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Woman tells of relief at accusing Harris

A London court has heard of a woman's relief at finally finding the courage to make a sex abuse complaint against Rolf Harris after he was charged with a series of indecent assaults.

Aust panned in global human rights report

Australia's reputation has been damaged by serious human rights issues including its "draconian" asylum seeker policy, overly broad counterterrorism laws, failure to protect children in detention and limits to the rights of people with disabilities, according to a new global report released by Human Rights Watch.

6 kids presumed dead in US house fire

Six children are presumed dead after an horrific house fire in the US city of Baltimore.

Diana celebrated 20 years after death

The 20th anniversary of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, this year is to be marked by a year-long celebration of her qualities of kindness, compassion and service.

Four suspects in Kardashian robbery

French prosecutors have placed four people suspected of involvement in the armed robbery of US reality television star Kim Kardashian under formal investigation, the prosecutor's office says.

Kidman deserves Oscar, says director

The director of Nicole Kidman's latest movie says she deserves an Oscar for her role as the adoptive mother of an Indian boy in Australia.

Baldwin wants to expand Trump impression

Alec Baldwin may be taking his Donald Trump act on the road.

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