Russia launched its first air strikes in Syria on Wednesday, reportedly hitting opposition-held areas in the province of Homs rather than the Islamic State militants it says it is targeting in its move to shore up the Syrian regime.
Ruth Pollard Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has declared he is no longer bound by agreements signed with Israel and called on the United Nations to provide protection for Palestinians.
Lindsey Bever Not long before Stephanie Hernandez's death on Sunday in North Little Rock, Arkansas, she Snapchatted a series of photos. One showed a handgun with loose ammunition.
Philip Wen A series of explosions, triggered by what police suspect were parcel bombs targeting public buildings, have killed at least seven in a small town in southern China.
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Bianca Hall Two Australian lawyers barred from entering Papua New Guinea have called on the government to step up diplomatic efforts in their case.
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Rachel Wells She broke a door handle, threw a phone and a water bottle at a staff member and called her top executives a bunch of names.
Nick O'Malley Australia would use a seat on the United Nation's chief human rights body to wage a tireless campaign to end the death penalty around the world, Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop said during a speech to the UN's General Assembly.
Nick O'Malley The next time Australia holds a seat on the United Nations Security Council, 25-year-old Liberal National MP Wyatt Roy may be prime minister, says Julie Bishop.