Fiorina, Carson will stand for US president

Nick O'Malley 5:34 PM   For the Republicans, the candidates just keep coming.

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'Shoot to kill' orders put civilians in firing line

An Israeli soldier stands on top of an armoured personnel carrier near the Israel-Gaza Strip border during Operation Protective Edge in July 2014.

Ruth Pollard   Israel's decision to use indiscriminate fire in residential neighbourhoods caused the deaths of hundreds of innocent civilians in last year's Gaza war, an investigation has found.

New Zealand flag debate begins

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1:04 PM   A kiwi, a koru or a silver fern? Debate around what should adorn a new New Zealand flag is set to spark up.

Russia's new Armata tank makes debut

The new Russian T-14 Armata tank makes its way to Red Square during a rehearsal for the Victory Day military parade in Moscow.

7:17 AM   New war machine has increased crew protection and more efficient weapons that may put it ahead of Western tanks.

Australian tweet encouraged Texas attack

An aerial view shows the car that was used the previous night by two gunmen, who were killed by police.

Nick O'Malley 2:03 PM   A Twitter account held by an Australian was one of several used on social media to call for an attack on an anti-Islam event in Texas.

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'Mummy's dying': boy's haunting words to his daycare teacher

'Mummy's dying': Isaiah Manton's words to his daycare teacher has sparked an appeal from his mother about help getting access to correct information.

Tara Shaskey 9:14 PM   Elise Manton had come to terms with the fact that she could not survive her breast cancer. Her three-year-old son did not understand what was happening to his mum.

Boston Marathon runner searches for man she kissed … hears back from his wife

Making an impression: Barbara Tatge's daughter dared her to kiss a random good-looking man at the Boston Marathon.

Kate Aubusson 9:00 PM   A Tennessee woman searching for the stranger she kissed while running the Boston Marathon this year says she finally heard back – from the mystery man's wife.

Online jihadist hails power of social media after Texas attack

An FBI crime scene investigator outside the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, Texas.

David Wroe and Nick O'Malley 6:49 PM   An Australian Twittter user and Islamic State supporter who appeared to encourage the terrorist attack on an anti-Islamic cartoon event in the US says his movement is "winning the minds of the young generation".

Yemen: Senegal to send 2100 troops to join Saudi-led coalition

A Saudi soldier fires a mortar towards Houthi movement position, at the Saudi border with Yemen on April 21, 2015.

5:36 PM   Senegal will send 2100 troops to Saudi Arabia as part of an international coalition combating Houthi rebels in neighbouring Yemen, the West African nation's foreign minister said on Monday.

Fiorina and Carson will stand for US president, with Huckabee not far behind

FILE - In this April 18, 2015 file photo, Carly Fiorina speaks at the Republican Leadership Summit in Nashua, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

Nick O'Malley 5:34 PM   For the US Republican Party, the presidential candidates keep on coming.

Pacific storms generate massive waves, flooding coastal areas in Mexico

Giant swell at Puerto Escondido on May 3.

Peter Hannam 5:16 PM   Giant waves, stirred by an intense low pressure system in the Pacific, have given surfers the ride of their lives and flooded coastal regions at a Mexican surf mecca.

Nepal earthquake threatens decades of progress: NGO

Earthquake survivors eat breakfast in a makeshift shelter in Sankhu, on the outskirts of Kathmandu, Nepal, on Tuesday.

Matt Wade 5:15 PM   The destruction caused by the Nepal earthquake has put at risk decades of progress made in health and other development indicators by the country.

Netanyahu embraces Ethiopian Israeli beating victim, promises action

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu embraces Damas Pakada, the soldier seen in the video footage on Monday.

Batsheva Sobelman 2:21 PM   Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has expressed shock over a videotaped police beating of an Ethiopian Israeli man, and promised action to improve relations with the Ethiopian Jewish community.

Norwegian lobby group trying to bring back LSD

LSD seized in Melbourne in 2006.

Andrew Higgins 2:08 PM   In a country so wary of drug abuse that it limits the sale of aspirin, Pal-Orjan Johansen, a Norwegian researcher, is pushing what would seem a doomed cause: the rehabilitation of LSD.

