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Help is on the way for dairy farmers after the government unveiled a $578 million financial assistance package over 10 years.
The Greens are calling for a national health plan that will focus rural, regional and remote communities.
The NSW government says it won't be influenced by the actions of hundreds of protesters who shut down the first meeting of a newly merged Sydney council.
Fourteen Russian athletes have tested positive to drugs in retesting of samples taken during the Beijing Olympics in 2008.
A new survey of Salvation Army clients has found many people are living on less than $17 a day.
Pakistan says the US strike that apparently killed Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour was illegal under international law.
Actor Johnny Depp called Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce as 'inbred with a tomato' during an appearance on popular US talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live.

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Malcolm Turnbull has conceded returning the budget to balance is hard work in his first interview with 2GB's Alan Jones since becoming PM.
Former NITV journalist and Yanyuwa woman Malarndirri McCarthy has announced she will nominate for Labor’s Northern Territory Senate seat.
The government and opposition have exchanged fire over policy costings and their impact on the bottom line ahead of a leaders' debate this weekend.

Labor laughs off Qld bank threats

Labor is dismissing legal threats from a Queensland bank about the party's 'people first' slogan being too similar to its own advertising material.
As the prime minister traverses the southern states, it's in the north where Labor is hoping to steal seats and the election. Political reporter Brooke Boney...
A new poll is suggesting over half of Australians with migrant backgrounds support same-sex marriage.
We need to rethink how we best support disaster-prone nations, especially in resilience and risk mitigation investments, writes Foreign Minister Julie Bishop.

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UK doctor recruited by IS: report

A doctor left his job as a doctor in the UK to fight for the Islamic State in Syria, leaked recruitment documents seen by the BBC show.
Twitter has revealed changes aimed at making its messaging service easier to use, in a bid to attract new users.
Google's headquarters in France have been raided for evidence of tax evasion as part of an investigation that began a year ago.
Syrian militias backed by the US have launched a fresh offensive on Islamic State near its de facto capital of Raqqa.
South Sudanese soldiers are "getting away with murder", Human Rights Watch says in a new report on the fledgling nation.
US comedian Bill Cosby has been ordered to stand trial for allegedly drugging and sexually assaulting a woman in 2004.
Thousands of refugees are being moved from a makeshift camp at Idomeni in Greece on the border with Macedonia.

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BREAKING: Bowraville murder case sent to NSW court of criminal appeal for retrial consideration in victory for victims' families.
Helen Kapalos was determined to stay true to her Greek roots when she began her career as a TV journalist. But getting to know her family history saw her reveal a...
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Former Labor national president Warren Mundine says for Senator Nova Peris to quit and let down her side shows her appointment was a mistake.
Altitude sickness can escalate into an emergency but how do you detect something that can be a "silent killer", and how can you treat it?
The president deployed troops this weekend claiming the US threatens to invade, as tensions escalate in the Latin American state.
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In pictures: Port Arthur massacre

A selection of images from the day of the Port Arthur massacre, and the days, weeks and years since.
Crowd numbers were down but the Anzac spirit was as strong as ever at dawn services marking the 101st anniversary of the Gallipoli landings by Australian and New Zealand soldiers.

Prince: his life in pictures

Prince, the innovative US music superstar whose songwriting and eccentric stage presence electrified fans around the world with hits including Purple Rain and When Doves Cry has died at age 57.
Hundreds have died in the worst earthquake to hit Ecuador in decades.
Rents in most of Australia's capital cities are rising despite more supply.

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After nearly a year under the occupation of IS, the ruins of the ancient city of Palmyra have suffered. As Syrian government troops retook the city, images have emerged of what remains of the UNESCO World Heritage site.