IS attacks Kirkuk in Mosul diversion

Gunmen, some of them wearing suicide vests, have attacked the Iraqi city of Kirkuk Friday, an apparent effort to divert the thousands of troops and militiamen...

Trump, Clinton trade caustic barbs

Donald Trump has been showered with jeers at a New York charity dinner after bringing politics to the table.
Some of the nation's top fashion designers are being celebrated at the Adelaide Fashion Festival this week, and several Indigenous artists are among them.

Earthquake shakes western Japan

A magnitude-6.6 earthquake has hit western Japan. However, no tsunami warning has been issued and there are no reports of major damage.
President Rodrigo Duterte's shock "separation" from the United States has thrown Philippine foreign policy into confusion, with the Americans saying they are...
Medical evacuations planned in east Aleppo have been delayed over security concerns.
Lord Sharkey, the politician behind the legislation, described it as "a momentous day".

US Votes

The best of SBS' coverage of the race to the White House.

The Democrats have set their sights on the Republican stronghold of Arizona, with Michelle Obama giving an impassioned speech slamming Donald Trump.
In the final stretch of a US presidential campaign marked by divisive rhetoric and acrimony, Americans appear to be longing for gentler times.
Republican White House hopeful Donald Trump said Thursday that he would accept a "clear election result" next month, but reserved the right to challenge the...
Female unpleasantness as a tongue-in-cheek rallying cry is on T-shirts, in memes and in tweets galore -- a furious backlash mocking Donald Trump's latest insult...
Political cartoonist Sam Wallman, a 2016 Walkley nominee, presents daily street portraits of every-day manifestations of the US Presidential election campaign.
President Barack Obama issued a scathing rebuke Tuesday to Donald Trump on the eve of the final election debate, blasting him for 'whining' about 'rigged'...
SBS Senior Correspondent Brett Mason is in the United States in the lead up to November's presidential election. He's been meeting the locals and getting a feel...

More news

More news and analysis from Australia and the world.

Russian warships have been monitored passing through the English Channel, believed to be on their way to the Mediterranean and Syria.
Complex IED belts, drones, 88,000 heating stoves and more about the military operation to liberate Mosul. SBS talks exclusively to the commanding officer of...
A meeting of police and justice ministers has failed to agree on how to classify a rapid-fire shotgun, which means it will remain temporarily banned for import.
More than a decade after the discovery of dinosaur fossils in the Queensland outback, the new species has a name.
Humanitarian migrants to Australia are more likely to start their own business than skilled migrants with new research showing it is the construction industry...

Two children dead in Perth home

The grandmother of two children found dead in an apparent murder-suicide attempt involving their father has urged people with depression to get help.
BHP Billiton has rejected criminal charges including qualified homicide filed by Brazilian prosecutors in relation to the deadly Samarco dam collapse.

Cultural Perspectives

A series of stories aimed at busting the myths around religion, cultural practices and sacred texts.

What exactly is Sharia law? And is it in conflict with the Australian way of life?
Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world and is predicted to rival Christianity in terms of global population by 2050. But, despite popular perception,...
What are burqas and niqabs, and why are they worn?
Anti-Muslim activists often cite violent passages from the Qur'an and other sacred Islamic texts to prove Islam is a violent religion. But how do these claims...
The different interpretations of 'Jihad'

Editor's Choice

Our pick of the best content from SBS News & Current Affairs and our content partners.

The Feed
A recent study discovered only one electorate where the majority of constituents were opposed to same sex marriage: Maranoa. Patrick Abboud headed there to ask locals:...
For decades, gay bashers operated with impunity. Sometimes, they killed their victims. The police often didn’t care. Sometimes, they were said to be doing the...
A local artist's attempt at restoring a statue of baby Jesus at a church in Canada has been met with shock and amusement, with some comparing it to a cake left in...
The New York Times has branded the government’s offshore detention border protection measures a “ruthlessly efficient policy” of cruel and indefinite detention.
The finalists for the 61st annual Walkley Awards have been announced with teams from SBS up for gongs in two artistic categories.
The federal government cannot say how much it cost to send nearly 50 staff to a Paris conference on saving money.
A Pakistani tea merchant with velvet eyes saw his life changed this week when his portrait spread around the internet, sparking ardent debates on class,...

Finetta's life at home

A 6.2-magnitude hit central Italy on Wednesday, leaving more than 150 dead and reducing towns across the region to rubble.
Louisiana has faced epic flooding, with at least seven people killed and thousands evacuated to emergency shelters after waterways in the southern part of the state overflowed their banks.

Who's Who in the Hip Op Crew?

Meet Mi$$y Ro Yo, Kara Bang Bang, Big Deal and the rest of the world's oldest hip-hop crew.

On Location in Sicily

Aela Callan and the Dateline crew captured not only the story of the anti-mafia fight in Sicily, but also the sights and sounds of this Mediterranean island.
Dozens of protesters both for and against presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump have faced off at the opening of the Republican National Convention in the state of Ohio.

Bastille Day attack

At least 60 people are dead and 100 injured in the French city of Nice after a truck ploughed into a crowd in what officials and witnesses say was a deliberate attack.

Behind the Scenes: Gaza Life

Reporter Brett Mason and producer Will West spent just over a week filming in Gaza for Dateline. These behind the scenes photos offer more insight into daily life there.
Australians have turned out around the country to cast their votes in this year's election and eat some sausages.
Passengers and staff were left shocked and shaken at Istanbul's Ataturk airport, Turkey's biggest airport, after two explosions and gunfire left at least 36 people dead and about 150 injured.