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Sunday, November 23, 2014

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Obama extends US combat role in Afghanistan: report

Barack Obama has extended the combat role for US troops in Afghanistan for another year, in a classified order he signed in recent weeks, the New York Times reports.

910 killed in US strikes in Syria: rights group

Air strikes by US-led forces in Syria have killed 910 people, including 52 civilians, since the start of the campaign against Islamic State militants two months ago, a group monitoring the conflict says.

London luxury hotel blast injures 14

Fourteen people are injured at a five-star London hotel after an explosion in the basement believed to have been caused by a gas leak.

Australia beats Ireland by 10 point in exciting International Rules clash

Australia has beaten Ireland by 10 points in a thrillingly entertaining International Rules match at Subiaco Oval.

Prisoner patient's escape attempt prompts gun fire

Gun shots are fired outside Wollongong Hospital as a 34-year-old prisoner patient allegedly assaults a guard before running out of the hospital.

Sydney FC score 2-1 away win over Melbourne City

Marc Janko scored a brace to lead Sydney FC to a 2-1 win over Melbourne City at AAMI Park on Saturday night.

Seven pressures of modern parenting

Breast or bottle? Work or stay-at-home? Free-range father or tiger mother? #TalkAboutIt looks at seven pressures of modern parenthood.

Volunteers save lives in Vientiane, Laos, where road toll is among world's worst

Vientiane has been dubbed the most relaxed capital in the world with its wide boulevards, low-rise buildings, and sleepy, colonial charm. But come nightfall the streets in this laid-back city become extremely dangerous and lawless.

Liberal Party members urging Lambie not to leave PUP: staffer

Members of the Liberal Party have urged Senator Jacqui Lambie not to walk out on the Palmer United Party (PUP), the crossbencher's chief of staff says. Senator Lambie is consulting family and voters in Tasmania this weekend on what her next move should be.

Souths player Walker suspended for domestic violence charges

South Sydney player Cody Walker has been suspended by the club after being charged for domestic violence offences.