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Texas serial bomber made video confession

The serial bomber whose deadly attacks terrorised Austin, Texas, for weeks left a 25-minute video "confession" on a mobile phone found after he blew himself up as officers closed in to make an arrest, police say.

Soaking along mid-north NSW coast

Heavy and persistent rain on the NSW mid-north coast has prompted flash flooding warnings, with some areas receiving more than 300 millimetres since the drenching began.

Marvin Gaye's family wins plagiarism case

A US court has upheld a $US5.3 million ($A7.4 million) judgment against Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams for copying a Marvin Gaye song to create their 2013 smash Blurred Lines.

Austin bombings suspect killed

A 24-year-old man suspected of a series of deadly bombings around Austin, Texas, has blown himself up on the side of a highway as police closed in on him, authorities say.

Woman stopped paying rent to afford car

A woman who felt pressured into buying a car she could not afford had to stop paying rent, borrow money from relatives and sell her mother's jewellery as she struggled to pay the loan.

US officer 'recklessly' killed Justine

Australian life coach Justine Damond put her hands on the bullet wound on the left side of her stomach and said "I'm dying" just moments after a Minneapolis police officer shot her, according to the prosecutor who announced murder and manslaughter charges against Mohamed Noor .