Pope expands the ranks of cardinals

POPE Francis has formally elevated 20 new cardinals at a ceremony in St Peter's Basilica.
 

'One dead' in foggy motorway pile-up in UK

A CRASH on a motorway in southeast England has led to a pile-up of about 30 vehicles, with paramedics accessing more than 30 people at the scene.
 
The Ukrainian military says there has been no let-up in a fierce pro-Russian rebel offensive to capture more territory before a ceasefire comes into force later today, with one town reportedly "in flames".
 
Delhi's newly-elected chief minister Arvind Kejriwal promises to make Delhi India's first corruption-free state as he is sworn in before a huge crowd of cheering supporters.
 
Australia captain praised his side's two star performers Aaron Finch and Mitch Marsh after its World Cup win over England.
 
Michael Maguire says John Sutton has learned his lesson from his Arizona incident.
 
A nine-year-old girl drowns in floodwaters after being swept off a crossing south of Cooktown in far north Queensland.
 
Jaycee Chan, son of movie star Jackie Chan, appears in public for the first time following a six-month jail sentence on drug charges to apologise for his actions.
 
Sydney FC drew 3-3 with Melbourne Victory in an action-packed clash at Sydney Football Stadium.
 
Australia opened its World Cup campaign with a comprehensive 111-run win over England on Saturday.
 
Fighting rages in Ukraine, throwing doubts on a ceasefire deal due to take effect over the weekend, with the US saying Russia is still deploying heavy arms and Kiev warning shelling of civilians has intensified.
 
Far north Queensland residents scoop up thousands of sandbags as they brace for up to 300 millimetres of rain forecast over the coming three days.
 
Australia has easily beaten England by 111 runs in their World Cup opener at the MCG.
 
Pope Francis appoints 20 new cardinals at a ceremony in the Vatican, including many from developing countries, telling them their high rank was a call to be humble.