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A ferry carrying 189 passengers and crew capsized off the central Philippines in heavy waves on Thursday killing at least 36 people, the coast guard and police said.
Cabinet minister Eric Abetz denies there is widespread support for legalising same-sex marriage, citing the lack of neighbouring countries redefining marriage in...
A new study offers yet another compelling reason to drink tea: bone health.
A man at the centre of a siege in Sydney's west has been taken into custody by federal police who are surrounding the Bossley Park residence.
Six Sydney dentists have been suspended after poor hygiene standards put up to 12,000 patients at risk of being exposed to HIV and hepatitis.
While the Australian government signals it has contingency plans for visitors to Greece, an expert says there could be fallout from the debt crisis.
A dolphin leaped onto a boat in the United States, crashing into a woman and breaking both her ankles.

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A Ballina man is fighting for his life in hospital after sustaining severe leg injuries following an attack by a suspected great white shark.
The newly formed First Church of Cannabis appears to some observers as an excuse for potheads to get together and light up.
UNESCO's scrutiny of the Great Barrier Reef has given Australia an incredible opportunity to promote the icon, Queensland's peak tourism body says.
Google has come under fire after one of its new features attached the tag 'Gorillas' to a photograph of a black couple.
The killing of Victoria Comrie Cullen was just one of many crimes perpetrated against women by "violent and controlling men", a judge has declared.
A man who became known as the 'British Schindler' for saving hundreds of Czech children from Nazi persecution in the run-up to World War Two, has died at the age...
Actor Jim Carrey has unleashed an anti-vax tirade to his 14 million Twitter followers in response to California’s new vaccination laws.

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The conjunction of Jupiter and Venus lit up more than just the night sky as photos of the celestial event flooded social media.
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...
They’re sold as the holiday of a lifetime, and with more than a million Australians taking a cruise this year the industry is booming. But for the families of...
The Pink Sari campaign in NSW aims to encourage women from migrant communities to get screened for breast cancer, and organisers hope its success will inspire...

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Gold Coast captain Gary Ablett, who has not played since round two, is among several prominent inclusions for round 14 in the AFL.
You're better off going veggo than Paleo, a new study suggests.
MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish tennis federation (RFET) president Jose Luis Escanuela opted to stand down on Thursday, one day after he was suspended for failing to...
Social Services Minister Scott Morrison has warned Australians they risk Greece's financial situation if the government does not reel in welfare spending.
ZURICH (Reuters) - The United States asked Switzerland to extradite seven FIFA officials arrested in an investigation into a global bribery scandal at football's...
George Smith is expected to join the Wallabies squad later in their Rugby Championship campaign with Michael Cheika set to use him at No.8
A newly refurbished Hello Kitty theme park has officially opened in China.
Likely Ashes bowling debutant Josh Hazlewood says learning the art of patience has been the key to his stellar start in Test cricket.
Former prime minister John Howard says it's a "bad state of affairs" where courts decide on legalising gay marriage.
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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.

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Check out the work of James bird and his colleagues from Green Lotus Studio.