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Australia has chaired a UN Security Council meeting on Ebola, expressing concern about the "unprecedented extent" of the outbreak in Africa.
A killer snowstorm that has killed 13 people in western New York state could be followed by severe flooding next week, authorities say.

Assange welcome to stay: Ecuador

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange can stay in the Ecuador embassy in London for "as long as necessary," the country's government says.

New UK hostage video released

Islamic State group hostage John Cantlie has described in a new propaganda video an alleged failed US raid to to try to rescue Western captives.
Mexico's president on Friday joined Central American leaders and Latino celebrities in applauding US President Barack Obama's landmark offer to shield millions of...
The internal row in the Palmer United Party is set to divert attention from some big legislation debates in federal parliament this week.
Long-derided saturated fats - associated with an array of health problems such as heart disease - caught a break Friday when research revealed their intake could...

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After almost three weeks immersed into Aboriginal Australia, the group is about to face their most confronting experience yet. By journey’s end, the group is left to...
After a journey of conflict and discovery, Trent, Alice, Jasmine, Marcus and Bo-dene will be reunited and joined by Indigenous people they met and a studio...
When Bo-dene Stieler returned from her journey on SBS's First Contact, her life was turned upside down. But, as she writes in her own words, her experiences on...
Within the first few minutes of SBS's First Contact, 41-year-old Sandy sent Twitter into a flurry with her remarks.
The communities with the highest proportions of Aboriginal people are inland, far away from Australia's heavily-populated cities and major towns.

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It started with a tweet, but the spat between Jacqui Lambie and Clive Palmer was close to breaking point this week.
A golden retriever has shot to worldwide fame after a hilariously bad attempt at an agility contest.
It's been hard to keep climate change off the agenda.
There have been celebrations and protests in the Czech Republic and Slovakia as residents remembered the 25th anniversary of the communist government's collapse.
People suffering with more than one chronic illness at the same time is common, since illnesses have similar causes and features.

What texting does to the spine

A new study suggests that looking down at a cell phone is the equivalent of placing a 60-pound weight on one's neck.
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The internal row in the Palmer United Party is set to divert attention from some big legislation debates in federal parliament this week.

Mike Baird rides high in NSW poll

NSW Premier Mike Baird's popularity has increased according to a new poll, despite 10 coalition MPs being caught up in the corruption watchdog hearings.
It started with a tweet, but the spat between Jacqui Lambie and Clive Palmer was close to breaking point this week.
Australia has chaired a UN Security Council meeting on Ebola, expressing concern about the "unprecedented extent" of the outbreak in Africa.
Heatwave conditions have prompted a total fire ban and severe fire warnings for parts of NSW, including Sydney.
A magistrate has ruled there is enough evidence for a man accused of recruiting fighters to join terrorist groups in Syria to stand trial.
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Students protested in London overnight, rallying against higher education fee hikes.
A massive snowstorm stranded motorists, canceled flights and left at least eight people dead in the northeastern United States, officials said Wednesday.

India's Modi tours Canberra

India and Australia have committed to a free-trade agreement by the end of 2015, a pledge unveiled during Prime Minister Modi’s visit to Parliament House on Tuesday.
The 39th Annual Westchester Cat Show is produced by the Westchester Feline Club in White Plains, New York on November 15, 2014.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has received a ceremonial welcome at Parliament House in Canberra.
Enthusiastic supporters of the Indian Prime Minister have taken a 12 hour train journey from Melbourne to Sydney to hear him speak.
Thousands of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transsexuals (LGBT) march through the streets of Buenos Aires for the annual Gay Pride parade.
G20 leaders have met some of Australia's furry critters ahead of talks in Brisbane.
US President Obama was greeted with rapturous applause at the University of Queensland. He has used a speech at the G20 summit to underline the common challenges facing the US and countries in the Asia Pacific region.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has hosted the G20 leaders at a retreat and barbecue lunch before the summit kicks off on Saturday afternoon.