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Megan Levy 9:44 AM A British sex offender who fled to Australia to escape serving any jail time has been recaptured after boasting about his new life on Facebook.
Jeff Mason and Andrea Shalal 9:43 AM President Barack Obama launched a new sanctions program on Wednesday to target individuals and groups outside the United States that use "malicious" cyber attacks to threaten US foreign policy, national security or economic stability.
Su-Lin Tan 9:24 AM A woman in Indiana in the US has been sentenced up to 20 years in prison on charges of feticide and neglect of a dependent after she said she suffered a miscarriage.
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Jane Stancill 8:50 AM A noose was found hanging outside the main student centre at Duke University early Wednesday, prompting an investigation by university officials.
Samantha Masunaga 8:23 AM Global investment in renewable power and fuels reached $US270.2 billion ($355 billion) last year, nearly 17 per cent higher than in 2013, according to a new study on renewable energy investment from the United Nations Environment Programme.
Geoffrey Mohan 8:06 AM Naturally occurring climate change lowered oxygen levels in the deep ocean, decimating a broad spectrum of seafloor life that took some 1,000 years to recover, according to a study that offers a potential window into the effects of modern warming.
7:58 AM An underground blaze in central London has caused mass evacuations and forced several West End shows to cancel performances as fire fighters tackled the blaze which sent out a pall of thick smoke.
7:15 AM A Gaza man says he was duped into selling the work by Banksy on his door for less than $200 - and he wants it back.
6:25 AM The world's oldest person, a Japanese woman, has died a few weeks after celebrating her 117th birthday.
5:11 AM Los Angeles: Authorities investigating the death of Andrew Getty, an heir to the Getty oil fortune, said a preliminary investigation suggests foul play was not involved.
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Mariam Karouny 3:47 AM The hardline Islamic State group took control of large parts of a besieged Palestinian refugee camp in southern Damascus on Wednesday, witnesses and a monitoring group said.
Loveday Morris 3:05 AM Baghdad: Iraqi forces claimed to have seized the city of Tikrit from Islamic State militants on Tuesday after U.S.-led airstrikes cleared the way for ground operations, an advance that would mark the government's most significant victory over the extremists since their summer blitz.
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Jonathan Tirone, Indira A.R. Lakshmanan and Henry Meyer 12:31 AM Negotiators have reached consensus on the main points of a nuclear accord with Iran, the foreign ministers of Russia and Iran said early Wednesday, and expect to start drafting a framework accord later in the day.
Lindsay Murdoch 12:29 AM Weeks after jailing opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, Malaysia’s government has escalated a crackdown on civil liberties and freedom of speech.
Adam Nossiter 12:28 AM Muhammadu Buhari was elected president of Nigeria, defeating the incumbent Goodluck Jonathan and setting the stage for the first transfer of power from the People's Democratic Party since the end of military rule 16 years ago.
Hugh Bronstein 12:27 AM Argentinian prosecutors have pushed for another conspiracy investigation against President Cristina Kirchner, in the second appeal of a court decision that cleared her of trying to derail the investigation into a deadly 1994 bombing.
Lindsay Murdoch 12:25 AM Thailand’s junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha has hit back at criticism he will misuse a “dictator law”, saying he is not a “ruthless person”.
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