded Friday in a rare decision by the constitutional court which labelled it a pro-North Korean group.
Clive Palmer's media adviser Andrew Crook has been granted bail after facing court charged over the kidnapping of a bank executive.

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Refugee Hameed Kherkhah is getting closer to realising his dream of becoming the first Afghan-born cricketer to play for Australia.
Close to half of clients seeking help from a Sydney rehabilitation centre have problems with amphetamine use, which includes the increasingly-popular drug 'ice'.
A Canadian man who split with his girlfriend after buying a round-the-world ticket has found a woman with the same name as his ex to travel with him.
Comedian and disability activist Stella Young has been remembered as someone who took time to make others feel special.
Queensland MP George Christensen has criticised the #illridewithyou hashtag as a 'pathetic' left wing campaign.
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...
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Ex-prime minister Julia Gillard may have created a conflict of interest by providing legal assistance to her former boyfriend, one of her firm's clients.
Clive Palmer's media adviser Andrew Crook has been granted bail after facing court charged over the kidnapping of a bank executive.
Tony Abbott is set to announce a new assistant treasurer, and possibly other ministry changes, after the resignation of Arthur Sinodinos.
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.
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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.