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Mother killed kids, fearing curse

Akon Guode, 36, drove her car into Lake Gladman on April 8, 2015, killing baby Bol and his twin four-year-old siblings ...

9:52 PM  Akon Guode drove her car into an Australian lake, killing three of her children.

South Sudan: 'We just survive'

Chol Wechtuor holds her son Dakhoa, whose name translates as "destruction of the world", inside the United Nations-run ...

Recently it was reported government soldiers raped woman outside the camp and within view of UN peacepkeepers.

Pope visits Auschwitz

Pope Francis walks through a gate with the words "Arbeit macht frei" (Work sets you free) at the former Nazi German ...

10:08 PM  Pope Francis has become the third consecutive pontiff to make the pilgrimage to Auschwitz where more than 1 million people were killed.

Jihadist or suicidal refugee?

A man was killed and 10 injured when an explosion went off next to an open-air music festival in Ansbach, Germany, ...

Mohammad Daleel, a Syrian refugee, was the man behind Germany's Ansbach attack, but was he also recruited by Isis?

US cops shot, one in custody

The scene of the attack.

1 min ago  One police officer is dead and another injured after another police shooting in the US.

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Muslim targets Trump at DNC

Khizr Khan, challenges Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump to read his copy of the US Constitution.

Khizr Khan, the father of a fallen Muslim soldier challenged Trump to read a copy of the US Constitution.

Hillary accepts presidential nomination video

Hillary Clinton delivers the speech of her life.

Hillary Clinton accepts the presidential nomination as she calls the US to be stronger together to make America greater than ever.

Rudd's out, so is Clark in? video

Helen Clark v Kevin Rudd - Rudd praised Clark in April when she entered the UN race.

OPINION: Kevin Rudd's own Government does not think he is up to the task of leading the United Nations.

Explosion rocks Swedish apartments

The cause of the blast is not yet known.

Emergency crews are at the site of an explosion in an apartment in a residential area of Malmo, Sweden.

Pokemon-playing driver crashes

VicRoads signs are targeting drivers tempted by the popular Nintendo video game.

"The 19-year-old did not level up nor collect any stardust or candies only debris from the crash."

Girl dies after elephant throws rock video

A witness filmed the moments after the elephant threw a rock that struck a girl at the zoo in Morocco.

The elephant threw a stone out of its enclosure and it struck the girl on the head.

Rocket lights up US skies

The fireball was captured on film and shared on social media.

A Chinese rocket lit up social media after streaking across the sky in the western United States.

Rudd UN bid's govt impasse

Australian government ministers are conflicted about backing Kevin Rudd, while Labor and the Greens say he is the man ...

Australian ministers pass decision over backing Kevin Rudd's bid for top UN job to their PM.

Trump: 'I was being sarcastic' video

US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump: "Of course I'm being sarcastic. They don't even know, frankly, if it's ...

Donald Trump claims sarcastic wit to try to quell the furore over call for Russia to find Clinton emails.

Indonesia's midnight executions

Michael Titus Igweh's sister-in-law Nila holds up a family statement condemning the execution.

Four were shot dead but 10 were spared in a shock reprieve.

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Australia won't nominate Rudd video

"My judgment is that [Kevin Rudd] is not well suited for this particular role": Malcolm Turnbull

Kevin Rudd has not received the Australian nomination to be the next United Nations secretary-general. Is the path now clear for Helen Clark?

Rudd's out, so is Clark in? video

OPINION: Kevin Rudd's own Government does not think he is up to the task of leading the United Nations.

Pokemon-playing driver crashes

Big shark rams kayaker

americas

Rocket lights up US skies

The fireball was captured on film and shared on social media.

A Chinese rocket lit up social media after streaking across the sky in the western United States.

Trump: 'I was being sarcastic' video

US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump: "Of course I'm being sarcastic. They don't even know, frankly, if it's ...

Donald Trump claims sarcastic wit to try to quell the furore over call for Russia to find Clinton emails.

Three killed as fans party

Fans of Atletico Nacional celebrate their win over Ecuador's Independiente del Valle.

Football fans' night of revelry turns ugly in Colombia with more than 600 brawls and three deaths.

Clinton's big lead in key state

Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by 9 points, both in a 1-on-1 contest and when the field is expanded to include ...

Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by 9 points in a state Trump must win, poll shows.

europe

Explosion rocks Swedish apartments

The cause of the blast is not yet known.

