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Syria rejects report blaming it for April sarin attack: state media

Syria rejects report blaming it for April sarin attack: state media

The Syrian government rejected a report sent to the U.N. Security Council that blamed it for a...

White nationalists stage anti-refugee protests in Tennessee

White nationalists stage anti-refugee protests in Tennessee

About 300 white nationalists and neo-Nazis held back-to-back rallies in two small Tennessee...

UN slams Australia's treatment of refugees

UN slams Australia's treatment of refugees

Australia's treatment of refugees has been slammed as 'disturbing' and 'shocking' by the UN...

Rudd's memoir speaks of Gillard and Latham

Rudd's memoir speaks of Gillard and Latham

Kevin Rudd's new memoir details his agreement with Julia Gillard that he would have two terms...

Claims Wilkinson asked for higher salary

Claims Wilkinson asked for higher salary

Breakfast television star Lisa Wilkinson's shock defection from Nine's Today show to Network...

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Christmas plane bomb suspect 'co-operating' with US

Photograph of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab supplied by US officials (28 December 2009)

The Nigerian man suspected of trying to blow up a US plane on Christmas Day is now co-operating and providing "useful" information, US officials say. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab had stopped talking to investigators but started again "last week", officials told US media.

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US military boss backs ending gay ban

Admiral Mike Mullen

The US military's top officer says lifting the ban on gays serving openly in uniform is "the right thing to do". Former president Bill Clinton tried to lift the ban on gays in the military in his first term but had to accept a "don't ask, don't tell"

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Former minister savages Blair over war

Former UK minister Clare Short leaves Iraq War inquiry

Former British prime minister Tony Blair has been accused of running a dishonest, dysfunctional government that played to the Americans at a time of war.
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France Concorde crash trial set to begin

Captain Brian Walpole

US airline Continental and five individuals go on trial in France later over the crash of an Air France Concorde nearly 10 years ago. The jet took off in flames from Paris Charles de Gaulle airport and crashed minutes later, killing 113 people.

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PM condemns Haiti child 'kidnappers'

Haitian Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive says he believes the Americans are kidnappers.

The Haitian Prime Minister has publicly condemned the actions of the American missionaries who are facing child trafficking charges in Haiti. The 10 missionaries were arrested at Malpasse,

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Anwar denounces sodomy trial as corrupt

Former Malaysian Deputy PM Anwar Ibrahim

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has appeared in court on sodomy charges, threatening to subpoena the country's prime minister. When entering the court room Anwar labelled the charges against him dirty machinations of a corrupt few.

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Obama to visit Australia next month

US President Barack Obama arrives in Russia with his family

US President Barack Obama and his family will visit Australia in late March, the White House has confirmed. Mr Obama, who has referred to himself as "America's first Pacific president" because of his birth in Hawaii and his years in Indonesia,

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Hijacked yacht couple plead for help

Briton Rachel Chandler at a location in central Somalia

A British couple kidnapped by Somali pirates in October said they were being poorly treated and needed urgent help, according to a reporter who met them in captivity. "Please help us, these people are not treating us well,"

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