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Ghislaine Maxwell allegedly played a "critical role" in Jeffrey Epstein's abuse of underage girls.

Epstein associate Maxwell arrested in US

Ghislaine Maxwell, the former girlfriend and longtime associate of the late disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein, has been arrested on US charges of luring underage girls so Epstein could sexually abuse them.

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Aust mosque shooter to be sentenced in Aug

The Australian terrorist convicted of the 2019 Christchurch mosque shootings will be sentenced during an expected three-day court sitting beginning August 24.

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US, South Africa report record virus rises

The United States and South Africa have both reported record new daily coronavirus infections, with US figures surpassing 50,000 cases in a day for the first time, underlining the challenges still ahead as countries press to reopen their virus-devastated economies.

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Iran 'willing' to compensate plane deaths

Iran is willing to pay compensation to people who lost loved ones in a January plane crash with 176 fatalities, the Swedish foreign minister says.

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Meghan felt 'unprotected' by royals: court

Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, felt "unprotected by the institution" of Britain's monarchy and was "prohibited from defending herself" against negative media coverage when she was pregnant, UK news outlets agency have reported, citing court documents.

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Botswana probes deaths of 275 elephants

The number of elephants found dead in Botswana's Okavango Panhandle has risen to 275 from 154 reported two weeks ago, the government says.

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Australian Associated Press