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Royal commissioner Dyson Heydon will not step down from his role.
Transfield Services has announced that it is the preferred tenderer to operate the government's offshore detention centres on Nauru and Manus Island.
Muslim community leader Dr Jamal Rifi has been named Australian Father of the Year.
Shadow treasurer Chris Bowen says Joe Hockey should be replaced along with the whole government at the next federal election.
Prolific horror filmmaker Wes Craven, who directed the slasher classic 'A Nightmare on Elm Street,' died on Sunday afternoon, his family said in a statement. He...
Cambodia appears to have gone cold on the idea on resettling more refugees from Nauru on behalf of Australia.
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Labor and the Greens are calling on Immigration Minister Peter Dutton to publicly explain the intention of a cancelled Australian Border Force operation.
A council in India has reportedly ordered two sisters to be raped and paraded naked through their village after their brother eloped with a married woman.
European countries should carry out air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says.
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Thousands have rallied in Lebanon in anger over poor waste management, branding the country's political leaders as incompetent and corrupt. Protestors attempted to set fire to barbed wire barricades amid rising tensions.

In pictures: The week that was

From raging wildfires in the US to a flood of migrants storming the Macedonian border, the week of news has seen blood, sweat and tears.

Tony Abbott visits the Torres Strait

The Prime Minister has paid his annual week-long visit to a remote Indigenous community.
At least 16 people have been injured in clashes in Beirut between police and protesters calling for a solution to Lebanon's rubbish crisis.
Thousands of migrants have stormed across Macedonia's border, overwhelming security forces who threw stun grenades and lashed out with batons before apparently abandoning a bid to stem their flow through the Balkans to western Europe.
In New Orleans this week, President Obama said Hurricane Katrina "laid bare a deeper tragedy" of inequality that left "too many people, especially poor people, especially people of colour, without good jobs or affordable health care or decent housing." As the world marks 10 years since the storm hit, we take a look back at some of the most iconic images.
A bomb planted at one of the Thai capital's most renowned shrines on has killed at least 19 people, including three foreign tourists.
Huge explosions in a warehouse district sent up massive fireballs that turned the night sky into day, killing at least 17 people and injuring hundreds in the Chinese port city of Tianjin.
Syrians are learning circus skills, in a hot and dusty refugee camp, with the hope of returning to Syria to establish the country's first national circus.