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Anzac Day attack planned

Police spent Saturday searching the house after the raid.

Men arrested in Australian counter-terrorism raids were planning an IS-inspired attack during a Melbourne event, police say.

Bomber's family speaks out

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, was convicted of bombing the Boston Marathon in 2013.

Despite being told not to talk, members of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's family have gone public with their outrage. 

Baby shot in drive-by shooting


A 1-year-old girl has been shot in the head and critically wounded as she sat in a car with her parents in suburban Seattle.

Rare gold coins worth millions returned to family

The US Mint struck nearly half a million Double Eagle coins in 1933 but never released them.

A family has been awarded the rights to 10 rare gold coins possibly worth NZ$104 million or more after a US appeals court overturned a jury verdict.

6.5 quake hits off Fiji

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A 6.5-magnitude quake has struck off the north east coast of Fiji.

Teen guilty of Australian baseballer's murder

Slain Australian collegiate baseballer Chris Lane. A 17-year-old Oklahoma teen was found guilty of his murder in the first-degree, getting a sentence of life in prison without the chance of parole.

An Oklahoma jury has found 17-year-old Chancey Luna guilty of the first-degree murder of Australian baseball player Chris Lane.

19 dead after minibus plunges into Tanzania river


At least 19 people were killed after a minibus they were travelling in plunged into a river in southern Tanzania.

Record global temperatures to kick off 2015

The new findings push back scientists' understanding of when life on Earth was widespread.

There's been no break from the globe's record heat - the first three months of 2015 have set new high temperature marks.

'Drop the death penalty' - parents of Boston victim

A courtroom sketch shows Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (second left) with his defence team as the verdict was read.

Parents of youngest Boston Marathon bombing victim ask federal prosecutors to abandon their effort to sentence the bomber to death.

Man in custody over date-rape drug

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Photo by Louie Douvis 

A Victorian man who allegedly imported more than 3kg of the date-rape drug known as "Fantasy" has been denied bail in Perth.

Should we merge?

Illustration by Cathy Wilcox.

OPINION: Should Australia and New Zealand join together to become one big happy country?

Anzac merchandise banned

Camp Gallipoli merchandise withdrawn from sale at Target in Australia.

Boss of Australian charity responsible for banned Anzac-branded merchandise says commemorations are being "bogged down in negativity".   

Autistic boy kept in makeshift cage

A six-year-old autistic boy in O'Fallon, Missouri, was kept in this cage, according to police.

The mother of an autistic boy found locked in a makeshift cage has testified about not being able to get her son a better bed.

WikiLeaks publishes Sony documents

Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, California.

WikiLeaks has published more than 30,000 documents and 173,000 emails from Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Hero 'had to go and he left'

An unidentified passer-by pulls the driver from a SUV to safety after the vehicle left Mayfair Drive, traveled downhill and was stopped by a chain link fence just short of a 30-foot vertical drop onto the Bryden Canyon Road.

He dramatically pulled a driver from an SUV dangling on the edge of a cliff. Then he vanished.

Royal baby loyalty discount

The first bub is the dearest: Prince George was born at the Lindo Wing in 2013.

Everybody loves a bargain - including the Duchess of Cambridge.

Gabi Grecko; that naked walk

'She wanted to tick it off her bucket list': Gabi Grecko walks nude on Swanston Street.

Glamour model Gabi Grecko has been charged with willful and obscene exposure.

Man trapped in cargo hold video

His co-workers believed he had already left, the airline said. Instead, he was napping in the cargo hold of the plane, which was carrying 170 passengers and six crew members.

A flight made an emergency landing after passengers heard bangs and screams.

Police suspect paedophile ring

The parents of three-year-old William Tyrrell are pleading for information on his whereabouts.

Toddler William Tyrrell's mother can't stop imagining what happened when her boy went missing.

Giraffe killer hits back gallery

Rebecca Francis isn't sorry she killed a giraffe and took a picture with the carcass.

No regrets for hunter who posed with dead giraffe, despite backlash.

12 thrown overboard drown

Migrants disembark from an earlier Italian Coast Guard boat at Palermo.

12 passengers thrown overboard following a row about religion on a boat headed to Europe.

Spacecraft heading for a crash landing

After extraordinary science findings and technological innovations, a NASA spacecraft launched in 2004 to study Mercury will impact the planet’s.

By Irene Klotz

'Legend' defends Muslim woman being abused on train video

Stacey Eden has been hailed for standing up to defend a Muslim woman who was being harassed on a Sydney train.

A young woman has been hailed as a legend for standing up to defend a Muslim woman who was being harassed on a Sydney train.

Suspect in fatal shootings is dead

Milwaukee police said Thursday that Chiles, suspected of fatally shooting two people Sunday at the scene of a traffic accident that killed his 2-year-old nephew, shot himself with his gun as police closed in on him.

Ricky Chiles III shot himself Thursday as U.S. marshals closed in on him.

6.1 quake sends Greeks rushing into street

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An 6.1-magnitude quake has struck around 50km off the eastern tip of the Greek Mediterranean island of Crete.

World news while you were sleeping

Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight has been ordered to stand trial on murder and attempted murder charges.

NFL player who abused his son is reinstated, Grexit looms larger, and there's a new Star Wars trailer

Forty-one boat migrants drowned in Mediterranean

Migrants from Africa disembark a coast guard boat after arriving at Sicily, Italy. At least 41 migrants were reported drowned after a boat wrecked, while 480 migrants have arrived in last 24 hours.

Forty-one people drown in the Mediterranean trying to reach Italy by boat from Libya, four survivors say.

Dutch shift focus in MH17 crash to investigating culprits

With almost all of the victims from Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 identified, Dutch investigators are moving on to discovering those responsible for shooting the plane down over Ukraine.

With nearly all of the victims of Flight MH17 identified, efforts shift to finding those responsible for shooting down the plane.

Putin defiant over economy, Ukraine in phone-in

Russian President Vladimir Putin: "To carry out a competent economic policy you have to use your head, of course, but if we want the people to trust us, we also have to have a heart,"

President Vladimir Putin reassures Russians over the ailing economy and says the US wanted "vassals" rather than allies.

South Korea mourns on ferry disaster anniversary

Mourners release yellow coloured balloons during a memorial ceremony to mark the first anniversary of the ferry disaster that killed more than 300 passengers.

A ceremony to mark one year on from the South Korean ferry disaster was called off amid acrimony and protests.

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