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  1. When you’ve got 6 million people to house in an area smaller than Canberra, something’s gotta give.
  2. A number of highways were closed due to landslips, including the road to Milford Sound, which received 318mm of rain.
  3. Following King Charles and Queen Camilla’s visit, it’s easy to forget the long tradition of conflict and distrust between England and France – and the remarkable 41 wars between them.
  4. After almost 70 years at the helm, Rupert Murdoch is stepping down as chairman of both News Corp and the Fox Corporation.
  5. The jet fighter crashed approximately 100 kilometres from the location where the pilot ejected, sparking a plea for help from the public.
  6. Canada’s government has said there are credible allegations of official Indian involvement in the assassination of a Sikh activist on Canadian soil.
  7. Fox News presenters reveal their boss Rupert Murdoch is stepping down, sharing details they received in a company memo.
  8. Over 70 years, Murdoch built a controversial empire and became one of the leading media executives in the world.
  9. Rupert Murdoch’s announcement that he is handing over the reins to his son has drawn a range of positive and negative responses across the political world.
  10. In making the announcement, the 92-year-old billionaire stated he was still in good health but “the time is right to take on different roles.”
  11. The best photos from the international wire agencies as chosen by our picture editors.
  12. Elon Musk’s start-up, Neuralink, is recruiting for its first human trials, after receiving independent approval.
  13. Ten people have died after two tornadoes ripped through China.
  14. A group of Australian politics, backed by the Prime Minister, are calling for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to be freed from US prison.
  15. As onlookers shouted “Vive le roi”, King Charles pointed to the crowds, he and Macron looked at each other and said: “Shall we say hello?”
  16. The father of two drowned after his vehicle plunged into the creek having been allegedly directed by Google Maps to cross a bridge that collapsed nine years earlier.
  17. As Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky gave an impassioned address before the UN Security Council, the Russian ambassador sat scrolling through his phone.
  18. At least 10 people have died after two tornadoes ripped through two cities in China, the latest in a spate of extreme weather events to hit the country.
  19. Neuralink, Elon Musk’s brain implant startup, is ready to begin recruiting for its first human trials after receiving approval from an independent review.
  20. With the Wikileaks founder running out of options, politicians from across the aisle in Canberra have met with members of US Congress.