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Among the stories leading our website this morning: Chelsea Manning, the army private who released a vast trove of US state secrets and was punished by the US military for months in penal conditions denounced by the UN as torture, has been released from a military prison in Kansas after serving seven years of a 35-year sentence.
Timeline: Chelsea Manning's long journey to freedom
Keep reading for the rest of the top stories this morning, with more news from around Australia and the world.
Self-harm, suicide and assaults: brutality on Manus revealedExclusive: Secret papers show 16 self-harm and suicide attempts in one week at Australia's offshore detention centre
'The pill mill of America': where drugs mean there are no good choices, only less awful onesFor six days in Portsmouth, Ohio, I keep trying to fool myself. Eventually, I am unable to just watch and listen
Trump: 'No politician in history has been treated more unfairly'President addresses coast guard graduates amid series of scandals, and complains: 'Look at the way I've been treated lately, especially by the media'
Penny Wong says marriage equality fight proves need for separation of church and stateLabor politician criticises Australian Christian Lobby for campaigning against Safe Schools anti-bullying program
Coalition won't reveal conditions attached to Gonski 2.0 until mid-2018Revised timeline means extra funding will begin flowing to schools before states have agreed to any federal conditions
George Pell on child sexual assault allegations: 'I'd just like to restate my innocence'Cardinal faces reporters in Rome as Australian police consider whether charges should be laid against him
Australia's 2018 gas shortage will not eventuate, report showsPredicted shortfall no longer on horizon – and opening up new coal seam gas fields will not bring down prices, researchers say
Increased housing at top end not 'trickling down' to help poor, report findsLess than 5% of approvals for new homes are in the bottom 20% of the house and unit real price distribution
Australian banks to be forced to show regulator how they set mortgage ratesAustralian Competition and Consumer Commission reveals how it will use new information-gathering powers and extra funding
Bank lobby attacks Coalition over confidentiality agreementsAnna Bligh says 'a bad tax has now become a secret tax' but Scott Morrison says agreements are normal practice
Flood warnings for Queensland and western NSW as rain band approachesSome areas will get several months' worth of rain in a couple of days at the weekend, forecasters warn
Chris Bowen won't say whether Labor would repeal company tax cutsShadow treasurer steps around questions on surplus and company tax, but says government's claims of returning to surplus in 2020-21 may not hold up
'Why must I live in fear?' Mexico shaken after yet another journalist murderedOn Monday in Sinaloa, Javier Valdez was gunned down in broad daylight – the latest reporter to be caught up in Mexico's wave of drug-related violence
Enda Kenny announces resignation as Fine Gael leaderIreland's prime minister to step down at midnight on Wednesday, paving way for new head of government
Unmarried couple stoned to death in Mali for 'violating Islamic law'The man and woman were put in two holes dug by ringleaders before four people attacked them, local official says
France's Macron selects his government from left, right and centreNew president carried out his promise to appoint the same number of women as men – but just one gets a top role
Venezuela president says politicians are 'the new Jews that Hitler pursued'Maduro compares harassment of government officials amid economic chaos to what Jews faced, saying: 'We are going to defeat these 21st-century Nazis'