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Same-sex couples legally marry in Taiwan

Same-sex couples have tied the knot in emotional scenes in Taiwan, the first legal marriages in Asia hailed by activists as a social revolution for the region.

Adani finally hopeful of Qld go-ahead

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has told the Queensland government to "get on with it" over the Adani project as the miner vows to swing into action as soon as approvals are secured.

Brazil court makes homophobia a crime

A majority in Brazil's Supreme Court has voted to make homophobia and transphobia crimes like racism, a decision coming amid fears the country's far-right president will roll back LGBT gains.

Lawyer: Deal close in Weinstein lawsuits

A tentative deal to settle lawsuits brought against the TV and film company co-founded by Harvey Weinstein is close after the US ex-mogul was accused of sexual misconduct by scores of women.

'Alien voices' heard before Qld attack

After an 11-day ice bender, alien voices told a Queensland man to slash the throat of a man he was staying with and repeatedly stab him, a court has been told.

News from around the world, May 24

AM WorldNew charges laid against Assange in USWikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been accused of placing the US at risk of "serious harm" by publishing thousands of secret and classified documents in new charges filed by the US Justice Department.