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More than 200,000 rally in Chile

Hundreds of thousands of protesters have rallied in cities across Chile, calling for immediate and wide-ranging government reforms that included a higher minimum wage, more affordable medication and a new constitution.

Kerr eyes spot in Dragons' starting pack

With just seven NRL games to his name and an impressive pair in front of him, St George Illawarra prop Josh Kerr has set an audacious goal to make the starting side in 2020.

Threats to NT policeman after shooting

Social media posts that named and published an image of the police officer involved in Saturday's shooting death of Kumunjayi Walker, 19, in the Indigenous community of Yuendumu are being taken down by Facebook.

NSW fire threat remains as winds change

Firefighters dealt with hundreds of new fires as NSW endured "catastrophic" conditions on Tuesday but authorities have warned the threat is not over as a southerly wind change sweeps across the state.

Air quality sinks to severe in New Delhi

A thick haze of polluted air hangs over India's capital as authorities try to tackle the problem by sprinkling water to settle dust and banning some construction.

Aust professor in Taliban prisoner swap

Afghanistan will release two senior Taliban commanders and a leader of the Haqqani militant group in exchange for Australian professor Timothy Weeks and American colleague Kevin King, who were kidnapped in 2016.

'Big stick' energy bill passes upper house

New laws to hold energy companies to account have passed parliament's upper house, despite the Greens arguing the legislation prolongs the life of coal-fired power.