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Truck slams into Mardi Gras crowd video

Emergency services working at the scene of the incident.

4:01 PM  At least a dozen people are critical after being hit by the speeding truck in New Orleans.

Trump skips WH press dinner

US President Donald Trump will not be attending the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner this year.

He said he wouldn't be coming, but wished everyone a great evening anyway.

Forgiving a rapist video

Thordis Elva was 16 when she was raped by 18-year-old Australian exchange student Tom Stranger in Reykjavik. Years later ...

Thordis Elva was attacked at 16. Years later, she met the man who did it.

Food blogger a marathon cheat

Shown: food blogger Jane Seo a few kms from the finish line. Not shown: the bike and shortcut Seo had taken to get there.

Her fitness tracker said 18.7km run in record time. One problem: The race is 21km.

Muhammad Ali's son detained

Muhammad Ali poses at an event October 2004. The late boxer's son, Muhammad Ali Jr, has been detained at a US airport.

The boxing great's son was stopped at a US airport and grilled about being Muslim.

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    Taxpayers forked out for controversial Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte to stop over in Auckland.

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    This gym-goer's seemingly backwards feet have confused internet users who have puzzled over whether the image is real or not.

    An image of a gym-goer's seemingly backwards feet has confused the internet.

    Man shot in possible hate crime

    Srinivas Kuchibhotla, 32, worked as an engineer at tech firm Garmin.

    Killed Indian man had convinced his wife to settle down in the US, saying "good things happen in America".

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    Sword wielding man arrested

    Police arrested the man with the sword (pictured) on Sunday morning in Adelaide, South Australia

    5:16 PM  The man was walking through Adelaide's cbd brandishing the 1m long medieval weapon.

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    Abortion Rights on Life Support

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    Beyonce on Trump's anti-trans plan

    The singer has come out in support of trans youth after Donald Trump changed the bathroom policy for trans students.

    The singer has come out in support of trans youth after Donald Trump reversed the bathroom policy for trans students.

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    US President continues well-worn strategy of attacking media during CPAC speech.

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    Abortion Rights on Life Support

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    OPINION: Almost 45 years after Roe v Wade, the future of abortion rights look shakey.

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    Srinivas Kuchibhotla, 32, worked as an engineer at tech firm Garmin.

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    White House briefing invite-only

    The move is the latest sign of worsening relations between the Trump administration and the media.

    The Trump v media war heats up with some news outlets being blocked from press briefing with Sean Spicer.

    Beyonce on Trump's anti-trans plan

    The singer has come out in support of trans youth after Donald Trump changed the bathroom policy for trans students.

    The singer has come out in support of trans youth after Donald Trump reversed the bathroom policy for trans students.

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    Knifeman drives into crowd video

    Bismarckplatz, Heidelberg.

    An elderly man is dead after a driver rammed pedestrians outside a German bakery, before being shot by police.

    Bees learn to play football

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    After scientists successfully trained a first group, others in the colony picked up the game in just 30 minutes.

    Paid leave for sex in Sweden?

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    A Swedish town is considering giving people an hour off during the work week to have sex.

    $12b loss for Royal Bank of Scotland

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    114 new planets discovered

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    NZ plane finds stricken boat

    It only took the RNZAF Orion crew a few hours to locate the drifting Tongan fishing boat.

    An RNZAF Orion found six Tongan fishermen after their vessel suffered engine failure in the South Pacific.

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    Deadly bombing at market

    The bomb was in a car at the Wadajir market.

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    Iraq strikes IS in Syria

    Iraq launched air strikes on Islamic State in Syria, a day after escalating a battle with Islamic State militants in ...

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    Islamic State targets rebels

    A still image from a video on February 24 shows people inspecting the damage at a site of an Islamic State car bomb ...

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    Former US spy jailed for abduction

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    Former CIA officer Sabrina de Sousa will be sent to Italy, to be retried over alleged involved in 2003 abduction.

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    An Iraqi Emergency Response Division (ERD) Humvee.

    US-backed Iraqi security forces are closing in on the Islamic State-held western half of Mosul.

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