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Joe Biden says he is 'feeling great' as he recovers from COVID-19

The US President is expected to leave isolation and return to his usual work conditions by the end of the week. 
Joe Biden speaks from the White House.

Rolls-Royce-driving bishop robbed at gunpoint during live streamed sermon on adversity

A Brooklyn preacher has been robbed of jewellery worth hundreds of thousands of dollars by armed men who crashed his church service.
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Bishop Lamor Miller-Whitehead reacts as armed men break up his church service

Donald Trump's original speech after the Capitol riot has been revealed. Here are the words he refused to say

When Donald Trump addressed the nation the day after the Capitol riots, he was reading from a script covered in edits. The January 6 committee have now revealed the words he refused to say.
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A composite image of Donald Trump next to his original January 7 speech, where lines have been crossed out. 

Central Park Five co-accused has conviction overturned

Steven Lopez was forced to confess to a crime he didn't commit after being arrested with five other teenagers over the 1989 rape of a jogger in New York's Central Park.
Stephen Lopez

Goodfellas and Law & Order actor Paul Sorvino dies aged 83

The actor, most famous for his role as Paulie Cicero in classic mob movie Goodfellas, worked in the film and television industry for more than 50 years. 
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Paul Sorvino's face in front of a guild awards wall.

California fire burns 6,000 hectares, destroys homes near Yosemite

One of California's biggest blazes of the year is forcing locals to flee for their lives as their homes are destroyed.
A female firefighter is pictured hugging a smiling dog in front of a green firetruck.

Iran reveals nuclear watchdog cameras to stay switched off over UN conflict

Officials say the monitoring equipment will not be restored until a nuclear pact is restored.
Iran nuclear plant

New US ambassador to Australia confirms she will travel to Solomon Islands next week

By foreign affairs reporter Stephen Dziedzic 
Caroline Kennedy is sworn in as the new United States ambassador to Australia in Canberra. She will travel to the Solomon Islands next week to mark the Battle of Guadalcanal and suggests the US will continue to expand its Pacific footprint.
Caroline Kennedy addresses the media in Canberra

Calls for additional monkeypox vaccine to be approved in Australia

Health advocates are urging the federal government to approve and secure supply of a second vaccine for monkeypox amid fears of rising cases in Australia.
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A man stands next to a poster which says 'local cases of monkeypox: what you need to know'

Multiple people killed after shots fired at Los Angeles park

Police say they don't know how many shooters are involved. 
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Los Angeles Park Shooting

Records fall as world athletics championships come to thrilling conclusion

Sweden's Armand Duplantis and Nigeria's Tobi Amusan set world records in pole vault and 100m hurdles respectively on the final day in Eugene.
Holding his pole and wearing his gold medal, Armand Duplantis puts his hand to his head and looks shocked

Karrie Webb wins first senior LPGA Championship after battle with Sorenstam

Australia's Karrie Webb holds off fellow Hall of Famer Annika Sorenstam for a four-shot victory at the Salina Country Club. 
Karrie Webb poses with the 2022 senior LPGA trophy

Aussie Buschkuehl falls just short of a medal at World Athletics Championships

Brooke Buschkuehl finishes an agonising two centimetres short of a podium finish in the women's long jump at the world titles in Eugene.
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Brooke Buschkuehl flies through the air while competing in the long jump

Top US general calls China 'noticeably more aggressive' as Beijing says South China Sea is not a 'fighting arena'

The Chinese military has become significantly more aggressive and dangerous over the past five years, a top US military officer says while visiting Indonesia as part of a trip to the Indo-Pacific.
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U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff talks to the media after his meeting with Indonesian Armed Forces

Google fires software engineer who says AI chatbot has feelings

Tech giant Google has sacked a senior software engineer who published a transcript of a conversation he had with chatbot LaMDA, in which it says it has a soul and a "very deep fear of being turned off". 
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An image generated by OpenAI's DALL-E 2

Should we panic over WHO declaring monkeypox a global emergency?

WHO has declared the growing monkeypox outbreak a global emergency - the United Nations agency's highest level of alert.
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ASX flat, EML plunges 22pc while Flight Centre jumps on upbeat forecast

By business reporter Samuel Yang and wires
Australian shares struggle for momentum as gains in miners on the back of firm commodity prices counter losses in technology and financial stocks.
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A man and woman, with their baby in a pram, looking at the ASX stock market boards in Sydney.

January 6 committee eyes former Trump officials for coming hearings

The January 6 committee reveals it is considering a subpoena for Virginia "Ginni" Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.
Rioters outside the capitol building in the US on Jan 6th.

Largest active wildfire in the US spreading near Yosemite

A state of emergency has been declared in parts of California as the largest active wildfire in the us rapidly spreads.
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NFL team owner pays nearly $9m for Ali's Rumble in the Jungle belt

The title belt from Muhammad Ali's 1974 fight against George Foreman will go on tour around the US after being bought by Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay.
A muscular man wearing white shorts and black gloves stands over his downed opponent in a boxing ring as a referee moves in.

Biden feeling 'much, much better' despite infection with highly contagious BA.5 variant

White House officials says President Joe Biden is feeling "much, much better" after testing positive for COVID-19.

California Governor declares emergency over 'explosive' wildfire near Yosemite National Park

A fast-moving brush fire near Yosemite National Park is now one of California's largest wildfires of the year, prompting evacuation orders for thousands of people and shutting off power to more than 2,000 homes and businesses.
Flames from a wildfire consume a home

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever director pays tribute to Chadwick Boseman at trailer's unveiling

Ryan Coogler says the Black Panther star's impact on the film industry "will be felt forever", as he unveils the trailer to the Marvel Studio film's sequel at the Comic-Con International. 
a man plays drums in front of a mural of the Black Panther in a still from the Wakanda Forever trailer

Hurdler Liz Clay likely to miss Commonwealth Games after crash in the heats

Australian hurdler Liz Clay suffers a foot injury at the world titles in Eugene and is unlikely to compete at the Commonwealth Games.
An Australian athlete lies on the track in pain after hitting a hurdle, as competitors race either side of her.

Australia's Peter Bol finishes seventh in 800m final at world titles

Australia's Peter Bol has finished his campaign at the World Athletics Championships with a seventh placing in the final of the 800m in Oregon.
Peter Bol runs in his Australian colours