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Vatican should consider voluntary celibacy for priests says Aussie child abuse commission

Calls for changes to centuries-old church laws appear destined for failure.

Rates of gonorrhoea soar among young Australians

There are fears antimicrobial resistance could be the "perfect storm".

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Nearly 100 African migrants have been rescued from the sea in Libya today.

Watch: Nearly 100 migrants bound for Europe rescued by Libyan coastguard

Tripoli's anti-illegal immigration department says 97 people were rescued from the sea, including 21 women and two children.

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Philadelphia police eventually boxed in the cow with their cruisers before walking it off the interstate.

Watch: Cow escapes church nativity scene and is caught by cops on highway

Philadelphia police eventually boxed in the cow with their cruisers before walking it off the interstate.

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A room full of students' emotional reaction to a classmate being accepted into Harvard has been caught on camera in the United States.

Watch: US students' heart-warming reaction to classmate's acceptance into Harvard

Ayrton Little stares with anticipation at the screen, before chaos erupts around him.

Woman and terminally ill same-sex partner to be first couple to tie knot in Australia

The couple will marry at the cancer centre where Ms Willow is being treated on Monday.

This illustration made available by NASA shows a comparison of the planets in the solar system and those orbiting the star Kepler-90. An eighth planet, Kepler-90i, has been found in the faraway solar system, matching our own in numbers. (Wendy Stenzel/NASA)

An eighth planet found in faraway solar system, matching ours

It is 2,545 light-years away; a light-year is 9.3 trillion kilometres.

Custom clothing featuring Jacinda Ardern's face helps US artist 'adjust to Trump's presidency'

The Prime Minister appears on a range of merchandise on artist selling platform Redbubble.

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Charles, Camilla, William, Kate and Harry were at the ceremony to mark the occasion.

British royals pay their respects at Grenfell Tower inferno memorial six months on from deadly blaze

Prince Harry, Prince William and his wife Kate joined some 1,500 people at St Paul's Cathedral.

Cityscape view of Sydney, Australia in evening.

Hot weather smashes Sydney December record

A high-pressure ridge helped drag hot air from the centre of the continent over NSW.

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Putin denied meddling in the US elections and the pair agreed to look forwards.

US hurts itself with 'invented' Trump election collusion case - Putin

Despite the Russian president's comments, US intelligence agencies have concluded that Russia interfered in the 2016 election.

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Another 19 were injured in the crash near Perpignan.

School bus and train collide in France leaving four children dead

At least 19 others were injured in the accident near Perpignan, in the country's south.

North Atlantic right whale breaks the ocean surface off Provincetown, Mass., in Cape Cod Bay.

Critically endangered North Atlantic right whale on verge of extinction

They are among the rarest marine mammals in the world, and they have endured a deadly year.

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Kate and Rod Powers have taken a novel approach to try and help youngsters identify an ugly part of life.

Ground-breaking book helps explain sexual abuse to children, and what they can do about it

Kate and Rod Powers have taken a novel approach to try and help youngsters.

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One of America's most conservative states turned its back on the candidate backed by the president.

Roy Moore blames 'dark forces' as he refuses to concede defeat in Alabama election that humiliated Trump

One of America's most conservative states turned its back on the Republican candidate.

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Trump Jr. was being interviewed by the Senate intelligence committee in Washington D.C.

Donald Trump Jr. endures mammoth nine hour interview over probes into Russian election interference

Trump Jr. was being interviewed by the Senate intelligence committee in Washington DC

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The first lady says she wants people to remember that the holidays are about family, service and gratitude - not gifts.

Video: Melania Trump embraces Christmas spirit by giving out gifts to needy kids

The first lady says she wants people to remember that the holidays are about family.

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The bats have forced park closures and sparked health concerns.

Flying foxes wreak havoc in North Queensland town, terrorising residents

The swarms of bats have forced parks to close and sparked health concerns.

FILE -  In this Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 file photo, a man slices cuts of meat from a rotisserie Doner spit inside a Doner restaurant cafe in Frankfurt, Germany.  The European Parliament narrowly defeated plans to ban an additive that is considered key in industrial meats for the popular doner kebab. Needing an absolute majority of at least 376 votes for a ban on phosphates, the legislature fell 3 votes short on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017.  (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)

'We saved your kebab' - European Parliament votes against banning key ingredient in popular meal

The doner kebab industry says it needs the phosphates to keep frozen meat tasty.

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The video, from the US National Institute of Standards and Technology, shows why watering your Christmas tree is so important.

Watch: Christmas tree becomes raging inferno in alarming warning video

A dried out Christmas tree is a real danger if a fire breaks out.

Vegemite iceblock.

Vegemite ice block the latest culinary delight for Aussie this summer

But some members of the public aren't too impressed.

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Film producer Weinstein is facing multiple allegations of sexual misconduct by Hollywood actresses.

'My monster' - Actress Salma Hayek accuses Harvey Weinstein of repeated sexual propositions leading to nervous breakdown

Hayek lists the many ways she denied film producer Weinstein, including saying no to massages, showers and sex.

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Two Palestinians were killed in Israeli airstrikes on Gaza, bringing this week's death toll to four.

Arab nations unite to condemn Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital

A declaration calls on countries who have not yet recognised Palestine to do so.

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The baby was born with a rare condition, and had her heart placed back into her chest.

'It's beyond a miracle' - baby born with heart outside body survives surgery

'No one believed she was going to make it except us," said Vanellope's dad.

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Karen Ristevski's disappearance in 2016 sparked a massive search in Victoria, and became the subject of much public speculation.

Husband of NZ-born mother charged with her murder, 18 months after disappearance

Karen Ristevski's disappearance in 2016 sparked a massive search in Victoria, Australia.

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It is the first Democratic Senate victory in 25 years in the typically Republican state.

Watch: Democrat Doug Jones celebrates historic Alabama Senate election victory over Roy Moore

It is the first Democratic Senate victory in 25 years in the typically Republican state.

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Democrat Doug Jones eked out a narrow victory in the conservative state.

President Trump dealt blow as Roy Moore beaten in stunning Alabama Senate race

Democrat Doug Jones has won election to the US Senate from Alabama in an upset victory.

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