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Sunday, February 1, 2015

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Reports second Japanese hostage killed by IS

Japan's government is trying to authenticate a video on the internet purporting to show Islamic State hostage Kenji Goto is dead.



Williams and Gallen win bouts in Sydney

Football stars Sonny Bill Williams and Paul Gallen continued their unbeaten boxing careers with wins.



Retail prices expected to rise as Australian dollar falls

Consumers are facing higher prices for fashion and electronics as the falling Australian dollar pushes up the costs of imports and forces a shift in strategy for the embattled Australian retail industry.



Veteran politician Sergio Mattarella elected Italian president

Italian lawmakers elect Sergio Mattarella, a constitutional court judge and veteran centre-left politician, as president, handing a welcome political victory to prime minister Matteo Renzi.



Spanish anti-austerity Podemos party supporters hold massive march

Tens of thousands of people take to the streets in Madrid in support of new anti-austerity party Podemos, a week after Greece elected its hard-left ally Syriza.



WA bushfire out of control and threatening homes in Manjimup

A bushfire burning in Western Australia's south west has flared up and is threatening lives and homes.



Prime Minister Tony Abbott's leadership under discussion: Prentice

Liberal MP Jane Prentice says the party "can't continue as we are" and that Tony Abbott is "not taking the people with us", as the LNP party looks set to lose power in Queensland.



Labor set for stunning victory in Qld election

Labor looks set to pull off a stunning victory in a cliffhanger Queensland election, after securing a double-digit swing that has ended the political career of Premier Campbell Newman.



LNP's 'catastrophic' Queensland rout leaves Abbott terminally wounded, MPs say

The rout of the Liberal National Party in the Queensland election is being described as "catastrophic" by federal Coalition MPs, with some claiming the Prime Minister is now terminally wounded.



Postecoglou lauds Socceroos' mental strength to win Asian Cup

Ange Postecoglou has praised the Socceroos' mental strength to overcome South Korea in extra-time to win the Asian Cup.