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The death toll from a head-on collision between two trains in southern Germany has risen to eight.
While the number of Australians fighting in Syria and Iraq has fallen, the conflicts continue to resonate here, ASIO chief Duncan Lewis says.
Former NRL star Joe Williams says he still plans to pursue a career in politics despite the backlash over his refusal to stand for the national anthem during an...
The developer behind a building that collapsed during an earthquake in Taiwan, killing at least 39 people, has been arrested on suspicion of negligent homicide.
The Australian share market has ended deep in the red as investors follow those in London, Frankfurt and New York by selling off financial stocks.
An 11-year-old boy accused of murdering a man during a brawl outside a Perth train station intends to apply for bail, a court has heard.

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An Indian soldier declared dead has been found alive under eight metres of snow, six days after he was buried by an avalanche.
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The head of Kenya's Olympics committee says the country may choose not to attend the Rio Olympics as concerns over the Zika virus grow.
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Medical and educational experts who have spent time with asylum seeker children detained by Australia have backed calls for their immediate release, as the Human...
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In pictures: Lunar New Year 2016

Celebrations for Lunar New Year were colourful and loud.
Christmas Island has a long, often dark, Chinese history that spans more than 100 years of phosphate mining.
Parts of the US East Coast have been buried in snow up to 76cm deep, while coastal areas like New Jersey have been submerged under record high tides.
Seven people are dead after terror attacks in Jakarta.
Front pages around the globe have paid tribute to David Bowie, 69, who died on 10 January after an 18 month battle with cancer.
David Bowie, the visionary British rock star who coupled hits such as 'Space Oddity' with trend-setting pop personas like 'Ziggy Stardust,' employed a a wide range of musical styles, and his costumes were diverse too. Here are nine examples from Ziggy Stardust, to Jareth, to plain-clothed Bowie.
Cities around the globe have been bringing in New Year's Day with captivating fireworks displays and light shows. Here are some of the festivities welcoming 2016 from east to west.

In pictures: Spain's wildfires

Wildfires continue to burn across Spain's northern areas after an unusual dry spell.
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Not long after large deposits of bauxite were discovered in remote northeast Arnhem Land, a thriving township was built. Rare archival photographs from 1971 document Nhulunbuy’s whirlwind construction.