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Australian soldier wounded in Afghanistan
The Defence Department says one Australian soldier has been wounded in a major campaign against Taliban insurgents in southern Afghanistan.

Obama no-show just bad timing, says ambassador
The US ambassador to Australia says president Barack Obama's decision to cancel two trips to Australia will not harm the relationship between the two countries.

Flash floods kill 7 in France
Heavy rains have triggered flash floods in the mountains above France's southern Cote d'Azur region, killing seven people, a local official says.