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Student jailed for ferocious terror attack

An "unequivocally committed terrorist" who repeatedly stabbed a Sydney stranger in a "violent, ferocious and inhumane attack" after seeing him wearing an American flag t-shirt has been jailed for at least 27 years.

Disgraced cardinal makes bid for freedom

George Pell's bid for freedom is in the hands of three of Victoria's most senior judges, who have been asked to find it was "impossible" for him to have sexually abused two boys in Melbourne more than two decades ago.

Darwin taxi driver killed while at home

The PhD student and taxi driver who was one of four men shot dead in a violent and apparently random rampage in Darwin, had never met the accused gunman, his cousin says.

Alabama passes molester castration bill

The Alabama Legislature has passed a bill that would require chemical castration of child molesters over age 21 who have abused a child younger than 13.

US shared nuclear info with Saudis

The Trump administration granted authorisations to US companies to share sensitive nuclear power information with Saudi Arabia right after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in October, a US senator who saw the approvals says.

Extremely rare gibbon born at Perth Zoo

A newborn white-cheeked gibbon, one of the world's rarest apes, has made its public debut at Perth Zoo before keepers have had the chance to determine its gender.

Alleged NSW girl snatcher kept behind bars

A young girl who was allegedly grabbed off a Sydney street by an autistic man who took her into an abandoned house and removed her clothes is now terrified, court documents reveal.

Trump says Meghan was 'nasty' to him

Donald Trump thinks that Meghan, wife of Prince Harry, is "very nice" even if she has been "nasty" to him, the US president has said in pre-released extracts of a broadcast interview.