Cardinal George Pell has pleaded not guilty during his brief court appearance to face historical sexual offence charges involving multiple complainants.
Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce believes it is a huge stretch for one of the government's rising stars to have been signed up for Italian citizenship, despite...
Australia is mourning the loss of its most prominent indigenous musician, Dr G Yunupingu, whose exquisite, ethereal voice propelled him onto the world stage.
Not one of Papua New Guinea’s 111 MPs will be female when the 10th parliament sits next month despite a record number of women candidates standing in the country...
Republicans have won a narrow vote in the United States Senate to begin formal debate of healthcare legislation as they look to repeal Obamacare.
US Attorney General Jeff Sessions found himself in an increasingly untenable position Tuesday, as President Donald Trump once again publicly skewered his top law...
New analysis shows there's been a steady decline in sperm count over the last 40 years among men in Australia and New Zealand, Europe and North America.
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Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj and the divided country's eastern commander Khalifa Haftar committed to a conditional ceasefire and to work towards holding...
The Pentagon has picked up signs that North Korea is prepping for another missile test, a US defense official said Tuesday, as the United States cited progress in...
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Around 30 refugees from El Salvador will be transferred to Australia as part of the refugee swap deal with the US, Reuters understands.
A US Navy patrol ship fired warning shots Tuesday at an Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps boat in the Gulf as it closed in on the American vessel, officials said....
Israel removed metal detectors from a highly sensitive Jerusalem holy site Tuesday after their installation triggered deadly violence, but Muslim worshippers kept...
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Greek and Indigenous Australians worked together pearl shell industry; in Northern Territory, in Western Australia and in North Queensland in the late 19th and early 20th century
Between 250 to 700 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages existed before European settlement depending on which linguist you speak with.  More than two centuries later, only 150 of those tra...
We look at 11 people working towards revitalising their communities languages.
For the first time ever, a children's animation television show has been shown completely in Palawa Kani allowing children to connect to culture through language.
Before European settlement, Indigenous Australians spoke an estimated 250 different languages. Today, schools teaching their language of country are finding students are more likely to engage with con...
Police in the German city of Hamburg have been met by anti-capitalist activists hurling bottles and stones ahead of the G20 summit.

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Cheers drowned out tears in Manchester on Sunday as Ariana Grande was joined by fellow music stars for a charity concert where fans vowed to face down fears of terrorism after two deadly attacks in Britain.
A reported explosion sparked frantic evacuations of a concert hall in Manchester where US singer Ariana Grande was performing on Monday night.
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More than two dozen photographs of the Pentagon taken on September 11, 2001, have reappeared on the FBI's website.

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Images show rising floodwaters in Lismore today as the town's levy has breached and risks cracking.