Islamic State claims suicide attacks as Mosul campaign makes slow progress

Islamic State claimed a series of suicide attacks that killed at least 14 people south and west of Baghdad on Monday as a U.S.-backed campaign to capture Mosul, the insurgents' last urban stronghold in Iraq, made slow progress.


Xi orders China's developed east to better aid poor west

Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged developed regions in the east help their partner regions in the west better fight poverty.


Another Australian tested for Ebola virus

​Another Australian who had just returned from west Africa has been admitted to hospital on Tuesday suffering Ebola-like symptoms.

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