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Wildfires rage in western US video

An aerial photo of wildfires burning across almost 50,000 acres near the ski resort of Brian Head, about 400km south of ...

Fires in Arizona, Utah and California burn homes, force evacuations and close roads.

120 tower blocks fail fire tests video

People wait for tube trains at a station next to the remains of the Grenfell Tower on June 26.

Cladding scandal in wake of Grenfell Tower blaze widens as more buildings fail tests.

Palin sues New York Times video

Sarah Palin, who has shrunk from the spotlight in recent years, has sued the New York Times for defamation.

Former Alaska governor files defamation lawsuit against major newspaper.

Venezuelan court attacked video

In a video, Oscar Perez reads a statement against the government.

Rogue police officer hijacked a helicopter and flew over Venezuelan government buildings hurling grenades.

Six charged over Hillsborough disaster video

Former Chief Superintendent of South Yorkshire Police David Duckenfield has been charged with the manslaughter by gross ...

Former top cop faces 95 counts of manslaughter as UK prosecutors lay charges over Hillsborough disaster.

China launches new warship

China's new type of domestically-built destroyer is seen during its launching ceremony in Shanghai, China.

New warship launched as China steps up assertive stance over disputed territory in the South China Sea.

Maori TV's 'brownface' comedy

Chris Lilley's as Jonah from Tonga.

The Minister for Pacific People says the show "perpetuates negative stereotypes of Pacific people".

Conwoman posed as foster kid

Samantha Azzopardi pretended to be a 13-year-old high school student named Harper Hart.

Serial Australian conwoman pretending to be a 13-year-old received nearly $20,000 worth of services.

Indigenous art lights up Opera House

Badu Gili will celebrate the rich history and contemporary vibrancy of Australia's First Nations culture.

The Sydney Opera House will come alive each night after sunset with new Indigenous art light show.

Trump frustrated with China

Chinese President Xi Jinping met US President Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida in April.

US president's growing frustration with China over inaction on North Korea and trade issues, and he's keen to take action.

Preparing for the coming storm

Children in Vanuatu play in the branches of a village banyan tree.

OPINION: Climate change sees successive cyclones causing havoc in countries like Vanuatu.

Doctor dies after punch attack

Patrick Pritzwald-Stegmann was attacked shortly after finishing his shift at Epworth Eastern hospital.

Kiwi-trained heart surgeon dies four weeks after alleged one-punch assault at Melbourne hospital.

Son's health bill sparks debate

Alison Chandra fears her son, Ethan, could lose health-care coverage under Trump's proposed bill.

US mother's post about her toddler's staggering medical bills goes viral in midst of Trumpcare debate.

Cosby and the Playboy Mansion

Actor and comedian Bill Cosby is accused of giving Judy Huth alcohol and then sexually abusing her around 1974 when she ...

Bill Cosby is to face a new trial over alleged sexual assault at the Playboy Mansion more than four decades ago.

Rescued from 'sure death' video

Kalani Tuiono was swept downstream and managed to grab on to a lone rock in the middle of the Yuba River.

Gripping footage shows US helicopter crew rescue swimmer stranded in roaring waters near a 15-metre waterfall.

Cop has to chase down his car video

A police officer in the US chases is runaway patrol vehicle.

A police officer in the US found himself in hot pursuit of his own patrol car after failing to put the handbrake on.

Huge cyber attack hits

Dispatchers work in the control room of Ukraine's National power company Ukrenergo, in Kiev. Ukraine has been hit ...

New global attack strikes major infrastructure and companies in Europe, US as well as local arms of international companies in Australia.

Trump's phony Time cover

Like many mock covers, the Time cover sporting the now US president Donald Trump has many clues that fail a reality check.

A Time magazine with Donald Trump on the cover hangs in his golf clubs. It's a fake.

The Queen gets a pay rise

Queen Elizabeth II is set to receive a pay rise of more than $10 million.

The Queen is set to receive an increase in the official funding she receives each year from UK taxpayers.

Oxford Dictionary's new last word

A zyzzyva is a tropical weevil native to South America.

Several words have been added, but none quite as tricky to say and spell as the last one.

Grenfell victim lives on in novel

Hundreds have supported the call for Nur Huda el-Wahabi to be immortalised in Phillip Pullman's next book.

The offer was to name a character after the highest bidder. One man bid in name of a pupil who died. Hundreds joined him.

Diana's late night 'threats'

Diana and Camilla

Princess Diana said she "sent someone to kill you" in paranoid late-night calls to Camilla Parker Bowles, new book claims.

Hit by bus, then goes to bar

Despite what looked like a serious accident, Smith walked away scratched and bruised.

Simon Smith wasn't going to let getting thrown through the air by a careening bus stop him going to the pub.

Baldwin confirms 'SNL' Trump return

Alec Baldwin will be back with more Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live

Actor's top Trump impersonation will be back.

Mystery over dead man on road

Police are treating the Central Coast death of Jayden Mason, 21, on Saturday night as a homicide due to the extreme ...

Drivers on Australian road may have run over man, 21, without realising.

Workers told to 'run hide fight'

Police vehicles lock down an entrance to Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama, after an active shooter was reported.

Lockdown at Alabama military post lifted after reports of possible active shooter.

Mars-sized planet may be hiding

A planet the size of Mars may exist in the Kuiper belt beyond the orbit of Pluto.

‚ÄčA mysterious celestial body may be lurking in the frozen, far-flung reaches of the solar system.

Independence vote pushed back video

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon: "We will, in good faith, redouble our efforts and put our shoulders to the ...

Scotland's ruling party retreats from push for a second UK independence referendum.

Kerr returns millions in 'scam' jewels

Australian model Miranda Kerr was gifted the jewellery in 2014.

US authorities say jewels were given to the model as part of a money laundering scheme.

Germany set for gay marriage vote

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has surprisingly softened her stance on gay marriage.

There's a push to hold it this week after chancellor's surprise shift.

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