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We’ve rounded up all the latest stories from Australia and around the world – so you don’t have to go searching.

1. A Facebook bug is mysteriously deleting comments.

Content from select Facebook pages have been disappearing over the past 24 hours, with some users being prevented from updating their statuses and posting photos and videos.

Facebook says security issues are to blame.

Facebook says security issues are to blame.

“There is a security bug with Facebook that is removing posts (seemingly from the last 24 hours and page posts today) as well as a second issue with links not working properly,” it said in statement.

Users are advised not to re-post removed content, as it will come back eventually, ABC News reports.

2. Mayor apologises for “victim-blaming comments”.

The Mayor of Albury has apologised for comments he made following the rape of a 17-year-old earlier this week.

Kevin Mack, mayor of  southern New South Wales town, said that when women walk alone, “that in itself is an invitation for someone to take advantage of you”.

The mayor said that when women walk alone, “that in itself is an invitation for someone to take advantage of you”.

The comments sparked outrage online and a petition calling for an apology.

Catch up on this story: Mayor says women walking along at night “invite” sexual predators.

3. Women less likely to test positive to HPV following vaccine.

New data shows that young Australian women are becoming less likely to test positive for precursors to cervical cancer as more receive the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines.

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) shows high grade abnormality detection in women below the age of 24 was progressively decreasing, ABC News reports.

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare shows high grade abnormality detection in women below the age of 24 was progressively decreasing.

4. Girl dies after being thrown from a bus in India.

A 14-year-old girl in has died after being allegedly thrown from a bus by three men who had tried to sexually assault her.

The girl’s mother was also seriously injured after being thrown from the vehicle.

The pair were travelling with the girl’s 10-year-old brother on a bus in Punjab’s Moga district on Wednesday night when they complained to the bus driver, NDTV reports.

It is unclear whether the women were thrown onto the road, or jumped off the moving vehicle in order to escape the men.

The girl was taken to hospital but was declared dead on arrival.

Related content: Rapist: ‘A girl is more responsible for a rape than a girl.’

5. More women rescued from Boko Haram in Nigeria.

Up to 150 more women and children have been rescued from Boko Haram extremists in Nigeria.

Military forces in the country made the announcement days after 293 women and girls were rescued from the radical group’s stronghold in the Sambisa Forest.

Related content: 293 women and girls have been rescued from Boko Haram terrorists.

According to reports, some women fought their rescuers fiercely — even opening fire on them.

A community leader from the area told The Guardian that an officer  at the scene described the women shooting at Nigerian troops during the rescue, which took place a week ago.

He said 12 women fighters and seven soldiers died during the shoot-out.

6. Celebrities take a stand against body-shaming.

Brooke Satchwell has joined a national fundraising campaign to help fight eating disorders and body-shaming.

The Australian Wonderland actor features alongside media personalities including Jane Caro and Joe hildebrand in the new Don’t DIS My Appearance campaign, which calls on all Australians to take a stand against a culture of appearance based judgement and negative body image.

The campaign invites Australians to paint their middle fingernails during May and make a donation to the Butterfly Foundation, to support better prevention, education, treatment and support services to fight eating disorders.

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