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Annual showers only for captive kids

A California couple tortured a dozen of their children for years, starving them to the point that their growth was stunted, chaining them to their beds for months at a time and forbidding them from showering more than once a year or using the toilet.

Fears fail to dampen bitcoin interest

Worries about a crackdown by global regulators on cryptocurrency trading could slow the pace of bitcoin's rise but should not threaten its existence, investors and market participants at a cryptocurrency conference say.

Pope marries couple on papal plane

Pope Francis has celebrated the first-ever airborne papal wedding, marrying two flight attendants from Chile at 36,000 feet during a flight from Santiago.

Women march again as Trump sparks activism

Women around the world will again return to the streets marking one year after millions marched to protest President Donald Trump's election, with a new goal - electing more women's rights advocates.

Hot days ahead for NSW

Severe heatwave conditions have been forecast across NSW, with severe fire warnings in place for several regions, including Sydney.

Melbourne WNBL comeback stuns Townsville

The WNBL grand final series will go to a third and deciding game after the Melbourne Boomers completed a remarkable 58-57 comeback win over the Townsville Fire in Melbourne on Thursday nightTownsville appeared poised to claim a third championship in four seasons after leading by 14 points in the third...