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Man jailed over woman's drug-debt torture

A Brisbane woman was bashed with a mortar and pestle and threatened with death before being bound and gagged during a night of torture over a $1200 drug debt.

Grieving Vanessa Bryant thanks supporters

Vanessa Bryant has made her first public comment since the helicopter crash that killed her husband and former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant, one of their daughters and seven others, taking to Instagram to thank people...

Facebook posts higher earnings, revenue

Facebook's profit and revenue for the final quarter of the year have handily surpassed Wall Street's expectations despite challenges the social network is facing around regulation and efforts to fight election interference.

US inmates sewing for orphaned kangaroos

Inmates at a Florida jail are sewing cloth pouches for kangaroos and koalas orphaned by bushfires in Australia, even if animal care organisations here have enough of them for the time being.

Grenfell witnesses seek legal protections

Several witnesses have asked for guarantees that they will not be prosecuted for anything they say at a public inquiry into a fire that killed 72 people in London's Grenfell Tower nearly three years ago,...

Tears and cheers as EU gives nod to Brexit

European Parliament has given final approval to Britain's divorce from the European Union, paving the way for the country to quit the bloc on Friday after nearly half a century and delivering a major setback...

Bushfire survivor haunted by flames

Australia's catastrophic bushfire season has stirred up cruel memories for Turia Pitt as the force which once ravaged most of her body threatened to destroy her home.