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At least 50 migrants have been found dead inside a truck on a highway in Austria.
Police have charged an 18-year-old man with the murder of missing Queensland teenager Jayde Kendall.
The father of a Virginia journalist killed in an on-air shooting said on Thursday he would become a crusader for gun control, but analysts said there was little...

Pyne defends China FTA

Labor should get on board with former party leaders Bob Hawke and Bob Carr over the free trade deal with China, Christopher Pyne says.

Heydon delays decision on future

Unions royal commissioner Dyson Heydon has delayed a decision on his future.
Words such as "manspreading" and "hangry" have made it into Oxford Dictionary's online version, reflecting current trends in the usage of language.

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In an interview with the New York Times Sunday Book Review this week, children’s author R.L. Stine joked that he never reads nonfiction: “I hate anything real.”
Shaun McNeil has been sentenced to at least seven-and-a-half years in jail after he killed innocent Sydney teenager Daniel Christie with one punch.
Electricity and contaminated waters could be dangerous as people return to flooded homes in NSW, the SES says.
A former Queensland teacher has been jailed after pleading guilty to having a lengthy sexual relationship with an autistic student.
A Sydney bar has come under fire after hiring naked women to lie on tables as fruit platters and hand feed guests.
An Australian man is believed to have died while surfing off Indonesia's Mentawai Islands.

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A Sydney bar has come under fire after hiring naked women to lie on tables as fruit platters and hand feed guests.
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Newborn US twin panda dies

One of two panda cubs born at Washington's National Zoo at the weekend has died.
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In less than a decade, Copenhagen expects to become the first carbon-neutral city on the planet.
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Domestic and family violence is a silent killer in Australia and its impacts are felt across all sections of our society. More than one Australian is killed every week...
The number of migrants losing their lives on perilous boat journeys across the Mediterranean Sea has increased recently, figures from the International...
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Australia has earned a global reputation for being tough on asylum seekers with its policies on turning asylum boats around and denying anyone who arrives by boat...
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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.
August 28 marks 10 years since Hurricane Katrina caused widespread devastation in the United States and killed almost 2000 people. We take a look back at some of the most iconic images.
A bomb planted at one of the Thai capital's most renowned shrines on has killed at least 19 people, including three foreign tourists.
Huge explosions in a warehouse district sent up massive fireballs that turned the night sky into day, killing at least 17 people and injuring hundreds in the Chinese port city of Tianjin.
Syrians are learning circus skills, in a hot and dusty refugee camp, with the hope of returning to Syria to establish the country's first national circus.
The AFL has partnered with Museum Victoria to launch a new exhibition paying tribute to multiculturalism in Australian football. Sourced from both private and AFL official collections, the exhibition at Immigration Museum will showcase photographs from across the history of AFL, many of which have never been seen before.
Protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, have regrouped following a night of violence that saw a state of emergency declared, on the anniversary of the police shooting of an unarmed black man.