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Two Cheetah Cubs Born By Surrogate Mother For The First Time In History

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Two cheetah cubs have been born through in vitro fertilisation and embryo transfer into a surrogate mother for the first time.

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World

Harvey Weinstein Taken To Hospital With Chest Pains After Guilty Verdict

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Hours after a jury convicted him of sexual assault and rape, Harvey Weinstein has been rushed to hospital complaining of chest pains, according to his representative.

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World

Someone Tried To Post A Human Brain In A Jar Through The Mail

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Customs officers have been left scratching their heads after seizing a human brain sent through the mail in a glass jar.

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World

Elderly Lollipop Man Killed After Saving Two Young Kids From Car

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A school crossing guard has been hailed as a hero after saving two young children from an oncoming car.

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World

Boy, 14, Arrested Over Alleged Murder Of College Student

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Police have arrested a 14-year-old boy in connection to the stabbing death of a U.S. college student in December.

Crime

Crime

Dad Charged Over 'Sex Cult', Extorting Almost $1.5 Million From Students

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The father of a student who attended a college in the U.S. is accused of moving into the dorms, preying on his daughter’s friends, sex trafficking and extortion.

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WATCH: Students Screamed For Help While Pinned To Roof After School Bus Overturned

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Twenty-five students were catapulted into the air after their bus lost control and flipped over, injuring eight people in the US state of Ohio.

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World

WATCH: World's Largest-Ever Firework Explodes Into The Record Books

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There were gasps from the crowd as the world's largest aerial firework exploded over a ski resort in the U.S. state of Colorado.

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World

Mum's Horror After Son Comes Home With 'Creepy Note From Bus Driver'

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A mother has spoken of her horror after finding a "creepy" letter allegedly written by her son's school bus driver in his backpack. 

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Waitress Astonished After Billionaire's 'Amazing' Gesture

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Billionaire Ernie Boch Jr has surprised a waitress with a tip of a lifetime at Seaglass Restaurant in Massachusetts.

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Impeachment Trial: Trump Acquitted Of All Charges

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The Senate voted to acquit President Donald J Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress in today's impeachment trial.

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Top Republican Senator Says He'll Vote To Convict Trump

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Senator Mitt Romney says he will vote to convict US President Donald Trump in the Senate's impeachment trial.

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'Unmitigated Disaster': No Democratic Winner Announced In First US Presidential Caucus

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Iowa’s Democrats promised to begin to release long-delayed results from the party’s chaotic first voting in its process of picking a candidate to face Republican Donald Trump's in America's next presidential election.

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United States Announces Temporary Travel Ban Over Coronavirus Fears

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The White House has declared a public health emergency over coronavirus, announcing foreigners who've been to China in the past two weeks will be denied entry into the country.

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Man Buys $6 Million Super Bowl Ad To Thank Vets Who Saved His Dog

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Last year, David MacNeil's golden retriever, Scout, was given a month to live. The 7-year-old dog had been diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer.

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Furious Mum Finds Daycare Message Scrawled On Son's Stomach

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A mother has taken to social media to express her outrage after finding green marker scribbled all over her son's stomach after daycare in Florida.

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World

Four-Year-Old Cowboy Does Ranch Chores Like A Pro

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A four-year-old aspiring cowboy takes his job of feeding the poddy calf on his family’s ranch very seriously.

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World

Couple Married For Nearly 65 Years Die On The Same Day Next To Each Other

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A couple who had been together for nearly 65 years have died on the same day at a nursing home in the US.

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World

WATCH: Baby Sings AC/DC Hit And The Internet Is 'Thunderstruck'

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Proud American dad Matt MacMillan has created the ultimate Acca Dacca tribute with his baby son Ryan.

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Kermit The Dog: Surprising Reason Puppy Was Born Green

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A white German shepherd named Gypsy had a colourful surprise after she gave birth to a bright green pup in North Carolina.

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News

Wild Winter Storm Kills 11 In The U.S.

