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MH17 plane was shot down by a Buk missile, Russian weapons manufacturer says

Fragments from the warhead then hit the left wing and the left engine.<p>There was a distinctive 'double-T shape' to the damage which narrowed down the …

Russia

Fact check: Tony Abbott's claim Labor spent like 'drunken sailors' in office is spin

The Abbott Government has staked its credentials for economic management partly on its claim to keep a tighter rein on public spending than the …

Economics

Dutch cabinet approves partial Islamic burka ban in public places

The Dutch cabinet has approved a partial ban on wearing the burka, a face-covering Islamic veil, including in schools, hospitals and on public …

I Froze My Eggs, Ended Up in the ER, and Almost Lost an Ovary

Three days after I took charge of my reproductive future, I woke in a cold sweat, dry-heaving in pain. Less than .025% of women who freeze their eggs end up with ovarian torsions: Lucky me.<p>Four days after charging $14,000 on my credit card for egg freezing surgery, I was jolted awake at 6 AM with …

Bali Nine: Funeral for Andrew Chan to be held in Sydney, thousands expected to attend

Thousands of people are expected to turn out for the funeral of one of the Bali Nine ringleaders, Andrew Chan, which will be held today in …