An investigation is underway to determine how four people died on a 30-year-old water raft ride at a theme park on the Gold Coast.
Concerns about safety and maintenance at Dreamworld were raised 18 months ago, the Australian Workers' Union says.
An ice addict who raped a French student in a random attack in a Brisbane park and left her for dead has been sentenced to life in prison.
Victoria Police have travelled to Rome and interviewed Cardinal George Pell regarding allegations of sexual assault.

Bob Day to stick out year as senator

Family First senator Bob Day's decision to stick out the year in parliament has raised eyebrows within Labor.
Venezuela's parliament descended into chaos as opposition groups opened a political trial against President Nicolas Maduro.
President Barack Obama on Monday trolled Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump - known for his prolific use of Twitter to settle scores - making Trump...

US Votes

The best of SBS' coverage of the race to the White House.

US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said on Tuesday that Democrat Hillary Clinton's plan for Syria would 'lead to World War Three,' because of the...
Republican ex-secretary of state Colin Powell announced Tuesday he will vote for Democrat Hillary Clinton in the November 8 presidential election.
Political cartoonist Sam Wallman, a 2016 Walkley nominee, presents daily street portraits of every-day manifestations of the US Presidential election campaign.
Donald Trump vowed Tuesday to overturn President Barack Obama's signature health insurance program after the government announced Americans will see costs jump an...
The US presidential candidates have each spoken thousands of words in their bid to become the next president. But what does their use of language say about them?
While Donald Trump has pledged to ‘build a wall’ along the entire 3,200-kilometre border separating the US and Mexico, in California they already have. SBS' US...
SBS US Election Correspondent Brett Mason is in the United States in the lead up to November's presidential election. He's been meeting the locals and getting a...

More news

More news and analysis from Australia and the world.

A US judge on Tuesday granted final approval for a $14.7 billion class action settlement in Volkswagen's diesel emissions cheating scandal, the largest such automaker...
The British government approved a new third runway at London's Heathrow airport on Tuesday, a long-awaited decision that has stoked divisions and follows decades...
Iraqi forces were inching to within striking distance of eastern Mosul Tuesday as coalition defence chiefs gathered in Paris agreed to also take on the jihadists'...
Family First Senator Bob Day is facing growing calls to honour his commitment to resign from the Senate, after it was revealed he’s delaying handing in his notice.
Chinese manufacturer Hangzhou Xiongmai Technology Co will recall 10,000 webcams in the aftermath of a cyber attack.
Australian man Robert Ellis came to Indonesia on a visa for senior citizens in 2013. Now he has been jailed for 15 years for molesting young girls in Bali.

Cultural Perspectives

A series of stories aimed at busting the myths around religion, cultural practices and sacred texts.

What exactly is Sharia law? And is it in conflict with the Australian way of life?
Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world and is predicted to rival Christianity in terms of global population by 2050. But, despite popular perception,...
What are burqas and niqabs, and why are they worn?
Anti-Muslim activists often cite violent passages from the Qur'an and other sacred Islamic texts to prove Islam is a violent religion. But how do these claims...
The different interpretations of 'Jihad'

Editor's Choice

Our pick of the best content from SBS News & Current Affairs and our content partners.

Tuesday's fatal accident at Dreamworld on the Gold Coast, which claimed the lives of four people, is not the first time amusement park rides have turned deadly in...
Colonial records document Wangal man Bennelong said Me-mel or Goat Island was his inheritance, handed down to him by his father, who was born on the island. The...
January's Sydney Festival will host the first major exhibition of paintings by executed 'Bali nine' member Myuran Sukumaran.
As debate rages in Australia about tick-borne illnesses, this week's Insight asks: how much can a bite from one of these critters affect our health?

The battle for Mosul: what we know

The battle to force IS out of the Iraqi city of Mosul has been raging for days. Here's what we know about the push so far.
NSW Fair Trading has released new information in 16 different languages to make sure consumers from non-English speaking know their rights.
Guilty of slaying his child's mother, Ethiopian immigrant Solomon Jenbare sits in an Australian prison. In a little over two years, he could be free. How did his...

Finetta's life at home

A 6.2-magnitude hit central Italy on Wednesday, leaving more than 150 dead and reducing towns across the region to rubble.
Louisiana has faced epic flooding, with at least seven people killed and thousands evacuated to emergency shelters after waterways in the southern part of the state overflowed their banks.

Who's Who in the Hip Op Crew?

Meet Mi$$y Ro Yo, Kara Bang Bang, Big Deal and the rest of the world's oldest hip-hop crew.

On Location in Sicily

Aela Callan and the Dateline crew captured not only the story of the anti-mafia fight in Sicily, but also the sights and sounds of this Mediterranean island.
Dozens of protesters both for and against presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump have faced off at the opening of the Republican National Convention in the state of Ohio.

Bastille Day attack

At least 60 people are dead and 100 injured in the French city of Nice after a truck ploughed into a crowd in what officials and witnesses say was a deliberate attack.

Behind the Scenes: Gaza Life

Reporter Brett Mason and producer Will West spent just over a week filming in Gaza for Dateline. These behind the scenes photos offer more insight into daily life there.
Australians have turned out around the country to cast their votes in this year's election and eat some sausages.
Passengers and staff were left shocked and shaken at Istanbul's Ataturk airport, Turkey's biggest airport, after two explosions and gunfire left at least 36 people dead and about 150 injured.