Police fear there could be racially-motivated revenge attacks after a 15-year-old boy shot dead a police accountant in Parramatta, in Sydney's West on Friday.
The Turkish foreign ministry says it was forced to scramble two fighter jets to intercept a Russian aircraft after it violated Turkish airspace.
Thousands of North Queensland fans have greeted the NRL premiers upon their return to Townsville.
Asylum seekers at the Nauru detention centre will now be able to move around the island freely, in line with a Senate inquiry recommendation.
Australia’s largest autism service provider says its staff has never used a wooden box to lock up students, and the two employees responsible for its construction...
A house has been lost as firefighters battle a blaze in bush near Winchelsea in Victoria's southwest, but there is no word yet whether there was anyone inside.
The Royal Australia Air Force will pick up a very special cargo tomorrow. Henry the polar bear will be transported from the Gold Coast to Sydney.

More news

More news and analysis from Australia and the world.

It could not have been a more spectacular finish.
William Campbell, Satoshi Omura and Youyou Tu jointly won the 2015 Nobel Prize for medicine for their work against parasitic diseases, the award-giving body said...
For some women, the psychological toll of childbirth leads to a form of PTSD—distinct from postpartum depression—that follows them into new motherhood.
The thick, toxic smoke haze coming from forest fires in Indonesia has forced Malayasia to close most of its schools for two days to protect the children.
The death toll in Guatemala landslide has hit 131 and about 300 people are still missing, three days after the steep hillside gave way in the rain.
Trade Minister Andrew Robb is withstanding pressure from the US over biologics amid claims a final agreement on the TPP could be close.
Flash floods on the French Riviera killed 16 people and five others were reported missing on Sunday, prompting the government to declare a natural disaster in the...

Editor's Choice

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

Cowboys superstar Johnathan Thurston will go down in Australian folklore.
Refugee settlement support services are preparing to assist thousands of refugees expected to come to Australia from Syria and Iraq.
It was home to some of Australia's most successful racehorses, now South Australia's former Lindsay Park property has a crop of new arrivals.
As the parent of three children, I know all too well how hard it can be to get kids to put down the iPad and shut off the iPod. So when a local parenting magazine...
Women denied a childhood grow up less prepared for parenthood, suggests a new study published in the Journal of Family Psychology.

Maps, charts and data

Our pick of the best infographics, visualisations and data journalism from SBS News & Current Affairs.

Nuclear reactors provide 11 per cent of the world's electricity, but where are they? Find out with this interactive data visualisation.
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,...
Syria has become the world's largest source of refugees and Turkey is now the largest host. Find out where refugees and asylum seekers have moved to and where...
Treasurer Joe Hockey’s suggestion that people should “get a good job that pays good money” in order to buy their first home, sparked a debate about housing...
Renting a house or a unit has become increasingly expensive in many areas across Australia. How does your local government area compare?
Families have reported receiving text messages from people they believe to still be trapped after mudslides on the outskirts of Guatemala's capital city.
This week, Insight visits the Northern Rivers region of NSW, which takes in popular surfing and tourist destinations Byron Bay, Ballina, and Lennox Head.
At least 85 people were killed when a cooking gas cylinder blew up in a crowded restaurant in central India on Saturday, triggering a second blast of mining detonators stored illegally nearby, police said.
Oil rich Saudi Arabia is under fire over its failure to take a single refugee from Syria while an air conditioned tent city capable of housing three million people sits idle. The country has claimed it has taken 100,000 Syrian migrants but is not a signatory to UN Convention on Refugees making it very difficult for the UNHCR to verify its claims and establish if they are genuine refugees.
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.