Execution within days for Bali duo

DEATH ROW: Bali Nine duo Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran are expected to be executed this week.

5 min ago  Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran look to be just days from death by firing squad.

Mayor 'sorry' for Tamir Rice claim

KILLED: 12-year-old Tamir Rice.

1 min ago  The video of Tamir Rice's final moments, though silent and impersonal, remains chilling.

'Agonising year without Paul'

'MY BEST FRIEND': Paul and Danica Weeks on their wedding day in 2007.

Danica Weeks, wife of missing MH370 passenger Paul Weeks, reflects on her first year without her husband.

The secret in Clinton's portrait

SECRET SHADOW:  Former US President Bill Clinton stands near his portrait during an unveiling ceremony at the Smithsonian on April 24, 2006 in Washington, DC. The Clintons reportedly hate the painting because of its reference to Monica Lewinsky.

It turns out Bill Clinton's presidential portrait has a secret. And it involves Monica and "that" dress.

Massive assault to retake Tikrit

READY TO FIGHT: Iraqi security forces and Shi'ite fighters chant slogans as they gather at Udhaim dam, north of Baghdad, ahead of an attack on Islamic State strongholds along the Tigris River to the north and south of Tikrit.

More than 25,000 troops and militia begin operation to retake town from Islamic State

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australia

3 killed in Queensland shooting

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 08:  A general view of a Victoria Police officer wearing a high visibility vest on patrol on September 8, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Fairfax Media via Getty Images)

A young boy, a middle-aged man and a woman in her 20s were killed in a small house near Toowoomba.

Skydiver saved after mid-air seizure

Heart-stopping footage of a skydiver suffering a seizure over Western Australia has taken the internet by storm.

MH370 search 'can't go on forever'

Police to scour bush for missing toddler

americas

Slushy waves amaze

slushy waves

2:16 PM  Cold weather in the United States is creating slushy waves.

Chile's Villarica volcano rumbling video

Chile has issued an alert over increased activity at Villarica volcano.

SECRET SHADOW:  Former US President Bill Clinton stands near his portrait during an unveiling ceremony at the Smithsonian on April 24, 2006 in Washington, DC. The Clintons reportedly hate the painting because of its reference to Monica Lewinsky.

Secret reference in Clinton's portrait

It turns out Bill Clinton's presidential portrait has a secret. And it involves Monica and "that" dress.

europe

Putin critic's girlfriend 'under guard' video

Slain Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov's companion Anna Duritskaya tells a Russian TV station she is being held against her will by Russian investigators.

Boris Nemtsov's girlfriend breaks silence on the murder of Vladimir Putin's top critic.

Thief as thick as his brick video

Want to break into a car by throwing a brick through a window? Well knock yourself out. This guy did.

Britain has cut defence spending by around 8 per cent over the last four years to help reduce a record budget deficit.

Concern at UK defence cuts

US army chief fires warning over the impact of cuts to British defence spending.

middle east

Massive assault to retake Tikrit

READY TO FIGHT: Iraqi security forces and Shi'ite fighters chant slogans as they gather at Udhaim dam, north of Baghdad, ahead of an attack on Islamic State strongholds along the Tigris River to the north and south of Tikrit.

More than 25,000 troops and militia begin operation to retake Saddam Hussein's hometown from Islamic State

New Isis target: Twitter

The Islamic State is angry at the microblogging site and founder Jack Dorsey for closing their accounts.

The reclusive leader of the Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, speaks at a mosque in Mosul, last July, declaring himself the worldwide leader of Muslims.

Isis 'not very Islamic'

The vast majority of Muslim clerics say the group cherry picks what it wants from Islam's holy book in trying to justify their genocidal ambitions.

asia

'My agonising year'

'MY BEST FRIEND': Paul and Danica Weeks on their wedding day in 2007.

Danica Weeks, wife of missing MH370 passenger Paul Weeks, reflects on her first year without her husband.

Bali nine legal appeals 'irrelevant'

Transfer to "execution island" looms as more influential Indonesians express concerns about president's hardline stance

DEVASTATED: Kamaishi was hard hit by the 2011 Japan tsunami with homes wrecked and ships washed ashore.

Tsunami-ravaged city to host Japan 2019 RWC matches

Small town of 30,000 people to host matches at a Rugby World Cup boasting a $1.7b stadium in Tokyo.

africa

Kiwi in $3.5b African fight video

BITTER BATTLE: Stephen Jennings is fighting a boardroom coup over his $3.5 billion Tatu City development outside Nairobi.

Stephen Jennings, who made billions in Russia, tries to save multi-billion Kenyan development.

US jury convicts bin Laden aide

One of al-Qaeda's early leaders convicted in the deadly 1998 bombings of two US embassies in Africa.

After the killing of eight people who were part of a government-led group trying to educate people on Ebola, the people of Womey were forced from their town by the military. They lived in the bush for over six weeks as the military looted all of their belongings.

Ebola didn't kill them - fear did

Fear of Ebola led to murder - and a whole village was punished.

south pacific

Tonga bans fruit imports

A Queensland fruit fly, like those discovered in Auckland.

Tonga has banned fresh fruit imports from Auckland, fearing the Queensland fruit fly.

Toothfish boat on way to Nelson

The Antarctic Chieftain is heading back to Nelson under its own steam after spending five days five days trapped by ice near Antarctica.

Anthony de Malmanche was arrested after allegedly trying to smuggle meth into Bali, police say.

Bali drugs trial delayed

The trail of New Zealander Antony de Malmanche, facing a potential death sentence on drug charges in Bali, has been postponed. 

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Chile's Villarica volcano rumbling

Chile has issued an alert over increased activity at Villarica volcano.

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