India hangs Mumbai blasts convict 22 years later

Zeba Siddiqui and Aditya Kalra 5:06 PM   India has hanged Yakub Memon on Thursday for his role in the country's deadliest bombings 22 years ago.

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Who will lead the Taliban now?

Mullah Omar - seen here in an "age-progressed" image supplied by the FBI - has been dead for more than two years, according to the Afghan government.

Casey Garret Johnson 2:02 PM   Even before word of Mullah Mohammad Omar's death, questions about who actually controls the Taliban existed.

Israeli PM approves more settlements

Israeli paramilitary police (L) stand in front of Jewish settlers protesting the demolition of two partially-built dwellings in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Beit El near Ramallah July 29, 2015. Israel gave final approval on Wednesday for plans to build 300 new homes in the Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank, announcing the move as it carried out a court demolition order against the two vacant apartment blocs at the site. Dozens of Jewish settlers have gathered over the past several days at Beit El settlement to protest against the demolition. REUTERS/Emil Salman TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY     ISRAEL OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN ISRAEL

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu moves to placate pro-settler parties in his coalition, approving new construction where court ordered demolition.

Cecil's death: calls for ban on trophy hunting

In this undated photo provided by the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, Cecil the lion rests in Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe.

Kevin Crowley 1:10 PM   The push is on for African countries to stop trophy hunting after 13-year-old Cecil was killed.

Anxious wait for Al Jazeera verdict 

Al-Jazeera English producer Baher Mohamed, left, Canadian-Egyptian acting Cairo bureau chief Mohammed Fahmy, centre, and correspondent Peter Greste, right, in court in Cairo, in March last year.

Ruth Pollard 6:00 PM   With his career on the line and his colleagues facing the prospect of further jail time, Australian journalist Peter Greste is awaiting the verdict in their retrial on terrorism charges.

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Disturbing details emerge about suspect, how 8-year-old Santa Cruz girl died

Adrian Gonzalez's Instagram account.

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MH370: Malaysia 'almost certain' debris found on Reunion Island is from Boeing 777

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Praveen Menon and Tim Hepher 6:24 PM   Malaysia is "almost certain" that plane debris found on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean is from a Boeing 777, heightening the possibility it could be wreckage from missing Flight MH370.

India hangs Mumbai blasts convict 22 years after attack

Yakub Memon, right, is taken back to jail in a police vehicle in Mumbai in 1993.

Zeba Siddiqui and Aditya Kalra 5:06 PM   India has hanged Yakub Memon on Thursday for his role in the country's deadliest bombings 22 years ago.

Bishop to meet Indonesia's foreign minister next week

Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop is expected to meet with her Indonesian counterpart in Kuala Lumpur next week.

Tom Allard 4:41 PM   After tensions over the Bali nine executions and boat turnbacks, the Australian and Indonesian foreign ministers will meet next week for the first time since Australia's ambassador was recalled from Jakarta

Five elephants were slain while the world mourns Cecil the lion

Elephants play at the Maasai Mara game reserve, about 300 km south-west of Nairobi.

Kevin Sieff 4:07 PM   While the world mourned Cecil, the Zimbabwe lion, another devastating poaching incident was quietly carried out in Kenya.

Peter Greste verdict

Journalist Peter Greste in Canberra in March.

Ruth Pollard 3:54 PM   Ruth Pollard is in Cairo for the retrial of Australian journalist Peter Greste and his Al Jazeera colleagues on terrorism charges. Follow her live tweets here.

MH370: Which conspiracy theories can be ruled in and out?

Possible MH370 debris has washed up on the shore of Reunion, a French island in the Indian Ocean.

3:50 PM   Aviation experts say it is likely that a large object that washed up on the shore of Reunion, an island in the Indian Ocean, overnight is wreckage from the missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370 that vanished more than a year ago.

Debris on Reunion Island likely from MH370, US officials say

The large piece of aircraft wreckage that washed up on Reunion Island appears to come from a wing.

3:27 PM   Debris that appears to be from a large plane has reportedly been found off the east coast of Africa, raising the possibility it could be from missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370.

Number BB670 on Reunion debris is key to unlocking MH370 mystery

The large piece of aircraft wreckage that washed up on Reunion Island appears to come from a wing.