Emergency crews are at the site of an explosion in an apartment in a residential area of Malmo, Sweden.

Attacker hunted before church killing

Two attackers killed the priest and seriously wounded another hostage in the church in northern France before being shot ...

​Police already hunting second teen who killed priest in French church when attack happened.

The last moments of India

India Chipchase's body was found with more than 30 injuries, according to a forensic pathologist.

As the girlfriend of a Kiwi rugby star lay dead, Edward Tenniswood got out of bed and went to buy a kebab.

And down goes the Pope video

Pope Francis prays in front of the black Virgin Mary at Czestochowa's Sanctuary, Poland on July 28.

Pope Francis misses a step and falls to the ground at a Mass at Poland's holiest shrine.

middle east

Nusra Front cuts al-Qaeda ties

Nusra Front leader Abu Mohammad al-Golani in the first public pronouncement to show his face.

Nusra Front cutting its ties with al-Qaeda to deny foreign powers a pretext to attack Syrians.

Iraq suicide bomber kills 14

Destroyed vehicles are seen at the site of a suicide car bomb in Khalis, north of Baghdad, Iraq, where 14 people were killed.

Suicide bomber rams explosives-laden car into a checkpoint in Shiite town north of Baghdad, killing 14.

Baghdad blast claimed by Isis

People gather at the site where a suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest at the entrance to Kadhimiya, a mostly ...

A suicide bomber has killed six people and left 20 wounded in a Shi-ite Muslim area of Baghdad.

60 Mins kidnapper's warning

Adam Whittington spent months in jail following the botched kidnap.

After Australian 60 Mins' botched 'child kidnap' operation, freed Adam Whittington vows to reveal truth.

asia

Indonesia's midnight executions

Michael Titus Igweh's sister-in-law Nila holds up a family statement condemning the execution.

Four were shot dead but 10 were spared in a shock reprieve.

Executions brought forward

Condemned man Zulfiqar Ali's distraught wife, Siti, after learning her husband will be executed on Thursday night.

Indonesia has announced that the mass execution of 14 death row prisoners has been bought forward by 24 hours.

Taunts lead to 'honour' killing

Quandeel Baloch was murdered by her brother, Muhammad Wasim.

Murdered Pakistani social media star's mother reveals brother was taunted by friends over his sister's behaviour.

Stabbing accused smiles for cameras

Satoshi Uematsu, suspected of a deadly attack at a facility for the disabled.

Japanese police have raided the house of a 26-year-old man suspected of stabbing to death 19 people.

africa

Girl dies after elephant throws rock video

A witness filmed the moments after the elephant threw a rock that struck a girl at the zoo in Morocco.

The elephant threw a stone out of its enclosure and it struck the girl on the head.

Suicide attack close to Somalian airport

Huge blasts have rocked the UN gate in Mogadishu, Somalia.

Ten people killed when two suicide attackers detonated a car-bomb outside the African Union's peacekeeping base in Somalia.

Appeal over Pistorius jail term video

Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to six years' imprisonment for murdering Reeva Steenkamp.

South African prosecutors will appeal the runner's "shockingly lenient" six-year sentence for murder.

US billions for Africa

Billionaire philanthropist and Microsoft's co-founder Bill Gates delivers the 14th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture on the ...

Philanthropist Bill Gates has pledged billions to help people throughout Africa.

south pacific

Gene linked to Samoan obesity risk video

A gene variant much more common among Samoans than others, is thought to partly explain high levels of obesity among ...

The 'thrifty' gene is common in Samoa but rare in the rest of the world, and could have a bearing on weight gain.

Beach owner selling slice of Fiji video

Michael Garnham is trying to sell the largest part of a Fijian island for $28.95 million.

Michael Garnham is selling part of Fiji island, following the sale of a pristine Abel Tasman beach, as debt grows.

Kiwis find severed head

Natadola Beach, where the severed head was found.

Kiwis holidaying in Fiji come across body parts presumed to be from a missing Russian couple.

'I worry about family all the time'

Kiribati is a tiny, island nation spread across an area roughly the size of Australia.

OPINION: The effects of climate change are a massive problem plaguing the entire country of Kiribati.

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Australia won't nominate Rudd

Kevin Rudd has not received the Australian nomination to be the next United Nations secretary-general. Is the path now clear for Helen Clark?

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