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More NATO forces will be deployed to Ukraine as concerns rise over increasing tensions with Russia.
Rescuers are working under floodlights and the death toll is expected to rise after a south Korean ferry sank, killing four people and with 291 missing.
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A custom made, one-handed guitar is helping a former Vietnamese refugee with a traumatic brain injury reconnect with his music and there are hopes the design...
New South Wales opposition leader John Robertson says the resignation of Barry O'Farrell has shone a light on how the Liberal Party operates in government.
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Human rights campaigners in Myanmar are concerned a proposed ban on interfaith marriages will the exacerbate existing tensions.
World Cup tickets have been snapped up as FIFA opened the final online sales phase, with Australians among the top bidders.

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Prince William, Kate and Prince George have arrived in Sydney to commence their 10-day tour of Australia.
Hundreds of Japanese officials and pro-whaling lobbyists have eaten whale in defiance of a international court ruling that ordered the country to stop its...
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Indigenous playwright Wesley Enoch has proven no subject is off-limits in his new cabaret-style talk show, '20 Questions'.
It’s estimated that tens of thousands of children as young as ten are being illegally used to mine for coal in India.

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Two brothers who slashed an Adelaide cabbie's throat and stole his taxi have been jailed for at least five years.
West Australian Senator Louise Pratt has conceded defeat in the re-run senate election.

Escaped Qld prisoners caught

Two escaped Queensland inmates have been caught, three days after they slipped under a prison fence.
Cuba and the Dominican Republic have stepped up their fight against Australia's tobacco laws, with both to be heard by the World Trade Organization.
The flood-hit sugar cane farming town of Ingham in Queensland's north is dealing with looting before farmers even count the cost of cyclone Ita.
Two men have been killed after a wall collapsed at the Austar Coal Mine in the NSW Hunter Valley.

PM vows to keep word on pensioners

Prime Minister Tony Abbott says he will keep to his election commitments and "do the right thing" by all Australians.

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For the past 20 years, the NSW ICAC has targeted these factors, with varying levels of community support. What is needed is ongoing internal monitoring, and a renewed...
One can only imagine the mental state of young people when a universe of information, temptations and perils can be carried around in their pocket. While it’s...
Students studying in Australia need to be made aware of basic crime prevention and risk-reduction strategies in their daily activities. Doing so would at least...
India will soon have a new prime minister, who will be poised to shape the nature of this Asian Century and much will depend on India’s engagement with the rest...
Many women seem to view India's current election as a referendum on governmental incompetence and corruption, which has stymied efforts to crack down on sexual...
Australians living in poorer communities, with lower employment and education levels, as well as communities with a high proportion of Indigenous people, are...
Kiev is fighting to regain control over the eastern region of Ukraine, with news of troop buildups and tense standoffs with protesters.
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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

Choirboys frontman Mark Gable says ailing AC/DC founding guitarist Malcolm Young is unlikely to perform live or record again.
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.

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Wellington Phoenix sign 20-year-old Spaniard Alejandro Gorrin as their buildup for next season begins.
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Scotland full-back Matthew Russell, who cut short his stay with the Gold Coast Titans, has signed a four-year contract with Super League side Warrington.
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Michael Hussey has scored just three in his opening match for IPL defending champions Mumbai Indians as the side was crushed by the Kolkata Knight Riders.
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Culverhouse and Karsa were suspended by the Premier League club on Tuesday pending an internal investigation and the reasons have not been revealed.
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SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Marco Polo del Nero was elected unopposed as the new president of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) on Wednesday but the current...
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BOSTON (Reuters) - The accused Boston Marathon bomber's relationship with family, and particularly with his slain older brother who prosecutors contend helped...
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Cibulkova home and dry in Malaysia

Slovakian Dominika Cilbulkova has sped through a 60-minute match at the rain-affected Malaysian Open to progress to the second round.

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The US won't sent any military aid to Ukraine but is planning shipments of medical supplies and clothing.
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Singer Paul Weller, the former frontman of The Jam, says he's delighted about winning a privacy case over photographs taken of his children.
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The former editor of News of the World, Andy Coulson, has told a London court that he listened to hacked voicemail messages.
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Former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Sean FitzPatrick has been cleared of fraud after being accused of providing illegal financial help to selected clients.
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A US man arrested over a Boston Marathon hoax has been sent to a psychiatric facility after being charged for allegedly carrying a fake explosive device.
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More than 100 supporters of Egypt's deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi have been sentenced over clashes which killed 24 people last year.
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Several people have been injured in Rome as clashes erupted while Italian police evicted 350 squatter families caught up in the country's economic crisis.

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Human rights campaigners in Myanmar are concerned a proposed ban on interfaith marriages will the exacerbate existing tensions.
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The Human Rights Commission is fighting for sweeping changes to public transport in NSW after an accident involving a disabled man.
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Indigenous artist wins award

Daniel Boyd has become the first Indigenous man to win one of Australia's richest cultural accolades, the Bulgari Art Award.
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The federal government is promising massive spending on roads in western Sydney as part the plan to build the Badgerys Creek airport. 
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Wine gift brings down NSW Premier

A bottle of wine has led to the end of the political career of New South Wales Premier Barry O'Farrell.  

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Tropical Cyclone Ita's trail of destruction through Papua New Guinea.We hear from the former chairman of SBS on fears of funding cuts for public broadcasters...
The former chairman of SBS says both of Australia's public broadcasters are being run efficiently.

Science & Technology

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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.
Scientists say governments should review use of the common anti-flu medication Tamiflu after a new report questioned the efficacy of the drug.
The sudden death of a previously healthy young individual is a rare but tragic event. Every year about one in 100,000 people aged between one and 35 dies suddenly...
Two Sydney doctors have invested in a state-of-the-art robot that takes some of the risk out of spinal surgery and improves recovery time.
There's a call to revise treatment guidelines for box jellyfish stings after new research that shows vinegar can release more venom in victims.

Business

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Growth picks up across most of US

Ten of the Fed's 12 regions reported an increase in economic activity, according to the Beige Book survey in the US.
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Former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Sean FitzPatrick has been cleared of fraud after being accused of providing illegal financial help to selected clients.
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Four commercial banks in South Africa have been fined for failing to take adequate action against money laundering and financing for terrorism.
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In her first major speech on Fed policy, Janet Yellen sought to explain the Fed's shifting guidance on its interest-rate policy.
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European stock markets have rallied following news that China is growing faster and upbeat earnings reports.
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US industrial output modest in March

The US Federal Reserve says its industrial production output index for last month rose to 103.2, an increase of 3.8 per cent from the year-earlier level.
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US housing starts rise in March

Construction of new homes in the US rose again in March as the market emerges from a harsh winter.

Odd

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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...

US restaurant chain 'bans' Putin

A New York-based food chain has banned Russia's Vladimir Putin from its restaurants, saying he'll be welcome back when he stops "picking on people".
You can't always believe what you read online, especially if it's April Fools Day. We've scoured the web for some of the best jokes creating buzz this morning.
In Denmark, a travel company is 'prescribing' romantic holidays, launching a 'baby-making holiday' competition to boost the country's low birth rate.