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Icy roads, deadly tornadoes, punishing waves — severe weekend weather has been blamed for 11 deaths and major damage in parts of the US Midwest, South and Northeast.

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National

US Says Australia Is As Dangerous As Hong Kong And PNG

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The U.S. has upgraded its travel warning for Australia due to the country's bushfire crisis, putting it at the same warning level as Hong Kong and Papua New Guinea.

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World

WATCH: Man, 93, Shoots Apartment Manager In The Leg After His Home Floods

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Warning: Graphic video.

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World

Neighbours Fed Up With Bagpipes Blasting From McDonald’s

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People living near a McDonald's are getting an earful from the restaurant that's blasting nonstop bagpipe music in Sacramento, California.

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World

Watch: Tumbleweed Buries Cars And Trucks, Closes Highway For 10 Hours

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A Washington state highway was closed in both directions after several cars became trapped in tumbleweed.

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World

Dozens Injured In 63-Car Pileup On A Busy Highway

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A multi-vehicle crash involving 63 vehicles shut down both sides of a highway in Virginia, U.S. on Sunday, with dozens rushed to hospital.

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Horrifying Video Shows School Security Guard Slamming Young Student To The Ground, Twice

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Shocking surveillance video from a North Carolina middle school shows a resource officer walking a student down a hallway then suddenly stopping, slamming him to the ground twice, then dragging him.

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World

Man Charged After Reporter's Butt Allegedly Slapped On Live TV

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The man accused of slapping a reporter's bottom during a live television report was arrested on Friday, Savannah police said.

Katherine Kalk

Katherine Kalk

Stuff You Need To Know For Your Next Pub Trivia Night

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Do you love history? No? Well you should.

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World

Democrats Release 300-Page Report On Donald Trump Impeachment

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House Democrats released a report with their findings from the impeachment investigation into President Trump's dealings with Ukraine.

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World

Neighbour Says He Begged Dad Not To Shoot His Two Sons

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WARNING, GRAPHIC CONTENT: Kjersten Ellingson Schladetzky and her two sons were shot dead by her ex-husband in an apparent murder-suicide on Sunday, according to police.

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World

Woman's Warning After Gruesome Shopping Trolley Injury

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A woman is warning families and shoppers after she says she sliced her hands on a razor blade left on a shopping trolley. Warning: Graphic Photos

Crime

Crime

WATCH: Shocking Video Of Horse Being Forcibly Dragged By Car

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WARNING: Distressing content. Two people have been charged after a video showed a horse being dragged behind a pickup truck.

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World

Donald Trump Makes Animal Cruelty A Major Crime In US

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Donald Trump has made animal cruelty a federal crime in the U.S. with offenders now facing up to seven years in jail time.

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World

Mum Charged After Kids See Her Topless In Own Home

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A Utah woman charged with a crime after her stepchildren saw her topless in her own home is fighting the case that could force her to register as a sex offender, citing a Colorado court ruling that overturned a topless ban.

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World

Study Finds Almost All Mass Shooters Have Four Things In Common

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A new study -- one of the most comprehensive to date -- has found a series of alarming trends in America's long-running crisis surrounding gun violence and mass shootings.

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World

'We Got Her!': Video Shows Dramatic Rescue Of 8-Year-Old Kidnapping Victim

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Police released video showing the rescue of a 8-year-old Texas girl who was ripped from her mother’s arms and kidnapped in broad daylight.

Crime

Crime

The Countries That Jailed The Most Australian Tourists In The Last Year

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Australians love to travel but more than 1500 were arrested or jailed overseas in the last year, with the majority being stung for sex, drugs and fraud offences.

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Breaking

Gunman Opens Fire During Football Watch Party In California, Killing Four

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US Police say four people have died and another six hospitalised after a gunman opened fire during a football watch party in California.

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News

WATCH: Panic As Fans Shot At High School Football Game

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WARNING: This video may be distressing.

