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Russian jets hit Islamic State targets in the Syrian city of Palmyra and the northern province of Aleppo, Syrian state television said on Tuesday, quoting a...
The Victorian government wants to provide a legal supply of medicinal cannabis for severely epileptic children from 2017, in a national first.
The International Organization for Migration has reported nearly 100 migrants have been found dead off the coast of Libya since Sunday.
A fire that is threatening more than 200 homes in central Victoria began as a controlled burn that jumped containment lines.
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The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has called for an 'impartial' investigation into the bombing of an MSF-run hospital in Kunduz.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull wants to see more investment to boost economic growth, urging business to take advantage of low interest rates.
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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.