The Grand Mufti of Australia, Dr Ibrahim Abu Mohamed, says a small number of Muslims have chosen the path of violent extremism.
Controversial Dutch right-wing politician Geert Wilders will be allowed to travel to Australia next week for the launch of an anti-Islam party.
A NSW coroner has concluded that NSW Riverina farmer Geoff Hunt killed his wife and children before taking his own life.
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US officials and media say four Russian cruise missiles fired at Syria from the Caspian Sea have crashed in Iran.
The Australian government is in talks with the Philippines on resettling refugees in what could be a multi-million deal.
The agricultural region of southern Italy looks like a postcard - and an opportunity for migrants travelling across Europe to work and earn some money. But there...

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Belarusian author Svetlana Alexievich won the Nobel Prize for Literature 'for her polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time,' the...
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Rupert Murdoch has been forced to apologise over a tweet in which he suggested that Barack Obama was not a "real black President".

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The High Court has ruled that the breast cancer gene BRCA1 cannot be patented, after a cancer survivor refused to ditch her battle.
Negotiations in Hawaii could see consensus for the countries negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement.
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Australia can expect climate change to make food more scarce and expensive in the future, a new report from the Climate Council says.
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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.

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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.