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'We are thousands here, where should we go?' asks a woman who bought tickets to Germany but was not allowed on the train.
The Vatican said Pope Francis will expand access to confession for abortion, but it was not immediately clear if the pope's comments were symbolic or a change in practice.
A Maryland man got mad after learning of his girlfriend's claim of a sexual encounter with someone else, set a house on fire and returned to take — yes, a selfie in front of the burned ruins.
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Peter Hannam 12:28 PM One of four huge tropical storms spinning in the north Pacific has caused a stir among meteorologists by crossing the International Date Line near Hawaii and requiring a title change.
Inga Ting 12:21 PM This photograph and the kindness of strangers have changed the world for one refugee father and his two young children after sparking a campaign that has raised $US170,000 in less than a week.
Jewel Topsfield 12:20 PM Seven Balinese police officers will go on trial for extortion after an investigation confirmed they received a bribe from a group of Australians apprehended after hiring strippers at a buck's night in Seminyak.
Sarah Kaplan 12:11 PM Armed with 100 rounds of ammunition, the 19-year-old armed walked into his family's home and allegedly shot his mother, stepfather and grandmother. Then his grandfather shot him.
Padraic Halpin 11:31 AM Rump of IRA, which was formally disbanded in 2005, may have been involved in a recent killing, police say.
Murder trial begins for alleged ‘pill mill’ doctor in US after string of patients overdose on painkillers
Michael E. Miller 11:10 AM Joey Rovero was just five months from graduation. It was December of 2009 and the healthy, handsome, athletic Arizona State University senior had finished his second-to-last semester. It was time to blow off some steam.
Ragnhildur Sigurdardottir 10:31 AM Around 12,000 people from Iceland's population of little over 300,000 joined a Facebook page asking the government to take in more Syrian refugees.
Steve Bittenbender 10:13 AM "This … is about marriage and God's word. It is a matter of religious liberty," clerk says.
10:03 AM In scenes reminiscent of Cold War East Berlin, refugees have taken to smuggling themselves into Europe even in car engines, in the latest episode of the continent's growing immigration crisis.
David Barrett 8:42 AM Vexed by Australian resident's behaviour, staff of Ecuadorian embassy in London devised plans to get rid of him.
7:44 AM The drought has wiped out up to 80 per cent of its wheat crop and up next could be the worst winter in six years.
Shawn Pogatchnik 6:35 AM To survive days on end of walking and improvised camping in harsh weather, they must concentrate on essentials: pain medicine, foot powder and first aid, food and personal hygiene items.
Sudarsan Raghavan 6:06 AM She's Japanese. She's 27. And she's a porn star. She's also at the centre of the biggest controversy Taiwan has experienced in weeks, if not months.
Steven Mufson and Juliet Eilperin 3:12 AM Anchorage: As stage sets go, Alaska is a spectacular one: craggy mountain ranges, picturesque coastlines and iconic glaciers. President Obama arrived here Monday to use that backdrop for his message that climate change is not just a thing of the future but something well underway in the nation's largest state.
Piotr Skolimowski 2:16 AM Poland is set to send military explosives experts to inspect the area of a possible buried German Nazi train that local legend says is laden with gold, other loot and potentially booby traps.
12:49 AM A Turkish court on Monday formally charged three employees of Vice News with having links to a terrorist organisation, the online news channel said, days after they were detained while reporting from the mainly Kurdish southeast.
Victoria Ward 12:48 AM Husband, mother and her teenage son had performed together in musical trio.
12:42 AM A fragile truce between Ukraine forces and pro-Russian separatists appeared to hold on Tuesday as two more guardsman died from wounds sustained in violent protests.
Carol Williams 12:22 AM Granting autonomy to rebel-held regions would be "a road to realisation of Putin's plan for destroying Ukraine", critic says.
Lindsay Murdoch 11:41 PM Australian journalist Alan Morison and his Thai colleague Chutima Sidasathian are acquitted on charges of defaming the Royal Thai Navy.
Aukkarapon Niyomyat, Pracha and Hariraksapitak 7:36 PM Thai authorities arrested a foreign man near the border with Cambodia, the second suspect detained in connection with a deadly bomb attack in central Bangkok two weeks ago.