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Silk Road's Aussie employee avoids jail

Peter Mitchell 8:55am A New York judge has sided with Queensland Silk Road website moderator Peter Nash and sentenced him to time already served.

Islamic State recruit lived in Sydney: US

Peter Mitchell 9:14am US prosecutors have detailed how a young American flew from Sydney to Turkey with the plan to join Islamic State in Syria.

Aussie's Bali murder 'planned': prosecutor

Gabrielle Dunlevy, AAP Southeast Asia Correspondent The prosecution has had the final word in the trial of an Indonesian woman accused of organising a hit on her Australian husband in Bali.

Mexican cartels target Australia ice trade

Ron Corben UN warns Australia is being targeted by Mexican drug gangs looking to expand their reach in the lucrative ice trade.

Aussie in Syria won't become stateless: NZ

Peter Wilson and Tamara McLean New Zealand Prime Minister John Key says he won't leave a woman with dual nationality stateless if Australia withdraws her citizenship.

Pressure cooker in suspicious car in US

A man has been charged after bomb squad destroyed a pressure cooker found in a "suspicious" car near the US Capitol building in Washington.

Indignados top in Barcelona, could govern

Analysts say new political groups could shatter the two-party system that has dominated Spain since the 1970s.

Ireland celebrates 'Yes' to gay marriage

21-years-ago being gay in Ireland was a crime but now the predominately Catholic country has become the first to vote for same-sex marriage.

IS suicide bomber attacks Saudi mosque

Islamic State has bombed a mosque in Saudi Arabia and vowed "dark days ahead" for Shi'ites until militants "chase them from the Arabian Peninsula".

Lufthansa considers random pilot checks

German airline Lufthansa is considering random health checks on pilots, hoping to benefit from the surprise factor in a similar way to doping tests.

Many casualties in blast at Saudi mosque

Locals are reporting seeing many casualties after an explosion at a Shi'ite mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia.

Questions raised of Tunis museum suspect

Alvise Armellini A suspect arrested in relation to March's deadly attack at the Bardo Museum in Tunis was reportedly in Italy when the strike took place.

NZ glacier body identified after 42 years

The family of a young climber in New Zealand finally have closure, 42 years after their 19-year-old relative went missing on Mt Cook.

1000 weapons found after US bikie shootout

More than 1000 weapons including knives, batons, an AK-47 rifle and body armour have been found in a US restaurant after a fatal bikie shootout.

US state poised to abolish death penalty

Grant Schulte The US state of Nebraska is poised to become the first conservative state to repeal the death penalty since 1973.

Buck stops with Pell: clergy abuse victim

Megan Neil An abuse victim has told the royal commission it is inconceivable then father George Pell and the Ballarat bishop had no idea about the clergy's misdeeds.

Over 1400 suspects in UK sex abuse case

More than 1400 suspects have been identified in a UK investigation into past child sex abuse.

Bali Nine clemency case adjourned

Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran's lawyers may not be able to challenge the decision to deny them clemency, but activists are picking up the baton.

Murdered Aust man's wife asks for leniency

Noor Ellis has asked for leniency while her lawyer says she should be freed because she did not order the murder of her Australian businessman husband.

World News Update, what you need to know

World News Update, what you need to know

Ex-tennis star Bob Hewitt jailed for rape

Retired Australian tennis player Bob Hewitt, 75, will spend six years in a South African jail for rape and sexual assault.

Nine dead in Texas bikie shooting

Nomaan Merchant A brawl between bikie gangs in Texas that spilled into a restaurant parking lot has left nine dead and 18 wounded.

World News Update, what you need to know

World News Update, what you need to know

Aust rower sues alleged US attacker

Peter Mitchell Robert Scott, a popular Australian high school teacher, has been left blind and brain damaged after an attack in the US.

Bodies retrieved from US chopper in Nepal

A US Marine helicopter that went missing in Nepal has now been recovered.

Survivors at sea land in SE Asia

Fakhurradzie Gade and Jocelyn Gecker Waves of weak, hungry and dehydrated refugees are the latest to slip into countries in Southeast Asia that have made it clear they're not welcome.

Prince Harry rules in NZ football face-off

Julia Hollingsworth Prince Harry impressed on the soccer pitch with a match-winning goal, lifted weights, and met his Auckland fans on his last day touring New Zealand.

Islamic State seizes Iraqi city stronghold

Weedah Hamzah and Kadhem al-Attabi Islamic State militants have seized control of the main government building in the western Iraqi city of Ramadi, officials say.

US says no bombers planned for Aust

Karlis Salna and Peter Mitchell Tony Abbott says the alliance with the US is "not aimed at China" while dismissing remarks from a US official that B-1 bombers would be based in Australia.

World News Update, what you need to know

World News Update, what you need to know