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The Liberal National Party is set to hold on to power in Queensland, albeit with a drastically reduced majority, according to the latest poll.
A powerful bomb has torn through a busy Shi'ite mosque in southern Pakistan, killing more than 60 people in the country's deadliest sectarian attack in nearly two...
Athletes are putting their health at risk as they play sport in increasingly high temperatures, a report by the Climate Institute warns.
US officials say the insider killings of three US contractors at Kabul airport is a reminder of how dangerous Afghanistan remains.
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has been elected to the African Union's one-year rotating chair.
Four people have been arrested in a nationwide swoop involving about 170 police in Belgium, and charged with participating in terrorist activities.
Nepalese law prohibits marriage before age 18, but the practice remains common in the poor, predominantly Hindu communities along the border with northern India.

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In pictures: Auschwitz 70 years on

Seventy years ago, Russian forces liberated the Auschwitz concentration camp, where Jewish people endured the horrors of the Holocaust.
From citizenship ceremonies, barbeques to a swim in Sydney Harbour, here's how people are celebrating Australia Day 2015.
These dinoflagellates—which are commonly called “sea sparkles”—are neither fully plants nor fully animals.
Fans of the British comedy group Monty Python are seen during unusual march on the occasion of the 2015 International Silly Walk Day in Brno, Czech Republic.
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Huge crowds including dozens of world leaders have held a march against terrorism in Paris after 17 people were killed during three days of attacks.
At least 57 people including women and children were killed when their bus crashed into an oil tanker, igniting a fierce blaze in southern Pakistan, officials say.
The Invitational Darts Challenge at Melbourne's Etihad Stadium erupted into chaos as the crowd - mostly in fancy dress - start throwing chairs and behaving violently. Photos: Getty
A far north Queensland community grieves the tragic loss of eight children.
Scientific equipment has been lowered through the Antarctic sea ice onto the sea floor near Australia’s Casey station as part of a world-first experiment on ocean acidification.