The captain of the sunken South Korean ferry has reportedly been arrested and faces charges including negligence of duty.
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Another 14 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram Islamists in the northeast have escaped, leaving 85 missing on Saturday after an attack that has sparked...
A kremlin spokesperson has described a threat made by President Barack Obama as "absolutely unacceptable", and denied that a massing of Russian troops close to the Ukraine border constituted a breach of an agreement reached with Ukraine and the EU...
Day four of the Royal visit to Australia will see Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visit a RAAF base in Queensland followed by a civic reception in Brisbane
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Rescuers searched Mount Everest for bodies Saturday as authorities ruled out hope of finding any more survivors from an avalanche that killed at least 12 Nepalese...
Roads are blocked and power lines are down in many parts of the country but the weather should improve later in the Easter holiday weekend.
The Malaysian government has described the search for the missing MH370 plane as at a 'critical juncture' after searches of the Indian Ocean floor have revealed nothing.

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China's government says in a report that nearly one-fifth of the country's farmland is polluted, mostly from years-long accumulations of toxins from factories, mining...
Prayers about social issues including the economic crisis and domestic abuse have been read out at a Good Friday ceremony attended by Pope Francis.
A former Vietnamese refugee, who arrived in Australia during the 1980s, has completed a 35 day trek from Melbourne to Canberra -- dragging a boat behind him.
It's the story of ultimate sacrifice, but in an increasingly secular society, the Wesley mission is pushing for the story of Jesus's crucifixion to remain in the...
The late Father Frank Fletcher dedicated his life to working with the Koori families of Sydney. Now, his work has been immortalised with the publication of a new...
They may have been drawn in the World Cup's 'Group of Death' - but the unfancied duo of Ghana and the USA might just cause an upset for either Germany or Portugal.
A week from Anzac Day, and Australians are being asked to remember the many battles our young nation fought in, between 1914 and 1918. The Prime Minister has...


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New NSW Premier Mike Baird has hosed down suggestions he is preparing to sell off the state's poles and wires.
Victorians have banded together to raise a record-breaking sum for the Royal Children's Hospital Good Friday Appeal.
Newly elected NSW Premier Mike Baird says he will consider the line-up of his new cabinet over the Easter long weekend.
More than 175 Australian authors, artists and publishers have lodged a joint submission with the Attorney-General’s Department, arguing against the proposed...
Australian Christian leaders have made Easter calls for more compassion towards refugees and asylum-seekers.
The Navy has sacked a ship captain for breaching Indonesian territorial waters during Operation Sovereign Borders activities.
There's concern over the fact that almost half of the total numbers of youths under supervision are Indigenous.

Comment & Analysis

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India’s elections promise business as usual for the country’s wealthy and ongoing grinding poverty for its most poor of poor, writes Paul Kenny.
Former NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell didn’t have to resign because he was corrupt. He had to resign because if he didn’t then the system collapses, writes Greg...
The murder trial of Oscar Pistorius is changing South Africa’s media ecology, writes the University of Witwaterstand's Anton Harber
What are the prospects of continuing reform to a state so long afflicted by the taint of corruption?
I’m going to put it out there - most teachers don’t know enough about how the English language works [aka grammar], and this inevitably impacts upon student...
In the nearly two years since Google began testing its augmented-reality eyewear, public reaction has progressed from "that's amazing" to "those look stupid" to ...
The ongoing search for missing flight MH370 has shown how finding objects such as debris on the ocean is difficult, but finding them underwater in the deep ocean...
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Boston has paid solemn tribute to the victims and survivors of the marathon bombings, exactly one year after the attacks.

In pictures: AC/DC over the years

Australian rock band AC/DC had confirmed the illness of founding member Malcolm Young but says while he'll take a break for the band will continue. Here's a look at AC/DC over the years.
Tuesday's lunar eclipse was seen across the globe. We take a look at some of the best images taken of the rare event.
Malta's parliament has passed a law legalising same-sex civil partnerships and giving gay couples the right to adopt.

In pictures: Easter around the world

Easter Week has begun as people around the world begin commemorations ahead of the Easter long weekend.

In Pictures: Jewish Passover

Jews around the world celebrate the week-long holiday, which commemorates the Israelites' exodus from Egypt some 3,500 years ago.
At least 16 people are dead and 500 homes have been destroyed by a huge fire that tore through the Chilean city of Valparaiso.
The UN Security Council held an emergency session Sunday on the Ukraine crisis as Kiev vowed to launch an military operation after pro-Russian forces seized government buildings in the east.
People in far north Queensland are being told to prepare for a worst-case scenario that could see the effects of Cyclone Ita hit more populated areas such as Cairns.

In pictures: Indonesia votes

Indonesians vote in their legislative election.


Latest in sports news, including football, cycling, AFL, rugby league and rugby union.

