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Accused Aussie murderer bashed

Karen Ristevski with her husband, Borce, and daughter, Sarah.

6:09 PM  Borce Ristevski, who is charged with murdering his New Zealand-born wife, was assaulted in the prison yard.

'Sadistic' uncle gets 46 years for murder

Derek Barrett, who says he does not remember murdering his niece Mengmei Leng, admitted taking 19 explicit photos of her ...

6:40 PM  When his wife arrived home, she noticed the house was "exceptionally clean", with duct tape, towels and a suitcase missing.

US to take Manus, Nauru refugees video

Refugees on Manus Island were engaged in a protest at the old detention centre last month. About 60 men have been ...

Up to 200 refugees will head to the states as part of deal struck between Australian and Obama.

Mexico's quakes hint at big one

Rescuers work in the rubble after a magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck on September 19.

Scientist predicts the central American country could be hit by a mega quake in the next year.

Omarosa comes out firing video

Omarosa Newman, one of 
Donald Trump's top aids, says she was not fired.

She's been fired three times by Donald Trump during stints on The Apprentice, but this time she quit, she says.

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    French school bus, train collide video

    Dozens of rescue workers were deployed to the scene of the crash in the village of Millas.

    The bus was cut in two by the impact, killing four children, witnesses say.

    A380 draws Christmas tree

    The pilot even took the time to trace out the little baubles on the tree.

    The pilot even took the time to trace out the little baubles on the tree.

    Marmite bites at ice block challenge

    Vegemite icy pole, anyone?

    Marmite accepts challenge to create a summer treat from New Zealand's favourite...'dark stuff'.

    British far-right leaders arrested

    British right-wing anti-Muslim activist Jayda Fransen, the deputy leader of Britain First.

    Two leaders of Britain First, which gained publicity from Donald Trump retweets, arrested for stirring up hatred.

    Defector's chocolate win

    North Korean soldiers chase the defector across the border while shooting.

    Regaining consciousness, wounded North Korean defector asked for a Choco Pie - and got lifetime supply.

    Jail for forged Ed Sheeran tickets

    Ed Sheeran. The two men obtained a few forged concert passes from someone outside the stadium on the evening of November 12.

    Kiwis among foreigners jailed in Singapore for using forged Ed Sheeran concert passes.

    US repeals net neutrality video

    Led by chairman Ajit Pai, the Federal Communications Commission has reversed 2015 net neutrality rules.

    Internet providers can speed up service for some apps and sites - and block or slow down others.

    'Immorality sweeps over land' video

    US Senate candidate Roy Moore says it was a "very close race" and the official results are still not in.

    Roy Moore, refusing to concede US Senate seat defeat, issues bizarre fire-and-brimstone rant.

    Global warming boosted hurricane rainfall video

    Floodwaters are seen surrounding houses and apartment complexes in West Houston, Texas, following Hurricane Harvey.

    For years the human influence on hurricanes and wildfires was uncertain. But now scientists say they have hard numbers.

    South Korea's post-Olympic plans

    A high priestess passes the Olympic flame at the Temple of Hera during a dress rehearsal in ancient Olympia, Greece. The ...

    Turning a state-of-the-art Olympic skating arena into a giant seafood freezer has been ruled out, officials say.

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    Marmite bites at ice block challenge

    Vegemite icy pole, anyone?

    Marmite accepts challenge to create a summer treat from New Zealand's favourite...'dark stuff'.

    Huge python blocks Aussie cops

    "Boss, we're going to need a bigger ladder," Australian police joked as they sat trapped.

    Dumped naked niece in blowhole

    Justice for 'my beautiful sister' video

    trump's america

    Anderson Cooper denies anti-Trump Tweet

    Anderson Cooper says he didn't send the Tweet from his account that called  the US President a "pathetic loser".

    The Tweet calling the US President a "tool" and a "pathetic loser" wasn't posted by him, the TV personality says.

    Black voters the key to Democrats success video

    Democratic candidate for US Senate Doug Jones triumphed over Republican candidate Roy Moore.

    Democrats in the US spent Wednesday thanking black voters - and studying what had been so successful in getting them to the polls.

    Trump 'unfit to clean Obama's toilets' video

    Donald Trump is not fit to clean Obama's toilets, the USA Today says.

    American newspaper publishes brutal editorial after US President hit a new "rock bottom".

    Backlash stuns Lindsey Vonn

    Skiier Lindsey Vonn is stunned by the response to her comments that she wouldn't accept an invitation to Donald Trump's ...

    "People are hoping I break my neck," skiing star says after taking a stand against Donald Trump.

    americas

    US repeals net neutrality video

    Led by chairman Ajit Pai, the Federal Communications Commission has reversed 2015 net neutrality rules.

    Internet providers can speed up service for some apps and sites - and block or slow down others.

    'Immorality sweeps over land' video

    US Senate candidate Roy Moore says it was a "very close race" and the official results are still not in.

    Roy Moore, refusing to concede US Senate seat defeat, issues bizarre fire-and-brimstone rant.

