Former diplomat Greg Moriarty is set to be named the nation's first counter-terrorism co-ordinator by Prime Minister Tony Abbott.
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An inquest into the deaths in the Lindt Cafe siege more than five months ago begins on Monday.
A police forensics team has been sent to northern Malaysia where a mass grave has reportedly been found, believed to contain around 100 Rohingya migrants.

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One of Melbourne Zoo's female gorillas has died after an unexpected attack from a young Silverback male gorilla.
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A collection of world-class paintings produced by Aboriginal children of the Stolen Generation, once considered lost, were returned home two years ago. But many of the stories of the artists remained in the dark – until now.
Christine Milne was a Tasmanian school teacher before she entered politics and became the leader of Australia's third largest political party.
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While reporting from Nepal, Dateline's Meggie Palmer tweeted photos of the devastation and recovery efforts.
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The Hubble Space Telescope has changed the way humans think of the universe since the telescope's launch 25 years ago.
The official number of dead from the Himalayan earthquake has topped 4000 and may continue to rise as remote areas near the epicentre are searched.
Dawn services have been held across Australia and New Zealand to mark 100 years since the Anzac landings at Gallipoli.