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Sebastian Vettel conceded he was struggling to keep up with Daniel Ricciardo after his team mate beat the world champion to lead Red Bull to their...
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Fremantle coach Ross Lyon says he hasn't lost patience with Josh Simpson despite the young midfielder's failure to catch a flight to Sydney.
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Power beat Eagles by 14 in Perth AFL

West Coast skipper Darren Glass could be in strife for his late hit on Port Adelaide forward Chad Wingard in the Eagles' 14-point AFL loss in Perth.
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St Kilda captain Nick Riewoldt has kicked five goals to lead his AFL side to an upset 16-point win over Essendon at Etihad Stadium.
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Roosters end NRL losing streak

NRL premiers the Sydney Roosters have ended a three-game losing streak with a hard-fought 24-18 win over Cronulla.
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Israel Folau has shown the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge why he's the Waratahs' crown jewel in a spectacular Super Rugby return from injury.
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Sebastian Vettel admits he needs to lift his game after being out-qualified by Red Bull teammate Daniel Ricciardo at the Chinese Grand Prix.


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Police in Italy have published a transcript of a jailed mobster giving an order for the execution of a rival clan member.
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President Francois Hollande says four French journalists released after being taken hostage in Syria 10 months ago are in good health.
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Boko Haram Islamist leader Abubakar Shekau has claimed responsibility for a bombing in the Nigerian capital Abuja in which at least 75 people were killed.
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President Vladimir Putin has said nothing should impede the normalisation of relations between Russia and the West, after ties hit a post-Cold War low due to the...
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The effort to find missing flight MH370 is at a "very critical juncture", Malaysia's transport minister said Saturday as authorities mull whether to reassess a...
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Drone kills 18 in Yemen

A drone strike has left 15 al-Qaeda suspects and three civilians dead in central Yemen.
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Body 13 found in Everest search

A 13th body has been found on Mount Everest following an avalanche on Friday but authorities say there is no hope of finding anyone alive.


Latest from World News Australia Radio.

Refugee makes pilgrimage of thanks

A Vietnamese refugee has led a pilgrimage of thanks from Melbourne to Canberra, accompanied by three asylum seekers.
Muslims in New York City have welcomed the end of a controversial program that spied on the city's Islamic community.

Saving the elephants of Sumatra

Conflict between humans and elephants is intensifying on the Indonesian island of Sumatra.  
Russia, Ukraine, the United States and the European Union have reached a surprise deal aimed at de-escalating the worsening Ukrainian crisis.  
An historic medal gifted to a Maori chief in Sydney more than 200 years ago is on its way back to New Zealand after being sold at auction.
Australian Christian leaders have made Easter calls for more compassion towards refugees and asylum-seekers.

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Calls for action as 50 thousand South Sudanese face death by starvation.How would a raised retirement age affect Australians from migrant backgrounds?Saving...

Science & Technology

Latest in science and technology, including astronomy, environmental, health and IT news.

Saving the elephants of Sumatra

Conflict between humans and elephants is intensifying on the Indonesian island of Sumatra.  
A new study has found climate change could make fish do strange things.
A new oral antiviral drug may be a future tool in the global fight against measles, according to a new international study.
New research suggests the beard styles embraced by hipster culture are likely to grow less attractive as they become more popular, writes Rob Brooks.
What is the deadly Ebola virus and is Australia at risk of an outbreak? 
Heartbleed, the bug that has preoccupied thousands of websites and millions of users over the past week, may well have been the biggest security flaw in internet...
Scientists have successfully implanted laboratory-grown vaginal organs into four teenagers who had underdeveloped or absent vaginas.


Latest in business and finance, including company news and Australian and global market updates.

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Volkswagen is targeting double digit sales growth in China this year, says chief executive Martin Winterkorn.

Earnings, economy buoy US stocks

Positive overall quarterly earnings and encouraging data protected US stocks this week from tensions over Ukraine and lower interest in tech stocks.

Android gains in US

The poll US poll has found 53 per cent of new mobile phones activated by American customers n the January-March period were Android devices.
The US says federal agencies will be given "more time" for the submission of their views on the Keystone pipeline.

Armani settles Italy tax row

Giorgio Armani is to pay 270 million euros to settle a tax dispute in Italy over three of the company's foreign subsidiaries.
LinkedIn is looking to capitalise on the mobile market after eclipsing the 300-million-members mark.
Unemployment rates dropped in 21 US states, rose in 17 and were unchanged in the remaining 12 last month.


Weird and wonderful stories from around the world.

US Congress' dirty little secret

Hustler founder Larry Flynt has been sending monthly copies of his magazine to every US Congress member since 1983.
Italy has taken to eBay to sell luxury cars owned by the state that were "no longer deemed essential" in a bid to raise money.
A bronze statue of a homeless Jesus on a park bench has sparked controversy in a wealthy American suburb.
A police inquiry has been launched into a German store's sale of mugs that inadvertently featured an image of Hitler on them.
Liang Kegang, who recently sold a jar of clean air from Provence for $904, is one of several artists protesting at China's air quality.
In what the German press has dubbed the “Peniskuchen-Affäre,” the General Secretary of Germany's far-right National Democratic Party has stepped down after he was...
Former US president George W. Bush said relations with Vladimir Putin became "increasingly tense" during his White House years, as he unveiled his portraits of...