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Fishing boat to rescue solo teen sailor
A plane has been sent to monitor 16-year-old sailor Abby Sunderland until a French fishing boat can reach her location in the Indian Ocean later this afternoon.

Gillard stands by embattled PM
Deputy Prime Minister Julia Gillard has dismissed calls for Kevin Rudd to be replaced as Prime Minister if Labor is to have a chance of winning the next election.

16 die in US flash floods
Flash floods have hit a rugged and mountainous area of the US state of Arkansas, leaving at least 16 people dead.

World Cup hosts break the ice
South Africa coach Carlos Albert Parreira has praised the World Cup host for holding its nerve to conjure a credible 1-1 draw with Mexico in a pulsating Group A opener at Soccer City.

Insulation inspections fall short of recommendations
A secret report shows the Federal Government is inspecting fewer than the recommended number of homes that had insulation installed under its axed scheme.