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Philip Rucker 10:45 AM For Democrats, Donald Trump amounts to a kind of divine intervention.
Maria Tsvetkova 10:36 AM Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia remain extremely concerned about Russia's plans to review the legality of a 1991 decision formally granting them independence from the Soviet Union.
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Stephanie Wood 12:58 PM President Barack Obama's firm views on the subject of guacamole have brought the dish to the centre of international debate.
Edward Wong 12:56 PM China has enacted a new national security law, expected to bolster the power of its domestic security apparatus and military.
Dharisha Bastians 12:16 PM Sri Lanka's former president Mahinda Rajapaksa has told a crowd of thousands of Sri Lankans that he would lead an opposition group in parliamentary elections in August.
Lisa Visentin 11:37 AM A mystery woman, whose identity had perplexed the FBI, Interpol and thousands of online amateur sleuths, has been named after her nephew saw her call for help in the avalanche of media coverage that her plight generated.
Kathryn Doyle 10:07 AM Almost a third of American adults own a gun, but the rate varies widely by state and tops out at almost 62 per cent of people in Alaska, new survey data show.
Adam Taylor 9:53 AM California-educated prince has worked with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and former president Jimmy Carter's Carter Centre.
Matthew Chayes and Emily Ngo 9:35 AM Many disassociate themselves from billionaire presidential candidate after he cast aspersions on Mexican immigrants.
Clive Crook 8:58 AM In my more than 30 years writing about politics, I have never before witnessed such sustained, self-righteous, ruinous and dissembling incompetence - and I'm not talking about Alexis Tsipras and Syriza.
Sarah Knapton and Victoria Ward 9:00 AM Britain experienced its hottest July day for 160 years on Wednesday as temperatures hit 36.7 degrees, surpassing even Mumbai in India.
Talia Shadwell 7:49 AM For three days, a three-year-old boy had been saying there was "a man with a light" outside his window at night.
Alan Wong 7:41 AM Low turnout attributed to despair after failure of months of mass protests to achieve democratic goals.
Emily Langer 6:41 AM He was credited with saving, through his personal initiative, the lives of at least 669 boys and girls of Czechoslovakia from the Nazis. For decades after the war, he kept his work secret.
Nick Miller 6:25 AM A top secret draft of the official report into the cause of the crash of flight MH17 in Ukraine was handed to the Australian government experts almost one month ago, it has emerged.
Lisa Cornwell 6:09 AM Prosecutor says woman told investigators she acted in the hope doctors would change their treatment approach.
Arlina Arshad 5:38 AM The death toll from the crash of an Indonesian air force plane packed with military personnel and their families has risen to 142, as witnesses described people fleeing the disaster zone covered in blood and with their clothes alight.
Yusri Mohamed and Ahmed Hassan 4:49 AM Militants launch a wave of attacks that kills more than 100 people, one of the biggest militant strikes in Egypt's modern history.
Shelby Sebens 4:20 AM Joints lit up at midnight on the streets of Portland as marijuana became legal in the fourth western US state.
Michael Birnbaum 4:09 AM After offering to accept an earlier bailout, and being turned down by Merkel, Tsipras stands by his previous plan.
Aislinn Laing 2:09 AM A 17-year-old boy has died from Ebola in Liberia: the first confirmed case in the country since it was declared free of the virus seven weeks ago.
Jono Galuzka 10:14 PM The family of a Tararua teenager who was killed in a car crash, then moved into the driver's seat to take the blame, say the driver's punishment is too weak.
Peter Hannam 9:52 PM The status of the Great Barrier Reef has avoided being downgraded by UNESCO's World Heritage Committee but the future of the ecological treasure remains uncertain.
Joseph Serna and Veronica Rocha 9:25 PM A US woman says she fought off bees, started a fire and survived on apples - all after giving birth in a lonely stretch of Northern California forest.