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The ABC has apologised for wrongly reporting that a five-year-old child was allegedly raped on Nauru.
Australian Jocelyn Elliott has arrived back in Burkina Faso after being released by militants on the weekend; attention is now on the fate of her husband.

Lunar New Year starts with a bang

Millions of people in China and Australia have started to celebrate, as Lunar New Year officially begins.
Crowds have chanted 'Let them stay' at rallies around the country calling for the federal government not to send 267 asylum seekers back to Nauru.
The US Olympic Committee has told American sports bodies that athletes with health concerns over the Zika virus should consider not going to the Rio Games.
Australia's first wind farm commissioner has fronted his first Senate committee, saying his only training was watching political satire Utopia.
Father of the House Philip Ruddock is to take on a human rights role after retiring from parliament.

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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.

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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.
Hayat lost a leg this year during the conflict in Yemen. But now she is learning to walk again with a prosthetic thanks to the work of staff at an International Committee of the Red Cross-supported centre.