Catherine Armitage 2:35 PM   A number found on the aircraft part washed up on the shore of Reunion, a French island in the Indian Ocean should be the vital clue that will allow authorities to quickly confirm whether it is part of the doomed Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

Wreckage possible clue to MH370's final moments

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Matt O'Sullivan 2:33 PM   Air-safety investigators say that wreckage, if confirmed to be from MH370, will help piece together the final moments of the jetliner's crash.

MH370: what the latest discovery could tell us about the search for the missing airliner

The debris washed up on Reunion Island, possibly from MH370.

Angus Holland 2:31 PM   Questions surround the discovery of a piece of aircraft on Reunion Island, now widely believed to have come from the missing Malaysian airliner MH370. Here's what we know so far:

Mysterious plane wreckage found on Reunion Island sparks MH370 speculation

The large piece of aircraft wreckage that washed up on Reunion Island appears to come from a wing.

2:22 PM   Debris that appears to be from a large plane has reportedly been found off the east coast of Africa, raising the possibility it could be from missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370.

US State Department official admits secretly recording women

Daniel Rosen, seen here delivering a speech, has admitted guilt.

Justin Jouvenal 1:05 PM   He was a high-powered counter-terrorism official by day, but by night he pursued other targets.

Russia kills hopes of MH17 criminal tribunal

MH17 wreckage: 298 people, including 39 Australians, were killed in the tragedy.

James Massola 1:02 PM   Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Foreign Minister Julie Bishop have launched a blistering attack on Russia after it killed off a UN push for an international criminal tribunal to prosecute those who shot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.

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Man freed after being wrongly imprisoned for 17 years is fatally shot in Chicago

Alprentiss Nash, pictured here walking free from jail in 2012.

Lolly Bowean 12:53 PM   On the day he was finally released from prison after murder charges were dropped, Alprentiss Nash vowed he would use his freedom studying to become a chef, learning about antique cars and travelling.

India set to become world's most populous country

Varanasi, the ancient Hindu holy city suffers from poor sanitation and chronic traffic congestion.

Emma Batha 12:07 PM   China will be overtaken faster than previously thought.

Taliban leader has been dead for more than two years, Afghanistan says

Mullah Omar - seen here in an "age-progressed" image supplied by the FBI - has been dead for more than two years, according to the Afghan government.

Pamela Constable 11:49 AM   Taliban's reclusive founder and spiritual leader died in a Pakistani hospital in 2013, intelligence service announces.

Cecil the lion: dentist Walter Palmer apologises to patients

Hunter Walter James Palmer, left, with another lion he killed.

Megan Levy 10:55 AM   Walter Palmer, the US dentist and big game hunter who killed Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe, has written a letter to his patients apologising for the disruption to their treatment while the international furore continues over his actions.

NBA pick from India makes entire village feel two metres tall

Some of Satnam Singh Bhamara's family, including, from left: his sister, Sarabjot Kaur; mother, Sukhwinder Kaur; father, Balbir Singh Bamrah, who is well over two metres tall; and brother, Beant Singh, at their house in Ballo Ke, India.

Nida Najar 10:37 AM   On June 25 the Dallas Mavericks selected Satnam Singh Bhamara in the final round of the US National Basketball Association pick, making him the first Indian-born player ever to be drafted by a team in the National Basketball Association. Local politicians in the sleepy Punjabi village of Ballo Ke said the 19-year-old athlete, who is five centimetres taller than his 2.05-metre-tall father , had "honoured the village".

Hundreds of migrants attempt dangerous Channel crossing

French gendarmes block migrants along a road to prevent them gaining access to train tracks which lead to the Channel Tunnel on Wednesday.

Stephen Castle 10:25 AM   For two successive nights, migrants trying to travel illegally to Britain have made more than a thousand attempts to gain entry to the terminal in France used by trains to make the 35-minute crossing under the English Channel.

'Deal with it yourself': 911 dispatcher hangs up on panicked caller with dying friend

Jaydon Chavez-Silver died after a 911 dispatcher hung up on his friend.

Abby Ohlheiser 9:58 AM   When 17-year-old Jaydon Chavez-Silver was shot at a party in Albuquerque last month, one of his friends did what anyone would do under those horrible circumstances: She called 911.