Australia said Sunday it would help the United States in an international effort to transport weapons to Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State militants in Iraq.
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As thousands march across the country against the federal government, organisers admit some despair because protests have not brought change.
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A gay US teen whose horrific coming out video went viral has received more than $90,000 in donations after he was disowned by his parents.
European Union leaders have given Russia a week to reverse course in Ukraine or face a new round of sanctions as Kiev warned it was on the brink of “full-scale...
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World leaders and royalty are gathering in the Belgian city of Liege to mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I, a small Balkans conflict that...
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Protesters have heckled attendees and clashed with police at the World Congress of Families conference in Melbourne.
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.