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US Secretary of State John Kerry has called for a global coalition to combat Islamic State (IS) jihadists' "genocidal agenda" in Syria and northern Iraq.
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A campaign of dirty tricks allegations in the lead up to the New Zealand general election claimed its first victim Saturday with the resignation of Justice...
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Britain has raised its terror threat risk level to "severe" because of fears over the situation in Iraq and Syria, meaning an attack in Europe is thought to be ...
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Ebola virus spreads to Senegal

Senegal confirmed its first case of Ebola, as the country's health minister announced that a young Guinean had tested positive for the deadly virus.
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The funeral of a South Korean tycoon who was the target of a massive manhunt connected to April's ferry disaster began Saturday under tight security at the...

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Aid convoys have begun to reach Iraqi's displaced by ongoing fighting between the Islamic State and government forces.
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As Islamic State militants continue to terrorise Iraq, the question of where the Christians will go — not to mention the thousands of internally-displaced Yazidi...
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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.
The death toll from catastrophic landslides in western Japan could more than double, police say, with 52 people now missing in addition to the 39 confirmed dead. Dozens of homes were destroyed when mountainsides collapsed on the outskirts of Hiroshima on Wednesday, sending tonnes of mud, rocks and debris crashing into suburban communities.
Chinese-born university student Hikaru Cho has captured worldwide attention with her 'hyper-real' artwork painted on human bodies.