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Court orders Russia to pay $53 billion for seizing Yukos assets

An international arbitration court ruled on Monday that Russia must pay $50 billion for expropriating the assets of Yukos, the former oil giant whose ex-owner Mikhail Khodorkovsky fell foul of the Kremlin.

Australian transitions 1914-2014: Digital montages of a changing nation

The experience of "being Australian" changed on the battlefields of Gallipoli and the Western Front, but before the war started life carried on with a normalcy that was captured by the leaders in Australia's burgeoning photography industry.

Bailey-Cole, Okagbare win 100m finals

Kemar Bailey-Cole and Blessing Okagbare won the men's and women's 100m in Glasgow.

Older Australians turning to the dole, new figures show

More than 200,000 Australians aged over 50 are now on the dole, new figures show, with the number of older Australians receiving unemployment benefits dramatically increasing in the past four years.

Eight children die after explosion at Gaza playground

A grim-faced Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned of a protracted war in Gaza, dashing any hopes of a swift end to the three-week conflict as Palestinian fighters launched an audacious cross-border raid.

Australians sweep women's 100m freestyle

Cate Campbell beat sister Bronte and Emma McKeon as Australia swept the women's 100m freestyle in Glasgow.

Abetz admits risk of jobseekers 'box-ticking' under welfare changes

Employment Minister Eric Abetz has admitted there is a risk of "box-ticking" if jobseekers are forced to apply for 40 jobs a month to claim welfare.

6yo boy dies after being hit by car in Sydney

A six-year-old boy has died in hospital after being hit by a car in Sydney's south on Monday.

Black boxes 'show rocket shrapnel caused MH17 crash'

Black boxes recovered from downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in rebel-held east Ukraine show shrapnel from a rocket explosion caused the passenger jet to crash.

Mob in Pakistan kills three over 'blasphemy' row

A mob in Pakistan has torched an Ahmadi Muslim minority neighbourhood, killing a woman and her two granddaughters after a sect member was accused of a blasphemous posting on Facebook.