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An asylum seeker will stand trial after he allegedly set fire to a Melbourne bank when he became frustrated by a lengthy wait for service, a court has heard.
Syel Qassis' wish marks a major milestone for the Starlight Children's Foundation.
A 39-year-old woman and two men aged 55 and 61 were fined for walking around and not helping a pensioner who was laying unconscious on the floor of a German bank...
Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims have left the Myanmar state of Rakhine to escape persecution from the military. This is how you can help them.
The government won't be releasing details of marriage law changes before the postal survey because cabinet decided so, says Peter Dutton.
Julie Bishop is open to hitting North Korea with harsher sanctions if they were needed to force the regime to the negotiating table.
The father of the eight-year-old girl who died from the flu in Melbourne has urged everyone to get their kids immunised after losing their 'little angel'.
In Focus: Australia's First People
As a light skinned Koori, when you first meet me you probably won’t realise I’m Indigenous. Throughout my life that’s led to some interesting situations, especially as a journalist reporting on ...
The Prime Minister has led the condemnation of Yarra Council who voted to drop references to Australia Day and cancel citizenship ceremonies on the 26th of January.
Visually breaking down preconceived ideas about identity, this compelling photo series explores a rich, diverse section of Australian culture.
Hair strands an Aboriginal man gave an ethnologist travelling across the country in the 1920s indicates Indigenous Australia is older than we thought.
Indigenous meanings of Australian town names
Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar to Bangladesh after persecution in the predominantly Buddhist country.
Harvey left Houston - the fourth-largest city in the United States - increasingly isolated as its airports and major highways shut down, and residents scampered onto rooftops to escape raging waters.
American photographer Mustafah Abdulaziz has travelled the world since 2011 to document how communities are dealing with the global water crisis.
Rwanda goes to the polls with the incumbent Paul Kagame hoping to extend his rule for another seven years but faces a challenge from his opposition.
Police in the German city of Hamburg have been met by anti-capitalist activists hurling bottles and stones ahead of the G20 summit.
Eid al-Fitr is one of the most important holidays in the Islamic calendar. It marks the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting for Muslims.
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.