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Shock Queensland election result

Liberal National Party ousted after one term, and Australian PM Tony Abbott is copping blame.

'The biggest wave you have ever seen'

She'd stopped to take a photo. Then came a wall of water that sent her plummeting and rescuers scrambling.

Vatican condemns plastic surgery

Cosmetic surgery may harm women's acceptance of themselves, a Vatican paper prepared for a meeting on the role of women says.

Fire devastates major Russian library

8:02am A fire at one of Russia's largest public libraries has been raging for more than 17 hours, threatening to destroy thousands of rare documents.

Germany houses refugees in concentration camps

German local governments are using the sites of former Nazi concentration camps to house a flood of asylum seekers.

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