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Nick O'Malley Abortion in the United States is set to become the social issue of the presidential race, with six of the leading Republican candidates banning it in all circumstances.
Philip Wen South Korean officials said they would hold high-level talks with their North Korean counterparts in a bid to defuse tensions.
Matt Bonesteel Molly Shattuck, the former Baltimore socialite and Ravens cheerleader who pleaded guilty in June to fourth-degree rape after an incident involving a 15-year-old boy, was sentenced to 48 weekends in jail on Friday afternoon in Delaware.
Kate Aubusson Four critically endangered birds have been accidentally shot dead after hunters mistook them for a pest species that was being culled in New Zealand.
Ruth Pollard The "IS first" approach of the US-led coalition appears to leave no room for discussion about the war crimes the Assad regime is committing against its people.
Philip Wen In the initial aftermath of the massive, chemical-fuelled explosions which ripped through the north-eastern Chinese port city of Tianjin, the reaction was one of shock and grief.
Peter Hannam The Abbott government says Australia remains on track to lower greenhouse gas emissions even though total pollution edged higher in the March quarter compared with a year earlier.
Kate Aubusson It's an image that captures the moment desperation gives way to joy for a refugee family who found sanctuary after fleeing terror.
Lindsay Murdoch Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha has interesting advice for those trying to solve one of his country's worst attacks.