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St Andrews Cathedral school death:  Lilie James, 22, a water polo coach.

Hunt for man after ‘confronting’ private school killing

A manhunt is under way after a young female staff member was found dead in the gymnasium at a private school in Sydney’s city centre.

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  • Peter Bodkin and Luke Costin


Man dead, another in hospital after boat struck by whale

The two men were flung from their vessel off Cape Banks at La Perouse in Botany Bay about 6am on Saturday.

  • Samantha Lock
A man sits by the graves of the flash flood victims in Derna.

Disastrous floods a rallying cry for divided Libya

The Derna dam tragedy has ramped up pressure on the country’s leading politicians, viewed by some as the architects of the catastrophe.

  • Hazem Turkia and Jack Jeffrey
A woman comforts a child outside a destroyed house following an earthquake in Tafeghaghte, in the Al Haouz region of Morocco.

Rescuers race to find survivors over 48 hours after Morocco quake

Search teams from Spain and Britain are joining efforts to find survivors of the 6.8-magnitude quake that struck 72 kilometres south-west of Marrakech.

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  • Tom Perry


A man walks through wildfire wreckage in Lahaina. Hawaii emergency management records show no indication that warning sirens sounded before people ran for their lives.

Maui wildfire death toll hits 80 as questions raised over warnings

The death toll from the fires has risen to 80 as officials try to determine how the inferno spread so rapidly through the historic resort town with little warning.

  • Marco Garcia and Mike Blake
The fires have destroyed a large part of Lahaina, Hawaii.

Grim search continues on Maui as death toll rises

The official death toll from the fires has reached 80 but rescuers had yet to move inside buildings in their search for other victims.

  • Mike Baker, Jenny Gross and Mike Ives
Goldman Sachs analyst John Castic had attended a concert by Zeds Dead.

Goldman Sachs analyst found dead in New York City creek

John Castic, 27, was discovered floating face down just weeks after another body was found in the same waterway.

  • Tanaz Meghjani


Leading art dealer Tim Klingender.

Art dealer Tim Klingender found dead in Sydney Harbour

One person remains missing following a suspected boating accident off Watson’s Bay.

  • Samantha Lock
Police are searching for the owner of a Murrumba Downs property that exploded on Wednesday.

Owner of blown-up house containing body complained of mortgage stress

Records for the Queensland home identify him as the same man whose social media posts in recent weeks said his payments had gone from $1200 to just under $3000.

  • Robyn Wuth


Debris from the Titan, recovered from the ocean floor, is unloaded in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

Human remains, debris from lost Titan recovered

Images showed what looked to be a piece of the hull’s siding and other debris being unloaded from a search and salvage vessel.

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  • Remy Tumin and Rebecca Carballo

Ship that launched ill-fated Titan returns to Newfoundland

Transportation safety investigators were expected to look for clues that might explain what went wrong aboard the Titan submersible.

  • Ian Austen
The Titan was a small vessel that was launched from another ship, the Canadian icebreaker Polar Prince.

Push for tougher ‘tourist sub’ rules after Titan tragedy

Submarine tourism in international waters should be revisited to clear up this often “grey area” of law, global maritime law experts said.

  • Fiona Carruthers
The US Coast Guard is racing against time to find the Titan submersible.

Last desperate search for Titan before time runs out

As a fleet of surveillance vessels and aircraft forges on with search efforts for the missing submersible, oxygen supplies will shortly be exhausted.

  • Patrick Whittle and Holly Ramer
Billionaire Hamish Harding is on board the missing Titan submersible.

Billionaire trapped on sub has a daredevil past

From the depths of the Mariana Trench to the rigours of space, British adventurer Hamish Harding is no stranger to traversing boundaries.

  • Sarah Knapton
Brett Button leaves Cessnock Police Station on Tuesday afternoon.

Fatal bus crash driver silent as he walks on bail

Mental health concerns played on the magistrate’s mind as she granted bail to the man allegedly responsible for the nation’s worst road disaster in decades.

  • Luke Costin, Phoebe Loomes and Callum Godde
The two trains derailed in Balasore district, in the eastern Indian state of Orissa.

Train crash in India: at least 120 dead, 850 injured

The Coromandel Express, which runs from Kolkata to Chennai, collided with another passenger train, the Howrah Superfast Express, railway officials said.

  • Abinaya V and Jatindra Dash


Bob Lee was the first chief technology officer of Square, the financial technology startup co-founded by Jack Dorsey, and now called Block Inc.

Cash App creator Bob Lee fatally stabbed in San Francisco

The 43-year-old tech executive died at a hospital after being attacked in the Rincon Hill neighbourhood of San Francisco.

  • Amanda Holpuch and Kate Conger


Debris of trains lie on the rail lines after the collision in Tempe.

Greek trains collide, leaving at least 36 dead and 76 in hospital

The cause of the crash near the Vale of Tempe, a river valley about 380 kilometres north of Athens, was not immediately clear.

  • Costas Kantouris and Nicholas Paphitis


Rescue workers gather around the crashed plane.

Nepal mourns after deadly plane crash kills at least 66

A witness who recorded footage of the plane’s descent from his balcony said he saw the plane flying low before it suddenly veered to its left.

  • Anish Bhattarai, Krutika Pathi and Sheikh Saaliq
Two helicopters are seen following a collision near Seaworld, on the Gold Coast

Four die in Sea World helicopter tragedy

Four people are dead and more than a dozen injured after two Sea World helicopters collided before one crashed into the Broadwater on the Gold Coast.

  • Robyn Wuth and Marty Silk