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Student arrested over social media posts

Facebook post allegedly made by the student arrested outside Arthur Phillip High School on Tuesday.

A student has been arrested in relation to alleged posts he made on social media following last week's fatal shooting in Parramatta.

Car bomb attacks kill 57 people

Vehicles destroyed in a separate car bomb attack in Baghdad.

At least 57 people have been killed in car bomb attacks in different parts of Iraq.

'Entire families died together'

Rescue team members carry a stuffed unicorn and the remains of a mudslide victim towards a temporary morgue, in Santa Catarina Pinula.

In the aftermath of the Guatemalan landslide, search crews have found entire families who died huddled together.

HK leader charged with misconduct

Donald Tsang, center, former leader of Hong Kong talks to reporters with his wife Selina as they leave a magistrate's court in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong's former leader, Donald Tsang, has been charged with two counts of misconduct in public office.

Elvis Presley's grand piano good as gold

Elvis Presley bought the grand piano in 1955 as a gift for his mother.

The 'King of Rock and Roll''s gold-leaf grand piano is expected to fetch more than half a million dollars at an auction.

Refugee raped on Nauru

A Somali rape victim, who is 11 weeks pregnant, in Nauru is pleading to come to Australia for an abortion.

A Somali woman who was raped on Nauru is pleading with Malcolm Turnbull to allow her to come to Australia.

Russian jet flies into Turkish airspace

A Russian army pilot in the cockpit of a jet fighter at Hmeimim airbase in Syria.

NATO has called on Russia to immediately end air strikes on the 'Syrian opposition and civilians'.

UN bribery scheme probed

The United Nations building in Manhattan, New York.

US law enforcement authorities are investigating an alleged bribery scheme of officials at the UN.

Stefanovic reacts to Mejaher's ambitions video

Karl Stefanovic and Ray Hadley respond to Auburn deputy mayor Salim Mehajer's political ambitions.

Karl Stefanovic lost the power of speech after watching Salim Mejaher confess his prime ministerial ambitions.

Buffalo with skin of a reptile video

Crocodile-like skin on what is thought to be a dead buffalo calf, is thought to bring good luck.

Villagers think they're in luck after a buffalo was born with skin like a crocodile.

Mexican comedians hit back at Trump video

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

A clutch of Mexico's most popular comedians has found away to get back at Donald Trump.

Euthanasia legalised in California

California Governor Jerry Brown: "I was left to reflect on what I would want in the face of my own death."

Physicians will be able to prescribe lethal doses of drugs to terminally ill patients who want to hasten their deaths.

Body found in search for US ship

The El Faro was heading to Puerto Rico on a regular cargo supply run to the US island territory when it ran into trouble.

32 crew are still missing from the El Faro, which was hit by Hurricane Joaquin off the Bahamas.

New arrest at teen gunman's school

Another Facebook post allegedly made by the student arrested outside Arthur Phillip High School on Tuesday.

The student goes to Sydney's Arthur Phillip High School, the same as 15-year-old killer Farhad Khalil Mohammad Jabar.

The rising human cost of the Islamic State economy

The Al-Azraq camp for Syrian refugees in Jordan. In the midday sun the deserted streets are empty in the camp except for children.

Before the Islamic State captured a town in Syria, gas for the stove cost the equivalent of 50 cents. But as the militants settled in, the cost shot up to US$32 (NZ$49).

The eagle has landed, for good

Bald eagles mate for life and eagle watchers had seen Ozzie and Harriet together for more than 20 years.

Feathers fly in Florida as famous webcam eagle Ozzie is killed by rival Frequent Visitor.

How to escape a bear attack

Chase Dellwo received stitches and staples in his head, some on his face, a swollen eye and deep puncture wounds on his leg.

One US hunter survives by shoving his arm down the animal's throat.

Post boasts of Uber driver bashing

A Brisbane taxi company owner has bragged online about hitting an Uber driver.

Australian taxi company owner takes to Facebook to urge others in the industry to "get more militant'.

The children being shot in America

McKayla Dyer was shot while she played outside her home on Saturday afternoon.

A boy, 11, allegedly killed a girl, 8, because she wouldn't let him play with her puppy.

No jail for babysitter who had sex with boy

The father of an 11-year-old boy comes to defence in a UK court of a babysitter who had sex with his son.

Nature rampant around Chernobyl

A family of elk in the exclusion zone.

In 1986 Chernobyl was the scene of the world's worst ever nuclear disaster, now nature is thriving there.

'She stepped on air'

Zoe Woolmer was with 16 other tourists taking part in a three-hour rim walk of Kings Canyon.

Zoe Woolmer fell to her death from a notorious photo site in Australia's Red Centre.

Unhappy pot users sue over quality

Colorado is one of four states that have legalized the sale of recreational marijuana. Oregon, Washington and Alaska are the others.

A US marijuana business is being sued by two users who claim unhealthy pesticides have been used to grow their weed.

Air France bosses attacked by staff gallery

A shirtless Xavier Broseta  Executive Vice President for Human Resources and Labour Relations at Air France, is evacuated by security after employees interrupted a meeting with representatives staff at the Air France headquarters at Charles de Gaulle International Airport, Paris.

Union storms headquarters, tearing clothes off managers in scrap over layoffs.

Cosby evidence to be reviewed

The veteran comedian has been accused by more than 50 women of sexual assault in incidents dating back to the 1960s.

A sexual assault evidence review could possibly lead to the first criminal charges against comedian Bill Cosby.

Pistorius release delayed

Oscar Pistorius was due to have been released to house arrest in August after serving 10 months of a five-year sentence.

The Paralympic gold medallist had hope to be freed but a parole review board says no.

Aussies: What the bloody hell are ya?

Christmas Island detention centre.

OPINION: We Kiwis like Australians for many reasons. Sending Kiwis to a detention centre on Christmas Island isn't one of them.

Italy leaves gay couples waiting

Rosario Murdica and Gianni Finocchietti: "We are tired of being treated like second-class citizens."

Italy is the last major country in the West that has not given same-sex couples any legal recognition.

Four students 'plotted mass shooting'

Authorities took four unidentified northern Californian students into custody after they uncovered their plan to shoot and kill faculty members and students at Summerville High School.

Four students have been arrested for plotting to carry out a shooting at a US high school.

Clinton unveils gun control plan

If elected as president, Hillary Clinton would override Congress to close a gun access "loophole".

Background checks and a crackdown on gun dealers are in Hillary Clinton's election policy.

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