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Australia's first female foreign minister, Julie Bishop, has said feminism isn't in her "lexicon". Sweden's foreign minister has an opposing view.
Adam Liptak 11:33 AM The series of liberal decisions delivered by the Supreme Court this term was the product of discipline on the left side of the court and disarray on the right.
When British police saw the body of gangland figure John "Goldfinger" Palmer they failed to notice he had been shot dead.
Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar say there is no let-up in soldiers arbitrarily forcing them into hard labour, despite the government's campaign to end the practice.
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David Hoffman 7:53 AM He was the most successful and valued agent the United States had run inside the Soviet Union in two decades. His documents and drawings had unlocked the secrets of Soviet radars and weapons research years into the future.
7:41 AM The head of Vietnam's Communist Party will make a first-ever visit to the White House next week, meeting President Barack Obama on the 40th anniversary of the end of the war between the two nations.
Chris Barrett 7:12 AM James Faulkner has been charged with drink-driving, having returned a reading of almost three times the UK's legal limit.
Katharine Lackey 5:06 AM The record-setting flight of the sun-powered Solar Impulse 2 landed in Hawaii on Friday after the longest, most dangerous leg of its around-the-world journey.
Griff Witte 4:36 AM Confusion reigns on the final day of a blink-and-you-miss-it campaign that has sown bitter divisions over how to vote, and even what question people are being asked.
Kate Aubusson 10:06 PM Prince Charles and Camilla the Duchess of Cornwall are set to visit Australia and New Zealand in November for the first time since the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
Michael Holden 9:59 PM Millions of people across Britain held a minute's silence on Friday on an official day of mourning to pay tribute to 30 Britons killed a week ago by an Islamist gunman in Tunisia, the country's worst loss of life in a militant attack in a decade.
Steve Rhinds 8:43 PM French President Francois Hollande turned down a request for political asylum from WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange, saying he is in no immediate danger.
Tom Perry 7:42 PM Syrian government forces mounted heavy air strikes against rebel positions in and around the northern city of Aleppo on Friday, the day after a major Islamist-led offensive on areas of the city controlled by President Bashar al-Assad.
Philip Wen 6:03 PM An intellectually-disabled Australian man detained in China for more than a year could face the death penalty after being charged with smuggling more than two kilograms of the drug crystal methamphetamine.
Amrit Dhillon 4:59 PM Foreign couples planning to go to India for a surrogate baby will have to pay a bond before they can contact a surrogate mother, under a new law being prepared by the Indian government.
Michelle Nichols 4:42 PM Burundi's parliamentary elections this week were neither fair nor free and human rights were violated, the United Nations said, while the US has suspended security assistance programs.
3:56 PM At more than two metres tall and weighing 180kg, a former New Zealand councillor charged with murder was just too big to save his drowning wife, he says.
Joshua Partlow 3:12 PM The Mexican soldiers who killed 22 people last year in a town called Tlatlaya had been ordered by their superiors to "take out" criminals at night, according to military documents presented by a Mexican human rights group.
Katie Rogers 2:40 PM About 5000 people were evacuated from a town in eastern Tennessee after a train car carrying a flammable toxic substance derailed and burst into flames late on Wednesday evening US time.
1:16 PM Woman had compromised immune system and did not show some of measles' common symptoms.
Pan Pylas and David McHugh 10:59 AM Forgiving debt, if done right, can get an economy back on its feet. Germany should know.
Rosemarie Francisco 9:19 AM At least 36 are dead, but a majority of the 189 passengers have been rescued from the heavy waves.