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World's richest get richer

Bill Gates tops the list of the world's billionaires with his net worth rising to more than $US79 billion.

Netanyahu in US over Iran deal

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has arrived in the US to argue against a possible nuclear deal with Iran.

Facebook feud ends in US teenager's death

A feud between teenage girls on Facebook has boiled over in the US state of Alabama, ending with one of the girls dead and two injured.

Third spacewalk in space taxi project

Two American astronauts whipped through a third spacewalk outside the International Space Station to rig parking spots for new US space taxis.

Man in court over NZer's death in Cairns

A man charged with murdering a New Zealand hospitality worker in far north Queensland is due to appear in court today.

Hunt for MH370 may be called off soon

Australia, China and Malaysia are discussing whether to call off the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 and a decision could be made within weeks.

Ice just right for emperor penguins - study

Not too cold, just perfectly freezing, is how emperor penguins like conditions in Antarctica, researchers say.

Mass rallies in Russia to mourn slain leader

Thousands of people have marched in Moscow to honour opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, who was shot dead in the Russian capital on Friday night.

Mass Gold coast rescue after sandbar collapse

Eighteen people have been rescued on Queensland's Gold Coast after a sandbar collapsed in a strong rip which carried some swimmers 100 metres out to sea.

Thousands expected to march in Moscow

Thousands of people are expected to take to the streets of Moscow to honour opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, who was shot dead on Friday.

Muslim Brotherhood members sentenced

An Egyptian court has sentenced the Muslim Brotherhood's top leader, Mohamed Badie, to life in prison, along with 13 other leading figures.

Threat to behead politician

A terror-style death threat has sparked a security alert at the office of an Australian politician in Canberra.

UK schoolgirls en route to Syria

CCTV pictures have emerged of three UK schoolgirls on the Turkish leg of what is believed to have been their journey to join Islamic State in Syria.

Two charged over murder of NZer in Cairns

Two men have been charged over the murder of a New Zealander in Cairns in far north Queensland.

Toddler dies during Victoria storms

A two-year-old boy has died and a girl suffered serious injuries after a tree fell on their house east of Melbourne, as severe thunderstorms swept through Victoria.

US homeland security nears shutown

US lawmakers have rejected a short-term funding bill for homeland security, increasing the threat of a partial agency shutdown.

Putin critic shot dead in Moscow

A leading Russian opposition politician and outspoken critic of President Vladimir Putin has been shot dead on a Moscow street.

Cut music to 'an hour a day' - WHO

People should listen to music for no more than one hour a day to protect their hearing, the World Health Organization suggests.

Star Trek's Leonard Nimoy dies

US actor Leonard Nimoy, who played Mr Spock in the cult sci-fi series Star Trek, has died at the age of 83 in Los Angeles, his family has said. (VIDEO)

Mugabe admits Zimbabwe land reform flaws

The president of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe has admitted mistakes were made in giving black Zimbabweans land seized from white farmers.