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Good Life co-writer Bob Larbey dies

April 5, 2014 - 10:07am
Bob Larbey, co-writer of classic sitcoms The Good Life, Ever Decreasing Circles and Brush Strokes, has died at the age of 79, his agent confirms.

Brazil troops in Rio slum operation

April 5, 2014 - 9:57am
Brazilian troops enter one of Rio de Janeiro's most dangerous slums, in the biggest operation to improve security ahead of the World Cup.

Rearrested Mafia boss in custody

April 5, 2014 - 9:55am
A convicted Mafia boss is remanded in custody after being rearrested over his connections to the criminal network.

Hamilton beats Rosberg in practice

April 5, 2014 - 9:12am
Lewis Hamilton beats Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg in final practice at the Bahrain GP as Sebastian Vettel spins off.

AUDIO: Khalizad on 'historic' election

April 5, 2014 - 8:15am
Former US ambassador to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalizad on 'historic' presidential election.

Ecuador volcano spews huge ash plume

April 5, 2014 - 8:11am
A volcano just south of Ecuador's capital Quito has erupted, creating a spectacular plume of ash, several kilometres high.

VIDEO: Baby accused of 'planning murder'

April 5, 2014 - 7:21am
A young boy, said to be only nine months old, has appeared in court in Pakistan on charges of planning a murder, threatening police and interfering in state affairs.

Kurt Cobain's hometown no 'nirvana'

April 5, 2014 - 7:19am
Kurt Cobain's town ambivalent over grunge star, 20 years after death

MP defends Miller aide over recording

April 5, 2014 - 7:13am
A Conservative MP defends a government adviser after claims she invoked the Leveson Inquiry to influence coverage of the culture secretary's expenses.

VIDEO: Window smashed at Afghan polling station

April 5, 2014 - 6:46am
Karen Allen reports from a female polling station in northern Afghanistan, where the presidential elections are underway.

Priests and nun kidnapped in Cameroon

April 5, 2014 - 6:39am
Two Italian priests and a Canadian nun have been kidnapped by unidentified gunmen in Cameroon, Italy's foreign ministry and media reports say.

Murray brings GB level in Davis Cup

April 5, 2014 - 6:37am
Andy Murray beats Andreas Seppi to draw Great Britain level at 1-1 with Italy in their Davis Cup quarter-final in Naples.

VIDEO: Volcano spews giant ash plume

April 5, 2014 - 6:35am
A volcano just south of Ecuador's capital Quito has created a spectacular plum of ash, several kilometres high.

VIDEO: Why it's tough being a groupie in Kuwait

April 5, 2014 - 4:56am
Why it's tough being a woman and a fan in Kuwait

Garcia claims halfway Houston lead

April 5, 2014 - 4:36am
Sergio Garcia equals the 36-hole record at the Houston Open to claim a one-shot lead at the halfway stage.

Fort Hood gunman had 'leave dispute'

April 5, 2014 - 4:30am
A soldier who killed three men at a US Army base had an argument over a leave request shortly before the shooting, reports say.

VIDEO: Quake cleanup continues in Chile

April 5, 2014 - 4:14am
A clean-up operation is underway in northern Chile where a magnitude 8.2 earthquake caused major damage on Tuesday.

Missing plane search intensifies

April 5, 2014 - 3:10am
Dozens of ships and planes join the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 as the operation moves into its most intensive phase.

VIDEO: Welby warns of gay marriage risks

April 5, 2014 - 2:29am
The Archbishop of Canterbury says the Church of England accepting same sex marriage could lead to violence against Christians in other countries.