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Lam urges safe end to Hong Kong stand-off

Hong Kong's embattled leader Carrie Lam says she hopes a stand-off between police and hold-out anti-government protesters can be resolved with police told to handle the process humanely.

CommInsure to refund $12m over phone sales

CommInsure has pleaded guilty to 87 counts of unlawfully selling life insurance policies in unsolicited phonecalls, marking the first criminal conviction against a major bank since the financial services royal commission.

US has highest rate of child detention: UN

The United States has the world's highest rate of children in detention, including more than 100,000 in immigration-related custody that violates international law, the author of a United Nations study says.

Andrew in growing fallout over interview

The Duke of York is facing growing calls to give a formal statement to American authorities examining the Jeffrey Epstein sex scandal following his television interview.