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From visa check to Operation Overkill

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Sarah was driving to work in Sydney when she was pulled over by police. She was left stunned by the officer's request.

FFA monitoring tensions in Dushanbe

FFA say they are monitoring the security situation in Dushanbe ahead of the Socceroos' World Cup qualifier there.

'You were a little boy'

Wealthy sperm donor fears contact

americas

Daycare 'fight club'

The Lightbridge Academy day care centre in New Jersey.

Two workers busted for instigating scuffles among children they were supposed to be taking care of.

Is Donald Trump a golf cheat?

Does Donald Trump cheat at golf? A Washington Post investigation into the Republican presidential front runner's game.

Officers responded to a report of a shooting at a St Louis County home in Missouri, Police Sergeant Brian Schellman said.

Boy, 11, shoots 16-year-old dead

Police say boy shot teen intruder during home invasion, but neighbours say it wasn't a break-in.

europe

'Don't risk lives of loved ones'

Abdullah Kurdi mourns with his relative during the funeral of his toddlers, who drowned with their mother as they were trying to reach Greece.

"The world has let us down," refugee father says at funerals of sons and wife.

UKIP lauds Australian refugee policy

If Europe had listened to Tony Abbott, tragic deaths could have been prevented, UKIP leader Nigel Farage said.

Accused in the Hatton Garden jewel heist: (left to right) John Collins, Daniel Jones, Terry Perkins, and Brian Reader.

Pensioners admit diamond heist

They may be in their 70s, but that didn't stop them in their daring multi-million pound raid.

middle east

IS blows up ancient tombs

Tower tombs in the Valley of Tombs, west of the historical city of Palmyra.

Islamic State has blown up three ancient tower tombs in the city of Palmyra.

Opposition's emergency refugee bill

Labour and Greens are trying to force the Government's hand over New Zealand's refugee intake.

Aylan Kurdi, left, with his brother Galip in a Kurdi family photograph. Both drowned trying to get to Greece.

'You were a little boy'

An anonymous tribute to the drowned boy whose photo has put a young face at the heart of the crisis.

asia

MH370 flaperon confirmed

French police inspect the flaperon wing piece that was found on a beach in Saint-Andre, Reunion Island, in July.

The piece of wing found on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean has been formally identified as part of MH370.

Bangkok bombing: warrants issued for 8

Warrants have been issued for eight suspects in connection with the Bangkok bombing and two other men are in custody as investigators firm links to Turkey.

Chinese soldiers march past Tiananmen Square before a military parade on September 3, 2015 in Beijing, China.

China puts on huge show of force at parade video

China put on its biggest display of military might in a parade to commemorate victory over Japan in WWII, an event shunned by most Western leaders.

africa

Opposition's emergency refugee bill

Labour leader Andrew Little said New Zealand needs to show "will and moral leadership" in the face of Syria's refugee crisis.

Labour and Greens are trying to force the Government's hand over New Zealand's refugee intake.

Boko Haram murder 56

Islamic extremists slaughter a remote Nigerian village, as the terrorist group expands its campaign.

Maidens prepare to deliver the reeds at Ludzidzini royal palace on Sunday. During the eight-day ceremony, virgin girls cut reeds and present them to the queen mother. The Reed Dance also allows Swaziland's King Mswati III to choose a wife if he wishes. Mswati currently has 15 wives.

Festival goes on despite dead girls

Thousands of young women and girls danced before Swaziland's king, despite calls to cancel the dance after dozens died in a car crash.

south pacific

Nauru aid suspended

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has called a temporary halt to New Zealand's aid contribution to Nauru's Justice sector.

New Zealand has suspended its aid contributions to justice in Nauru over ongoing human rights concerns.

6.6 quake hits near Solomons

A magnitude-6.8 earthquake has hit near the Solomon Islands.

Wilson Security has rejected the water-boarding and zipping claims and dismissed the submission as "inflammatory, incorrect and misleading".

Asylum seekers 'water-boarded'

Guard at Nauru detention centre claims NZ and Australian staff water-boarded asylum seekers.

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Refugee crisis: Austria opens borders

Thousands of exhausted migrants are streaming into Austria and Germany.

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