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  1. Labor to debate binding gay marriage vote

    Acting Opposition Leader Tanya Plibersek is pushing for Labor to dump a conscience vote on gay marriage in favour of a binding vote in support.

  2. No power, comms for Nepal quake rescuers

    Communications are down in Nepal, making it difficult to contact Australians and others reported missing in the quake-hit country.

  3. Sydney vigil for Chan, Sukumaran

    A vigil will be held for Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, who have been given 72 hours notice of their executions.

  4. PM shocked by Aussie IS doctor

    PM shocked by Aussie IS doctor

    Prime Minister Tony Abbott says doctors should be saving lives not taking lives after an Australian doctor joined Islamic State extremists.

  5. Female pedophiles focus of Qld summit

    A Gold Coast summit on tackling child sex abuse will look at the largely unexplored issue of women who abuse minors.

  6. Qld police officer on weapons charges

    A senior Queensland police constable has been charged with possessing unlicensed weapons and other offences.

  7. Person killed in fiery Qld crash

    Police say one person has died after a car hit a power pole west of Brisbane and burst into flames.

  8. Extra police sent in after Qld riot

    Extra police are helping to keep the peace in the Queensland Aboriginal community of Aurukun after trouble on Friday night.

  9. Abseiler rescued after Vic mountain fall

    Police wait for first light to determine how to remove fallen abseiler after a fall at Mount Buffalo on Sunday.

  10. Last minute lobbying of Indonesia

    Prime Minister Tony Abbott says Australia continues to make strong representations to Indonesia to save the lives of two death row inmates.

  11. Keep trying relatives in Nepal: PM

    Prime Minister Tony Abbott says people should contact the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade if they can't make contact with relatives in Nepal.

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