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Compulsory discrimination training for 'sexist' surgeons video

Female surgeons complain of sexual harassment and three in five trainees say they have been bullied.

College of Surgeons tries to overhaul its reputation for being an "Anglo-Saxon boys club" where sex can be traded for training.

Pope's first visit to a warzone

Pope Francis greets a girl on the grounds of the Saint Sauveur church.

Protected by the heaviest security ever seen on his trips, Pope Francis  preached reconciliation in the divided Central African Republic, a nation racked by bloodshed between Muslims and Christians.

Obama visits Paris attack site

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, French President Francois Hollande and US President Barack Obama bow their heads as they visit a makeshift memorial to pay tribute to the victims of the Paris attacks.

Barack Obama laid a single rose at a memorial for the victims of the Paris attacks during a surprise nighttime visit.

What if they were men? video

Experts say it is unlikely a group of males dancing suggestively in a bathroom would have caused the same amount of stir.

"Girls gone wild" bathroom trashing video wouldn't have caused the same stir if it was men, experts say.

'Proud' to label West Bank wines from Israel

Psagot wine is one of the products affected by proposed European restrictions.

Israeli West Bank wine producer says labelling the origin of his wines under new rules won't hurt sales.

Protesters: 'No Planet B' gallery

Protesters carry cut-outs depicting polar bears during a march ahead in Hong Kong.

Activists around the world march in climate change rallies ahead of Paris summit.

Israel suspends EU role in Palestinian peace process

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says new EU labelling rules for Israeli exports are 'hypocritical and a double standard.'

Israel calls new EU rules on product labelling 'discriminatory' and suspends contact over peace negotiations.

Fears for missing Oz surfers video

Dean Lucas and Adam Coleman haven't been heard from in a week.

Police seek to identify bodies found in van after reports men drove through Mexican drug cartel area.

Vote 'no' on pay, Westpac investors urged

Gail Kelly was the biggest beneficiary of the earnings per share hurdles being met, Ownership Matters said.

Governance advisory firm says top executives were able to hit key performance hurdles because of the way the bank wrote off software spending.

Can she save the planet?

If the Paris talks are successful, Christiana Figueres will be entitled to the lion's share of the credit.

If the Paris climate change talks are a success, Christiana Figueres deserves most of the credit.

Australia's 'stinky school'

Local residents try to block the smell emitting while waiting for a train.

"It's like standing next to a bin full of three-day old prawns", says a local official.

Argument, then man falls to his death

Sydney police are treating the man's death as suspicious.

Neighbours say they heard shouting before a man fell to his death from a Sydney apartment window.

Man scales Colosseum

A man stands after he climbed onto an outside ledge of Rome's Colosseum

"If he were a kamikaze with a gun or a bomb, he'd have blown up the Colosseum by now."

Climate talks - where less means more

Lady Elliot Island, on the southern Great Barrier Reef, is home to a variety of marine megafauna.

OPINION: How can emissions trend up, as targets are being met?

EU, Turkey seal migrant deal

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, left, and European Council President Donald Tusk greet each other in Brussels. Leaders of the 28 EU states have given their political blessing to an agreement.

Turkey signs agreement with European leaders to help stem the flow of migrants to Europe.

Vehicles 'levitate' in bizarre crash video

Vehicles appear to levitate in this screen grab from a video clip of a crash in China.

A cable caught in a street sweeper is being blamed for a bizarre incident that seemed to make three vehicles levitate.

You down with ADP?

Heard of REDD-PLUS? It refers to efforts to protect forests.

Don't know your INDC from your CBDR? Here's a guide to help you understand the UN climate talks.

Epic weather disasters are here now

'The speed of climate change is proceeding even faster than we thought it would two decades ago,' says Princeton University's Bill Anderegg.

In Kyoto, 1997, climate change was an idea. Today, in Paris, we're trying to save a hotter, wetter, wilder world.

Baby survives being buried alive

Police discovered the baby girl buried next to a bike path.

A pair of friends heard the baby's muffled cries coming from a hole under a Los Angeles path.

New snaps of Princess Charlotte

Six-month-old Princess Charlotte was snapped by her mum earlier this month.

Adorable photos of the newest addition to the royal family, taken by the Duchess of Cambridge.

Riot police clash with Paris protesters video

Demonstrators clash with riot policemen near the Place de la Republique after the cancellation of a planned climate march.

Tear gas fired at climate change demonstrators amid crackdown on public demonstrations, ahead of international talks.

Turkey will return Russia pilot's body

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu says Turkey will repatriate a Russian pilot's body.

Despite being slapped with sanctions, Turkey attempts a goodwill gesture after shooting down Russian jet.

Brisbane's wild weather caught on camera

Lightning strike at Brisbane Airport during severe thunderstorm.

More than 20,000 Queensland homes lost power during dangerous thunderstorms.

New hope for baby Nemo's family video

A 61-year-old woman donated her womb to the 36-year-old Swedish mother.

Senior Thai official promises to investigate Kiwi couple's embryo swap at hospital.

Isis replaced by rubber ducks

The 4chan duck attack has also made liberal use of toilet brushes.

Isis' terror is on course to get a lot less serious thanks to 4chan users.

Toddler blinded by friend's drone

Oscar Webb with his mum, Amy Roberts

An 18-month-old boy was left blind in one eye when an out-of-control drone hit him in the face.

Shane Warne defends his personal charity

Shane Warne visited a tsunami refugee camp in southern Sri Lanka in 2005. Through his charity foundation, Warne donated money to the aid effort.

Shane Warne defends his personal foundation after a report it sought to block release of records by charity regulator.

Shooter: 'No more baby parts'

Robert Lewis Dear, 57, was arrested after storming a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic on Friday.

Gunman suspected of killing three people at US clinic reportedly cites "no more baby parts" as reason for his actions.

Japan whaling condemned

Japan has announced it will resume whaling for 'scientific research' despite an international recommendation they cease.

New Zealand expresses "deep disappointment" in Japan's Antarctic exploits but little will be done to stand in their way.

Kiwis take flight at World Air Games

Chris Stewart drags his foot before entering an obstacle course; canopy piloting is one of the exhilarting disciples on show at the World Air Games in Dubai.

Proving kiwis can fly is a freefall away for professional skydiver Chris Stewart.

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