Hong Kong police fired "warning shots" in a bid to contain hundreds of surging rioters as Lunar New Year celebrations descended into a night of chaos.
In the Christian calendar, Lent is the six-week period leading up to Easter which is characterised by prayer, fasting and abstinence.
Shrove Tuesday is a day of feasting before Christians traditionally move into a period of fasting in the lead up to Easter.
Chris Zappone Do Australians worry too much about the threat of Islamic State? One political scientist thinks so.
Kate Aubusson A leopard on the loose in a school in India has mauled six people who attempted to capture the wild animal.
Kate Aubusson Locals have scrambled to rescue a family of three after their car was swallowed by a five-metre-deep sinkhole in Trujillo, Peru.
Greg Miller and Anna Fifield The United Nations Security Council began an emergency meeting on North Korea's rocket launch on Sunday, with diplomats expected to condemn Pyongyang following rocket launch.
Philip Wen North Korea has defied international warnings and launched a long-range rocket, according to South Korean officials.
Lindsay Murdoch An Australian bridge champion was one of 31 Westerners pressured to sign what they say were false declarations that they had been gambling in Thailand.
Kate Aubusson The latest Republican debate was a train wreck before it had even begun.
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