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Sons of Robert Ellis, slain in Bali remember their dad

Gabrielle Dunlevy The sons of an Australian man whose slashed body was found in a Bali rice field in a killing allegedly ordered by their mother say they are "completely devastated".

Pair who admitted to killing British tourists in Thailand recant confessions

Workers from Myanmar, Saw, left, and Win, sit together.

Lindsay Murdoch Two Myanmar men accused of the gruesome slaying of two British tourists on a Thai resort island have recanted confessions, claiming they were assaulted during police interrogation.

Give them a job: how Denmark deals with returned Islamist fighters

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Anthony Faiola and Souad Mekhennet In Denmark, a country that has spawned more foreign fighters per capita than almost anywhere else, the port city of Aarhus is taking a novel approach by rolling out a welcome mat for returning...

New restrictions on US arrivals as Ebola nurse's condition improves

US Coast Guard and Customs officials conduct pre-screening measures on a passenger arriving from Sierra Leone at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.

Molly Hennessy-Fiske Texas nurse's condition upgraded to "good" from "fair" as airline passengers from three countries told they will have to fly into one of five designated US airports for screening.

American held by North Korea released

Peter Baker Jeffrey Fowle, one of three Americans imprisoned by North Korea, has been released and is on his way home after six months of captivity.

Moscow airport bosses blamed for French oil chief's crash

Anna Malpas Russian investigators have accused senior airport officials of criminal negligence over a plane crash at a Moscow airport that killed the head of French oil giant Total.

Oscar Pistorius held at notorious prison for hardened criminals

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Oscar Pistorius' fall from grace as an international star athlete was complete as he was driven through the gates of a drab Pretoria prison to begin serving the five-year jail sentence.

Dead infants found in Canadian storage locker

Storage where babies were found in Winnipeg

Jen Skerritt The remains of as many as four infants have been found after storage facility staff checked a locker.

Sweden hunts Russian submarine off Stockholm archipelago

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Dan Bilefsky The search for a vessel suspected of being a Russian submarine off the Stockholm archipelago has gripped the public's imagination.

Israel frees jailed US boy, places him under house arrest

Tariq Abu Khedair, with his mother, after his release from jail.

An Israeli judge has released from jail and placed under house arrest a 15-year-old American of Palestinian descent whose apparent beating by Israeli police has drawn US concern.

Russia places region near Sochi on counter-terrorism alert as six found dead in cars

A Russian Cossack lights a candle near a photo of Russian police sergeant who was killed in a suicide bomb blast at the city's main railway station in the southern Russian city of Volgograd on January 4.

Jan. 9 (Bloomberg) -- Russia began a counter-terrorism operation in a southern province that borders the Krasnodar region, where the Winter Olympics will be held in Sochi in less than a month, after...

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Searching for refuge in a land where there are no safe places

Ruth Pollard in Jabal Akrad, northern Syria

Ruth Pollard AS THE night-time temperature in Syria drops closer to freezing and the rains begin, it is difficult to imagine how those who have barely survived without electricity, water or enough food this year...

In Ferguson, Missouri, the renowned Red's barbecue reopens along looted corridor

Resilient ... Varun Madaksira, owner of the Original Red's BBQ in Ferguson, Missouri, pauses in the front of his story after helping a customer with a carry-out order.

Robert Samuels The phone at the cash register didn’t ring. The lights were dim, the glass doors cracked. Worst of all, the windows were still boarded up, trapping the sweet smell that once drew customers to...

Canadian terror attack: police monitored man who killed soldier

Suspicous car: Police investigate an overturned vehicle in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec.

Allison Lampert The convert to Islam who rammed a car carrying two soldiers, killing one, was being monitored by Canadian police on suspicion of planning militant action.

Hong Kong protesters confront government officials in TV debate

Pessimistic: Tensions were high among protesters in Mong Kok.

Philip Wen That the talks were convened was testament to the impact the protests have had, Hong Kong's chief secretary conceded.

Oscar Pistorius' jail term marks fall of a South African icon

Oscar Pistorius greets his uncle Arnold Pistorius and other family members as he is led out of court.

Chris Spillane, Andre Janse van Vuuren and Paul Burkhardt Oscar Pistorius was driven away in a police van after he was sentenced to five years in prison for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, ending a 20-month saga that marked the fall of one of South...

Elegant tribute places twin towers victims together side by side

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Jon Swaine Around a reflecting pool, a unique September 11 memorial unites families, friends and colleagues.

Ng's defiance places China on defensive

John Garnaut In Guangzhou LATE on Thursday night Matthew Ng dropped his head to his hands and sobbed uncontrollably as defence lawyer Chen Youxi's closing submission reached its climax.

We looked in the wrong places, says Pakistan

Asif Ali Zardari.

Ben Doherty, Khudayar Khan In Islamabad PAKISTAN has said it was an ''intelligence failure'' it had no idea Osama bin Laden was living on its soil, but few in international intelligence believe no one in the government and military...

Mother places girl in front of oncoming train

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A woman's bid to avoid paying a train fare nearly cost her the life of her daughter in Buenos Aires, Argentina.