Amnesty International has labelled Australia's offshore detention policy "inhumane" and "abusive", making it the second straight year the activist group has...
Malcolm Turnbull will host talks with Benjamin Netanyahu in Sydney on Wednesday after the Israeli prime minister arrives for a historic four-day visit.
Housing experts have told SBS News the entrepreneur has “no leg to stand on”.
US Vice President Mike Pence and Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop have met at the White House, discussing refugees and the fight against Islamic State.
The sounds of construction continued even as Christchurch paused to remember the 185 people killed in the 2011 earthquake and the rescue workers who helped the...
Experts will review their preliminary findings into a plane crash which killed five people in Melbourne amid claims the pilot behind the incident was to be...
A children's sex education book has ruffled feathers in Indonesia for raising the topic of masturbation.

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The bodies of 74 migrants who drowned in the Mediterranean trying to reach Europe have washed up on a beach west of the Libyan capital, the Red Crescent said Tuesday.
Milo Yiannopoulos, the conservative media personality under fire for comments he made that appeared to condone sex with minors, has resigned from Breitbart News,...
Seven million Yemenis are closer than ever to starvation, the UN humanitarian coordinator in the country warned Tuesday, almost two years since a conflict...
A young Israeli soldier who killed a wounded and incapacitated Palestinian assailant was sentenced to 18 months' imprisonment on Tuesday, in a show of leniency...
Invisible particles washed off products like synthetic clothing and car tyres account for up to a third of the plastic polluting oceans, impacting eco-systems and...
Prosecutors have called on a Bali court to jail Australian woman Sara Connor and her British boyfriend for eight years.
Police have identified the body of missing Melbourne mum Karen Ristevski after decomposing remains were discovered in bushland in Mount Macedon Regional Park.
Face Up to Racism Week

Face up to racism with a week of programs challenging preconceptions around race and prejudice. Starts Sunday 26 February.

In focus: US Politics

The latest news on American politics.

After remaining silent on the subject for several days, President Donald Trump on Tuesday decried a spate of anti-Semitic threats against Jewish community centers...
The Department of Homeland Security issued tough new orders Tuesday to begin a sweeping crackdown on illegal immigrants, putting nearly all of the country's 11...
US President Donald Trump said on Monday that Lieutenant General Herbert Raymond McMaster would be his new national security adviser, again turning to the US...
US President Donald Trump has taken to Twitter to clarify comments he made at a rally in Florida when he referred to Sweden as the site of a recent terror incident.
A top aide denied Sunday that President Donald Trump is having difficulty filling the key post of national security advisor because of White House moves to...
Donald Trump has blasted the media as fake news producers and condemned the TPP as a 'job killing disaster' at a rally in Florida.
US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis says he has no issues with the media, unlike his boss Donald Trump who says the media are "the enemy of the American people".

In focus: Australia's First People

Can art hold the key to reconciliation? Dancer and artist Thomas ES Kelly explains why he thinks so.

Indigenous Languages at Risk

Australia's Indigenous languages could be completely wiped out by 2050 according to experts.

How much do we actually know about the history and concept of this sociological term which is rapidly gaining popularity?
Associate Professor Gawaian Bodkin-Andrews gives us a snapshot of the research on racism against Indigenous peoples since the 1960s.
Racism mars the healthcare system for Indigenous people, who are accused of faking pain, have their Aboriginality denied, and die while in state care.
A behind-the-scenes look at Insight's recent trip to the Latrobe Valley, speaking and filming with communities affected by the closure of Hazelwood Power Station and Mine.
Chief White House photographer Pete Souza has released his final series of images, offering a glimpse inside the Obama administration in its final year.
The year 2016 gave political cartoonists more material than you could poke a pencil at. Eighty of the best cartoons went on display in the Behind the Lines exhibition at the Museum of Australian Democracy in Canberra.
Donald Trump supporters were jubilant while Hillary Clinton supporters were shocked and silent - it is the tale of two camps as the US starts to come to terms with Trump's shock victory.
More than 50,000 Iraqi soldiers, Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, Sunni Arab tribesmen and Shia militiamen are engaged in a bloody battle to re-take control of Mosul from IS.

Finetta's life at home

A 6.2-magnitude hit central Italy on Wednesday, leaving more than 150 dead and reducing towns across the region to rubble.