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World

Dozens of Children Found Hidden Behind Fake Wall At Daycare

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Police conducting a welfare check at a U.S. daycare made a disturbing discovery of 26 children, all under the age of three, hidden behind a false wall that led to a basement.

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World

Two Students Killed In Tragic School Shooting

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Two teenagers were killed and several students were injured in a high school shooting in Southern California on Friday.

Jane Tiller

Jane Tiller

Guess What? American Police Might Have Access To Your DNA

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In the past week, news has spread of a Florida judge’s decision to grant a warrant allowing police to search one of the world’s largest online DNA databases, for leads in a criminal case.

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World

Star Gymnast Dies After Slipping Off Uneven Bars

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An accomplished gymnast at Southern Connecticut State University in the United States has died following a serious spinal cord injury suffered in a training accident.

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Deer Stranded Eight Kilometres Offshore Rescued By Maine Lobstermen

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A group of Maine lobstermen spotted a deer in an unusual place Monday: open waters.

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Nurse Takes In Man With Autism So He Can Get A New Heart

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During her 35 years as a nurse, Lori Wood has been a hero many times over. When Jonathan Pinkard met Lori, he was homeless.

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Celebrity

Kanye West Wants To Change His Name To 'Christian Genius Billionaire'

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Kanye West was recently named one of the world's wealthiest hip-hop artists by Forbes, with the publication estimating his net worth at $350 million.

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Funerals Begin For 9 Americans Killed In Mexico Massacre

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A remote farming community prepared to hold the first funerals Thursday for some of the nine American women and children killed by drug cartel gunmen.

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World

Nine Family Members Including Six Children Killed In Cartel Ambush

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At least nine U.S. citizens, including six children, who lived in a Mormon community in northern Mexico were killed on Monday in a hail of gunfire, according to family members and Mexican officials.

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Krispy Kreme Tells Student To Stop Reselling Doughnuts

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An enterprising Minnesota college student drove to Iowa every weekend to buy hundreds of Krispy Kreme doughnuts that he then sold to his own customers.

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Crime

CCTV Reveals Possible Clue After Couple Found Buried On Beach

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A vigil was held Sunday night in the hometown of a New Hampshire couple whose bodies were found buried in at a South Texas beach.

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News

Man Doused With Battery Acid In Fight Over Parking Spot

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A Milwaukee father was doused with acid after an altercation with another man over a parking space.

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World

Medical Examiner Claims Jeffrey Epstein's Autopsy 'Points To Homicide'

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A forensic pathologist hired by Jeffrey Epstein's brother believes the disgraced sex offender may have been strangled to death.

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President Obama Calls Out Social Media Warriors

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The Obamas opened up about political division at the annual summit for the Obama Foundation, their nonprofit organisation.

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Suicide By Text: Woman Charged With Urging Boyfriend To Kill Himself

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Prosecutors say Inyoung You, 21, had "complete and total control" over her boyfriend. She has been indicted on an involuntary manslaughter charge for allegedly encouraging him to take his own life.

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World

Boy, 9, Leaves Court Room Sobbing After Five Murder Charges

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A nine-year-old boy accused of setting fire to his family home appeared in Illinois court Monday.

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World

Trump Calls Impeachment Investigation A 'Lynching'

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U.S. President Donald Trump likened the impeachment investigation into his dealings with Ukraine to a “lynching” on Tuesday.

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Students Create Custom Hulk Costume For Child With Cerebral Palsy

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For one four-year-old boy with cerebral palsy, this Halloween will be different because of the art and robotics students at Penn High School in Mishawaka, Indiana.

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World

Powerful Moment A Teacher Disarms Student With Gun In High School

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Earlier this year, a high school coach in Oregon was celebrated as a hero for stopping an armed student before he could hurt anyone.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Teen Dies After Breathing In Too Much Deodorant

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All the news you need to know this Friday.

