Chinese national Cai Xia Liao will appear in court accused of murdering a four-year-old boy and his grandmother with garden shears at a Melbourne home.
A Gaza man says he has been duped into selling a valuable work by British graffiti artist Banksy for about $A230.
NSW Premier Mike Baird's new cabinet is to be sworn in Thursday morning at Government House.
A UN report says the number of foreign terrorist fighters worldwide increased by 71 per cent between mid 2014 and March this year.
Dogs are not consumer items to be bought on a whim and later discarded and killed.

Court rules on WA sacred site

A brother and sister have had a victory in the WA Supreme Court in their attempt to stop part of Port Hedland being stripped of sacred site status.
A UK couple have beaten odds of more than 283 billion to one to win STG1 million in the EuroMillions lottery for a second time.

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All eyes turned to the skies for a solar eclipse offering spectacular views from selected plane seats, some European countries and a remote Arctic archipelago.
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Quakers Hill Nursing Home Fire

The Quakers Hill Nursing Home after the fires on November 18, 2011.