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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, the inquiry's chairman says.

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 for European integration.

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.

Record riches await Barty at the Open

Ashleigh Barty is poised to surpass Lleyton Hewitt as Australian tennis' all-time leading prize money winner following her spectacular rise up the grand slam ranks.

Darwin shooting accused to stand trial

The man accused of Darwin's worst mass shooting, when four men were killed and a woman was injured within about 30 minutes, has been committed to stand trial.