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Sunday, November 29, 2015

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World's biggest polluter wants to lead fight against climate change

Despite pumping as much carbon dioxide into the air as the next four biggest polluters combined, China will use this week's UN conference in Paris to stake a global leadership claim on climate change.

Turkish president 'saddened' by downing of Russian jet

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan expresses "sadness" over Turkey's downing of a Russian warplane that has severely strained relations, saying he wished the incident had never happened.

Woman dies, another in coma after Stereosonic music festival

A woman dies and another is in an induced coma after going to the Stereosonic music festival in Sydney, where almost 70 others have been charged with drug offences.

Reflections on the exuberance and hope of the Myanmar election

South-East Asia correspondent Liam Cochrane reflects on being in Myanmar for the historic moment Aung San Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy party trounced Myanmar's military-backed ruling party.

Grandparents to get subsidised child care under planned reforms

Grandparents will have more access to government-subsidised child care while payments to high-income earners will be scaled back under a revised package to go before Federal Parliament this week.

Alleged abortion clinic gunman questioned, motive still unclear

US police release a photo of the man arrested for allegedly shooting three people to death in an attack on a Colorado family planning centre as president Barack Obama calls for greater gun control.

Boko Haram claims suicide attack on Shiite Muslims in Nigeria

Boko Haram claims responsibility for a suicide bombing on a Shiite Muslim procession in the Nigerian city of Kano that killed 22 people.

Suspected jihadists kill three at UN base in north Mali

Three people are dead and 20 others injured in a rocket attack on a UN base in the north-eastern Malian town of Kidal, UN sources say.

Scans suggest '90pc' chance of hidden chamber in King Tut tomb: expert

Chances are high the tomb of ancient Egypt's boy-king Tutankhamun has passages to a hidden chamber, which may be the last resting place of Queen Nefertiti, experts say.

Police release photo of man wanted for questioning over fatal stabbing

Queensland police release a photo of a man being sought for questioning in relation to the fatal stabbing of a 24-year old boxer in Bundaberg.