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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is expected to present new proposals to an emergency euro zone summit this week, under pressure from European leaders to come...
Swimming legend Dawn Fraser doesn't believe telling Nick Krygios to set a better example or go back where his parents came from is racist.
In the blink of an eye, Janelle Moran had to make a momentous decision that affected her life forever - and that of her son's.
Survivors of the London bombings have come together to commemorate those who lost their lives ten years ago.
A gold mine abandoned by an Australian company and threatening a possible environmental disaster in the Solomon Islands is once again up for sale amid rising...
A Sydney man is reportedly fighting for his life in hospital after being diagnosed with a strain of mad cow disease.

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Senator Glenn Lazarus has threatened to 'grapple tackle' and 'chicken wing' the prime minister over calls to tighten coal seam gas legislation.
A US woman has sparked an outpouring of love for Chester the dog on social media, after she adopted the dying pooch from an animal shelter so he could enjoy his...
Comedian Bill Cosby testified in 2005 that he had obtained Quaaludes with the intent of giving the sedatives to young women in order to have sex with them.
A Croatian lawyer has been appointed to defend the man who's expected to become the first Australian to be extradited to face war crimes charges this week.
Australia’s aging population and its increasing cost to taxpayers will force the government to tackle politically unpopular issues around superannuation,...
Authorities have warned families to hold onto strollers tightly after a baby’s pram rolled off a Sydney railway platform.

RBA leaves cash rate on hold

The Reserve Bank has left the cash rate unchanged at a record low of two per cent.

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EXCLUSIVE: A leading Christian denomination could stop performing official weddings, if same-sex marriage is legalised.
Opponents of same sex marriage are losing the debate, and they know it. Expect their arguments to get even more crazy before the end, writes Robert Burton-Bradley
Panellists on Q&A have unanimously criticised the Abbott government for banning government ministers from appearing on the ABC TV program.
Pope Francis said Mass for more than half a million Ecuadoreans on Monday and hinted he wanted a major Vatican gathering this year to find ways to reach out to...
Adults who were adopted from foreign countries as children say there is a lack of support for adoptees in Australia and they feel powerless to have their voices...
Treasurer Joe Hockey’s suggestion that people should “get a good job that pays good money” in order to buy their first home, sparked a debate about housing...
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On location in New Zealand

Go behind the scenes of Alex de Jong's story on New Zealand's changing gang culture.
A newly-refurbished Hello Kitty theme park has opened in China. When it first opened in November 2014, the ambitious amusement park was subjected to a barrage of abuse from critics, who were unimpressed with its design and layout.

In pictures: Pink Sari campaign

A gallery of photos from the Pink Sari campaign in New South Wales.
People around the world have celebrated with pride marches following the US Supreme Court's ruling that same-sex couples would have the right to marry nationwide.

In pictures: Insight in Indonesia

In this special episode, Insight brings you the view from Indonesia.
Tens of thousands of anti-austerity protesters massed outside Britain's parliament on Saturday to demonstrate against the newly re-elected Conservative government's plans for further public spending cuts.
The African-American community in Charleston, South Carolina are grieving as Dylann Roof, charged with the murder of nine worshippers who were gunned down at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, appears for the first time in court.
Historically, minorities appeared in comics as racial stereotypes or crude comic relief, offering cheap laughs at accents and over exaggerated features. But some artists are fighting back.
This year's attack on the office of Charlie Hebdo served as inspiration for an international cartoon competition, making fun of Islamic State terrorists. Hosted by Iran's House of Cartoon, the competition attracted more than 1000 entries from artists worldwide, including Australians.
Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting, has begun. During this month, Muslim believers abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex from dawn until sunset. Ramadan is sacred to Muslims because it is during that month that tradition says the Koran was revealed to the Prophet Mohammed. The holy month ends with Eid al-Fitr, a festival to celebrate the end of daylight fasting.