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NSW man stabbed saving girl from assault

A man has been arrested after he allegedly sexually assaulted a child in a toilet at a Sydney dance studio and stabbed another man who came to the girl's aid.

US lawyer watching Hayne Aust rape claim

The high-powered US lawyer representing Jarryd Hayne's alleged rape victim in a civil lawsuit in California says he will "closely" follow the new Australian rape claims made against the rugby league star.

Independent appeals body for Facebook

Facebook says it's setting up an independent body for people to appeal decisions to remove - or leave up - posts that may violate its rules.

NSW govt to recognise unborn child crimes

The NSW government plans to introduce new laws if it's re-elected to recognise the death of an unborn child, while women's rights activists voiced their concerns about a similar proposal already before parliament.

At least 56 dead, 130 missing in US fires

National Guard troops have joined the grim search for more victims in the ruins of an incinerated northern California town, while the death toll climbed to 56 in the most deadly and destructive wildfire in the state's history.

My Health Record changes pass upper house

New penalties and stronger privacy measures for the federal government's My Health Record system have passed the Senate, after the government agreed to extend the opt-out deadline.