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Abused boy shoots father

The boy often suffered abuse at the hands of his father, a neo-Nazi and white supremacist who was addicted to ...

1:58 PM  Sick of putting up with his violent dad, a US boy pointed a gun at the sleeping man and pulled the trigger.

Man grew up with wrong family

Canadian Health Minister Jane Philpott said the health department would hire an independent party to investigate whether ...

1:19 PM  A man in Canada who discovered he was swapped at birth due to poor health services demands answers.

Sex predator back near kids

Melissa Buchanan was shocked to discover her abuser was working with children.

12:31 PM  Recently-convicted Jehovah's Witness elder back working with children at family church in Australia.

US mum dies saving child

For five agonising minutes, a US woman fought to keep her toddler above water until a relative pulled him onto the boat ...

Her toddler fell overboard, and for five long minutes, she fought to keep his head above water.

Tinder experiment nabs paedos

"Imogen", 15, had hundreds of matches on Tinder.

It started as an experiment – a pretty messed up one – but it successfully got child groomers in Oz caught.

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Isis video features child soldiers

Child soldiers are featured in the latest Isis propaganda video.

New propaganda video shows five children participating in an execution attempt on kneeling captives.

Lucky find sparks gold rush

The area in Victoria, Australia, where a 4kg gold nugget was found has seen a tourism boom.

Town in Australia sees tourism boom after a 4.1kg gold nugget was unearthed.

Branson: 'I thought I was going to die'

"I'm alive!" Richard Branson has tweeted a picture of his injuries.

Billionaire Richard Branson survives nasty bike crash that saw him smack head first into the road.

Ex-Bush adviser to vote for Clinton

Paul Wolfowitz joins a long list of Republicans who have said they will not vote for Donald Trump.

Paul Wolfowitz calls Trump a security risk because of his admiration of Russian President Putin.

Italy quake death toll hits 278

Rescue efforts are ongoing three days after a quake struck the mountainous heart of the country.

Hope of finding more survivors fade as rescue efforts in some of the stricken areas are called off.

Girl shot during lunch with family

Danica May, 5, was shot as gunmen attacked her grandfather.

Filipino child the youngest victim in the "war on drugs" that has left some 1900 people dead in seven weeks.

State fail in Pistorius bid

Oscar Pistorius is comforted by family members as he leaves the High Court in Pretoria after sentencing for the murder ...

South African judge denies state prosecutors permission to appeal Oscar Pistorius' six-year murder sentence.

Burkini bans a no go

A man wears a sign with the message, "Burkini = Liberty" outside the Conseil d'Etat after France's highest ...

France's highest administrative court suspends a ban on full-body burkini swimsuits.

Big search for missing Kiwi

Michael Junior Huria, who is thought to have ties to Wellington and Hawke's Bay, has been missing since Monday in ...

Massive search for Kiwi in Australia, after his disappearance in "highly unusual circumstances".

Truck bomb kills 11 police officers

Smoke rises from buildings at the site of a car bomb explosion at a police headquarters in Cizre, Turkey.

Explosion at a police HQ in Cizre, Turkey kills at least 11, leaves dozens injured.

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australia

Lucky find sparks gold rush

The area in Victoria, Australia, where a 4kg gold nugget was found has seen a tourism boom.

Town in Australia sees tourism boom after a 4.1kg gold nugget was unearthed.

Big search for missing Kiwi

Massive search for Kiwi in Australia, after his disappearance in "highly unusual circumstances".

GM stood down over baby gassing error

Teen pregnancy programme backfires

americas

'Street shooter' haunts Phoenix

Sketch of the "Serial Street Shooter", the serial killer police are hunting in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.

He's killed seven people in nine drive-by shootings, mostly at night. Police are desperate to stop him

Father of Florida 'cannibal' breaks down video

Wade Harrouff breaks down in tears.

"This is the biggest nightmare I could ever dream of," accused killer's dad says.

Striking miners kill politician

Bolivian Deputy Interior Minister Rodolfo Illanes is seen in this undated handout picture provided by Bolivian Presidency.

