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Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has spoken out about a rape allegation dating back to the 1980s after being cleared by Victoria Police.
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The journalist who was executed by a jihadist extremist group represented "the best of America" according to his proud parents.
They say you've got to be in it to win it, but the odds aren't stacked in your favour.
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Prime Minister Tony Abbott has rejected calls for pensioners and children to be exempt from the GP co-payment.
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The full bench of the High Court will decide in October whether the federal government had the power to detain 157 asylum seekers on the high seas.
A graphic video which shows police repeatedly shooting a second man a total of 12 times in the Missouri town of Ferguson emerges as racially charged unrest...
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A British couple's dream of a quiet retirement in the sun of southern France turned into a nightmare when their neighbours walled them into their home.

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Wiesnkoenig, the official supplier of lederhosen for the Munich Oktoberfest, is hoping its fashion-forward take on traditional German clothing takes off in America...
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European governments pay millions of dollars in ransoms to free their hostages. The White House needs to decide whether it’s willing to sacrifice principle for...
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A new set of female Lego figurines that include a scientist, an astronomer and a paleontologist have sold out around the world.
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A New York man was awarded $10 million ($10.77 million AUD) after spending 16 years in prison for a murder he did not commit, his lawyer said Wednesday.
A rugby team with South American roots is promising to bring some salsa to the game.
A Sydney businesswoman who is donating $1 million to disadvantaged women in the Asia Pacific region says her philanthropy started with $10 donations.
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Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has celebrated his election as president with tens of thousands of supporters in Ankara.
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In pictures: Long Grassers

The homeless population of Katherine – the "long grassers" – make up 15 per cent of the town, the highest homelessness rate in the country. But they're an inherent part of contemporary life in Katherine rarely appreciated.
From showing support for missing Nigerian school girls to advocating for animal rights and same sex marriage, celebrities spruiking messages for the press is becoming a major trend.