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Chinese chemical plant blast kills 47

An explosion at a pesticide plant in eastern China has killed 47 people and injured more than 600, state media reports say, the latest casualties in a series of industrial accidents that has angered the...

NZ broken-hearted but not divided: Imam

New Zealand might be broken-hearted but it's not broken.And the imam whose prayers were interrupted by gunfire a week ago says the nation won't be divided by hate and terror.

SA ex-midwife 'failed, manipulated' mums

An ex-midwife on trial over the deaths of two babies during homebirths failed to warn mothers of risks and acted calmly as the children died, an Adelaide court has heard.

Evacuations end as NT shelters from Trevor

Evacuations of communities in the path of a cyclone barrelling down on the Northern Territory have ceased as authorities urge remaining residents to prepare for flooding and destructive winds.

PM won't bite into racism 'slanging match'

Scott Morrison says he won't be drawn into a political "slanging match", as he remains under pressure to preference One Nation last at the next federal election.