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Tsunami threat ends after NCaledonia quake

A tsunami threat has passed after a magnitude-7.0 earthquake struck off the coast of New Caledonia, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre in Hawaii.

Charles Manson dead at 83

Charles Manson, the notorious leader of the Manson Family cult that murdered actress Sharon Tate and six others in 1969, has died.

'Toolies' can't fool Schoolies organisers

Gold Coast Schoolies organisers say they won't be fooled by the antics of non-school leavers trying to get into official events by illegally buying wristbands on social media.

Fifteen dead in food stampede in Morocco

Fifteen people have been killed and five were injured when a stampede broke out in a southwestern Moroccan town as food aid was being distributed in a market.

Cracks emerge over marriage protections

Malcolm Turnbull has reaffirmed his confidence same-sex marriage will be legalised by Christmas, as cracks emerge within his government about the urgency of including religious protections.

'Crocodile' could replace Mugabe

Emmerson Mnangagwa, elected as the new leader of Zimbabwe's ruling political party and positioned to take over as the country's leader, has engineered a remarkable comeback using skills he no doubt learned from his longtime mentor, President Robert Mugabe.

Aussie govts urged to sue tobacco firms

Australia's state and federal governments are being urged to follow in Canada's footsteps and sue tobacco companies so they can claw back billions of dollars spent treating smoking-related illnesses.

Model accuses Russell Simmons

Model Keri Claussen Khalighi has accused Def Jam Records mogul Russell Simmons of sexual misconduct in 1991 when she was 17 years old.