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Vatican acknowledges Pell appeal bid

The Vatican has again noted George Pell's claim to innocence ahead of a High Court bid to overturn the Catholic cardinal's child sexual abuse convictions.

NT cop charged with murder gets bail

A Northern Territory policeman is out on bail and suspended with pay after being charged with murder over the shooting of 19-year-old Indigenous man Kumanjayi Walker.

Trump whistleblower testimony bid defeated

US House of Representatives Intelligence committee Democrats have defeated a Republican bid to compel testimony in the impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump from the whistleblower whose complaint sparked the probe.

Pell given last hope of court redemption

Cardinal George Pell has one last hope of overturning his child sexual abuse convictions after being given the right to argue for an appeal to Australia's highest court.

Properties are still at risk in NSW: RFS

Millions of NSW residents are breathing a sigh of relief after a day of catastrophic fire danger passed without loss of life, but authorities are warning that strengthening winds mean properties are still at risk.

More than 80 fires burning across Qld

Firefighters are battling more than 80 blazes across Queensland as they prepare to make significant gains amid easing conditions on Thursday.

Leaders urge calm in bushfire arguments

The Morrison government continues to insist it is not the time to talk climate policy while the nation burns, but scientists and environmentalists say there is no better time.

More than 200,000 rally in Chile

Hundreds of thousands of protesters have rallied in cities across Chile, calling for immediate and wide-ranging government reforms that included a higher minimum wage, more affordable medication and a new constitution.