World News Update, What you need to know

World News Update, What you need to know

Australian rugby league player Matthew Lodge has been ordered by a New York judge to stay away from the victims of his alleged rampage in a quiet Manhattan neighbourhood.


BEIRUT - At least 13 people including medical staff were killed when Russian warplanes struck a field hospital in northwestern Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says.

WASHINGTON - US Vice President Joe Biden has announced he will not run for the White House in 2016, ending his life-long political dream and months of fevered speculation that has split Democrats.

WASHINGTON - Anti-secrecy campaign Wikileaks has boasted that it has obtained CIA director John Brennan's personal emails and is set to make them public.

MIAMI - The first nine months of this year have been record-breaking for heat worldwide, in another sign that dangerous global warming continues to mount, according to US government scientists.

VATICAN CITY, - The Vatican has dismissed as baseless a report that Pope Francis has a brain tumour, with a spokesman challenging anyone who thinks the pontiff is seriously ill to try keeping up with him.

JOHANNESBURG - The mother of Reeva Steenkamp says she did not want Oscar Pistorius to spend more time in jail for killing her daughter, after he was released on parole and put under house arrest.

JAKARTA - Indonesia will begin chemically castrating convicted pedophiles in an effort to combat child sex abuse, an official said, after a string of high-profile attacks.

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Published 22 October 2015 at 7:42am
Source: AAP