Hugh Riminton

Hugh Riminton

The United States Is No Longer A Beacon Of Freedom

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Hugh Riminton is reporting from Akcakale on the Turkey-Syria border.

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World

Annual Wife Carrying Race Celebrates 20th Anniversary

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Since 1999, brave women have been hanging on for dear life as their partner navigates the muddy course of the annual wife carrying race.

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News

Dog Ownership Linked To Longer Life According To Two New Studies

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Dog owners can take heart from new research about the possible health benefits of having a dog.

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World

'Zombie Deer' Are Invading After A Mutant Disease, And Officials Are Worried

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It might sound like a scene out of a horror movie, but deer in the US are falling ill to a deadly "zombie" disease -- and officials are trying to stop the spread. 

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World

What We Know About Samuel Little, America's 'Genius' And 'Most Prolific Killer'

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Samuel Little got away with murder for 44 years and now he's confessed to the murder of 93 women.

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World

Trump Ordered To Hand Over Tax Returns

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A federal judge on Monday said eight years of U.S. President Donald Trump’s tax returns must be provided to Manhattan prosecutors, forcefully rejecting the president’s argument that he was immune from criminal investigations.

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World

Shocking Footage As Man Struck By Lightning While Walking His Dogs

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Security vision has captured the moment a man was struck by lightning while walking his dogs.

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World

North Korea Breaks Off Nuclear Talks With The USA

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North Korea’s top negotiator said late on Saturday that working-level nuclear talks in Sweden between officials from Pyongyang and Washington had been broken off, dashing prospects for an end to months of stalemate.

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World

Man Arrested After Allegedly Fatally Bashing Homeless People As They Slept

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Four homeless men were beaten to death by a man allegedly wielding a metal pipe in New York City, police said.

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News

Diahann Carroll, Pioneering Actress And Oscar Nominee, Has Died At Age 84

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Diahann Carroll, the Oscar-nominated actress and singer who won critical acclaim as the first black woman to star in a non-servant role in a TV series as "Julia," has died. She was 84.

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World

'I Heard The Engine Pop': Seven Killed In World War II-Era Plane Crash

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Seven people were killed when a World War II-era bomber crash-landed in Connecticut on Wednesday, authorities said.

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World

Furious Trump Denies He Wanted To Build An Alligator-Infested Moat

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In a fiery press conference, US President Donald Trump angrily denounced a report he wanted to "shoot migrants in the legs" and arm the US-Mexico border with an alligator-infested moat.

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World

Former Cop Guilty Of Murdering Neighbour After Mixing Up Apartments

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A jury found a former Dallas police officer guilty of murder Tuesday in the 2018 shooting death of her neighbour.

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World

School Denies Claims Boy Labelled A 'Sex Offender' For Hugging Classmate

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The family of five-year-old Nathan said he has been registered as a sex offender after hugging a classmate -- but the school says that's not true.

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World

Majority Of Americans Support Trump Impeachment Inquiry

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More than half of Americans -- and an overwhelming number of Democrats -- say they approve of the fact that Congress has opened an impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Driver Asks Facebook Users To Cop Demerit Points For Cash

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All the news you need to know this Wednesday.

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World

Bizarre Plot Twist In Making A Murderer Case

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A convicted murderer has reportedly confessed to the killing of Wisconsin woman Teresa Halbach -- and it's not Steven Avery.

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News

Couple Discovers Home Was Once A Meth Lab After Baby Tested Positive

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Tyler and Elisha Hessel found out earlier this year they were expecting their first child.

Peter van Onselen

Peter van Onselen

What You're Not Seeing During The Trump And Morrison Tour

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The understandable focus of the Prime Minister’s US visit has been the discussions and excursions with Donald Trump, alongside the policy debates which have followed.

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World

Mystery Surrounds Seven 'Mass Drug Overdose' Victims In Matching Wristbands

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Three people are dead and are four are in hospital following a mass drug overdose which has left police baffled in Pittsburgh.

