Sydney has a reputation as a city that embraces sexual diversity, and the Mardi Gras Parade attracts people from all over the world. But for those that come here...
A mob of several thousand people broke into a high-security prison in India, dragged out a rape suspect and killed him.
After rushing Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan to the penal island of Nusakambangan, Indonesian officials are now unable to confirm whether the Australians will...
The United Nations Security Council condemned the use of chlorine as a weapon in Syria and threatened to take action if such arms are used again in the conflict.
The Islamic State group's bulldozing of the ancient city of Nimrud in Iraq has been condemned by the United Nations as a "war crime".
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A group of women protesters dressed as men have tried to talk and trick their way into the Liberal National Party's International Women's Day event at the exclusive...
The worldwide musical phenomenon that is the Buena Vista Social Club is saying adios.
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Three Australian relatives helped British scientists identify the remains of King Richard III, unearthed more than 500 years after the monarch's body was buried.
Many common household products, including those marked 'green,' or 'organic,' have been found to contain potentially harmful chemicals not disclosed to consumers.
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The ALP has the opportunity to save the RET. But are they serious about it, or full of hot air?

Sydney Mardi Gras 2015

The 2015 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is ready to make its entrance on SBS ONE at 8.30pm, Sunday 8th March.

SBS is bringing the parade exclusively from the streets of Sydney to lounge rooms across the country in a special event broadcast. SBS ONE 8.30pm, 8th March.
SBS Online will be offering all Australians the opportunity to experience the glitz and glamour of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras like never before.
On the eve of Mardi Gras, one of Australia's biggest gay and lesbian health organisations has called on the federal government to fast track a key anti-HIV drug.
As we enjoy the Mardi Gras, it’s important to remember that we can reach out if we feel we may be struggling with depression or anxiety.
Director Lisa Daniel talks 2015 highlights and her all-time LGBTI favourite films.

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In pictures: Brit Awards 2015

Musicians turn out for the 2015 Brit Awards held at The O2 Arena, London
Hollywood stars arrive for the 87th annual Academy Awards ceremony at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California, USA, 22 February 2015.
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