French National Front suspends Jean-Marie Le Pen's membership

Jean-Marie le Pen, former head of far-right party National Front, leaves the party headquarters in Nanterre, outside Paris, France, Monday, May 4, 2015. Jean-Marie Le Pen goes before a party disciplinary board over anti-Semitic remarks, in what could be the culmination of a high-stakes family feud. Rising stars within the party ? especially his daughter, the current party leader ? want to shut him up. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

Geert De Clercq 1:49 PM   France's far-right National Front party has suspended the membership of its founder Jean-Marie Le Pen in preparation to strip him of his title of honorary chairman.

Israel's Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman snubs Netanyahu coalition invite

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pauses while speaking at a ceremony marking Memorial Day in Jerusalem April 21, 2015. Israel commemorates its fallen soldiers on Memorial Day, which begins at sundown Tuesday. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Ofira Koopmans 1:19 PM   Leader of ultra-nationalist Beiteinu party accuses Prime Minister of having no intention of uprooting Hamas from the Gaza Strip.

Earthquake of magnitude 7.4 hits Papua New Guinea

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Matt Siege 1:17 PM   A magnitude 7.4 earthquake has struck the New Britain region of Papua New Guinea, the US Geological Survey said, setting off a tsunami warning within 300 km of the epicentre.

Nepal earthquake: Australian Tyronne White last seen in village swallowed by mud

Missing: Tyronne White was last seen in Langtang village

Megan Levy 12:27 PM   Nestled in a valley to the north of Kathmandu, the quiet village of Langtang was known as one of the most beautiful places in the Himalayas.

$21m cocaine stash found in Aldi bananas

Aldi locations in Berlin have for the second time in two years received cocaine in banana crates from Colombia.

11:38 AM   More than $21 million worth of cocaine has turned up in boxes of bananas delivered to Aldi supermarkets in and around Berlin.

Republican candidates for 2016 presidential race – so far

Carly Fiorina speaks at the Republican Leadership Summit in New Hampshire last month.

Nick O'Malley 11:04 AM   A list of confirmed and unconfirmed Republican candidates.

'It's crazy': two degrees warming a 'prescription for disaster' says former NASA scientist

Wollongong Harbour copped a battering during last month's east coast low.

Peter Hannam 9:53 AM   The world faces a climate 'emergency' and aiming to limit global temperatures to two degrees won't stop massive sea-level rises within decades, the former NASA scientist says.

Taliban and senior Afghans hold ceasefire talks

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in Kabul on Saturday.

Amena Bakr 8:00 AM   Al-Khor:  Taliban representatives met Afghan political figures for a second day in Qatar on Sunday, and one participant said the two sides discussed a possible ceasefire but ultimately disagreed over the continued presence of US troops in the country.

Sweden warns of Cold War cat-and-mouse game with Russia

Saab JAS 39C Gripen fighter jets from F17 Wing of the Swedish Air Force demonstrate a mid-air interception over Sweden.

Tim Hepher 6:28 AM   A daily game of Cold War cat-and-mouse is ratcheting up tensions in the Baltic and drawing the biggest military presence into the region for over 20 years, Swedish military officials say.

Royal baby: Kate Middleton and Prince William name child Charlotte Elizabeth Diana

All in a day's work: Kate Middleton and Prince William with Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.

Nick Miller 6:04 AM   The new Princess of Cambridge has been given a name that is a nod to history and to the 'people's princess'.

Magazine printed using ink infused with HIV-positive blood

"By holding the issue, readers are immediately breaking the taboo": The magazine, printed in HIV-positive blood.

3:37 AM   'By holding the issue, readers are immediately breaking the taboo.'

'We want to heal our city' – Baltimore's mayor lifts curfew

Baltimore mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announces the lifting of the curfew.

Scott Malone and Ian Simpson 1:25 AM   The mayor of Baltimore has lifted a night curfew imposed on the city after the looting that followed the funeral of a black man who died from injuries suffered in the police custody.