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Shark attack: Port Macquarie mourns 19-year-old surfer

The death of 19-year-old Zac Young in a shark attack has left Port Macquarie, his NSW mid-north coast community, in mourning.<p>Young was surfing with friends at Riecks Point near Coffs Harbour on Saturday when a shark attacked him.<p>Despite his friends' efforts to struggle with the shark and drag Young …

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North Yemen fighting kills more than 120

Clashes between Shia Houthi fighters and Sunni Salafis in northern Yemen have killed more than 120 people, a government run newspaper has reported.<p>The latest round of fighting between the Houthis and Salafis has added to the challenges facing US allied Yemen, already grappling with a southern …

Egypt: Tahrir Square clashes as constitution changes agreed

<b>Police have fired tear gas to disperse supporters of Egypt's ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi from Tahrir Square in the capital, Cairo.</b><p>The clashes came as a panel amending the constitution adopted during his time in office agreed on text changes.<p>The revised charter preserves the military's …

China launches first moon rover mission

China launched its first ever extraterrestrial landing craft into orbit en route for the moon in the small hours of Monday, in a major milestone for its space programme.<p>The Chang'e-3 lunar probe, which includes the Yutu or Jade Rabbit buggy, blasted off on board an enhanced Long March-3B carrier …

Canada charges man over 'bid to spy for China'

<b>Canadian police have arrested and charged a man on suspicion of intending to pass classified information to China.</b><p>The Canadian national, named as Qing Quentin Huang, is accused of seeking to sell information about Canada's warship procurement strategy.<p>Mr Huang, 53, had worked for a firm involved in …

Revealed: Australian spy agency offered to share data about ordinary citizens

Australia's surveillance agency offered to share information collected about ordinary Australian citizens with its major intelligence partners, according to a secret 2008 document leaked by the US whistleblower Edward Snowden.<p>The document shows the partners discussing whether or not to share …

Ukrainians call for Yanukovych to resign in protests sparked by EU u-turn

Ukraine saw its largest popular protests since the 2004 Orange Revolution on Sunday when at least 300,000 people took to the streets calling for the resignation of the president, Viktor Yanukovych.<p>Furious at Ukraine's 11th-hour decision to back away from an EU integration pact in favour of closer …

Canadian accused of spying for China

Police have arrested a Canadian man for allegedly trying to sell classified information to the Chinese government<br>about Canada's warship building procurement strategy.<p>The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said that Qing Quentin Huang, 53, of Burlington, Ontario, was arrested on Saturday and appeared in …

Peter Slipper argues case against him violates parliamentary privilege

Former parliamentary Speaker Peter Slipper has asked an ACT court to throw out charges that he misused Commonwealth supplied taxi vouchers to visit local Canberra wineries.<p>At the opening of his trial in the ACT magistrates court on Monday, Slipper's counsel Kylie Weston-Scheuber argued the case …