    Global warming boosted hurricane rainfall video

    Floodwaters are seen surrounding houses and apartment complexes in West Houston, Texas, following Hurricane Harvey.

    For years the human influence on hurricanes and wildfires was uncertain. But now scientists say they have hard numbers.

    Anderson Cooper denies anti-Trump Tweet

    Anderson Cooper says he didn't send the Tweet from his account that called  the US President a "pathetic loser".

    The Tweet calling the US President a "tool" and a "pathetic loser" wasn't posted by him, the TV personality says.

    europe

    British far-right leaders arrested

    British right-wing anti-Muslim activist Jayda Fransen, the deputy leader of Britain First.

    Two leaders of Britain First, which gained publicity from Donald Trump retweets, arrested for stirring up hatred.

    Millionaire raffling off mansion video

    The property is valued at about $4.4 million dollars - but it comes with a range of additions - including almost ...

    UK residents with $20 have a chance to win $4.4m mansion with golf course, pool and a bar.

    Signed his initials on livers

    Surgeon Simon Bramhall burned his initials into two patients during liver transplant operations.

    British surgeon admits he branded his initials into two patients' livers during transplant operations.

    Baby born with heart outside body video

    Baby Vanellope is recovering well her doctors say, proving she really is a miracle.

    British mum Naomi Findlay was told a termination was her only choice. But she held out for a miracle.

    south pacific

    Auckland dad dies in Samoa

    Fiaalii Mariner, pictured here with wife Alei Leuluaialii, contracted dengue fever in Samoa and died weeks later.

    He wanted his kids to connect with their heritage. But just weeks into the trip, he fell desperately ill.

    Public holiday for Tonga video

    Tongan fans gave their team incredible support during the Rugby League World Cup.

    They didn't make the World Cup final, but Tonga's rugby league team has done enough to win a public holiday.

    Rising seas' nuclear threat video

    The United States detonated multiple atomic bombs at Enewetak Atoll.

    Climate change is causing a leak at the site of the biggest nuclear clean-up in US history - right into the Pacific ocean.

    Police empty Manus Island

    PNG police have stormed the decommissioned Manus Island detention centre and given hundreds of refugees and asylum ...

    Three-week stand-off ends violently as baton-wielding police hit and threaten refugees into leaving.

    asia

    Defector's chocolate win

    North Korean soldiers chase the defector across the border while shooting.

    Regaining consciousness, wounded North Korean defector asked for a Choco Pie - and got lifetime supply.

    Jail for forged Ed Sheeran tickets

    Ed Sheeran. The two men obtained a few forged concert passes from someone outside the stadium on the evening of November 12.

    Kiwis among foreigners jailed in Singapore for using forged Ed Sheeran concert passes.

    South Korea's post-Olympic plans

    A high priestess passes the Olympic flame at the Temple of Hera during a dress rehearsal in ancient Olympia, Greece. The ...

    Turning a state-of-the-art Olympic skating arena into a giant seafood freezer has been ruled out, officials say.

    Two Reuters journalists arrested in Myanmar

    A local interpreter talks to journalists as he leaves after his trial at a court in Naypyitaw, Myanmar in a case ...

    Two Reuters journalists who were leaked documents on brutal military-led attacks on Rohingya Muslims have been arrested.

    africa

    Pistorius bruised in jail fight

    Oscar Pistorius was involved in an altercation with another inmate over use of the public telephone.

    Bladerunner, in jail for murdering his girlfriend, bruised in an altercation with another inmate.

    Ancient tombs found in Egypt

    An Egyptian excavation worker restores funeral furniture found in a newly discovered tomb on Luxor's West Bank.

    Mummy wrapped in linen and about 450 statues among artefacts found in two 3500-year-old tombs.

    14 UN peacekeepers killed video

    The UN peacekeeping mission in Congo is the largest and most expensive in the world, with roughly 19,000 peacekeepers.

    "Worst attack on UN peacekeepers in the organisation's recent history" leaves 14 dead, 53 wounded.

    A borderless Africa?

    Many African countries rely heavily on tourism for foreign currency.

    Africans can get a visa on arrival in 24 per cent of African countries, yet North Americans, for example, have easier access.

    middle east

    No role for US in peace process video

    Jordan's King Abdullah II (right) welcomes Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas at the Royal Palace in Amman on December ...

    Palestinian President tells Islamic leaders the US is no longer fit to broker Middle East peace deal.

    Strong Palestinian opposition video

    A Palestinian protester runs past a burning barricade carrying a Palestinian flag during clashes with Israeli border ...

    Palestinians overwhelmingly oppose Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

    Jet bursts into flames during maintenance

    The cabin suffered severe damage.

    Mechanics were looking into an issue with the entertainment system, but the problem has become a lot more complex.

    I'm heading to Jerusalem video

    Without a peace process, the Palestinian question will continue to fester within Greater Israel.

    I want to see if the US President's boosted an Israeli-Palestinian peace process or put the final nail in its coffin.

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