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The firing is a sign that the new Republican presidential front-runner is working to add a professional patina to his campaign.
Colin Cosier on Reunion Island and Philip Wen 6:25 AM More debris continues to wash up on Reunion Island at an alarming rate.
6:34 AM An Israeli teenager died on Sunday of stab wounds sustained when an ultra-Orthodox man with a knife attacked a Gay Pride parade in Jerusalem three days ago, police said.
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Harriet Alexander 6:34 AM Nicolas Ferrier barely gave the blue seat a second glance. As he carried out his daily patrol of the wild shores of Reunion, picking up debris from the jet black sands and giant boulders, it seemed to him like just another piece of rubbish – a bus seat, perhaps, or a hang glider's chair.
5:28 AM An Australian aviation pioneer has been honoured with a memorial stone and a hiking path in Italy's Apennine mountains, more than 80 years after he died in a plane crash.
3:38 AM President Barack Obama will unveil the final version of his plan to tackle greenhouse gases tomorrow.
2:56 AM A manhunt was underway Sunday across Tennessee after a Memphis police officer was fatally shot during a traffic stop.
Ruth Pollard 11:32 PM An Egyptian court has adjourned until August 29 the verdict in the case against three Al-Jazeera journalists, including Australian Peter Greste, prolonging the fear and uncertainty for the reporters and their families.
Colin Cosier, Georgina Mitchell, Lindsay Murdoch 11:12 PM The door of a plane has reportedly washed up on the same island where part of a wing, suspected to be wreckage from missing flight MH370, was discovered this week.
10:43 PM British television personality and singer Cilla Black died on Sunday aged 72 .
Joby Warrick 4:46 PM The Obama administration will formally adopt an ambitious regulation for cutting greenhouse-gas pollution on Monday.
Diaa Hadid 4:20 PM Israel's president blames "a blatant disregard for the rule of law" for an attack on a Palestinian family in occupied territory.
4:16 PM A hitchhiking robot that captured the hearts of fans worldwide has met its demise in the US.
4:10 PM LONDON, Aug 1 PA - It may be small, grey and easy to ignore, but the humble woodlouse is big on personality, according to new research.
Amy Chozick 3:54 PM People close to the US vice-president say he is exploring a possible presidential campaign, a decision that would upend the Democratic field.
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Lindsay Murdoch 3:30 PM Aviation experts are gathering in France to examine a barnacle-encrusted wing part that washed up on a remote Indian island last Wednesday.
Karl Quinn 3:13 PM The atrocities in Afghanistan are very real, says an Australian artist and filmmaker who works there, but the villains are not who you'd expect.
Ruth Pollard 2:49 PM John Kerry's visit to Cairo seems likely to focus on security at the expense of Egypt's many human rights problems.
Lindsay Murdoch 1:48 PM Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has widened a crackdown on his critics as he fights to hold on to power amid corruption allegations.
1:37 PM Photographer Hugo Rittson-Thomas joked how the monarch put him at ease during the shoot.
Lindsay Murdoch 9:32 AM Confirmation that plane debris washed up on a remote Indian Ocean island is from missing Malaysian airlines flight MH370 appears imminent, representing the first breakthrough in one of the world's most baffling aviation mysteries.
8:30 AM Airplane debris that washed up on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion and may belong to a vanished Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 arrived in France on Saturday for investigators to study its origin.