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Emir of Kano

Nigeria mosque attack kills dozens

Dozens have been killed in a gun and bomb attack during Friday prayers at one of the biggest mosques in the Nigerian city of Kano, reports say.


Sunny Queensland hit by huge storm

Tens of thousands of Queenslanders are without power and facing a huge clean-up after a storm hit yesterday, bringing with it cyclonic winds and softball-sized hail.

OPEC Secretary General Abdalla Salem el-Badri speaks at a press conference after the meeting in Vienna.

Oil price drops to four-year low

World oil prices have plunged to their lowest level for four years after OPEC's announcement that it would not cut oil output to shore up prices. Brent crude fell below $US72 a barrel.

PD James

Crime novelist PD James dies aged 94

British crime novelist PD James, who penned more than 20 books - many featuring sleuth Adam Dalgliesh - has died at her home in Oxford, aged 94.

Protestors demonstrate on the steps of the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC, one day after the grand jury decision.

Second night of protests across US

Protests have spread to a dozen US cities over the decision not to charge a white policeman who killed an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri.

People display sigs at Cudell Commons Park in Cleveland, Ohio, during a rally for Tamir Rice.

Cleveland police mistook shot boy's age

Police at the scene of a shooting of a 12-year-old black boy at a playground in Cleveland, Ohio, believed he was "maybe 20".

A screenshot from the YouTube video, which showed the stuck plane in Igarka.

Passengers get out to push stuck plane

Siberian air passengers had to get out and push their plane in temperatures of minus 52 degrees Celsius after its chassis froze.

Civilians carry belongings recovered from an area near Damascus, after soldiers loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad regained control from rebel fighters in October 2014.

Two Britons jailed for militant training

Two brothers, aged 30 and 24, have become the first Britons to be sent to prison for conspiring to attend a training camp for militant fighters in Syria.

A man is doused with milk and sprayed with mist after being hit with tear gas during demonstrations on the grand jury's decision not to charge officer who shot Michael Brown.

Shooting protesters gather across US

Angry crowds have been protesting for a second night in the US town of Ferguson against the decision not to prosecute the white police officer who shot dead an unarmed black teen. (AUDIO)

The Sun Princess

Search for cruise passenger called off

The search for an elderly man who fell from a cruise ship sailing from New Zealand to Sydney has been called off. The man's fall was caught on the ship's CCTV. (AUDIO)

Firefighters try to extinguish a burning restaurant, set alight by protestors angered by the decision not to charge the police officer who shot Michael Brown.

Protests erupt after St Louis decision

There has been a violent response to a decision by a grand jury in the US state of Missouri not to bring charges against a white policeman who shot dead a black teenager. (AUDIO)

Christoph Schaeublin of the Bern Art Museum.

Swiss museum accepts Nazi art trove

Switzerland's Bern Art Museum has agreed to accept artworks from a billion-dollar collection which includes masterpieces looted from their Jewish owners by the Nazis.

Chuck Hagel

Hagel resigns as US defence secretary

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel has resigned, ending nearly two years in the Pentagon's top job. Officials said Mr Obama wanted fresh leadership during the final two years of his administration.

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon speaks during a news conference at the University of Missouri - St. Louis.

Hundreds more troops for Ferguson

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has ordered hundreds more US National Guard troops to the town of Ferguson to prevent a second night of rioting and looting. (AUDIO)

abc tickertape job cuts

NZ bureau casualty of ABC cuts

The Auckland bureau of the ABC is to be axed to meet the $A254 million the government is slashing from its budget from July 2015. A reduction in the news service has also been flagged.

The baby was found at the bottom of a 2.5 metre drain in Sydney.

Woman charged over baby in drain

A woman has been charged with the attempted murder of her newborn baby boy, found in a drain in Sydney yesterday morning.The baby is in a serious but stable condition in hospital.

Cleveland police

Police shoot boy carrying fake gun

A 12-year-old boy has been shot dead by police in the US city of Cleveland, after brandishing what turned out to be a fake gun in a playground.

Afghan policemen in the capital, Kabul.

Dozens killed in Afghanistan

A suicide bomber has killed at least 40 people at a volleyball tournament in eastern Afghanistan. Officials say the bomber walked into a crowd of spectators.