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Study highlights pregnancy weight gain

5:16pm Pregnancy causes hormone-driven growth of the intestines that allows more energy to be extracted from the same amount of food, a study shows.

Finance News Update, what you need to know

7:30am Finance News Update, what you need to know

Aust, NZ rated by US govt on trafficking

Peter Mitchell 4:54am Australia and New Zealand fare relatively well in a world report on sex trafficking and forced labour, but the US says both nations can do better.

Whitney Houston's daughter dies

The daughter of Whitney Houston, who has been in a coma, has died.

Finance News Update, what you need to know

Finance News Update, what you need to know

Police fire at car before TDF arrival

Police have opened fire on a car that tried to crash the barricades in the lead-up to the Tour de France arrival in Paris.

Turkish warplanes bomb IS targets in Syria

Stuart Williams In a dramatic cross-border escalation of fighting, Turkish jets have bombed Islamic State targets inside Syria for the first time.

Finance News Update, what you need to know

Finance News Update, what you need to know

Boston bomber lawyer takes Charleston case

The man who defended Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been appointed to defend Dylann Roof, accused of the Charleston church shooting.

Inquest into Nick Cave's son's death set

Tom Pugh A full inquest into the death of Australian musician Nick Cave's 15-year-old son will take place in the UK in November.

Aussie locked up in Bali for smoking joint

An Australian man has been sentenced to one year in a Bali jail for sharing a joint on the beach.

Bill Cosby fails in bid to block lawsuit

Accused serial rapist Bill Cosby has lost a petition to quash a civil brought by a woman who was 15 when she says the comedian assaulted her.

Finance News Update, what you need to know

Finance News Update, what you need to know

UK teen pleads guilty to Aust terror plot

Lloyd Jones, AAP London Correspondent A British teenager has pleaded guilty in a London court to inciting the murder of police officers in a terror plot planned for Anzac Day in Melbourne.

'Oldest' Koran fragments found

Matthew Cooper Radiocarbon analysis has dated a now "globally significant" parchment as one of the world's oldest fragments of the Koran.

Myanmar opens door for Aust mining

Ron Corben Economic growth and new mining and resource laws after November elections hold promise for Myanmar's mining sector, say Australian business reps.

Probe into black woman's US jail death

The death of a young black woman in a Texas jail three days after a traffic stop, with police calling it a suicide, is to be investigated.

World News Update, What you need to know

World News Update, What you need to know

Finance News Update, what you need to know

Finance News Update, what you need to know

UK's 'little monkey' Prince George turns 2

Prince William and his wife Kate will be celebrating Prince George's second birthday with baby Charlotte at their country home, the palace says.

Ashes sparked 'venom' over the yrs: Howard

Lloyd Jones, AAP London Correspondent Former prime minister and cricket tragic John Howard has told a London audience the Ashes series is a metaphor for the two countries' relationship.

Finance News Update, what you need to know

Finance News Update, what you need to know

World News Update, What you need to know

World News Update, What you need to know

NZ leads UN vote on Iran nuclear deal

Peter Mitchell Despite praising a nuclear deal, the US and Iran traded verbal blows in the United Nations Security Council.

Young Britons survive bush 'nightmare'

Tamara McLean Two young tourists who got lost in dense bushland near Blenheim feared for their lives before being rescued.

Finance News Update, what you need to know

Finance News Update, what you need to know

World News Update, What you need to know

World News Update, What you need to know

Children honour WWI diggers in France

Lloyd Jones, AAP Europe Correspondent The mayor of a French village where many hundreds of Australians died in a World War I battle says his community will ensure their children remember them.

Rain calms California freeway wildfire

Rain and lower temperatures have helped pacify the fire that had burned over a mountainous area almost 90 kilometres northeast of Los Angeles.

World News Update, What you need to know

World News Update, What you need to know