Truce reveals extent of damage

Palestinian refugees from Israel’s Gaza offensive emerged from shelters as a brief truce began.

Worst affected MH17 countries meet

4 min ago The Malaysian PM will travel to the Netherlands on Wednesday to offer help identifying bodies.

Women warned to cover up

Islamic State, the al-Qaeda offshoot that has seized large swathes of northern Iraq, has warned women to wear full-face veils or risk severe punishment.

Tripoli airport a war zone

Black plumes of smoke marked shell blasts as Libya's powerful militas battle.

Children clamour to join fight

YouTube and Facebook depictions of graphic violence are motivating West Bank youth to get involved.

Ex wanted revenge, accused says

Mahassen Issa Australian Mahassen Issa faces adultery charges in Lebanon. Now her own family's disowned her.

Geldof slams Australian aid cuts

Australia has broken a promise to the world's poorest people by cutting its foreign aid spending, activist Sir Bob Geldof says.

'We need to live with this every day'

Hockey's learning experience

Earthquake off Alaska

Earthquake generic An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 has struck on the coast of Alaska.

'Don't shoot me! I'm pregnant'

Man, 80, who shot dead pregnant intruder claims she and her accomplice had stolen from him before.

Circumcision nightmare

Poland pays for dirty secret

'Creepy' doll mystery solved

The residents found porcelain dolls on their doorsteps - each resembling a little girl living there.

Walking among the MH17 dead

malay strap This week has been an ugly revelation about mankind and it will forever torment.

Terror plot targets Norway

The head analyst of Norway's intelligence agency says a group is en route from Syria "to carry out an act of terror," and Norway is the target.

US: Russian escalating conflict

The debris fell slowly, slowly

A cargo of human tragedy

Day after day, the coffins keep arriving at airbase near Amsterdam. | Wellington tribute tonight

Is Israel achieving anything at all?

israel strap Beyond the carnage, are Israel's airstrikes doing anything? | Two state solution 'dead' | Peace talks stall

Two-state solution 'dead'

It's time to admit that prospect of a separate, viable Palestinian state is never going to happen. | No ceasefire yet

30 houses in Gaza Strip struck

Iran detains four journalists

Many in Gaza cut off from aid

Ferocious fighting in Gaza cuts injured civilians off from emergency workers. | Truce talks stall

China's skyscraper mania

China skyscraper mania Suzhou isn't even the biggest city in Jiangsu province, yet it's joining a rush for the sky.

What brought down flight GE222?

Incredible photos of crash of TransAsia plane into a Taiwanese neighbourhood have been released.

TransAsia death toll rises

13 children die in bus crash

Ferry death a mystery

South Korea said it was impossible to determine the cause of death of a man linked to a ferry that sank and killed 304.

Air Algerie crash: 'no survivors'

 	 swift air plane Wreckage found of jet missing in Africa with 116 on board, in third major aviation crash in a week.

Persecuted woman meets Pope

Pope Francis has met privately with a Sudanese woman who escaped a death sentence in Sudan for refusing to recant her Christian faith.

Nigeria's deadly secrets

Peacekeeper killings arrest

Weather likely cause of crash

Poor weather was the most likely cause of the crash of an Air Algerie flight that killed 116 people.

'No ill will' over death

Police The family of former detective Joshua Liava'a says they hold "no ill will" against the relative accused of their father's murder.

Nina search 'poorly managed'

Families of seven people lost in the Tasman when their yacht vanished have criticised New Zealand's search.

Nina searchers praised

Wait continues for Bainimarama's visa

Round-the-world teen pilot killed

Teenager on fundraising around-the-world-in-30-days tour killed and his father missing after their plane crashed.

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