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Sierra Leone shuts down to slow Ebola

Clarence Roy-Macaulay 10:25am Sierra Leone is in lockdown for three days as authorities conduct house-to-house searches for Ebola victims.

Man kills six grandchildren in US shooting

1:46pm A small Florida town is reeling after a man shot dead his daughter and six of his grandchildren before shooting himself.

World News Update, what you need to know

7:48am World News Update, what you need to know

Australian forces in Middle East prepare

Max Blenkin, Defence Correspondent 7:56am The commander of Australian troops in the Middle East says they are preparing to deploy "in the next couple of weeks".

'Qld's Bernie Madoff' seeks US trial delay

Peter Mitchell Eminiano Reodica's alleged victims say he stole millions of dollars and then fled Queensland and California.

Boeing, SpaceX to send astronauts to space

Marcia Dunn NASA has picked Boeing and SpaceX to transport astronauts to the International Space Station in the next few years.

Campaigns race for votes in Scotland

Ouerdya Ait Abdelmalek, Katherine Haddon Three polls show support for Scottish independence has increased, but independence is set to be rejected by 52 per cent to 48 per cent.

Richard III died painfully on battlefield

Maria Cheng Richard III suffered nearly a dozen injuries on the battlefield, a new paper shows, but the fatal blows probably came after he abandoned his horse.

Coroner probes Aust man's glacier fall

Peter Mitchell A Canadian coroner is investigating the death of Australian Michael Taylor who fell from a glacier.

UN envoy warns Libya on brink of turmoil

The UN's top envoy to Libya says the country is on the "brink of protracted conflict and civil strife" that can only be resolved politically.

Aussie dies on Canadian glacier

Peter Mitchell An Australian without a helmet and little climbing experience is the latest person to die on Canada's Sky Pilot Mountain.

World News Update, what you need to know

Bali police say they know of no plan to attack the holiday island but they are increasing vigilance as Islamic State (IS) ideology creeps into Indonesia.

Bali ups security, but knows of no plot

Bali police say they know of no plan to attack the holiday island but they are increasing ID and passport checks.

NZ Nats want job fairs in Australia

New Zealand's National Party is promising to hold job fairs in Australia to entice Kiwis back home.

World News Update, what you need to know

Prime Minister David Cameron has vowed that Britain will hunt down the killers of an aid worker beheaded by the Islamic State.

NZ-based priest removed from duty

A priest who moved from Australia to New Zealand last year is facing indecent assault charges after a police investigation.

Greig apologises in person for hoax call

Julian Drape, AAP London Correspondent Radio DJ Mel Greig has broken down in tears in a London court while telling Jacintha Saldanha's family "my thoughts continue to be with you".

Nicole Kidman shocked by father's death

Peter Mitchell Dr Antony Kidman suffered a heart attack in a restaurant at an exclusive Singapore club but attempts to revive him failed, according to a local reports.

Nurse preoccupied with royal hoax: coroner

Julian Drape, AAP London Correspondent In the hours before she took her own life British nurse Jacintha Saldanha searched the internet for articles about the royal prank call she'd fallen for.

Pistorius facing jail for homicide

Stephanie Findlay with Andrew Beatty in Johannesburg Olympian Oscar Pistorius could face a lengthy jail term after being found guilty of culpable homicide for shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

World News Update, what you need to know

A sobbing Oscar Pistorius has been acquitted of murdering his girlfriend, but he still faces judgment on a lesser culpable homicide charge.

Prank call nurse took own life: coroner

Julian Drape, AAP London Correspondent A coroner says British nurse Jacintha Saldanha had been upset by a prank call by two Australian DJs and a row with a colleague when she took her own life.

Prank call DJ turns up for nurse's inquest

Julian Drape and Liam FitzGibbon Australian radio DJ Mel Greig is attending the inquest into the death of nurse Jacintha Saldanha, who died days after a prank call to a UK hospital.

World News Update, what you need to know

World News Update, what you need to know

Harry greets Aussies for Invictus Games

Julian Drape Prince Harry found himself in the middle of a loud Aussie chant when he posed for a photo with the Australian team participating in the Invictus Games.

Corby questioned over arrested man

Indonesian authorities have warned Schapelle Corby not to jeopardise her parole amid rumours a man arrested for marijuana possession is her boyfriend.

Poroshenko vows no break up of Ukraine

Dmitry Zaks and Galina Korba Poroshenko has pledged to give east Ukraine more autonomy, but vow to protect the integrity of the country, as the EU meets on sanctions against Russia.

Ebola overwhelming African health services

The WHO says the Ebola death toll has risen to 2296 out of 4293 cases in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Nigeria.

Attenborough returns to Great Barrier Reef

Anthony Barnes Veteran wildlife presenter Sir David Attenborough is headed back to Australia for a new BBC series on the Great Barrier Reef.

UK leaders to defend family of nations

The leaders of Britain's three major political parties have together headed to Scotland in an urgent bid to head off surging support for a split.