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The UN Human Rights Council has unanimously agreed to send an emergency mission to Iraq to investigate Islamic State atrocities, as Baghdad warned the country was...
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Japan's real life Batman

Gotham City may have Batman, but Chiba City in Japan's south-east is now boasting its own equivalent.
The Australian father of surrogate twins from Thailand has reportedly been charged with abusing them.
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A NZ man who reportedly previously worked in Australian mines has been charged with a double shooting murder in a South Island unemployment office.
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Community groups and police have begun shooting a video to show domestic violence victims in migrant communities that there is help available.
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A new species of parrot, endemic to New Zealand's Chatham Islands, has been identified, but it has been extinct for several hundred years.
US actress Jennifer Lawrence has responded after dozens of photos of the Oscar-winner posing nude appeared online.
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Hieu Van Le, a Vietnamese refugee who arrived in Australia 39 years ago with nothing but a “suitcase of invisible dreams”, has been sworn in for a five year term as South Australia’s 35th Governor.
Protesters have heckled attendees and clashed with police at the World Congress of Families conference in Melbourne.
Teenage sensation Nick Kyrgios and Casey Dellacqua have advanced to the third round of the US Open, but Australia's former champion Samantha Stosur is out.
Cattle raids and the cycle of revenge attacks have claimed thousands of lives in Lakes state since South Sudan's independence in 2011. Cattle are the main source of wealth and pride in Lakes clans, playing a vital role in marriage arrangements. As wedding dowries increase, clans are forced to steal each others' livestock, and if necessary, kill whoever stands in their way. Photographer Matthew Abbott spent a week with a Dinka Gok clan in Cueibet County.
Thousands of half-naked revellers pelt each other with squishy tomatoes in the Tomatina, a world-renowned fiesta dubbed "the world's biggest food fight."
Celebrations have erupted in Gaza as a long-term ceasefire agreed by Israel and the Palestinians went into effect, ending 50 days of the deadliest violence in a decade.
Stars have begun arriving ahead of the 2014 Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. The ceremony kicks off at 10am AEST.
California's governor has declared a state of emergency after a strong quake ignited fires, burst water mains, caused gas leaks and cracked roads.
British actor Richard Attenborough has died aged 90, his family has said.
Journalist Patrick Tombola is on the ground in Gaza and has captured the immeasurable human suffering caused by the conflict in the region. Viewers be warned, some images may be distressing.