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US braces for 'historic' storm

Large parts of the United States east coast are bracing for a "possibly historic" blizzard which is expected to dump as much as 1m snow and disrupt transport for millions of people.

Australia knights Prince Philip

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has knighted Prince Philip, saying the honour recognises his contribution to Australia. (AUDIO)

Anti-austerity Syriza wins Greek election

Left-wing anti-austerity party Syriza has won Greece's general election, putting the country on a possible collision course with the EU. (AUDIO)

18 dead in Egypt protests

At least 18 people have been killed in protests in Egypt on the anniversary of the 2011 uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak, security sources say.

Calls for Bali Nine prisoner exchange

An Australian lawyer is calling for a prisoner exchange programme with Indonesia to get people off death row. (AUDIO)

Boko Haram wages new Nigeria attacks

Boko Haram fighters on Sunday overran a strategic town in northeastern Nigeria, as US Secretary of State John Kerry pledged further support.

Australia honours anti-violence campaigner

A woman who campaigns against family violence has been named 2015 Australian of the Year for her work.

NASA set to get Pluto pictures

NASA's mission to Pluto is about to get under way in earnest and its New Horizons probe will take the first of a set of critical pictures on approach to the icy world.

Greeks go to the polls

Greeks are voting in a general election which could result in Greece trying to renegotiate the terms of its bailout with international lenders.

Concussed Hughes to miss cricket game

Australian cricketer Daniel Hughes has been ruled out of a match this week after being concussed in an incident reminiscent of that which killed Phillip Hughes.

Power cut hits about 80% of Pakistan

Pakistan was plunged into darkness after a breakdown of a key power transmission line in southern part of the country early on Sunday.

Bob Dylan gives away album

Bob Dylan is giving away his latest album for free to select seniors as the 73-year-old rock legend says he is at peace with getting older.

Japan PM condemns hostage 'death' video

Japan's prime minister has condemned as "outrageous and unacceptable" a video declaring the murder of Japanese hostage Haruna Yukawa by Islamic State.

US planes targeted by 'bomb threats'

Police are searching two airliners at Atlanta's airport after "credible" bomb threats were made online, US officials say.

Bid to raise AirAsia flight fuselage begins

Salvage teams have begun an operation to raise the fuselage of AirAsia flight QZ8501, which crashed into the Java Sea last month killing all 162 on board.

Ukraine rebels launch Mariupol attack

Eastern Ukraine's main rebel leader says he has launched an offensive against the government-held port city of Mariupol.

IS recruiting teenagers says Australian govt

The Australian government says it is worried an increasing number of Australian teenagers and young women are travelling to the Middle East to fight for Islamic State.

Baby eels hidden in luggage

Customs officials in Bulgaria have seized an estimated two million live baby eels hidden in luggage of two Chinese men arriving from Madrid.

Bid to stop Bali Nine executions

The lawyer for two drug traffickers sentenced to death in Indonesia has launched a new legal bid to overturn the decision.

Arrests after Sydney protest

Four people were arrested after hundreds gathered in western Sydney to protest against French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo last night.