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Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says security services are trying to verify reports that an Australian teenager carried out a suicide attack in Iraq.
Pinal County Sheriff's Office in Arizona releases dash-cam footage of a police chase where large bales of marijuana are thrown from the car being pursued.
Australia's foreign minister offers to cover the cost of life in prison to help two Australians avoid execution, but is rebuffed by Indonesia.
Work to stop young offenders committing crimes after their release from custody is hampered by "distrust" among the staff responsible, inspectors say.
A Human Rights Watch report uncovers alleged abuses at Cambodian garment factories supplying Marks & Spencer, Gap, H&M, Adidas and Armani.
Texas is down to its final dose of lethal injection drugs after the US state executed a man on Wednesday.
A series of Nato exercises in Europe sends a clear warning to the Russian president, says Mark Mardell - but what is the longer-term strategy?
How do you prepare refugee children to rebuild their country?
The decapitated body of a politician is found in Mexico's Guerrero state, where she had been standing for mayor in June's elections
A West Yorkshire man who disappeared 16 years ago was probably murdered, police say.
Training in paediatric first aid will be compulsory for nursery staff in England under government proposals announced following a baby's death.
British artists account for the biggest share of albums sold in the UK last year the British Phonographic Industry says.
Rwanda outgrows its genocide orphanages
Deepening ties between Greece and Russia set off alarm bells across Europe, as leaders in Athens wrangle with creditors over reforms to avoid bankruptcy.
Surveyors say house prices in London are moving in the opposite direction to the rest of the UK - they are falling.
Saudi's 'Julian Assange' and his stream of anonymous leaks
The man who helped to blow up Afghanistan's Buddhas
New ScotRail trains which will be "quieter, faster and longer" than those currently in us are unveiled.
A nursing body's analysis of inspections of hospitals which are caring for the elderly suggests the current inspection regime has not driven up standards.
The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games cost taxpayers £37m less than budgeted, according to a report by the public spending watchdog.