'I love you mum': Dawson's daughter's note

Among thousands of public tributes made to victims of the Sydney siege, there was a very personal one.

Kiwi denied bail

Trial date set for Kiwi bar manager accused over ''offensive'' Buddha images in Myanmar.

Denmark stakes its North Pole claim

In time for Christmas, Denmark has claimed Santa Claus's home - the North Pole.

Blind boy's punishment outrage

School in US apologises to the family of a blind student whose cane was replaced with a swimming pool noodle after he allegedly misbehaved on the bus.

Boko Haram kidnap over 100 women, children

Suspected Boko Haram gunmen kidnapped more than 100 women and children and killed 35 people.

#illridewithyou turned into song

In the aftermath of one of Sydney's darkest days, there was a spot of colour.

The hostage that eluded siege gunman

One hostage the Sydney siege gunman failed to take this week was social media.

Siege's missing seven minutes

Life sentence for daughters' murders

Hack linked to North Korea

US investigators again saying North Korea behind cyber attack on Sony's Hollywood studio.

Freed by Cuba after 5 years

US man released to normalise relations with Cuba says it's time to get beyond "belligerent policies".

President Obama's big gamble

Pope congratulates Cuba, US

Teen pardoned after 70 years

At 14, George Stinney Jr. was convicted of murder by an all-white jury and executed. Seventy years later, he has been exonerated.

Vladimir Putin promises economic recovery but downturn 'can last two years'

President Vladimir Putin has attempted to assuage fears of economic collapse and promised rapid recovery as he faced hundreds of journalists during the worst financial crisis of his rule.

Bets suspended on Queen abdication

British bookmaker stops taking bets on Queen Elizabeth abdicating after several unusual wagers.

Syria-bound teen detained

Russia tries to save rouble

Putin offers no solutions to rouble's slide

President Vladimir Putin assures Russians the economy would rebound after rouble's dramatic slide.

A trail of carnage after massacre

Scattered shoes, broken eyeglasses and trails of blood mark the scene where 148 students and teachers were killed.

Taliban kill over 140

Taliban gunmen storm a Pakistan military-run school, killing at least 141 people, mostly children.

180 soldiers, jihadists killed

7 pictures of lost innocence

Pakistan to pursue militants

Pakistan's prime minister says his government "will not rest until every terrorist is killed".

Indonesia prepares firing squad

Indonesia has asked that other nations respect its legal processes as it prepares to carry out the death penalty

Corruption charge for Chinese police chief

The former police chief of a major city in northern China has been charged with corruption after he was sacked for allowing his drunk son to be set free.

Alleged mule to front KL court

Kiwi hires legal team

Paradise as usual in Phuket

Tourists shunned Thailand for a year after the 2004 tsunami, but that didn't stop them returning in droves.

Ebola delays Liberia elections

Ebola has killed nearly 3200 people this year in Liberia, and many question whether elections can be held at all.

Egyptian crackdown targets gays

Egypt has targeted Islamist and liberal opponents; now officials are targeting gay people.

From nurse to gravedigger

Facing off 'Mr Ebola'

The end of lion hunting

The Maasai community are trading lions for medals in an attempt to end an enduring tradition.

NZ rebuilds ties to Fiji

New Zealand is rebuilding defence ties to Fiji, with aerial surveillance and officer training set to resume early next year.

Fiji drops sex-assault case

After a lengthy investigation, Fiji authorities won't prosecute resort employee accused of sexually assaulting girl staying in hotel with NZ family.

Kiwi's clean out pleases

Baby dumping 'not Samoan culture'

Fiji stability 'threatened'

Voreqe Bainimarama says destructive forces re-emerging in Fiji as video of captured soldiers released.

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