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US Senate votes to block Saudi arms sales

The United States Senate has voted to block the Trump administration from selling arms to Saudi Arabia, launching a new challenge to President Donald Trump's alliance with the country amid rising tensions in the Middle East.

Dawson pleads not guilty, faces new charge

Chris Dawson has pleaded not guilty to the murder of his wife Lynette hours before being charged with a historical sex offence from his days as a teacher at a Sydney high school.

Cancer con artist spent $91k, went abroad

Cancer fraudster Belle Gibson spent more than $90,000 in two years and went to Bali and Africa, but still claims she cannot pay her fine for conning Australians.

MH17 investigators identify four suspects

An international team of investigators has identified four suspects in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine nearly five years ago that killed 298 people, including 38 Australians.

'Sex cult' leader convicted in New York

A New York man accused of running a cult-like group in which women were kept on starvation diets, branded with his initials and ordered to have sex with him has been found guilty of all charges against him.

MH17 charges just the beginning: AFP

Three Russians and a Ukrainian have been charged over the MH17 tragedy but Australian investigators say it's just the beginning of the effort to bring those responsible to justice.