Bolivian miners kidnap and kill the country's deputy interior minister.

Canadian Mounties in hijabs

Mounties can now wear hijabs on the job.

Candian mounties given permission to wear hijabs on the job.

europe

Italy quake death toll hits 278

Rescue efforts are ongoing three days after a quake struck the mountainous heart of the country.

Hope of finding more survivors fade as rescue efforts in some of the stricken areas are called off.

Burkini bans a no go

A man wears a sign with the message, "Burkini = Liberty" outside the Conseil d'Etat after France's highest ...

France's highest administrative court suspends a ban on full-body burkini swimsuits.

Locked in a 'battle of cultures'

Burkinis have been banned at Cannes.

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls defends ban on burkinis as global backlash grows.

Fatal blast rocks Belgium

Blast at sports centre has killed at least one, according to local media.

A least one person dead and others buried in rubble after blast at French border town.

middle east

Truck bomb kills 11 police officers

Smoke rises from buildings at the site of a car bomb explosion at a police headquarters in Cizre, Turkey.

Explosion at a police HQ in Cizre, Turkey kills at least 11, leaves dozens injured.

Iranian boats 'harassed' US ship

A US defence official said the Iranian boats approached its vessel at high speed.

A US Navy ship fired 10 flares to warn off four Iranian boats that were approaching at high speed.

Turkish tanks on Syrian soil

Turkish army tanks on the Turkish-Syrian border.

The sight of columns of Turkish tanks rolling over the border into Syria was unprecedented.

Gunmen attack university video

Afghan security forces keep watch at the site of an attack at the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul.

At least one student killed and 14 wounded after gunmen attack American University in Kabul.

asia

Girl shot during lunch with family

Danica May, 5, was shot as gunmen attacked her grandfather.

Filipino child the youngest victim in the "war on drugs" that has left some 1900 people dead in seven weeks.

Gobi the dog reunited with owner

Dion Leonard has been reunited with his beloved pet, Gobi.

Beloved missing pooch found after Australian owner's desperate appeal for help.

World's first self-driving taxis debut

An autonomous vehicle is parked for its test drive in Singapore. The world's first self-driving taxis, operated by ...

Dozens sign up to hail a free ride in driverless taxis through their smartphones.

NK missile launch 'greatest success' video

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un laughs during a missile test-fire.

North Korean missile technology is making progress, experts say.

africa

State fail in Pistorius bid

Oscar Pistorius is comforted by family members as he leaves the High Court in Pretoria after sentencing for the murder ...

South African judge denies state prosecutors permission to appeal Oscar Pistorius' six-year murder sentence.

World's most mysterious mammal

Zenkerella is no longer an international mammal of mystery, but no scientist in history has ever seen it alive.

Meet the ancient, unknown and totally underappreciated ugly stepsister of the mammal family.

Pistorius heads back to court

Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to six years in prison for Reeva Steenkamp's murder.

Former athlete's lawyers say "enough is enough" as prosecutors appeal "lenient" murder sentence.

12yo hunter hits back at haters

Aryanna Gourdin poses with a dead giraffe in Africa.

Aryanna Gourdin's hunting photos from African have shocked the world - not least because she's 12.

south pacific

No photoshop, just a really big fish

The shot that had the internet doubting: Jaga Crossingham and his enormous wahoo.

An Aussie fisherman went for a swim in Fiji, and fed an entire village.

Antarctica about to lose large chunk

Larsen C ice shelf and the Weddell Sea, covered with sea ice.

Scientists astonished by speed of crack spreading across one of Antarctica's biggest ice shelves.

Refugee athletes in island jail

Kickboxing detainee Ezatullah Kakar.

They're stuck in an immigration detention centre on Manus Island as their own Olympic dreams are sunk.

Manus Island detention centre to close

There were riots at the Manus Island detention centre in Papua New Guinea in January. Now following a legal ruling in ...

PNG and Australia agree that the Manus Island immigration and detention centre must close down.

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Isis video features child soldiers

New propaganda video shows five children participating in an execution attempt on kneeling captives.

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