ABC.net.au - Latest news Chinese vessels leave Scarborough Shoal in South China Sea: officials 2016-10-28T14:19:20.000000Z Chinese ships are no longer at the disputed Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea and Philippine boats can resume fishing, officials say, calling the Chinese departure a "welcome development". 'A call-up to bear arms': Syrian rebels join in heavy Aleppo counter-attack 2016-10-28T12:09:33.000000Z Syrian rebels have begun a counter-attack in Aleppo with heavy shelling of government-held areas after a weeks-long Russian-backed offensive against besieged districts held by insurgents, rebels say. IS using 'tens of thousands' as human shields in Mosul: UN 2016-10-28T11:29:14.000000Z The United Nations' human rights office says Islamic State militants appear to be using tens of thousands of civilians in and around the Iraqi city of Mosul as "human shields". 'He was a star': Vigil held for Brisbane bus driver killed in attack 2016-10-28T11:21:28.000000Z Hundreds of people gather to remember a "sociable, multi-talented" young bus driver who was killed when a man set him alight in front of passengers in suburban Brisbane. Young people reluctant to report sexual abuse, royal commission research finds 2016-10-28T10:43:40.000000Z Do kids really feel safe? A survey for the child abuse royal commission says children and young people are reluctant to speak out. Batty 'disturbed' Government can't fund DV reform but found $180m for plebiscite 2016-10-28T10:21:53.000000Z Rosie Batty says she finds it "disturbing" the Federal Government could find $180 million for the plebiscite on same-sex marriage but struggles to fund legal reform related to domestic violence. 'I'm no hero': Friend refused to give up on missing campers 2016-10-28T09:48:54.000000Z The woman who found missing campers Marama and Jeremy Sim on a remote bush track near Western Australia's southern coast says she is not a hero, but just a friend "who wouldn't give up". Nurses 'failed to check patient's report' before traumatic hospital death 2016-10-28T09:34:12.000000Z The nurses who were assigned to care for a former Socceroo player who faced a traumatic death failed to check the patient's progress notes, including a request that he not be connected to oxygen, a coronial inquest reveals. Thai activist fired from Sydney job due to fear of vigilante attacks 2016-10-28T07:35:28.000000Z A Thai man living in Sydney is sacked from his restaurant job after being targeted by an ultra-royalist group known as the Rubbish Collection Organisation. 'They celebrated while we wept': Family slams marketing giant's handling of son's death 2016-10-28T07:16:10.000000Z A grieving mother is accusing marketing giant Appco of exploiting her young son and displaying callous and disrespectful behaviour when he was killed following a work function.