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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been offered consular assistance and Foreign Minister Julie Bishop is seeking legal advice about a UN panel ruling.
A woman and a child have been diagnosed with Zika virus after recently presenting with symptoms at separate hospitals in southeast Queensland.
A militant group linked to al-Qaeda has said it will release one of two Australians kidnapped in Burkina Faso in January.
Historically, many places of worship have also been places of sanctuary. But how common is the concept of sanctuary and does it have any legal standing in Australia?
The Pentagon has released 198 photographs linked to allegations of abuse of detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan, many of them showing close-ups of cuts and bruises...
Consumers are being told pre-packaged lettuce being sold by retailers is now safe to eat after the recall of products linked to a salmonella outbreak.
A multi-billionaire dollar business in South Korea, K-Pop is now taking on the world - with acts performing at some of the biggest concerts in the US and for the...
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Medical and educational experts who have spent time with asylum seeker children detained by Australia have backed calls for their immediate release, as the Human...
In the lead up to this month's Academy Awards there has been loud and persistent conversation about diversity, or the lack of it, in Hollywood. But what about the...
How's this for cute? Taronga Zoo is celebrating the birth of its first Meerkat pups in nearly seven years.
The alarming spread of the Zika virus - caused in major part by the infamous Aedes aegypti mosquito, which can also carry dengue, yellow fever and chikungunya...
Hundreds of thousands of people in China are preparing to usher in the Year of the Monkey, and for many hopeful parents, it's a good year to have baby.
Australian sporting legends from the AFL and rugby codes will put their cricket skills to the test in a clash with a group of Kenyan warriors.
In our series 'First Day', we are following migrants and refugees who have made a difference to our communities, starting from day one.
Christmas Island has a long, often dark, Chinese history that spans more than 100 years of phosphate mining.
Parts of the US East Coast have been buried in snow up to 76cm deep, while coastal areas like New Jersey have been submerged under record high tides.
Seven people are dead after terror attacks in Jakarta.
Front pages around the globe have paid tribute to David Bowie, 69, who died on 10 January after an 18 month battle with cancer.
David Bowie, the visionary British rock star who coupled hits such as 'Space Oddity' with trend-setting pop personas like 'Ziggy Stardust,' employed a a wide range of musical styles, and his costumes were diverse too. Here are nine examples from Ziggy Stardust, to Jareth, to plain-clothed Bowie.
Cities around the globe have been bringing in New Year's Day with captivating fireworks displays and light shows. Here are some of the festivities welcoming 2016 from east to west.
Wildfires continue to burn across Spain's northern areas after an unusual dry spell.
Not sure if you are fully across 2015's major events? SBS News has distilled the major events and stories into this gallery.
Not long after large deposits of bauxite were discovered in remote northeast Arnhem Land, a thriving township was built. Rare archival photographs from 1971 document Nhulunbuy’s whirlwind construction.
Hayat lost a leg this year during the conflict in Yemen. But now she is learning to walk again with a prosthetic thanks to the work of staff at an International Committee of the Red Cross-supported centre.