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News

'Storm Area 51' Hoax Draws Hundreds To Events Outside Secret U.S. Base

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About 75 people arrived early Friday local time at a gate at the once-secret Area 51 military base in Nevada at the exact time appointed by an internet hoaxster to "storm" the facility to see space aliens.

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World

'We're Preparing For The Worst': Why People Are Flocking To Area 51

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The Facebook event has been canned and an arrest warning issued, but it hasn't stopped dozens of people flocking to the American desert to 'see them aliens'.

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Updated

'Multiple' People Shot On Streets Of Washington, D.C.: Local Media

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Gunfire has erupted on the streets of Washington, D.C., on Thursday night, not far from the White House.

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World

Restaurant's Strict Dress Code List Causes Uproar

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A seafood restaurant has been forced to revise its dress code after it was accused of discrimination.

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World

Trump Orders 'Substantial Increase' Of Iran Sanctions

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US President Donald Trump says he has ordered a major increase in sanctions on Iran as Saudi Arabia displayed remnants of drones and missiles said to have been used in a crippling weekend attack on its oil facilities.

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World

Quick-Thinking Policemen Save Young Man's Life

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Two policemen in the U.S. is being praised as hero for saving the life of a young man.

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World

What Appeared To Be A Fatal Car Crash Was Something Much More Sinister

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A man has been charged with the murder of his wife, as police investigate the deaths of four children.

Sport

Sport

'Smelly BO And Overripe Cheese': Americans Not Reacting Well To France Loss

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Sacre bleu! Quel Dommage! France beat Team USA in the FIBA World Cup!

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World

Cheerleader Went To Gym, Took Selfie Hours After Allegedly Killing Newborn

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Photos of cheerleader celebrating her weight loss hours after she allegedly killed her newborn have been shown during her murder trial.

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World

The Photos From 9/11 We Will Never Forget

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This year marks the 18th anniversary since the day the world changed. Warning: Distressing Content

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Meet The Man So Addicted To Helping Others He Donated His Kidney To A Stranger

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Four years ago Jon Potter promised himself he would say "yes" to anyone who needed his help. Now, he's done over 1000 good deeds.

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World

San Francisco Just Declared The NRA A Terrorist Organisation

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The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has passed a resolution declaring the National Rifle Association (NRA) a "domestic terrorist organisation".

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World

Trump Denies Altering Official Hurricane Path With A Sharpie

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U.S. President Donald Trump is in hot water after he appeared to show an official hurricane map amended with a Sharpie.

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World

Former Conversion Therapy Leader Comes Out As Gay

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McKrae Game is disavowing the organisation he founded and apologising to the people he's hurt.

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World

Woman Rescues Nearly 100 Dogs During Hurricane Dorian

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A woman in the Bahamas says she has taken in nearly 100 dogs displaced by Hurricane Dorian.

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World

Cheerleader Faces Trial For Brutal Murder Of Secret Newborn Daughter

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Brooke Skylar Richardson, 20, has faced court in Ohio, accused of murdering her newborn daughter days after her prom.

World

World

Hurricane Dorian Destroyed An Entire Town In The Bahamas

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The prime minister of the Bahamas said parts of his country, which is just 200 miles southeast of Florida, were in "the midst of a historic tragedy".

Christopher Pyne

Christopher Pyne

Ditching America Is A Dangerous Defence Strategy

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I’ve always liked Professor Hugh White, but his view of the movement of the geostrategic plates in the Indo Pacific and how Australia should position itself is dangerous.

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World

At Least Five Dead As Hurricane Dorian Barrels Towards US

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Hurricane Dorian unleashed massive flooding across the Bahamas on Monday, shredding roofs, hurling cars and forcing rescue crews to take shelter.

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World

At Least 25 Dead, Nine Missing In Early Morning Boat Inferno

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A middle-of-the-night fire swept a boat carrying recreational scuba divers anchored near an island off the Southern California coast early Monday, leaving at least 25 dead and nine others missing.