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Anzac dawn service set to start in France

French police are providing tight security at the Australian Memorial in northern France as people start arriving for the Anzac Day dawn service. Full story »

Serena Williams hits back at Romanian Fed Cup captain Ilie Nastase over racism

Serena Williams has launched a stinging attack on Ilie Nastase, accusing the Romanian Fed Cup captain of racially abusing her and her unborn baby and hurling sexist abuse at her fellow female tennis players. Full story »


Symbolic stone lions return to Belgium

Two stone lions that stand guard at the Australian War Memorial have returned to their original home in Belgium on loan as part of World War I commemorations. Full story »

France's Le Pen steps down as leader

France's far-right presidential candidate has announced she will temporarily step down as the party's leader. Full story »

Cars burned in French election protests

Protests have broken out in Paris after Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen emerged winners of the first-round presidential vote. Full story »

Royal Family members join London Marathon runners

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry joined London Marathon runners over the weekend. 

Click through to see more photos of the Royal Family. Full story »


Security high as France heads to the polls

Voters are going to the polls in France to choose their next president, amid high security following a deadly attack on Paris police three days ago. Full story »

Anzac Day focus turns to France, Belgium

An Anzac Day focus this year will be the high Australian casualties suffered on the Western Front in 1917, the most costly year in Australia's wartime history. Full story »

Champion cyclist Michele Scarponi killed by van while training

Italian cyclist Michele Scarponi is dead after being hit by a van during training. Full story »


Tennis star refuses to shake hands with umpire after game-changing error

Rafael Nadal remains on course for a record-extending 10th Monte Carlo Masters title when the Spaniard beat David Goffin 6-3 6-1 in the semi-finals after the Belgian was denied a key point in controversial fashion. Full story »


Media blackout ahead of French election

Rules dating back more than half a century impose a 44-hour political publicity time out ahead of the French polls' closure on Sunday. Full story »

Pope calls some refugee centres 'concentration camps' in emotional speech

Pope Francis presides the Liturgy of the Word with the Community of St. Egidio in commemoration of the "New Martyrs" of the 20th and 21th Century at San Bartolomeo Basilica in Rome, on April 22, 2017. (AFP)

Pope Francis on Saturday described some of Europe's refugee centres as "concentration camps", as he paid tribute to an unknown Christian woman slain for her faith in front of her Muslim husband. Full story »


Knifeman sparks terror fears at Paris's Gare du Nord station

A man carrying a knife was arrested on Saturday at Paris's Gare du Nord station, causing brief panic days after the jihadist killing of a policeman, police sources said amid pre-election jitters. Full story »

Paris shooting: Gunman showed no signs of radicalisation despite long prison record

Investigators are trying to find out whether the man who shot dead a policeman in Paris had accomplices as he had shown no previous signs of radicalisation despite a long prison record. Full story »


Security dominates poll after Paris attack

National security has been pushed to the top of the political agenda by the latest suspected terror attack in Paris. Full story »

Police seek accomplices of Paris gunman

Police say the gunman who shot dead a policeman in Paris had shown no previous signs of radicalisation and they are hunting for possible accomplices. Full story »

Dortmund attack suspect acted out of greed

A 28-year-old man has been arrested in Germany over last week's attack on football club Dortmund's team bus, with officials alleging he was motivated by greed. Full story »

Paris gunman's criminal past in focus

A gunman, identified as Karim Cheurfi, opened fire on a police van in central Paris, killing one officer and injuring two others before being shot dead. Full story »

EU has no 'Plan B' for France poll upset

Marine Le Pen. (AAP)
Diplomats in Brussels don't have a plan B if far-right candidate Marine Le Pen or the far-left's Jean-Luc Melenchon reach the final round of France's election. Full story »

Paris gunman was 'French national'

Belgian interior minister Jan Jambon says the man responsible for the Champs Elysee attack, which claimed the life of a police officer, was a French national. Full story »