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Woman sent nude photos of daughter to lover
Woman sent nude photos of daughter to lover

A childcare worker who sent graphic nude photos of her daughter to her lover has walked free from a Brisbane court.

Human-caused climate change blamed
Human-caused climate change blamed

Heat waves last year in Asia, Europe and Australia were influenced by human-caused climate change, but not all extreme weather…

Hong Kong protestors set deadline
Hong Kong protestors set deadline

Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong set a Wednesday deadline for a response from the government to meet their demands…

New counter-terror raids in Australia
New counter-terror raids in Australia

A Melbourne man arrested in counter-terrorism raids had provided funds to a US citizen fighting in Syria and was about to…

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UK revises up Q2 economic growth to 0.9 percent

LONDON (AP) The U.K. economy grew faster in the second quarter than previously estimated, with official figures revising…

More and more French joining Mideast jihad

PARIS (AP) France's interior minister says the number of French radicals joining extremists in Syria and Iraq has soared…

German jobless rate down to 6.5 percent

BERLIN (AP) Germany's unemployment rate dipped to 6.5 percent in September as hiring picked up after the summer break. The…

Eurozone inflation falls to near 5-year low

LONDON (AP) Inflation across the 18 countries that use the euro dipped further toward zero in September, official figures…

Rachel is barely a tropical storm in Pacific

MIAMI (AP) The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Rachel is barely a tropical storm and is forecast to keep weakening…

Royal Bank of Scotland sees finances improve

LONDON (AP) Taxpayer-owned Royal Bank of Scotland says strong economic conditions are boosting its finances and that it…

Iran to help Lebanon army fight extremists

BEIRUT (AP) Iran will supply the Lebanese army with military equipment to be used in fighting Muslim extremist groups…

China approves iPhone 6 after security assurances

BEIJING (AP) China's phone regulator said Tuesday it has approved Apple Inc.'s iPhone 6 for use on Chinese networks after…

Lufthansa long-haul pilots start 15-hour strike

BERLIN (AP) Pilots on Lufthansa's long-haul fleet have started a 15-hour walkout at the airline's main Frankfurt hub in…

China manufacturing growth in September low

BEIJING (AP) China's manufacturing activity in September held steady at the previous month's low level, indicating the…

Thai man gets death penalty for train rape, murder

BANGKOK (AP) A former railway worker in Thailand was sentenced to death Tuesday for raping a 13-year-old girl on an overnight…

Sen. Harry Reid playing major role in Senate races

WASHINGTON (AP) Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has twice won elections he was supposed to lose in his home state of…

Obama goal of Gitmo closure stalled at Pentagon

WASHINGTON (AP) The transfer of prisoners out of Guantanamo Bay has ground to a halt amid a slow Pentagon approval process…

Ex-FBI agent pleads guilty in Afghan scheme

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) A former FBI agent pleaded guilty Monday to charges that he derailed an investigation into military…

Dominion natural gas exports plan gets federal OK

WASHINGTON (AP) Dominion Energy received federal approval late Monday to export liquefied natural gas from its Cove Point…

China celebrates new holiday of Martyr's Day

BEIJING (AP) President Xi Jinping and other Chinese leaders solemnly presented flower baskets Tuesday at the People's Heroes…

Mexico detains 5 in suspected oil theft ring

MEXICO CITY (AP) Mexico says it has nabbed five suspected members of a ring believed to have stolen over 1 million gallons…

Dallas hospital monitoring patient for Ebola

DALLAS (AP) A patient in a Dallas hospital is showing signs of the Ebola virus and is being kept in strict isolation with…

Nicole Kidman reveals heartbreak at father's death

SYDNEY (AP) Nicole Kidman revealed she was heartbroken over the death of her father this month and thanked well-wishers…

Mexico official suspended after Hurricane Odile

MEXICO CITY (AP) A Mexican official in Baja California Sur has been suspended amid reports linking him to possible looting…

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As cold as ice and a lot fresher
As cold as ice and a lot fresher

The protein that prevents Antarctica’s fish from freezing solid also means they spend their lives carrying hundreds of ice…

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Shark-punch woman 'made it up'
Turtle-bot heads into battle
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Space

Russian-US crew blast off
Russian-US crew blast off

A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying a Nasa astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts, blasted off on schedule Friday, Russian…

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Syria

Foley image removed from anti-Muslim ad
Foley image removed from anti-Muslim ad

A picture of US journalist James Foley moments before his murder at the hands of extremists in Syria has been pulled from…

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