Sukumaran could have fled but chose to stay

Jewel Topsfield, Tom Allard 10:22 PM   Myuran Sukumaran was tipped off about the arrest of four Bali nine mules and could have fled the country, according to information never previously revealed.

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Tories' cautionary tale for US Republicans

British Prime Minister and Conservative Party Leader David Cameron at the Neasden Hindu temple in London on Saturday.

There are some important differences between the uS Republican Party and Britain's Conservative Party. But the long-term prognosis for both is similar.

Funds site for Baltimore police shut down

West Baltimore residents  demonstrate against police brutality on Saturday.

Crowd-funding website GoFundMe has shut down a campaign raising money for the six Baltimore police officers charged in death of Freddie Gray.

India's new norm of semi-arranged marriages

Matrimonial websites are helping urban Indians find a match online.

Urban Indians shifting to semi-arranged marriages say the change was pushed by the growth of matrimonial websites and the proliferation of cellphones.

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Egypt charges 40 people over Islamic State membership

Smoke rises from a tourist bus in the Red Sea resort town of Taba on February 16. The government says an Islamic insurgency is on the rise.

3:55 AM   A Nile Delta prosecutor says he has charged 40 people with belonging to the Islamic State militant group and planning to carry out terrorist attacks in Egypt.

Pope's message to the elderly: I'm old and sick too

Pope Francis celebrates a mass during his pastoral visit to the Church of S. Maria Regina Pacis in Ostia, near Rome, on Sunday.

Steve Scherer 3:36 AM   Pope Francis has asked a group of elderly and sick members of Rome's seaside parish to pray for him because he, too, had grown old and was ailing.

Solar-powered mission takes flight

Swiss pilot Bertrand Piccard takes a selfie in his solar-powered plane's cockpit.

Stuart Leavenworth 2:59 AM   It takes a Boeing 747 about 10 hours and 136,000 litres of fuel to fly from eastern China to Hawaii. Andre Borschberg will attempt the same flight without a drop of fuel.

Royal baby: Middletons and Prince Charles visit new princess

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge leave the Lindo Wing with their newborn daughter on Saturday afternoon.

Tony Jones, Laura Elston and Catherine Wylie 2:32 AM   The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's baby daughter has been visited by her doting grandparents as the world waits for the announcement of her name.

Israeli Jews of Ethiopian origin step up anti-racism protests

Israeli Ethiopians during a demonstration in Jerusalem on Thursday.

Rami Amichai 2:30 AM   Hundreds of Israeli Jews of Ethiopian origin blocked a main Tel Aviv road on Sunday, stepping up a campaign of anti-racism protests.

Recalled ambassador to Indonesia, Paul Grigson, returns to Australia

Ambassador to Indonesia Paul Grigson has returned to Australia.

Jewel Topsfield 11:23 PM   Australia's ambassador to Indonesia flew out of Jakarta on Sunday night after he was recalled by the Federal government to express its anger over the Bali nine executions.+

Italy says 3700 boat migrants rescued, operations ongoing

Migrants arrive at Lampedusa harbour early on Sunday.

Steve Scherer 10:29 PM   Nearly 3700 migrants were rescued from boats near the coast of Libya on Saturday and early Sunday and more rescue operations were expected during the day as people smugglers took advantage of calm seas, Italy's coast guard said.

Myuran Sukumaran could have fled Indonesia but chose to try to save others

Tan Duc Thanh Nguyen

Jewel Topsfield, Tom Allard 10:22 PM   Myuran Sukumaran was tipped off about the arrest of the four Bali nine mules and could have fled the country, according to information never previously revealed.

101-year-old found man alive seven days after Nepal quake

Collapsed buildings in Sankhu, Nepal, after the earthquake.

10:18 PM   A 101-year-old man has been pulled alive from the rubble of his house in Nepal, seven days after it collapsed in a deadly earthquake.

The 30-year fight for chimps' rights

Lifelong campaign: Nonhuman Rights Project president Steven Wise talks during the 2015  Animal Law Lecture Series.

Steve Jacobs 9:40 PM   Steven Wise has spent much of his life trying to convince a sceptical world that chimpanzees should have legal rights, such as the right to be free.

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Brandis hands over to East Timor docs seized by ASIO

'Egregious breach of sovereignty': Attorney-General Senator George Brandis.

Tom Allard 11:45 PM   Sixteen months after East Timor asked for their return, Australia returns legal documents and data seized from its laywer in ASIO raid.

Afghan officials to meet Taliban in Qatar

Then aliban ambassador to Pakistan, Mullah Abdul Salam Zaeef in  2001.

1:13 PM   An Afghan delegation has left for Qatar where they will hold two days of "open discussion" with Taliban representatives aimed at ending Afghanistan's long war, according to an official.

Scotland a winner in UK's deadlocked election

Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Ed Miliband

Alice Ritchie 12:53 PM   With a week to go until the British general election, experts are trawling through opinion poll data for some clues to a race that remains stubbornly deadlocked, and the result wide open.

By the numbers: Nepal earthquake, one week on

People mourn as a family member is prepared for cremation.

10:59 AM   One week after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake tore Nepal art, the death toll continues to rise, residents sleep in the streets and Australians remain missing.

Nepal earthquake aid held up at customs as death toll climbs

Banked up: Victims of Nepal's earthquake queue to receive food and goods.

Frank Jack Daniel, Andrew R.C. Marshall 10:58 AM   Relief for survivors of Nepal's earthquake is being held up at customs, says the UN, as the death toll passes 6600.

'Airportman' made nearly $30,000 a month preying on sympathetic travellers

Sydney airport

Robert Mendick 10:46 AM   Dressed in a smart suit and tie, a flustered Andrew Gradon pleaded for help to get home.

300 Yazidi executed by Islamic State: reports

Yazidis released by Islamic State in April.

10:37 AM   Islamic State militants have executed captured members of Iraq's minority Yazidi community, Yazidi and Iraqi groups say, amid conflicting reports about the exact number of the victims.

Duchess of Cambridge leaves hospital with William and new daughter

All in a day's work: Kate Middleton and Prince William with their baby girl.

9:56 AM   The Duchess and Prince William presented their new baby daughter to the world, with the trio posing for photographers as they left St Mary's hospital in London on Saturday.

Kate Middleton gives birth to baby girl

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge depart the Lindo Wing with their newborn daughter at St Mary's Hospital on May 2, 2015 in London, England. The Duchess was safely delivered of a daughter at 8:34am this morning, weighing 8lbs 3 oz who will be fourth in line to the throne.

Jenna Clarke 9:13 AM   The #GreatKateWait is over, the new royal baby here.

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Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, gives birth to baby girl

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge leave the Lindo Wing with their newborn daughter.

Nick Miller 9:12 AM   The princess whom everyone was hoping for has been born in London.

The life of a $2 billion princess

Meet the princess: The eyes of the world will constantly be on the new royal.

Robert Mendick 9:11 AM   She is to the glamour born. The arrival of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's second child marks the beginning of a new era of girl power for the Royal family.

Joy for the world as the great Kate Wait is over

All in a day's work: Kate Middleton and Prince William with their baby girl.

Gordon Rayner 9:11 AM   The great Kate Wait had lasted for 237 days, but when it finally ended on Saturday, it was a masterpiece of stage-management.