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Putin to face icy G20 reception

LEADERS SUMMIT: Russian President Vladimir Putin.

US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew says continued hostilities with Ukraine will likely earn Russian President Vladimir Putin an icy reception at the G20 leaders meeting.

Sydney pays this man to have sex

Mr Allen confirmed he had completed more than 60 jobs at locations across Sydney.

Eamonn Duff meets Fred Allen - the one man frontline keeping Sydney's illegal brothels at bay.

Toddler's family thank searchers

VANISHED: William Tyrell was last seen wearing a Spider-Man suit.

Australian three-year-old's parents pen emotional note to searchers as they continue to scour bushland.

Putin will attend G20

ATTENDING: Russian President Vladimir Putin will likely attend the G20 meeting, despite calls from some for Russia to be excluded.

Russia will attend November's Leader Summit in Australia despite concern over its actions in Ukraine.

Suspects held without charge

EXTRAORDINARY POWERS: Australian police hold three suspects without charge.

Australian counter-terrorism authorities have used for the first time extraordinary powers to hold suspects arrested on Thursday.

Terror attack was imminent - Abbott

Prime Minister Tony Abbott says a terror attack was feared within days.

The terror attack foiled by police in Sydney yesterday would have been carried out "within days," Australia's prime minister says.

Terror raids: 800 police, 2 charged

One man detained by police kneels on the ground as a raid is carried out.

It was hard to believe the awkward, spotty youth in court was capable of planning such a horrific act of public violence.

The man accused of beheading plot

Mohammad Ali Baryalei: Mastermind behind plot to murder Australians on video.

Top terrorist recruiter Mohammad Baryalei is behind an Islamic State plot to murder Australians on video, police say.

Actor linked to plot

Police raid a Wentworthville unit.

Sydney man arrested during anti-terrorism raids allegedly conspired with most senior Australian Islamic State leader, court files say.

Beheading plot foiled video

One of the men arrested during a raid on an Islamic store in Logan, south of Brisbane.

As police seek nightclub bouncer, 22-year-old is charged with a plan to commit "extremely serious offenses ... clearly designed to shock and horrify".

How Islamic State grew to be a local threat

The Islamic State announced a caliphate in July.

The emergence of the Islamic State in Iraq has escalated quickly into an international crisis.

'Can I take the normal one?'

Explosive allegations surface of a frenzied scramble to offload baby Gammy when he was born, including abandoning him.

Explosive allegations surface of a frenzied scramble to offload baby Gammy when he was born, including abandoning him.

Alone in the bush

MISSING: William Tyrell vanished from the front yard of his grandparent's house in Kendall and was last seen wearing a Spider-Man suit.

Missing NSW three-year-old William Tyrell could not have survived alone in the bush, survival experts have told police.

Sister of ex-NRL star charged over death

Puipuimaota Galuvao, sister of former NRL star Joe Galuvao, has been charged over the death of a high school student in a car accident.

Driver charged over the death of a school girl at a Sydney bus stop is the sister of Kiwi ex-NRL player Joe Galuvao.

NSW moves on medical cannabis

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Terminally ill patients in New South Wales, Australia, will soon be able to use cannabis without fear of being charged.

Where is young William?

William Tyrell was last seen wearing his Spider-Man outfit.

More than 30 investigators working on the case of a missing three-year-old, whose mysterious disappearance last week has baffled Australian police and search crews.

Driver didn't have a licence

A car ploughed through a bus stop outside a Kogarah chemist on Monday in the second such incident in the same spot.

Teenager Aneri Patel was sitting waiting for a bus when she was struck and killed. Now the driver has been charged.

Pizza Hut withdraws offer of free animal

The promotional sign which has since been removed by Pizza Hut.

Pizza Hut Australia forced to apologise for offering a "free small animal" to customers who purchased 10 large pizzas following a mass social media backlash. 

Threats against Sydney hospitals

Royal Prince Alfred Hospital has breached privacy rules by giving woman's medical records to ex-husband, a tribunal finds.

Australian police are investigating ‘‘threats’’ against four Sydney hospitals, days after the country raised its terror alert.

Vets remove goldfish tumour

UNDER: George the goldfish has surgery for a tumour at Lort Smith Animal Hospital in Melbourne.

Melbourne vets have saved a goldfish's life using high-risk micro-surgery.

Search for boy, 3, 'critical'

WILLIAM TYRELL: Missing since Friday.

The NSW family of a three-year-old boy missing from his grandma's place is distraught.

Search for William, 3, continues

WILLIAM TYRELL: The three-year-old was last seen on Friday in the front yard of his home.

More police are heading to the NSW coast to step up the search for the wee boy missing since Friday.

Tough times in 'lucky country'

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A new survey shows almost one in five adult Australians are living pay to pay.

Abduction not ruled out

William Tyrell.

Hundreds of police and volunteers are searching for a missing 3-year-old Australian boy last seen Friday wearing a Spider-Man suit.

Australia deploying forces to Middle East

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott with Chief of the Defence Force, Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin.

Tony Abbott says Australians should prepare for a long fight of weeks or even months.

'She was hanging by her legs'

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Girl, 8, killed in horror fall at the Royal Adelaide Show was in Australia on holidays.

Search for boy dressed as Spider-Man

MISSING: William Tyrell.

Hundreds of people are searching for a three-year-old boy last seen wearing a Spider-Man suit before he disappeared on NSW's mid-north coast.

'We've lost three beautiful kids'

Happier times: Kim and Geoff Hunt

Farmers struggle to make sense of family murder-suicide that rocked small Australian community this week.

Hospital bosses not to blame

A student of a nursing college places a candle in front of a picture depicting nurse Jacintha Saldanha.

“I don’t know how to face the bosses tomorrow,” nurse Jacintha Saldanha told a colleague.

Australia on high alert

HIGH THREAT LEVEL: Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

Australia has raised its terror threat level from 'medium' to 'high', but stresses it has no knowledge of a specific attack.

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