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The UN Committee on Torture wants Australia to end mandatory detention of asylum seekers and stop turning back boats.
At least 120 people have been killed and 270 others wounded in a bomb and gun attack at the mosque of one of Nigeria's top Islamic leaders.
Cricketers around Australia are set to take the field on a sombre Saturday following the death of Phillip Hughes.
You won't be getting much shut-eye in the next 12 months, thanks to all these free movies - more than 400 online at once.
We've got a special season devoted to Japan's animation master, Hayao Miyazaki. These gems will enchant the whole family this December.
From Vulture.com, Jake Gyllenhaal pushes himself further than ever in Dan Gilroy’s Nightcrawler, delivering what surely must be the performance of his career.
Sacha Baron Cohen has new original introductions to every episode of BAFTA Award winning series Da Ali G Show, as well as The Best of Ali G.
Silvia Colloca takes us to the Adriatic sea where she makes zuppa di cozze and inland to her family home in Torricella to create pollo in potacchio.
The battle of the year as rival network personalities engage in an inner-city brawl that makes Ron Burgandy’s scuffle in Anchorman seem trivial.
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Your weekend movies
We've put our favourite movies into one unique collection for you to watch for free online.
Paul Giamatti plays Harvey Pekar, an obsessive compulsive file clerk who starts to write his own brand of comic.
After a brutal car crash in which he loses the love of his life as well as his sight, a writer takes his literary pseudonym and tries to forget the past.
Set in 1944 fascist Spain, a girl meets an old faun who tells her she's a princess, but must prove her royalty by surviving three gruesome tasks.
Nikita is sentenced to life imprisonment for viciously killing a Parisian cop, but she instead becomes an assassin for the French Secret Service.
Set against a backdrop of war, a mysterious princess is the object of affection for 3 men but she has forsaken true love for riches and power.
Highlights
Cooking maestro Heston Blumenthal creates his ultimate feast for Christmas using majestic dishes from history to create his menu.
The Backburner: Urgent report issued by security officials as search begins for opposition leader lost in the basement of Parliament House.
Some novels just shouldn't be adapted for film.
The Backburner: Tony Abbott has announced a revamped GP co-payment scheme where patients must answer three cryptic riddles before seeing a doctor.
Stacey Dooley travels to Chicago, the murder capital of the US, where she meets family struggling to come to terms with the murder of their daughter.
The Backburner: Australia's political world was rocked by the revelation that Kevin Rudd is still willing to offer his opinion to anyone who asks for it.
Watch Salamander - full series now online

A gang tunnels into a Brussels bank. But only 66 of 800 safes are opened - the rest remain untouched. What were they looking for? Every episode of this gripping drama is at SBS On Demand.

First Contact
After a journey of conflict and discovery, the participants from the First Contact series are reunited for a special Insight with guest host Stan Grant.
Watch the provocative series First Contact on SBS On Demand now, and read more about the journey in Aboriginal Australia.
When Bo-dene Stieler returned from her journey on SBS's First Contact, her life was turned upside down.
The communities with the highest proportions of Aboriginal people are inland, far away from Australia's heavily-populated cities and major towns.
Within the first few minutes of SBS's First Contact, 41-year-old Sandy sent Twitter into a flurry with her remarks.
The First Contact interactive map will let you explore the locations visited throughout the series and allow you to dig deeper into Indigenous issues.
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The World Game
Keep tabs on all the latest news, highlights and more on Round 8 of the A-League as the Sydney and F3 derbies and the fierce Melbourne v Adelaide rivalry dish up some...
Club Brugge had its Australia goalkeeper Mathew Ryan to thank for stonewalling Torino in a goalless draw that puts the Belgians on the brink of reaching the UEFA...
Brazilian football legend Pele has been transferred to the special care unit at a Sao Paolo hospital but he has declared that he is 'fine' and that it was done...
Australia's slide down the FIFA world rankings continued with the Socceroos dropping eight spots to fall outside the top 100 to 102 for the first time.
Three current FIFA executive committee members plus former member Franz Beckenbauer are under investigation by ethics chief Michael Garcia after his probe into...
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Comment & Analysis
Countering the claim that texting is ruining spines.
Changing gets harder, and goes slower, in adulthood. But you're not totally stuck with yourself.
It appears that cup colour plays a big part in the way coffee drinkers perceive the taste of their morning cuppa.
Your quality of sleep will vastly improve now that you've got the bed all to yourself.
The broadcast of Australia's women’s national football competition has been shelved, amid budget cutbacks at the ABC - but at what cost?
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One of the world’s greatest singers in duets with some of pop music’s biggest stars - Bono, Sting, Mariah Carey, Bon Jovi, Sheryl Crow and many more.
Make the exotic familiar with this global culinary adventure, exploring 44 cuisines in over 400 pages of simple, delicious recipes - including 70 new recipes!
This powerful new series reconstructs dramatic stories of real men and women persecuted for their beliefs, drawn from over 500 years of history.
The definitive collection of best-loved operatic arias, from spectacular tenor, Andrea Bocelli.
The second in the landmark series that celebrates the world’s most spectacular island locations and the people and wildlife who call these jewels home.
The ultimate guide to football from Australia's favourite, much-loved pioneering expert on the World Game.
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