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UNITED KINGDOM

UK to ban petrol, diesel cars from 2040

New diesel and petrol cars and vans will be banned from 2040 in Britain as part of efforts to tackle air pollution, Environment Secretary Michael Gove says. Full story »
FIRES

Thousands evacuated as wildfire decimates southern France

At least 10,000 people were evacuated overnight after a new wild fire broke out in southern France, which was already battling massive blazes that have consumed swathes of forest. Full story »
UK

UK judge to decide if Charlie dies at home

A British judge will rule on where terminally ill baby Charlie Gard will end his life. Full story »
WORLD

More than 10,000 people evacuated as wildfires ravage southern France

At least 10,000 people have been evacuated overnight after a new wildfire was sparked in southern France, which is already being ravaged by massive forest fires. Full story »

IS wives reveal why they joined the terrorist group

With the defeat of IS in Raqqa seemingly inevitable, thousands are now trying to flee the Syrian city, including the wives of the jihadis. Full story »

NEW ZEALAND

Two dead, house ablaze in NZ stand-off

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Two women are dead and a man is in hospital after they were shot while trying to carry out a property inspection at a rural New Zealand property. Full story »
CANADA

Canadian serial killer still has nurse license despite lifetime jail sentence

A Canadian nurse who admitted to intentionally killing eight nursing home patients has maintained her medical license despite being jailed for her crimes. Full story »
IRAN

US Navy fires warning shots at speeding Iranian ship

A US navy patrol boat has fired warning shots at an Iranian military ship that was on a collision course with the vessel, the Pentagon has said. Full story »
CRIME

Man accuses 11-year-old girl of raping him in his sleep

A US man has accused an 11-year-old girl of raping him in his sleep after he was charged with sexually assaulting and impregnating her. Full story »

JUSTINE RUSZCZYK

‘Minnesota nice’: How locals reacted to Justine Ruszczyk’s tragic death

The reporter next to me looked at me like I was an alien. She worked for a local station called WCCO and that first question was the first of many. Full story »

HEALTH

Declining sperm counts could lead to human extinction

The human race could struggle to pro-create future generations according to a researcher who has revealed dwindling sperm counts in men across the globe. Full story »
WORLD

Toppled crane causes havoc on US highway

9RAW: Crane topples over trying to lift giant sign
9RAW: Crane collapse nearly crushes pedestrians
9RAW: Crane drops Air India plane
A motorist in the US has told of her terror as she watched a truck-mounted crane topple over, crushing a ute and bringing down power lines. Full story »
WORLD

New British aircraft carrier packs a big punch, says defence minister

The "biggest and greatest" UK warship that has ever flown under the Royal Navy is on the open ocean completing its sea trials. Full story »
NORTH KOREA

North Korea advances nuclear strike timeline after US threats to expel Kim Jong-un

North Korea said it will strike "a merciless blow at the heart of the US" if any attempts are made to remove Kim Jong-un from power. Full story »
ASIA

Return fighters top Indonesian talk agenda

As the siege in the Philippines' south continues, Australian ministers will head to Indonesia this weekend to discuss combating foreign fighters. Full story »
CASSIE SAINSBURY

Cassie Sainsbury reportedly reaches plea bargain deal

Accused drug smuggler Cassie Sainsbury has reportedly reached a plea deal with Colombian authorities that may see her serve less than four years in prison. Full story »

UBER

Uber driver fired after in-ride sex act

An Uber driver in the US has been fired after a disgusted passenger recorded him receiving oral sex from a woman in the front seat. Full story »

WORLD

London teens screamed their skin was 'peeling off' after suspected acid attack

Two teenagers in east London who were doused with a 'noxious substance' in a suspected acid attack screamed their skin was "peeling off", witnesses said. Full story »
JEFF SESSIONS

Sessions has no plans to quit despite Trump's jabs: reports

Donald Trump speaks to Jeff Sessions. (AAP)
President Donald Trump has once again set his sights on Attorney-General Jeff Sessions in an interview hours after calling him "weak" on Twitter. Full story »
ENTERTAINMENT

Netflix announces new show from creator of 'The Simpsons'

Netflix has ordered a new animated adult comedy from "The Simpsons" mastermind Matt Groening, the streaming service today announced. Full story »