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Gabrielle Dunlevy, AAP Southeast Asia Correspondent A candlelight ceremony will take place in a small Thai town where 4000 lives were lost to the Boxing Day tsunami, including those of three Australians.
Aine Fox Loom bands, the popular child accessory, could pose a serious risk of suffocation, a medical journal reports after four children are treated in hospital.
Sony says The Interview will be available for rent on digital platforms as well as opening in about 200 theatres.
Jordan says the Islamic State extremist group and those that support it will be responsible for the safety of the pilot of a downed coalition warplane.
US police have shot a black teenager at a petrol station in Missouri, just a few kilometres away from where another teenager was shot in August.
Shinzo Abe has been re-elected as Japan's prime minister, winning 328 votes of 470 cast by MPs in a special session of parliament.
Foreign dignitaries are pouring into Aceh, where the tsunami alarms will sound on Boxing Day as a reminder of the 170,000 lives lost 10 years ago.
The US Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of a diabetes medication as a weight-loss drug.
World News Update, what you need to know
Australian victims of the 2004 tsunami.
Gabrielle Dunlevy, AAP Southeast Asia Correspondent An Australian-based researcher has studied why Aceh communities that received the same level of tsunami assistance got different outcomes.
How the 2004 Asian tsunami began.
The third attack in three days by individuals against civilians or security forces in France has sparked fears of possible copycat action.
Cuban President Raul Castro has welcomed all of US President Barack Obama's moves to improve relations between the two countries.
Flags are flown at half mast after six pedestrians are killed when an out-of-control rubbish truck ploughs into Christmas shoppers in the heart of Glasgow.
NY Mayor Bill de Blasio says it's time for the troubled city to unite and mourn two murdered police officers.
Gabrielle Dunlevy, AAP Southeast Asia Correspondent He survived for 20 days on puddle water and dried noodles, an Indonesian survivor of the 2004 tsunami now dreams of becoming a professional soccer player.
Ismaaiyl Brinsley urged bystanders "watch what I'm going to do" before he shot two New York policemen in the head.
North Korea has warned that its 1.2 million-member army is ready to use all types of warfare against the US.
Zarar Khan Pakistan officials say they have made several arrests relating to the Taliban school attack that killed 148 in Peshawar.
Dave Kolpack A Canadian man has been ordered to pay back about $1.6 million after being convicted of a complex credit card fraud scheme.
A man has shot and killed a Florida police officer, before fleeing the scene.
Paul Elias Activist group Sea Shepherd is considering an appeal over a contempt of court finding that could see it ordered to pay compensation to Japanese whalers.
Julian Drape The sister of British student Ben Pocock says grieving for her brother who died on MH17 has been "very strange" because he was meant to be in Australia.
Gabrielle Dunlevy, AAP Southeast Asia Correspondent Sydney mum Maria Elvira Pinto Exposto, 51, has been provisionally charged with drug offences that carry the death penalty in Kuala Lumpur.
Russian strongman Vladimir Putin has ratcheted up his anti-Western rhetoric, accusing them of treating other countries like their underlings.
Gabrielle Dunlevy, AAP Southeast Asia Correspondent Sydney mum Maria Elvira Pinto Exposto will appear in a Kuala Lumpur court on Friday where she will be charged with trafficking 1.5kg of crystal meth.
Finance News Update, what you need to know
Havana residents have welcomed a historic deal that will see relations normalised between the US and Cuba.
The US Federal Reserve has left its key interest rate, the federal funds rate, at the 0-0.25 per cent level, where it has been for six years.