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AC/DC drummer says he wants to keep his job
AC/DC drummer says he wants to keep his job

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd described allegations he tried to hire a hitman as "ludicrous" and said he wanted to keep his job with the top-selling rock band.

AC/DC drummer says he wants to keep his job
Mother charged with murder of eight children in Australia
Mother charged with murder of eight children in Australia

The mother of seven of eight children killed in Australia was charged with their murder, police said.

Mother charged with murder of eight children in Australia
Mother arrested for murder of eight children in Australia
Mother arrested for murder of eight children in Australia

Australian police said they had arrested the mother of most of eight children reportedly stabbed to death in the northern city of Cairns.

Mother arrested for murder of eight children in Australia
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Eight children found dead at Australian property

Eight children have been found dead at a home in the Australian city of Cairns, police said Friday, reportedly after a gruesome mass stabbing

Eight children found dead at Australian property
Australia PM offers sympathy after Pakistan school raid
Australia PM offers sympathy after Pakistan school raid

Prime Minister Tony Abbott offered sympathy to Pakistan after a deadly Taliban raid on a school, as Australia deals with the fallout from a cafe siege.

Australia PM offers sympathy after Pakistan school raid
Australia mourns after tragic end to cafe siege
Australia mourns after tragic end to cafe siege

Grieving Australians eulogised the victims of the Sydney cafe siege as authorities investigated why its Iranian-born perpetrator had remained at large despite a history of violence.

Australia mourns after tragic end to cafe siege
Nightmare before Christmas in Sydney ends in bangs, bloodshed
Nightmare before Christmas in Sydney ends in bangs, bloodshed

It ended with gunfire and bloodshed.

Nightmare before Christmas in Sydney ends in bangs, bloodshed
#illridewithyou supports Muslims amid Sydney siege
#illridewithyou supports Muslims amid Sydney siege

Australians came out in solidarity with the Muslim community following a siege at a Sydney cafe, as tens of thousands tweeted the hashtag #illridewithyou.

#illridewithyou supports Muslims amid Sydney siege
X Pin to desktop X Teen killed by shark in Australia
X Pin to desktop X Teen killed by shark in Australia

A teenager was killed in a shark attack at a reef off Australia's northeast coast, with ambulance officials saying he was dead by the time he reached shore.

X Pin to desktop X Teen killed by shark in Australia
Australia's 'macho' PM points finger at sexism
Australia's 'macho' PM points finger at sexism

Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who was famously accused of misogyny by former leader Julia Gillard suggested sexism was behind criticism of his female chief-of-staff.

Australia's 'macho' PM points finger at sexism
Abbott's 'shirtfront' is Australia's word of the year
Abbott's 'shirtfront' is Australia's word of the year

"Shirtfront", an aggressive Australian sports term used by Prime Minister Tony Abbott, was picked as the National Dictionary Centre's word of the year.

Abbott's 'shirtfront' is Australia's word of the year
Nicole Kidman admits 'toughest year' after father's death
Nicole Kidman admits 'toughest year' after father's death

Australian film star Nicole Kidman has described 2014 as her toughest ever year, saying the sudden death of her father in Singapore had left her family in "so much pain".

Nicole Kidman admits 'toughest year' after father's death
World Health Organization (WHO) Assistant Director General Bruce Aylward. ©REUTERS
WHO makes cervical cancer protection easier, cheaper

The WHO introduced new cervical cancer guidelines, making it easier and cheaper to protect women against one of the deadliest, but most preventable, diseases.

WHO makes cervical cancer protection easier, cheaper
Russian navy ships steam off after G20 in Australia
Russian navy ships steam off after G20 in Australia

Four Russian navy ships that appeared off Australia's northern coast amid heightened tensions ahead of the G20 summit have now left.

Russian navy ships steam off after G20 in Australia
Modi's singing, dancing fans arrive for Australia address
Modi's singing, dancing fans arrive for Australia address

Thousands of fans readied for a public address by Narendra Modi during the first visit by an Indian prime minister to Australia in 28 years.

Modi's singing, dancing fans arrive for Australia address
Japan PM wants more defence ties with US, Australia
Japan PM wants more defence ties with US, Australia

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he wanted deeper defence ties with the United States and Australia to ensure peace throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

Japan PM wants more defence ties with US, Australia
IMF: low oil prices to boost growth
IMF: low oil prices to boost growth

The fall in oil prices to their lowest levels in more than three years should give a boost to the sagging world economy, the International Monetary Fund said.

IMF: low oil prices to boost growth
Pope urges G20 leaders not to forget the poor
Pope urges G20 leaders not to forget the poor

Pope Francis has called on G20 leaders not to forget the poor, saying to do so would be "regrettable".

Pope urges G20 leaders not to forget the poor
G20 states spend $88bn in fossil fuel exploration subsidies: report
G20 states spend $88bn in fossil fuel exploration subsidies: report

Leading world economies are spending $88 billion (71 billion euros) a year in fossil fuel exploration subsidies.

G20 states spend $88bn in fossil fuel exploration subsidies: report
G20 global infrastructure hub set for Australia
G20 global infrastructure hub set for Australia

A global infrastructure hub proposed by G20 nations to help strengthen economic growth will be based in Sydney and funded by Australia.

G20 global infrastructure hub set for Australia