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Quality TV and radio by the ABC and SBS will be affected because of the Abbott government's funding cuts, a Sydney rally has been told.
The United Nations Security Council has criticised countries like Australia - for imposing "acts of discrimination" against people from Ebola-affected countries.
Magnate Gina Rinehart has taken aim at government over-regulation of mining during a business luncheon in Darwin.

Assange welcome to stay: Ecuador

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange can stay in the Ecuador embassy in London for "as long as necessary," the country's government says.
Labor will look at legalising same sex adoption if it wins the November 29 state election, opposition leader Daniel Andrews says.
The internal row in the Palmer United Party is set to divert attention from some big legislation debates in federal parliament this week.
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Students protested in London overnight, rallying against higher education fee hikes.
A massive snowstorm stranded motorists, canceled flights and left at least eight people dead in the northeastern United States, officials said Wednesday.

India's Modi tours Canberra

India and Australia have committed to a free-trade agreement by the end of 2015, a pledge unveiled during Prime Minister Modi’s visit to Parliament House on Tuesday.
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Chinese President Xi Jinping has received a ceremonial welcome at Parliament House in Canberra.
Enthusiastic supporters of the Indian Prime Minister have taken a 12 hour train journey from Melbourne to Sydney to hear him speak.
Thousands of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transsexuals (LGBT) march through the streets of Buenos Aires for the annual Gay Pride parade.
G20 leaders have met some of Australia's furry critters ahead of talks in Brisbane.
US President Obama was greeted with rapturous applause at the University of Queensland. He has used a speech at the G20 summit to underline the common challenges facing the US and countries in the Asia Pacific region.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has hosted the G20 leaders at a retreat and barbecue lunch before the summit kicks off on Saturday afternoon.