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'Stranger Things' star to take on bullies in new UN role

British actress Millie Bobby Brown has been named as the youngest-ever goodwill ambassador for the United Nations' children's agency UNICEF.

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Pompeii erotica: Sensual fresco discovered in ancient bedroom

The fresco is said to be exceptional since it was painted to make it appear the queen of Sparta was looking at whoever saw the fresco upon entering the bedroom.

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Race to stop Russian becoming Interpol head

 Two of the Kremlin's most prominent critics have joined forces to try to stop a Russian becoming the next president of international police ...

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'Maybe he did, maybe he didn't': Trump backs Saudis after killing

Trump said it was unclear whether Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman approved the plan to assassinate Khashoggi - despite the CIA concluding he ...

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But her emails: Democrats to probe Ivanka Trump's private email use

Democrats called for an investigation into Donald Trump's daughter following reports Ivanka used a personal email account last year for government ...

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Proud Boys called 'extremists' by FBI, leader plans Australia visit

The male-chauvinist group Proud Boys have been described by US federal authorities as an "extremist group with ties to white nationalism".

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'He's afraid of those situations': Why Trump has avoided visiting troops

Donald Trump has come under increasing scrutiny for his treatment of military affairs and failure to visit service members deployed to Afghanistan or Iraq.

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Doctor, police officer and pharmacist killed in Chicago hospital shooting

An argument outside a Chicago hospital turned deadly on Monday when a man pulled out a gun and killed an emergency room doctor.

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This elderly prisoner claims he's America's deadliest serial killer. Police believe him

The crimes had baffled authorities across the US for decades, until a 78-year-old prisoner in a Texas jail began talking.

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Bali Nine member Matthew Norman speaks about Renae Lawrence release

Bali Nine member Matthew Norman still hopes to be freed one day - and he has a message for fellow Bali Nine member Renae Lawrence on the eve of her release.

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Thousands flee Guatemala's Volcano of Fire's fury

Incandescent material burst as high as one kilometre above the crater and flows of hot rock and ash extended nearly three kilometers down slope after ...

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Judge temporaily blocks US from enforcing Trump asylum ban

A US judge temporarily blocked an order by President Donald Trump that barred asylum for immigrants who enter the country illegally from Mexico.

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Falcon hunters turn protectors in India

Residents regard this as one of the biggest conservation success stories in South Asia - an entire village transformed.

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Airbnb ends West Bank listings, upsetting Israel

Most of the world considers the settlements, built on land Israel captured in the 1967 war, to be a violation of international law.

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Australia saves NZ from stink bug invasion that could hurt kiwi plants, economy

The bugs feed on key crops and a report released this year found New Zealand's annual economic output could fall by NZ$4.2 billion ($3.9 billion).

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Russia accuses Putin critic of ordering prison murder

Russian prosecutors accused Bill Browder, a prominent critic of Vladimir Putin, of ordering the murder of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky and several other business associates.

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French 'yellow vests' block fuel depots, cause mayhem at home and overseas

The so-called "yellow vest" movement was born out of a backlash against higher fuel prices, but has tapped a broader dissatisfaction with President ...

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'Worst offender in the White House': Ivanka Trump used personal email account for government business

White House ethics officials learnt of Trump's repeated use of personal email when reviewing emails to respond to a public records lawsuit.

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CNN's Jim Acosta gets his pass back, this time permanently

The White House has also announced new rules for journalists at press conferences, including one question only.

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Mark Zuckerberg should - at least - step down as Facebook chairman

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg once set out a bit of digital-world wisdom that became his company's informal motto: "Move fast and break things."

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Risk of mudslides as rain forecast for fire-ravaged California

Rain is expected in fire-affected parts of California this week, as authorities confirm 80 people have died and almost 1000 are still listed as missing.

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Frontline in US-China power struggle reaches Australia's doorstep

The last time there was an imperial-scale contest for power over Australia's sphere it was on the Kokoda Track. The contemporary Kokoda campaign was ...

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NASA mulls selling seats on trips to the International Space Station

NASA is considering selling seats on the spacecraft that will ferry its astronauts to the International Space Station.

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'Engineers from Sydney' among Brexit winners, says Theresa May

But visa cost and immigration bureaucracy are still a turn-off for would-be Aussie professionals heading for the UK.

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Democratic senators sue over Trump's latest appointee

Three senators have argued that Acting Attorney-General Matthew Whitaker's appointment is unconstitutional and a federal judge should remove him.

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Rain to hamper search for nearly 1,000 people missing in California wildfire

Forensic teams are sifting through ash and dirt looking for the remains of 993 people still listed as missing.

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White House still plans to ban CNN reporter Jim Acosta

White House officials reportedly told Acosta they would suspend his press pass once a temporary restraining order expires.

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University signs up for deeper ties with China

Vice chancellor Ian Jacobs says the university did careful due diligence before joining forces on artificial intelligence, renewable energy and health science.

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